The Lion Legion’s “Captain” Oh Jae-il hasn’t been able to break out of his slump. His pre-match remarks were bitter, and it will be interesting to see if he decides to move to the second team.
Oh is known for being a slow starter. At the beginning of the season, he struggles with his bat, but at the end of the season, he catches fire and hits 20 home runs in the second half of the season.
But this season is different. I never thought I’d be in a slump this long, and it’s taking its toll on Samsung. They’re down to eighth place in the standings. They are only one game behind 10th place Hanwha.
After going hitless and striking out three times in Game 13, Oh Jae-il was dropped from the starting lineup for Game 14. He came in as a pinch hitter in the eighth inning, but was removed after a walk.
As Oh’s slump continued, the manager’s attitude changed.
Park Jin-man has been showing faith in Oh when asked about him. He thought that if he waited, he would come back to life one day.
However, Park Jin-man was different when we met before the Jamsil LG game on the 15th. He had some bitter words for Oh. Park said, 토토사이트 “At the beginning of the season, I said it was a psychological problem, but now I have to make a change myself. It’s been almost three months since the season started. Now it’s a technical problem,” Park said. “Our batting lineup needs a player who can play the role of a center fielder who can hit when it matters. Oh Jae-il needs to be more prepared.”
Despite the manager’s criticism, Oh struggled in the 15th game. Without a hit, he struck out, walked, and hit into two fly balls. He was hitless in three at-bats. His batting average dropped again. In 57 games, he is batting just .177 (33-for-186).
He has the lowest batting average among the 55 players with regular at-bats and the most strikeouts (69). His batting average with runners in scoring position is also poor at .208.
After striking out in his first at-bat in the first inning, he slammed his bat on the ground in frustration.
The manager’s patience is wearing thin. Since it’s a technicality, he could be removed from the roster. It will be interesting to see what manager Park Jin-man decides to do.