‘No win in eight games’ Choi Chae-heung dropped from first-team squad…”I don’t feel like I have any power with the ball”

Samsung Lions left-hander Choi Chae-heung, who hasn’t tasted victory since the start of the regular season, has been sent to the second team.온라인카지노

Choi took the mound for the ninth game of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League against the Doosan Bears at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul on Monday, giving up five runs (four earned) on eight hits (one home run) with two strikeouts in five innings to suffer his third loss of the season.

After surrendering two runs in the first inning, including a leadoff solo shot by Jung Soo-bin, Choi gave up three more in the fourth before handing the mound over to Kim Dae-woo in the bottom of the sixth. Choi had gone five innings or more in three consecutive games, starting against the SSG Landers in Daegu on the 26th of last month, but he was not happy with his pitching.

The manager believed that the problem was more with his delivery than his pitches. Samsung manager Park Jin-man said before the team’s away game against Doosan on the 9th, “I don’t think Choi Chae-heung’s delivery is up to par yet. He doesn’t have the physical strength and he doesn’t have the power on the ball. Normally, he’s supposed to start on the 13th after four days of rest, but it’s not easy for him to start twice in one week,” Park lamented.

Choi Chae-heung, who has no wins and three losses in eight appearances this season, was eventually cancelled from the first team roster before the ninth game. Second-year professional pitcher Kim Seo-joon was promoted to the first team, leaving Samsung without another starter after foreign pitcher Albert Suarez was sidelined with a left gastrocnemius muscle injury.

“Considering that there is a rain forecast, we changed the roster and added a bullpen resource while dropping a starter,” said Park Jin-man. “First of all, we are watching the situation from the Futures side, and I think we should think about the player recommended from there. We need to see the condition of Choi Ha-neul and Heo Yoon-dong, who have been starting consistently, and we also need to see whether the game will be played tomorrow and how the pitchers are doing.”

Meanwhile, Samsung, which will try to end a two-game losing streak against Raul Alcantara, has lined up in the following order: Kim Hyun-joon (centre fielder), Kim Sung-yoon (left fielder), Koo Ja-uk (right fielder), Kang Min-ho (catcher), Ryu Ji-hyuk (third baseman), Jose Pirela (designated hitter), Oh Jae-il (first baseman), Lee Jae-hyun (shortstop), and Kim Dong-jin (second baseman). ‘Homegrown ace’ Won Tae-in will take the mound.

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