‘No win in 8 games’ Choi Chae-heung dropped from first team…”I don’t feel like I have power on the ball”

Samsung Lions left-hander Choi Chae-heung, who hasn’t tasted victory since the start of the regular season, has been designated for assignment.

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

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

The manager decided that the problem was more with his delivery than his fastball. 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 removed 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 the situation of the pitching staff.”스포츠토토

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

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