Pitcher Oh Seung-hwan of the professional baseball player Samsung, the king of the era, has been shaking rapidly in recent years. The peculiar stone fastball has become dull and is being hit. 

Reporter Yoo Byung-min.

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Oh Seung-hwan yesterday (15th), the KIA match was a nightmare.

He scored a tie equally to Chan Ho Park in the 8th, leading 2-2, and in the 9th, he threw a high-speed fastball to his former colleague Choi Hyung-Woo and scored a home run with a 3-point reversal.

Oh Seung-hwan, who made his share with 4 saves, 2 hold, and 2.25 ERA in 8 games last month, scored 6 runs in 5 games in July, and is hit by an average ERA of 11.57 with a batting average of more than 40%. 

The main reason is deterioration. 

Compared to 2013, just before entering the overseas market, the average hourly rate of fastball fell more than 5 km.

The release point for placing the ball has also been lowered by more than 5 cm, making the rising motion of the fastball dull. 

Oh Seung-hwan, 38, who is 38 years old this year, has increased the percentage of change balls than before to make up for his deterioration, but he still struggles with the power of fastball, which is about 60% of the total pitching.

Despite Oh Seung-hwan's unexpected sluggishness, coach Sam Sam-young showed unchanged trust that only the finishing pitcher was Seung-hwan Oh.


Today, another star pitcher, KIA Yang Hyeon-jong, who is in a sluggish season this season, suffered an early gamble after failing to hold four times in Samsung.

Yang Hyeon-jong scored 8 hits, including two home runs, and scored 7 points, leading to a losing crisis.

(Video Editing: Park Chun-Bae, Source: Sports II)