Samsung Lions manager Park Jin-man expressed his concerns about poor starting pitcher Baek Jung-hyun (36). I said I would watch a few more games without changing the rotation right now, but I am preparing for the situation.메이저놀이터
Baek Jung-hyun started against the Daegu Hanwha Eagles on the 6th and collapsed with 5 hits, 3 walks and 5 runs in 2 innings. Even in his exhibition games, he could not show clear pitching, such as conceding runs in every game, so he was anxious, but he did not rebound in his first appearance of the season.
Coach Park, who sent a warning message when Baek Jung-hyeon performed sluggishly in the demonstration game, saying, “If you throw like now, you can’t call it a 4th starter,” Park expressed his frustration as the sluggishness continued in the regular season.
Still, I decided to watch a few more games without making any changes. Coach Park, who we met at Jamsil Stadium on the 7th, said, “I must have felt something through my first appearance. I will watch the next game.”
However, if Baek’s sluggishness is prolonged, he will eventually have no choice but to take out the starting rotation adjustment card. In preparation for this, coach Park has instructed several candidates to prepare for selection.
The alternative starting candidates are rookie Lee Ho-seong and veteran Jang Pil-joon. Lee Ho-seong, the only Samsung rookie to make the opening entry this year, made an impressive start from the bullpen. In the 6th game, he came up as pitcher after Baek Jung-hyun and pitched 3 scoreless innings.
Coach Park said, “Lee Ho-seong started out in the bullpen, but he is a pitcher who eventually has to start. I also told him to gradually increase the number of pitches in the pitching part. In the future, he will train to throw long innings while sending him to long relief. When I’m ready, I’ll look at the situation and plan to send him out as a starter.”
Jang Pil-joon, who competed for the 5th selection in the off-season, is starting in the 2nd division. On the 7th, in the KIA Tigers and Futures League match held in Gyeongsan, he made his first start of the season and scored 2 runs in 4⅓ innings. He prepares for a call-up to the first team by steadily rotating the starting rotation.
The best scenario is Baek Jeong-hyun keeping the starting rotation until the end. Only then can the mound management envisioned before the season be possible. In terms of rotation, Baek Jung-hyun will start the match against SSG Landers, which will be held at home on the 12th. Baek Jung-hyun played 3 games against SSG last season and suffered 3 losses. His earned run average is 8.36.