“He has become one of the pillars of the starting rotation, minus five.”

Samsung head coach Park Jin-man expressed his satisfaction with Choi Chae-heung’s first pitch after his military discharge.메이저놀이터

Choi threw 92 pitches in 5 1/3 innings against Jamsil LG on Nov. 13, allowing three hits, two walks and no runs while striking out two. He worked out of two bases-loaded jams without allowing an earned run. He was removed from the game with a 1-0 lead, but the tying run tied the game.

Manager Park Jin-man commented on Choi’s pitching the day before at Jamsil Stadium, saying, “I thought he was just talking, but he’s not just a fifth starter, he’s part of the starting rotation. It would have been a burden for the first game, but I didn’t just talk about it, but I saw the pitching content very well.”

“I think my command has improved. I didn’t have as many balls and strikes yesterday. I threw balls for strikes and strikes for balls. I feel confident on the mound. I think it’s because I’ve been eating army food for a year and a half, so I feel confident,” he said with a smile.

[OSEN=Jamsil, Reporter Choi Kyu-han] On the afternoon of the 13th, a game between the LG Twins and the Samsung Lions in the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ was held at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul.In the bottom of the sixth inning, with no runners on base, Samsung starter Choi Chae-heung greeted catcher Kang Min-ho as he walked down the mound. 2023.06.13 / dreamer@osen.co.kr

“I threw hard according to Min-ho’s signature, and everyone told me I did well, so I think I did well,” Choi said humbly. “I was nervous because it was my first start, so I didn’t know what I was doing until the third inning, and then I relaxed a little bit from the fourth inning, but I concentrated hard,” he explained.

After four days of rest, Choi will start again on April 18 against Suwon KT. “He had to pitch in Sunday’s game, so I replaced him within 100 pitches,” Park said.

Samsung will return Won Tae-in next week after he was scratched from the first team roster due to back pain. The starting rotation of Buchanan, Suarez, Baek, Jung-hyun Paik, and Won Tae-in Choi Chae-heung will provide a stable starting lineup.

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