Among the slang that baseball fans often use, there is a word called ‘nicely well’. It means that ‘the person who is originally good at baseball continues to be good at baseball’. It is a perfect expression for David Buchanan (Samsung), who was the king of many wins.
Buchanan, a member of Nanum All-Star, scored hits and runs as a hitter in the 2023 KBO All-Star Game held at Sajik Stadium on the 15th. During defense in the bottom of the 8th inning, Koo Ja-wook was replaced by right fielder. After two outs in the eighth inning, he directly handled Oh Ji-hwan’s batted ball, receiving applause.
Buchanan entered the plate in the 9th inning with 2nd out, 1st and 3rd base chances. On the mound is Go Woo-seok, the king of salvation. Against Buchanan, he threw six consecutive fastballs around 150 km. Buchanan hit a 150km fastball in the 6th ball count 2B-2S and connected it with a hit in the middle left. The runner on third base is comfortably home. Kang Min-ho and Jeon Jun-woo, who were watching from the dugout, could not hide their surprise.온라인카지노
Buchanan settled down to third base with a double from Sue Bin. He didn’t score a goal, but it showed his ability properly. It is said that Buchanan is the first foreign pitcher to hit in an all-star game. He even posted hits and RBIs, so it seems that it will remain as a record that will not be broken for the time being.
Kang Min-ho, a former national team catcher, said after watching Buchanan’s hitting, “He had a sense (hitting). I was surprised.”
In a meeting with reporters after the game, Buchanan said, “Of course, I thought that the MVP was Chae Eun-seong, who scored 5 RBIs. I wanted to enjoy the festive atmosphere to the fullest. I am satisfied with good defense, very nice hits and RBIs,” he said.
During the game, Buchanan drew attention by showing off his great dance skills with LG Austin Dean and appearing in an Air Force pilot outfit. Wasn’t there any regret that he missed out on the best performance award? “It would be nice to receive it, but it’s okay because I wasn’t greedy in the first place. It was nice to be able to communicate a lot with the fans and have a good time. I am leaving with good memories,” he said.
When asked how he felt about hitting the right time against Go Woo-seok, who is considered the best firefighter in the league, he said, “I couldn’t hold a bat after the Japanese stage. The last time he played a home run derby with his teammates during the Okinawa camp in Japan was the last time,” he said. He was fortunate enough to hit the right time.”
In the second half, he was asked if he would like to double as a pitcher like Shohei Ohtani (LA Angels). He said, “I am grateful for the fact that I was mentioned as an equal with Ohtani. If the opportunity arises, he would like to grab the bat and step into the plate,” he grinned.