Ace’s mission is to win unconditionally. However, saving the team in a desperate moment is the true ace’s mission. Continuing a winning streak is important, but more important than that is breaking a losing streak.
David Buchanan (Samsung) took the starting mound against Daegu Doosan on the 26th and led the team to a 1-0 victory with 5 hits, 2 walks, 5 strikeouts and no runs in 6 innings.
In particular, he proved that he was a real ace who overpowered the opponent’s ace by winning a match against Raul Alcantara (Doosan), who had 20 wins. Thanks to Buchanan’s perfect pitch, Samsung got out of the quagmire of 4 consecutive losses after the match against Gocheok Kiwoom on the 20th.
Buchanan, who gave up a walk after a full count with Su-bin Jeong in the first inning, induced Soo-haeng Jo to ground to second base. Subin Jung is out on second base. Soon after, he overpowered Yang Seok-hwan and Kim Jae-hwan with a first baseman foul fly and a strikeout, respectively. In the second inning, Yang Eui-ji and Jose Rojas were hit in a row, but Kang Seung-ho was induced with a double hit to the second baseman and took two out counts. Heo Gyeong-min from second base and third base continued to lightly turn into a straight hit to first baseman.
In the third inning, Buchanan, who handled the lead batter Lee Yu-chan as a center fielder, gave up a right-handed hit after a close battle with Su-bin Su-bin, but tied Jo Su-haeng and Yang Seok-hwan tightly. Buchanan completed the first tripartite inning by putting Kim Jae-hwan, Yang Eui-ji, and Jose Rojas to rest in the 4th inning. In the 5th inning, Kang Seung-ho and Heo Gyeong-min were thrown out of the outfield, and Lee Yu-chan was struck out by the catcher.
Episode 6 Crisis came. Buchanan, who was hit by Su-bin Jung and Su-haeng Jo, seemed to take a breather by striking out and flying Yang Seok-hwan and Jae-hwan Kim, respectively, in center field, but allowed Eui-ji Yang to walk and was driven to the bases loaded crisis. He led Rojas to a floating ball on third base and continued his scoreless march. Samsung started the Pilseungjo from the 7th inning. Right-handers Lee Seung-hyun, Oh Seung-hwan, and left-hander Lee Seung-hyun jointly pitched 3 scoreless innings to keep the victory by 1 point. 스포츠토토
Coach Park Jin-man, who escaped the swamp of 4 consecutive losses, brought up Buchanan’s name first after the game. He said, “Starter Buchanan showed ace-down pitching and gave us the strength to escape 4 consecutive losses.” /