The Samsung Lions’ plans to make a big breakthrough in August have been thrown into disarray. Following the injury departure of foreign pitcher Albert Suarez, left-handed reserve Choi Chae-heung was sent to the second team after a string of poor performances. Samsung needs to find two replacements for the second team immediately.토스카지노
Choi, Samsung’s first-round pick in 2018, immediately became a mainstay in the starting lineup after being released from the mercantile in June, but struggled in eight games with no wins and a 7.27 ERA. In those eight games, he had zero quality starts, a WHIP of 1.76 and a batting average of .338. On the 8th of this month, he took the loss against Doosan in Jamsil, giving up five runs (four earned) on eight hits (one home run) in five innings with no walks and two strikeouts, and was eventually sent to the second team.
On the 9th, Samsung manager Park Jin-man said, “Choi Chae-heung is putting less power into the ball. In fact, the original plan was to pitch twice this week on Tuesday and Sunday, but it’s not easy to pitch twice a week in the current situation. So I made an adjustment to the roster,” he said, revealing the reason for the first-team cancellation.
Choi’s dismissal leaves two spots open in the Samsung line-up. Suarez was suspended for seven days with a calf muscle injury and needed to be replaced, but Choi Chae-heung also fell into a slump, leaving the team in a position to urgently find two replacements.
“We have to wait and see what happens with the second team. Choi Ha-neul, Heo Yoon-dong, and others have been consistently starting in the second team,” Park said, adding, “There is a rain forecast for tomorrow, so we’ll have to decide on the rotation after watching the game.”
Samsung added second-year pitcher Kim Seo-joon to the first team roster in place of Choi Chae-heung. The right-handed fireballer, who was drafted by Samsung in the fifth round (43rd overall) of the 2022 First-Year Player Draft, was called up by manager Park Jin-man for the first time this year. His career record in the first team is 3-0 with a 10.13 ERA, and his record in the Futures League this season is 1-0 with a 0 ERA in six games.
Samsung, meanwhile, facing Doosan ace Raul Alcantara, lined up in the following order: Kim Hyun-joon (centre field), Kim Sung-yoon (left field), Koo Ja-uk (right field), Kang Min-ho (catcher), Ryu Ji-hyuk (third base), Jose Pirela (designated hitter), Oh Jae-il (first base), Lee Jae-hyun (shortstop), and Kim Dong-jin (second base). The starting pitcher will be Won Tae-in, looking to end a five-game losing streak against Doosan.