Can Daewoo Kim help the Samsung bullpen?
The Samsung Lions, led by head coach Park Jin-man, are having a difficult early season. After giving up a sweep against the KIA Tigers in their 3-game series on the weekend, they fell into a 4-game losing streak and are in ninth place.
The batting line is recovering to some extent,스포츠토토 but it is regrettable that the mound is not gaining strength. In particular, the selection is also a selection, but the bullpen average ERA is high at 4.90. Highest figure after Lotte Giants (5.43) and Kiwoom Heroes (4.97). It’s a disappointing figure considering Samsung’s strong bullpen in the past.
Seung-hwan Oh, who finished this season with an average ERA of 4.82, gave up the finishing position to Seung-hyeon Lee, a left-hander. However, Lee Seung-hyun also showed a shaky appearance by giving up a three-run to finish the KIA match on the 21st, the first finish of the season. In no time, his season ERA reached 4.70.
However, the Samsung bullpen is not without hope. There is a player who has escaped the pain of injury last season and is helping the Samsung bullpen. That is the 34-year-old sidearm Kim Dae-woo.
Kim Dae-woo’s last season was a series of regrets. He wasn’t able to get on the mound until September 30 amidst frequent injuries. He appeared in the last four games of the season and posted a 2.08 ERA, but he cannot say that he had a satisfactory season. So Daewoo Kim did not apply even though he obtained FA status.
Kim Dae-woo, who prepared for the 2023 season with great pride, shed a lot of sweat during the demonstration game at the spring camp in Okinawa, Japan. Daewoo Kim, who can play multiple roles at Samsung, has great utility value. During the 2016 season, he recorded 6 wins and 11 holds in 67 matches.
He has been showing off his presence this season as well. Although he is still early in the season, he is fighting well with an ERA of 1.00 with 2 holds in 5 games. Among the Samsung bullpens, he has the lowest average ERA among pitchers who pitched more than 5 games. He allowed his first run of the season against KIA on the 23rd, but blocked the innings without conceding in the previous four games. Against Hanwha on the 6th, he pitched 3 scoreless innings.
Kim Dae-woo has played in 313 professional games, recording 27 wins, 24 losses, 21 holds, 2 saves, and an average ERA of 5.82. Since his debut, he has never had an ERA below 4 points. The season with his lowest ERA was the 2015 season while playing for the Heroes. At that time, Kim Dae-woo recorded an average ERA of 4.94 with 6 wins, 3 losses, 4 holds and 1 save. He had a 2.08 ERA last season but only played four games.
Samsung is having a difficult early season. However, Kim Dae-woo’s counterattack is clearly giving Samsung a great boost.