He threw more pitches than expected, but it was hard to change the schedule he had already set. Samsung manager Park Jin-man spoke about David Buchanan’s quick start after throwing 127 pitches in his last game.
“We’ll see how he pitches today,” Park said ahead of the Daegu LG game on the 16th. “The pitching schedule is the same as throwing on Tuesday and going in on Sunday. However, he threw a lot of pitches in the previous game. I’m pitching according to the schedule I set before, but today I will refer to the high pitch count last time. If I get a lot of pitches early, I’ll move quickly.”
Buchanan threw 127 pitches in his last start against SSG on April 11. In six innings, he allowed two runs on nine hits with one walk and two strikeouts. He pitched with his team leading 4-2 and Samsung’s bullpen allowed a 4-4 tie, but the team scored a run in the top of the ninth to win 5-4. Buchanan was back on the mound today after four days off.
After today’s start, he will get six days off, but after his next start, he will get four days off again. He plans to start against Daejeon Hanwha on the 22nd and Daegu Kiwoom on the 27th.
Park said, “I was worried about the last game against SSG. Buchanan had a strong will to throw until the sixth inning, and his pitch count increased as he did so,” Park said, looking back at the 127-pitch situation for starters, which is rare in baseball these days.
Samsung’s lineup was Kim Hyun-jun (designated hitter), Kim Sung-yoon (center field), Koo Ja-uk (right field), Kang Min-ho (catcher), Ryu Ji-hyuk (second base), Pirela (left field), Kang Han-ul (third base), Oh Jae-il (first base), and Kim Dong-jin (shortstop). 메이저사이트
Regarding Lee Sung-gyu’s home run that stopped the opponent’s rally the day before, Park said, “I think it’s the first time I’ve seen Hae-min Park die at home. Lee Sung-gyu made an accurate pitch at a crucial moment. It was important that we didn’t lose the momentum in that situation yesterday.”
Regarding the status of shortstop Lee Jae-hyun, who suffered a shoulder injury, he said, “We’ll see how he does in batting practice today and decide if he can bat and start tomorrow. Yesterday, he showed his willingness to play the whole game, so we brought him in as a substitute to stabilize the defense. He can play in the second half of the game today as well.”