Samsung Lions manager Park Jin-man expressed his expectations for Taylor Widener.
Widener will start against the KIA Tigers in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Samsung Lions Park in Daegu on the 18th. After being released from the NC Dinos, Widener, who succeeded in re-employment at Samsung, will wear a blue uniform and climb the second mound.
Before the game,안전놀이터 manager Park Jin-man met with reporters and said, “In the first appearance, I threw fewer pitches. It will rise after a 4-day break, but I think my condition will be fine. It may be a burden because it is a home game, but I hope the player himself will overcome it.” I was expecting a hot fight.
Widener recorded 10 hits, 1 walk, 4 runs and 2 strikeouts in 6⅔ innings against Incheon SSG on the 13th. His total number of pitches was only 82. He faced opponents with aggressive pitching, getting hits but not allowing walks, and dragging out long innings with few pitches.
On June 17, when he belonged to NC. Widener has memories of facing KIA. At that time, he recorded 4 runs (3 earned runs) in 6 innings, 4 hits, 1 home run, 1 walk, 7 strikeouts. NC won 10-7.
Meanwhile, on this day, Samsung registered Kim Ji-chan in the entry. Instead, Kim Ho-jae was canceled. Kim Ji-chan was immediately listed in the starting lineup.
In the first game of the weekend series with KIA, Samsung played Kim Hyun-jun (center fielder) – Kim Seong-yoon (left fielder) – Koo Ja-wook (designated hitter) – Kang Min-ho (catcher) – Ryu Ji-hyeok (third baseman) – Jose Pirella (left fielder) – Oh Jae-il (first baseman) – Lee Jae-hyeon. (Shortstop) – Kim Ji-chan (2nd baseman) The lineup was made in order.