Will Oh Seung-hwan (41) be able to finish the Samsung Lions again? 11 games, 15 innings, 1 win, 2 losses, 4 saves, 2 holds, and an average ERA of 4.80 are Oh Seung-hwan’s performance this year. The average ERA in the second half of the 4-point range is a record that is hard to believe is the record of ‘Legend’ Oh Seung-hwan.
Oh Seung-hwan started as a starting pitcher in the match against Kiwoom Heroes held at Samsung Lions Park in Daegu on the 3rd. It was his first time as a starting pitcher after his professional debut. Oh Seung-hwan gave up runs from the first inning and became a losing pitcher with 5 hits (1 home run) and 3 runs in 5 innings.
It was disappointing in the beginning, but it gradually calmed down. His fastball speed exceeded 145 km, and the slider and curve with a large drop were enough to break the timing of hitters. If control is backed up, there is still competitiveness. However, the high ball and flat slider were disappointing.
Oh Seung-hwan was excluded from the first team entry after completing his duties as a starting pitcher. He plans to rise to the stage of the first team again by improving his pitch through rest and conditioning in the second team.
Oh Seung-hwan will challenge two great records this year.
Oh Seung-hwan, who recorded 496 saves in Korea, the US and Japan (374 saves in Korea, 42 saves in the US, and 80 saves in Japan), will achieve 500 saves in Korea, the US and Japan with just 4 more saves.
Oh Seung-hwan played an active role as an unrivaled closer in KBO history. He had seasons with 40 or more saves on five occasions, and in the 2011 season, he posted an all-time high of 47 saves and an earned run average of 0.63.
His heavy ‘stone fastball’ and sharp slider were the best in Japanese professional baseball. During his two years (2014-2015) with the Hanshin Tigers, he recorded 80 saves and an earned run average of 2.25.
Oh Seung-hwan also posted a record of 16 wins, 13 losses, 42 saves and 45 holds with an ERA of 3.31 from 2016 to 2019 in the major leagues. In the 2017 season, he also posted 20 saves, a personal record.
Seung-hwan Oh came close to 400 saves in his KBO League career despite a 6-year hiatus due to his overseas expansion
Oh Seung-hwan reported his first save of the season with 1⅓ innings of scoreless pitching against the NC Dinos on the 2nd of last month.먹튀검증
However, from the next game, he showed insecurity as he scored in four consecutive games. Oh Seung-hwan changed his position as a midfielder, but he sent a runner out every time, causing a crisis.
Oh Seung-hwan’s career ERA, which was in the 1-point range, has risen to 1.99, and is looking to enter the 2-point range.
It may be possible for a young pitcher to recover his pitch, but it’s not easy for a 41-year-old pitcher. He has no choice but to overcome with ball formulation and skill. Oh Seung-hwan, who has surpassed his limits in Japan and the United States, is aiming for a leap again at the end of his career.