Taylor Widener, who made his first appearance in a Samsung Lions uniform, left a big disappointment from the start. He was a Samsung debutant who was clearly unsatisfied with the greater expectations he received as a replacement for Albert Suarez.

Widener started on August 13 against Munhak SSG Landers and recorded 10 hits, 2 strikeouts, 1 walk and 4 runs in 7.2 innings.

Samsung recently decided to break up with Suarez, who suffered a serious calf muscle injury while defending. Around the same time, NC Dinos immediately contacted Widener, who announced a waiver, and took over the contract for the remainder of the season.

Samsung coach Park Jin-man met with reporters before the game on the 13th and said, “I heard that Widener continued training in Changwon behind the waiver announcement. He said he had no problem getting on the mound right away. Today, I plan to throw until I can throw without limiting the number of pitches.”

On this day, Widener was shaken from the end of the first inning. Widener was hit with a double by Choi Ji-hoon after one out at the end of the first inning, but was relieved by the batter runner’s overrun. However, after being hit by a double from the right fielder by Kang-Min Kim, Widener gave up an RBI in a timely manner to Jeong Choi.메이저놀이터

At the end of the second inning, Widener was hit by Kim Seong-hyeon and Hanyu-seom in a row, and faced a crisis on the 1st and 3rd bases safely. Widener allowed the third base runner to score by inducing the follow-up hitter Oh Tae-gon to double-stroke.

At the end of the third inning, Widener was hit with a double by lead batter Shin-Soo Choo to left-center. Follow-up hitter Choi Ji-hoon’s well-hit ball led to a straight hit by the shortstop, and the runner on second base was also lucky to catch the force-out.

Widener, who passed the bottom of the 4th inning scoreless, got a right-handed hit by lead batter Oh Tae-gon in the bottom of the 5th. Widener, who faced a crisis with one out and third base due to the stealing of second base and Kim Min-shik’s sacrifice bunt, was hit by Shin-soo Choo’s sacrificial ball to center field and scored the third run.

Widener gave up a straight walk to lead batter Kim Kang-min at the end of the 6th inning. However, Widener ended the inning by blocking subsequent hitters with a bum hit.

Since the number of pitches was small until the 6th inning, Widener, who was on the mound at the end of the 7th inning, was hit by Oh Tae-gon after a run and allowed the second base to be stolen. After two outs, Widener was hit by Choo Shin-soo with an RBI and a right-handed hit at the right time and finally allowed an additional run. In the end, the Samsung bench lowered the widener and raised Jang Pil-joon to prevent additional runs.

On this day, Widener left a bit of a disappointment with 10 hits, 2 strikeouts, 1 walk and 4 runs in 6.2 innings. Widener threw a mix of 151km/h fastball (26), two-seam fastball (29), slider (20) and changeup (7).

Widener’s control was good enough to record 63 strikes out of 82 pitches that day. However, there was no clear trend for Widener to overwhelm the SSG lineup with pitches. While creating a crisis by allowing frequent hits throughout the game, a worse trend could have come if it had not been for Lee Jae-hyun’s injury fighting spirit at the end of the 3rd inning.

With the joining of Widener, the Samsung bench operates a temporary starting rotation for a ‘4-day break’ next week. Widener also plans to start on the 18th against Daegu KIA Tigers after resting on the 4th. Attention is focusing on how Widener, who parted ways with Suarez and recruited for the goal of “leaving last place,” will contribute to the fight for the lower ranks of Samsung for the rest of the season.