The Hanwha Eagles, who have recently been on the rise by running on the winning streak. However, Samsung Lions ‘ace’ David Buchanan completely cut off the flow.
Buchanan started against the Hanwha Eagles in the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ held at Daejeon Hanwha Life Insurance Eagles Park on the 9th and recorded 8 innings, 6 hits, 1 walk, 1 run and 11 strikeouts. Thanks to Ace’s good pitching, Samsung won 9-1. Buchanan won 3 wins (2 losses) in the season.
Buchanan has a lot of good memories against Hanwha. Buchanan, who made his debut in the KBO League in 2020, has reigned as a “lion catching an eagle.” Until last year, Buchanan appeared 12 times against Hanwha and recorded an average ERA of 3.11 with 7 wins and 2 losses. Not only he, but he also achieved good results in Daejeon with an average ERA of 2.97 with 3 wins and 1 loss in 5 games.
strong opponent. And Buchanan, who stood on the mound with many good memories, overpowered the opponent’s batting line. It completely suppressed the spirit of Hanwha, who had recently been on a three-game winning streak. He continued his good fight with a fastball that reached the latter half of 140 km and a breaking ball with a large drop.
Even in the face of a crisis, Buchanan did not waver. In the 2nd inning, lead batter Kim In-hwan was allowed a right-handed hit, and Oh Seon-jin was given a ball that fit his body, so he was in danger of getting 1st and 2nd base safely, but he struck out successive hitters Moon Hyun-bin and Park Sang-eon, and even Jang Jin-hyeok caught a grounder in front of the pitcher without a run. finished the inning.
There was no major crisis after that, but he gave up a run in the 7th inning. Buchanan was hit with a superior double by lead batter Kim In-hwan. Oh Seon-jin hit a RBI double and dedicated 1 point. However, he took an outcount from three subsequent batters and went down the mound without any additional runs. 안전놀이터
Buchanan did not allow his opponent to pursue. After two outs, he was hit with a double hit by Noh Si-hwan in the middle left, and was driven to the risk of conceding an additional run. However, after refining his breathing once, he caught Chae Eun-seong, the opponent’s fourth batter, with a grounder on third base, and finished the mound that day.
The batting line also gave strength to Buchanan’s good pitch. He gave up 11 hits and scored 9 runs. In the ninth inning, Kang Min-ho hit a grand slam, and Kim Tae-hoon also defended Buchanan’s victory with a scoreless pitching on the mound.