Buchanan started the game against Kiwoom at Gocheok Sky Dome on the 29th and became the winning pitcher with five hits, one walk, six strikeouts and two runs in six innings. He recorded his eighth win of the season.
Buchanan, who wore Samsung’s uniform in 2020, won 15-16-11 games, and won 8 games this season, recording 50 wins in his personal career.
Buchanan, who finished the first and second innings with three outs in a row, was shaken once in the third inning with a 4-0 lead.
Leadoff hitter Lee Ju-hyung hit a heavy hit, and Lee Ji-young hit a heavy hit to drive him to first and second base with no outs. Later, Kim Tae-jin hit a timely hit to the right and Lee Yong-kyu hit a timely hit to the right, allowing two points.
Second and third base crisis with no outs. Buchanan overpowered Kiwoom’s centerline and prevented additional runs. He struck out Kim Hye-sung, caught Dawson’s grounder, threw it home, and threw the runner on third base out. He struck out Song Sung-moon with two outs and runners on first and third bases.
In the fourth and fifth innings, he finished with three consecutive three-way retirements. After one out in the sixth inning, Dawson allowed a double in front of right field. Right fielder Kim Sung-yoon failed to catch the ball as it entered the light of the lighting tower. With one out and two ground balls at second base, he blocked it without losing a point.
Coach Park Jin-man praised after the game, saying, “Bucannon effectively suppressed the opponent’s batters even in situations where he was not in his best condition as an ace.”
Buchanan said after the game, “It was good to win today. “The fielders gave up points from the beginning, and I was able to make good results thanks to the hard work in defense,” he expressed his gratitude to his teammates. He continued, “I always didn’t avoid the match and pitched more aggressively. “I tried to throw as many strikes as I could,” he said.
Buchanan, who is in his fourth year in the KBO League this year, achieved a career milestone of 50 wins with the victory. Buchanan said, “It’s personally very meaningful to be able to win 50 KBO games. “Even though there are many good hitters in Korea, I feel good to be able to win 50 games,” he said. “And without my teammates, I wouldn’t have made such a good result.” “I want to say thank you to the club for giving me faith and my teammates who play hard behind me,” he said.