Taylor Widener (Samsung) attempts to escape the jinx. Widener will start in the home game against KIA held at Daegu Samsung Lions Park on the 12th and face Thomas Panoni (KIA) as the starter. This is a game that Samsung, who has been on a losing streak since the second game of the Jamsil Doosan doubleheader on the 9th, must win.
For Widener personally, this could be an opportunity to escape the jinx. After transferring to Samsung, Widener is suffering from the so-called ‘pop-and-pop jinx’ in which he performs well in one game and then performs poorly in the next game. On the 13th of last month, his first appearance after transferring, he suffered a hardship against SSG with 10 hits, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts, and 4 runs in 6⅔ innings. On the 18th, in the Daegu KIA game, he showed off a perfect pitch with 6 scoreless innings (5 hits, 7 strikeouts) and reported his first win since his transfer at home.
Unfortunately, the upward trend did not last long. He met Kiwoom on the 25th and collapsed with 11 hits (1 home run), 2 walks, 5 strikeouts, and 7 runs in 4⅔ innings. Fourth loss of the season. Although he was not the winning pitcher as the starting pitcher against Ulsan Lotte on the 6th, he pitched well in 5⅓ innings, allowing 4 hits, 3 walks, 4 strikeouts, and 2 runs.
Coach Park Jin-man said of Widener, who showed off his good pitching against Lotte, “I was worried that he might be shaken at first because it has been a long time since he pitched, but he was strong against Lotte as expected. He played his role well as a starting pitcher,” but he needs to show a steady performance.
As Widener, who should form a one-two punch with David Buchanan, appears to be going back and forth, the Samsung bench is also having difficulty managing the starting lineup.
In the game against KIA on the 12th, it is Widener’s turn to show a sluggish performance. If you turn it over, it is also an opportunity to break a bad pattern. It is absolutely necessary for Widener to reach greater heights, both personally and for Samsung.
A positive factor is that Widener showed strength against KIA. Both appearances this season were marked with victories. The average ERA is 2.25. In his first match against KIA on June 17th, during his NC days, he became the winning pitcher with 4 hits (1 home run), 2 walks, 7 strikeouts, and 4 runs (3 earned runs) in 6 innings. On the 18th of last month, he reported his first win after transferring to Samsung against KIA.
Will Widener, who has been showing a so-called bouncy streak since becoming a new member of Samsung, succeed in escaping the jinx with a strong performance against KIA at home? 토토사이트