“He said he wanted to catch the last batter… “
Samsung ace David Buchanan pitched the best pitch of the season on the 10th against Hanwha in Daejeon. He pitched 8 innings with 6 hits, 1 walk, 11 strikeouts and 1 run, leading Samsung to a 9-1 victory. His 11 strikeouts tied the record for the most in a single game by an individual.
With only 73 pitches through the 6th inning, it was a pace worthy of aiming for a complete shutout. However, in the 7th inning, Kim In-hwan and Oh Seon-jin hit consecutive doubles and Buchanan, who conceded the first run, finished the 메이저사이트 game with 101 pitches in 8 innings.
After two outs in the 8th inning, Roh Si-hwan hit a double in the middle left, and Samsung coach Park Jin-man headed directly to the mound. There was a possibility of replacement with 97 pitches, but coach Park returned to the dugout after exchanging a few words with Buchanan.
Regarding the visit to the mound in the 8th inning ahead of the match against Hanwha on the 10th, coach Park said, “I was going to replace Noh Si-hwan at the end. Since we have two games this week until Sunday (against Daegu LG on the 14th), if the number increases, it may interfere with the next game.”
However, Buchanan expressed his will to take responsibility until the 8th inning, saying, “I want to catch the last batter.” Director Park also respected Buchanan’s intention. Coach Park said, “He is the ace of our team, and he was considerate of that part.” It was an ace example.
Buchanan caught Chae Eun-seong with a grounder from 3rd base in the continued 2nd base and ended the inning himself. After the game, he said, “I could have thrown a little longer if it hadn’t been for the run in the 7th inning, but it’s a pity.”