The game had a major twist early on. Samsung Lions foreign pitcher David Buchanan left the game after just two innings.

Buchanan started the 14th game of the season against the LG Twins in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at Samsung Lions Park in Daegu on Saturday.

After a scoreless first inning, Buchanan gave up the first run in the top of the second when Austin Dean and Moon Bo-kyung singled, Kim Min-sung followed with a sacrifice bunt, and Park Dong-won’s grounder to third base allowed Austin to score from second.

But runs weren’t the only problem. Buchanan returned to the dugout after pitching in the top of the second inning and complained of discomfort, and he also felt unwell while throwing practice pitches earlier in the inning. The Samsung bench decided to make a pitching change, and right-hander Seung-hyun Lee was rushed to the mound. Buchanan’s final line on the day was two innings, two hits and one run.메이저사이트

A Samsung team official explained the reason for Buchanan’s substitution, saying, “Buchanan felt uncomfortable due to neck muscle pain.”

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