Samsung Lions ace pitcher David Buchanan is not on the mound, but at the plate.메이저사이트
The 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO All-Star Game was held at Sajik Stadium in Busan on the 15th. 22,990 people attended the game to watch the Dream All-Stars and Nanum All-Stars compete.
There were many highlights of the day. Socrates, who blew a trumpet in the first inning and immediately hit a three-run home run, and Chae Eun-sung, who hit the second grand slam of the KBO All-Star Game in the fourth inning, made a strong impression on the fans.
But there’s another player we can’t forget. Buchanan. Buchanan threw a 119-pitch shutout against the Gwangju Kia Tigers on the 13th. Realistically, he wasn’t going to take the mound that day. Instead, Buchanan treated the fans to a pregame ceremony and an outfield coach dressed as a top gun.
The eighth inning was the highlight. Buchanan replaced Kim Hyun-jun in right field in the eighth inning and made a clean catch on a fly ball from Oh Ji-hwan.
In the ninth inning, he came to bat. With runners on first and third, he faced the KBO’s best closer, Ko Woo-seok. In fact, he might not even make it to the plate. With one out, if Go Woo-seok hit Kim Min-seok, the game would be over.
However, the romantic Go Woo-seok and the Nanum All-Stars sent Kim Min-seok to the plate. Buchanan borrowed a helmet and bat from the bench and came up to bat.
A bout between a KBO representative and a representative finisher. The winner was Buchanan. After a six-pitch battle, Buchanan took a 150-kilometre fastball from Go Woo-seok and lined it to centre field for an RBI single. Both Nanum and the Dream All-Stars smiled at Buchanan and offered their heartfelt congratulations.
Oh delivered the ball to Buchanan, who thanked him for the hit. Buchanan then reached third base on Jung Soo-bin’s hit, but was unable to cross home plate due to a bad at-bat.
Buchanan is 49-26 with a 3.14 ERA in 1,000 career KBO games. This season, he is 7-6 with a 2.88 ERA in 17 games. In addition to his pitching prowess, Buchanan’s hitters have had no trouble.