Samsung Lions pitcher Won Tae-in will make his final start before heading to the Hangzhou Asian Games.
Won has started 25 games and pitched 145 innings this season, posting a 7-6 record with a 3.17 ERA. On April 14, he pitched six innings of four runs (three earned) in the rain against the KT Wiz, earning his seventh win of the season.
This year, he has 17 quality starts (6+ innings and 3 earned runs or less). That’s the most in a single season, surpassing the 16 he had in 2021. He also reached 100 strikeouts for the third straight year. In many ways, Seung-woon has had a disappointing year.
On March 23, he will be called up to the Ryu Joong-ilho squad to compete in the Asian Games. There are six starting pitchers on the team, not including Jang Hyun-seok and Koo Chang-mo. Won Tae-in is the mainstay of the starting lineup, along with Park Se-woong, Kwak Bin, Nae Kyun-an and Lee Yi-ri.
Samsung will play the Lotte Giants at Samsung Lions Park in Daegu on April 17.
Before the game, Samsung manager Park Jin-man said, “Won Tae-in has some discomfort in his finger from the last KT game. We’re still checking on him.”
There may also be a change in the starting rotation. “For now, Hwang Dong-jae will play against KT on the 19th and Choi Chae-heung against SSG Landers on the 20th. Won Tae-in is likely to go out against the Doosan Bears on the 22nd, but we’ll see how he is before then.”
Samsung is currently in ninth place, five games ahead of last-place Kiwoom, with a record of 53 wins, 70 losses and one draw from 124 games played. “It’s a professional mindset to do your best until the end, even if you see the fans cheering you on,” Park emphasized. 메이저놀이터
In Daegu, heavy rain poured early in the day, but it only lasted through the morning. Fortunately, it hasn’t rained since then, and the game is being prepared normally.
“The ground conditions are not good,” Park said. I’m worried about injuries. The infielders need to be more focused,” Park emphasized.