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5 innings fighting spirit that exceeded the scheduled number of pitches… Oh Seung-hwan, ‘selection transformation’, only 5 records

The hot issue in the match between Daegu Kiwoom Heroes and Samsung Lions was Oh Seung-hwan (41) starting pitching. Oh Seung-hwan showed a performance that lived up to expectations.

Oh Seung-hwan scrambled as a starting pitcher in the home game against Kiwoom in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Samsung Lions Park크크크벳 in Daegu on the 3rd.

Oh Seung-hwan, who made his professional debut in 2005, has never started a game. He is the greatest finisher of all time, playing in 620 first-team games and collecting 374 saves. He posted 496 career saves when he widened his reach to the US major leagues and Japanese professional baseball.

Initially, Samsung set Oh Seung-hwan’s number of pitches to be 60 that day. However, Oh Seung-hwan went beyond the limit. In his debut game as a starter, he had 5 hits (1 home run) in 5 innings, no walks, 6 strikeouts and 3 runs. He recorded 73 pitches, and the highest fastball speed came up to 149 km / h.

Oh Seung-hwan, who threw 63 balls up to the 4th inning, showed his fighting spirit to keep the mound in the 5th inning as well. Oh Seung-hwan, who was shaken by 4 long hits in the 1st and 2nd innings, soon showed off his skills. From the 3rd inning, the power of his fastball was revived, and all the remaining 3 innings were deleted with a three-way exit through skillful game management.

Oh Seung-hwan broke five records in his first start. The most individual innings (4 innings), the most pitches (59), the most number of games for the first time in debut (336 games), the oldest first appearance in history (Park Chan-ho, 38 years, 9 months, 13 days), overseas return and unemployment team Excluding players, he broke all records of the oldest starting pitcher (Jeon Yu-soo, 32 years, 7 months, 20 days). Here, the personal record for the most strikeouts is tied with 6.

Samsung suffered a 1-4 defeat despite Oh Seung-hwan’s reverse fight. Oh Seung-hwan finished his starting debut as a losing pitcher. Although it was a day of defeat, Oh Seung-hwan radiated hope.

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