Samsung Lions left-hander Choi Chae-heung came out as a starter in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League KIA Tigers match held at Samsung Lions Park in Daegu on the 19th.
Choi Chae-heung, who was discharged on June 12, came out against the LG Twins in Jamsil on the 13th, the day after his discharge, and made a good pitch with 5.1 innings, 3 hits, 2 walks, 2 strikeouts and no runs, making him look forward to the future.
However, it was disappointing as it fell short of expectations. Except for his return to the campaign, he failed to show impressive pitching. He had an average ERA of 7.56 per loss in June, and was not good in July with an average ERA of 6.75 per loss. Choi Chae-heung, who was sluggish with 4 runs in 5 innings and 5 runs in 5 innings (4 earned) in the two games in August, went down to the 2nd group after the match against the Doosan Bears in Jamsil on the 8th and had time to reorganize.
Having recharged for 10 days, Choi Chae-heung, who rose to the first team hill in 11 days, showed what Samsung coach Park Jin-man expected. He recorded his first quality start of the season (3 earned runs or less in 6 innings of starts) with 6 hits, 1 walk, 4 strikeouts and 2 runs in 6 innings. It has been 673 days since the Kiwoom Heroes match (6 innings, 2 runs lost) on October 15, 2021, before going to the military.
Choi Chae-heung struck out Chan-ho Park and Won-joon Choi in the first inning with a fly ball and a swing miss in left field, then a walk from Seong-beom Na and a hit from Hyung-woo Choi. He struck out Socrates Brito with a whistle swing. In the second inning, he was hit by lead batter Kim Seon-bin, but Lee Chang-jin was hit by a double hit and Kim Tae-gun was turned into a floating ball in right field.
In the 3rd inning, Kim Do-young struck out on a swing, and Park Chan-ho got an infield hit, but Choi Won-joon cooked with a double stroke. He allowed a sacrifice fly RBI to Kim Seon-bin from 1 out, 2nd and 3rd base in the 4th inning, but no additional runs were allowed. He made the fifth and sixth clean three-way innings.토토사이트
Choi Chae-heung, who was on the mound in the 7th inning, was hit by a double by Socrates and passed the ball to right-hander Lee Seung-hyun. With a 5-1 lead, Choi Chae-heung came down the mound with a smile.
But the nightmare began. Lee Seung-hyun treated the first batter, Kim Seon-bin, with a ground ball to second base. However, Lee Chang-jin was induced with a shortstop ground ball, but Kim Dong-jin’s mistake failed to build an out count. Lee Jae-ik came up. As soon as Lee Jae-ik came up, pinch hitter Lee Woo-seong hit a two-run home run.
It wasn’t over. Kim Do-young hit a triple, and Park Chan-ho allowed a timely hit to make it 5-5. Choi Chae-heung’s victory flew. Lee Jae-ik went down and Lee Sang-min came up. Lee Sang-min treated Na Seong-beom as a fly ball, but Park Chan-ho, who was on third base, came home and turned the situation around. There were no additional points, but the atmosphere was already leaning toward KIA. In the end, Samsung lost 5-6 and failed to win three in a row.
After being discharged, he played 9 games, but still has no victory. 3 losses and an average ERA of 6.64. Choi Chae-heung, who lost the victory in the 7th nightmare, can he win the next game? He didn’t win, but it was clear that it was a pitch that made him look forward to the next appearance.