Heo Yun-dong seized the opportunity.
Samsung Lions manager Park Jin-man predicted Heo Yoon-dong as the starting pitcher for the Daegu LG Twins match on the 13th ahead of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League Hanwha Eagles match held at Daejeon Hanwha Life Insurance Eagles Park on the 10th.
Samsung has solid 4 starters, David Buchanan, Albert Suarez, Won Tae-in, and Baek Jeong-hyeon, but they have not been able to find the remaining 5 starters.
At the start of the season, Yang Chang-seop was dropped. But he didn’t make a big deal out of it. He went down to the second team with a record of 9.72 ERA in 3 games 안전놀이터 and 1 loss. Jang Pil-jun also got a chance to start two games, but recorded an average ERA of 10.80 with 6 runs in 5 innings, and went to the second team as well. Another candidate, Lee Jae-hee, showed a good appearance, but left on the 8th to the Armed Forces Sports Unit (Sangmu).
Under such circumstances, manager Park Jin-man decided to give Heo Yun-dong a chance. Heo Yoon-dong recorded an average ERA of 6.00 this season without a win or loss after two games as a relief in the first team. On the 7th of last month, I went to the 2nd team after the Seoul LG Twins match. He is recording an average ERA of 6.28 in 4 games and 2 losses in the Futures League, but his condition is not bad, so he is expected to be called up.
Manager Park Jin-man said, “LG had a lot of left-handed hitters, but I received a report from the Futures that they were in good shape.”
He continued, “If you throw well, it will continue to be fixed. As I said during the camp, the 5th starter is a position where you have to keep competing. But if you’re in good shape, there’s no need to change.”
Heo Yun-dong’s last starting game was against Doosan on September 16 last year. At that time, Heo Yun-dong left a regret with 5 hits (3 home runs), 4 runs and 7 runs in 3.1 innings. His overall LG record is 6 games, 2 wins, and an average ERA of 3.96. He made two starts against LG in the 2020 season. He became the winning pitcher on June 3 with 3 runs in 5 innings, and on August 26 he was sluggish with 3 runs in 3 innings.
We are looking forward to seeing if Heo Yun-dong will be able to seize the opportunity.