Samsung Lions manager Park Jin-man is keeping a close eye on the physical condition of ‘ace’ Won Tae-in.
“It’s better than yesterday, but I think he should play catch tomorrow and check his physical condition,” Park Jin-man said of Won Tae-in, who started the previous day’s game against the NC Dinos in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at NC Park in Changwon.
In his start against the KT Wiz in Daegu on the 14th, Won gave up four runs (three earned) on six hits, one home run, one walk, and six strikeouts in six innings. He pitched a quality start (6 innings of 3 earned runs or less) to give Samsung a 10-4 victory.
Won’s path to victory had its ups and downs. In the second inning, he sprained his ankle while handling a bunt by Jang Jun-won with runners on first and third. The ankle didn’t prevent him from continuing to pitch, but the pain in his right hand fingers made it a tough battle on the mound.
Park said, “The ankle felt fine. I’m going to check my thumb, which was cramping, but I pitched until the sixth inning. I think we’ll know the condition after a day off and throwing the ball,” Park said, expressing concern about Won’s physical condition.메이저놀이터
He also reported on the status of Oh Jae-il, another injured player. Oh was diagnosed with a micro-injury to his hamstring. Park Jin-man said, “Oh Jae-il has a thigh injury, so he can’t run. We have to wait and see how it goes. He said there was no pain when he batted in place. I think he can be used as a substitute as early as next week. We’ll keep checking on him.”
Meanwhile, Samsung’s lineup was Kim Hyun-jun (center field), Kim Sung-yoon (right field), Koo Ja-uk (left field), Kang Min-ho (catcher), Jose Pirela (designated hitter), Ryu Ji-hyuk (third base), Lee Jae-hyun (shortstop), Yoon Jung-bin (first base), and Kim Ho-jae (second base).
The starting pitcher is David Buchanan. Buchanan has a record of 5-3 with a 2.65 ERA in 12 career NC games in the KBO.