A pitcher who throws with his heart”… Still not tired, the oldest guardian at 41 years old, DH’s continuous saves with fighting spirit

Seunghwan Oh is a pitcher who throws with his heart.”

This was what MBC Sports Plus commentator Kim Seon-woo referred to Oh Seung-hwan (41). He is Oh Seung-hwan, the man with a strong heart who overcomes the burden and pressure of always being the last player to go on the mound to protect the team’s victory. He made 398 saves, the most in the KBO league, and was the driving force behind Oh Seung-hwan, who made 80 saves in Japanese professional baseball and 42 in the American major league. Commentator Kim Seon-woo sublimated this to the expression “a pitcher who throws with his heart.” 

Oh Seung-hwan, who has been throwing heavy fastballs without any change in facial expression since his rookie days, is still the guardian of Samsung, having become the oldest active pitcher at 41 years old. In fact, Oh Seung-hwan has recently shown signs of difficulty, including a decline in his pitching status. The image is not as impregnable as in the past. Nevertheless, Oh Seung-hwan is still in charge of Samsung’s back door with his experience and courage. 

This season, he continued to struggle through the month of April, but attempted a turnaround by making his debut as the oldest starting pitcher with 5 hits (1 home run), 6 strikeouts, and 3 runs in 5 innings against Kiwoom on May 3. Afterwards, Oh Seung-hwan succeeded in rebounding as a reliable closing pitcher, although he was not an unrivaled finisher. Entering the second half of the season, Oh Seung-hwan is showing off his competitiveness that is second to none among closing pitchers in their late 20s to early 30s. As of the second half of the season, he has 2 wins, 2 losses, 18 saves, and an earned run average of 2.45 in 29 games. Oh Seung-hwan made the most saves in the second half of the season. 

In particular, Oh Seung-hwan earned saves in both games of the Sajik Lotte doubleheader on the 2nd. It was the 42nd consecutive save in a doubleheader in history. It is also the second time in his personal career. The most recent player in the league to make consecutive saves in a doubleheader was Oh Seung-hwan. Seung-Hwan Oh recorded consecutive saves in the Daegu Kiwoom doubleheader on October 16, 2021.

Samsung’s postseason chances are zero. However, the season itself was still a double header that showed the will of the oldest closer who has not yet given up. Both games were tight tussles. In particular, in the first game, the game where the lead was 9-3 could be overturned at the last minute. All of the bullpen pitchers who came out ahead of Oh Seung-hwan were in trouble and were losing all of their leads. He came on the mound in the bottom of the 8th inning, trailing 9-7, with 2 outs and runners on second base. The first batter, Goodrum, was hit at the right time in the middle of the game, allowing a run to the successor runner. And we lost 9-8. 

However, he allowed a large hit to left center against Jeon Jun-woo, but it was caught by the left fielder, ending the 8th inning. There was some luck. However, Oh Seung-hwan blocked his opponent’s pursuit in the 9th inning thanks to his official record. In the 9th inning, leadoff hitter Park Seung-wook was treated with a fly ball to center field, and Noh Jin-hyuk was also treated with a fly ball to center field. And he completed a 4-out save by dishing out Han Dong-hee with a grounder to third base.

About three hours later, Oh Seung-hwan warmed up in the bullpen again and pitched in the second game. This time, he took the mound with an unreassuring score margin of 8-6. He struck out leadoff hitter Yoo Kang-nam and then hit a left-handed hit to Lee Hak-ju. However, Noh Jin-hyuk was hit with a fly ball to right field, and pinch hitter Ahn Chi-hong hit a pitcher’s ground ball, earning another save. It was his 28th save of the season and his 398th save in total. In his 10th 30-save season, he is on the verge of becoming the first player ever to reach 400 saves.   

After the game, Seung-Hwan Oh said, “I didn’t throw many balls in the first game of the doubleheader, so I was preparing for the second game,” and “I played two games in one day, but I wasn’t tired or tired. “He was in good shape, so he was able to finish the game well,” he said, showing off that he is still in good shape.메이저사이트

He then let fans know that Samsung’s baseball game is not over yet. He said, “Thanks to the many fans who came today, I was able to cheer up. I will do my best to show a good performance until the end of the season.” He added, “There is not much time left in the season. I will do my best until the end. “I hope you will support me until the end,” he emphasized. 

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