Samsung Lions manager Park Jin-man was delighted with the resurrection of Oh Seung-hwan, the ‘end boss’.
Oh Seung-hwan, who fell into extreme sluggishness at the beginning of the season, took the drastic prescription of ‘starting’. He started against Daegu Kiwoom Heroes on the 3rd and played 5 innings. After that, he returned after a 10-day break after missing from the first team.
Coincidentally, while Oh Seung-hwan was absent, left-hander Lee Seung-hyun, who was in charge of finishing, left due to injury, and Oh returned to finishing. After that, he announced a resurgence with three consecutive scoreless good pitches.
On the 19th, against the NC Dinos, he took the mound at the bottom of the 9th inning with a 5-4 lead, blocked one inning without losing a run, and posted his first save after returning.
Manager Park, who we met ahead of the match against the Doosan Bears in Jamsil on the 23rd, laughed and said, “Thanks to Seunghwan Oh, I think we won two games in Changwon.” I am leading,” he said with satisfaction.
To the question of whether the starting pitching helped balance the broken pitching, he replied, “The pitching intervals were sparse, so he wanted to find a sense while throwing a lot of balls. Seeing his improvement since the starting pitching, it seems to have definitely worked.” .
He said, 메이저놀이터“Above all, the pitching repertoire has diversified. As veterans age, their physical abilities decline, so we need to develop a new look. This applies not only to veterans but also to young players. Oh Seung-hwan is setting an example.” I applauded the management of Oh Seung-hwan, who maintains competitiveness in the field.