“It seems that Oh Seung-hwan of the world has lost his confidence.”
Oh Seung-hwan, who recorded a blown save in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League Kiwoom Heroes held at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 19th, temporarily puts down his finishing position.
Oh Seung-hwan came up in the 9th inning the previous day with 2 out and 1 base. With a 5-4 lead, Samsung’s victory was confirmed with just one out count, but Oh Seung-hwan gave consecutive hits to Lee Hyeong-jong and Edison Russell, allowing the score to tie 5-5. It was season 2 blown save.
Oh Seung-hwan is recording 1 win, 1 loss, 4 saves, an average ERA of 4.91 and 2 blown saves this season. He allowed runs in 4 out of 7 games, and has given up hits in 6 consecutive games, except for the NC Dinos match on the 2nd, which was his first appearance of the season. He has an on-base percentage of 1.77 per inning and a batting average of 0.333.
Samsung coach Park Jin-man, who we met ahead of the Kiwoom match at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 20th, said, “It seems that the world’s Seung-hwan Oh has lost his confidence as he continues to allow scores. When you look at him from the side, he can’t throw his ball. I hope to restore his confidence. He had a meeting and he decided he had to make a change.”
He continued, “Oh Seung-hwan had a long fight, and I have to look at his condition, but for the time being, left-hander Lee Seung-hyun will be in charge of finishing.”
Oh Seung-hwan is a Samsung franchise star. Furthermore, it is the best finish in the KBO. He recorded 374 saves in his professional career, leaving only 26 saves to reach the first 400 saves in the KBO, and only 6 saves to reach 500 saves in Korea and Japan.
Director Park Jin-man said, “I thought a lot. This is the only situation where you can’t do anything. He will improve his condition from the bullpen rather than going down to the second team and create a situation where he can recover.”
메이저놀이터 At the same time, he said, “He must have felt about the part going to the bullpen, and I think he will understand it to some extent.” “Oh Seung-hwan is a player our team needs. He has to lead the team as the oldest. He believes.”
Left-hander Lee Seung-hyun, who replaces Oh Seung-hwan as the closer, is fighting well with a 1-1 ERA of 1.17 in 7 games this season.