Is David Buchanan not ready for Triple-A?

Is Samsung Lions ace David Buchanan (35) not ready for Triple-A?

Buchanan, who plays for the Triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs of the Philadelphia Phillies, started a game against the Triple-A Rochester Red Wings (affiliated with the Washington Nationals) at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown, Pennsylvania, on March 23 (KST) and threw 58 pitches in 2⅔ innings, allowing nine hits (one home run), two walks, and eight runs. His season ERA rose to 5.58.

The first inning was shaky. After giving up a leadoff double to James Wood, he gave up a single to right to Travis Blankenhorn. But right fielder Jordan Luplow made a nice throw home to end the inning.

In the top of the second, he gave up a leadoff single to Juan Yepes, but got Alex Cole to ground out to second base to end the inning.

The third inning was the problem. In the third inning, things fell apart. He gave up an infield single to lead off the inning to Carter Kivum, 안전놀이터 추천 and a sacrifice bunt by Zach Dunn put runners on first and second. Darren Baker singled up the middle to put runners on first and third. Drew Millar sacrificed him to right field, but the run scored.

Two batters later, the bases were loaded.

James Wood singled to right with two outs. Travis Blankenhorn walked to put runners on second and third, and Trey Lipscomb followed with a double to left. A walk to Juan Yepes put runners on second and third. Alex Cole gave up a two-run double to center field to make it five.

Buchanan stayed on the mound. He gave up a mid-month three-run homer to Carter Kivum, who was back in the lineup. He was charged with eight runs in the third inning without recording a single out.

Buchanan, who made his Korean debut in a Samsung uniform in 2020, has compiled a record of 54-28 with a 3.02 ERA in 113 games (699⅔ innings, 235 strikeouts) and 539 strikeouts in three seasons in Korea. He was the ace of Samsung and the league, and his fan service and showmanship endeared him to Samsung and Korean baseball fans.

But after last year’s season, Buchanan left for the United States to pursue a new challenge. Samsung offered Buchanan a lucrative multi-year contract, but he rejected it in favor of one last shot at the major leagues. After signing a minor league contract with the Philadelphia Phillies, he was invited to spring training. However, in four games, he posted a 5.63 ERA. In eight innings, he allowed 13 hits, three walks, and a 2.00 WHIP. He also struck out 12 batters, but it was not enough to earn a spot on the major league roster.

At Triple-A, Buchanan struggled in his first game on April 1, giving up five runs in four innings.

However, he picked it up on April 11 against the Durham Bulls, allowing two runs on five hits (one home run) in eight innings with four strikeouts and two walks. In the four games (three starts) since that first game, Buchanan has gone 2-0 with a 2.39 ERA in 26 1/3 innings.

But in May, Buchanan has faltered and fallen apart. On May 5 against the Worcester Red Sox, he allowed four runs on seven hits with two walks and five strikeouts in 4⅔ innings. His outing against the Syracuse Mets on May 12 was short-lived, as he allowed two runs on seven hits (two homers) with three walks and five strikeouts in 6⅔ innings.

He struggled again on April 17 against the Norfolk Tides, allowing five runs on eight hits (two homers) with one walk and three strikeouts in 5⅔ innings.

Buchanan hasn’t made an impression at Triple-A either. His options for a return to Samsung are also fading. Danny Reyes and Connor Seabold, 카지노사이트 순위 the foreign pitching staff, are getting more comfortable. Connor Seabold, in particular, has been on a roll lately and seems to be on the verge of being released. On April 22, he pitched 6 innings of 2-hit, 4 walks, 1 hit, 9 strikeouts, and 1 run against KT.

Will Buchanan’s struggles continue in Triple-A?

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