4th season of KBO debut in 2020. It was one of the most wonderful days at the beginning of fall, when day and night are different. Samsung Lions David Buchanan (34). After many twists and turns, he showed off his coolness on the mound in his first appearance in September.
He stood on the mound when the team was in the most difficult times, in the most uncertain physical condition.메이저놀이터
There were many hardships in August. He also had hand cramps and throat phlegm.
He pitched early and skipped the mound once.
First starting mound in 12 days since the Daejeon Hanwha game on the 22nd of last month. Unfortunately, the previous three games were all unexpected bullpen days.
Suwon KT match on the 31st. Taylor Widener was replaced by Hong Jeong-woo on the day he pitched due to a cold. Daegu NC game on the 1st. Choi Chae-heung was kicked out early after just two innings. Daegu NC match on the 2nd. Won Tae-in handed over the mound to the bullpen after two innings due to an 88-minute rain stoppage.
The result was 3 consecutive losses. The bullpen also used up a lot. The only bullpen pitchers who can help are the veteran duo Kyu-min Woo and Seung-hwan Oh. I was in a situation where my shoulders were heavy and I had to go for a long time even though my body was not in good condition.
However, he is a pitcher who breaks the losing streak when the team is in trouble. Buchanan was a true ace. He cut the team’s losing streak by leading the team to a 6-1 victory, allowing 5 hits, 2 walks, 4 strikeouts, and 1 run in 6⅔ innings as a starter. 9th win of the season. For four consecutive years, there was only one win left in double digits.
When Do Tae-hoon and Kim Joo-won were hit out in the 7th inning, the number of pitches was 97. For Buchanan, who believes that “as long as it doesn’t reach 100 pitches, it will be a new inning,” it was an inning that had to be finished.
But at that moment, someone crossed the line with the ball. It was director Park Jin-man.
The next step was to decide on a replacement. It was a courtesy to the ace to come to the mound accompanied by an interpreter.
An ace who created a winnable game. It was an active replacement for protection considering his recent unusual physical condition. Knowing his unique competitive spirit, he stepped forward instead of pitching coach Kwon Oh-jun.
It didn’t take long. After reading the manager’s consideration, he easily handed the ball over and went down the mound.
The fulfillment was greater than the regret. Buchanan took off his hat and waved his hand to his chest to express his sincere gratitude to the home fans who filled the third base stands for the holiday. The moment when the thunderous applause grew to its maximum. Buchanan’s family was also among the crowd.
There were also twin sisters who visited Korea to see their younger brother and threw out the first pitch and hit the day before.
Buchanan expressed satisfaction in a post-game interview, saying, “I did a great pitching in front of many fans and family. It was a perfect day.” About his twin sisters, who look exactly like him and are full of passion, he said, “If we meet separately after today’s game, I will ask them if Korean baseball culture is interesting.” He added, “When I looked at the cheering stands during the game, I saw them dancing and singing along to the cheering song,” and it was obvious even without looking at them. It was said in this way.
Buchanan spoke honestly to the fans who supported him and welcomed his family, saying, “I am always grateful. I would like to express my gratitude for the warm welcome and support that not only applies to me but also to my family and sisters.” did.