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Samsung Lions ace David Buchanan started the 12th game of the season against KT Wiz in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at Samsung Lions Park in Daegu on the 23rd. First start of the second half. Buchanan went 7-6 with a 2.88 ERA in 17 games in the first half.

Buchanan was originally scheduled to pitch on the 21st, but a sudden onset of leg gout prevented him from doing so. He quickly recovered, and will start on the 23rd.
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He gave up hits to Kim Sang-soo and Park Byung-ho in the first inning, but finished the inning without allowing a run. In the second inning, Hwang Jae-gyun grounded out to second base and gave up a single to Oh Yoon-seok, but Moon Sang-chul and Choi Byeong-dae were hit by pitches.

In the third, he gave up a leadoff single to Kim Min-hyuk, but Kim Sang-soo and Alford singled for two outs. However, Park Byung-ho reached on a throwing error by Kim Ji-chan, and Jang Jang-woo followed with an RBI single. He then got Hwang Jae-gyun to ground out to second base to avoid a big inning.

Buchanan was unable to avoid a run in the fourth inning. He gave up a leadoff single to Oh Yoon-seok, got one out off Moon Sang-chul, but gave up a walk after a 13-pitch battle with the pitcher, then gave up a two-run double to Kim Min-hyuk. Kim Sang-soo and Alford both grounded out.

There were more runs in the fifth. Park Byung-ho, the leadoff hitter, flied out to centre field, but Jang Sung-woo, Hwang Jae-gyun and Oh Yoon-seok gave up three consecutive singles to load the bases. Moon struck out Sang-cheol Moon on a wild pitch to give himself some breathing room, but gave up a pushing grounder to Choi Jae-dae.

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Buchanan gave way to Woo in the sixth inning after allowing four runs (three earned) on nine hits and three walks with two strikeouts in five innings. His pitch count was 97. He threw 33 cutters, 21 sinkers & two-seamers, 16 curves, 16 fastballs, and 11 changeups. His fastball topped out at 151.

Buchanan faltered, and so did the next two relievers, Kim Tae-hoon and Lee Seung-hyun, as Samsung lost 7-8 to KT. The batting line-up pounded out 17 hits, but the mound struggles prevented them from getting the winning run.

Buchanan made his first start of the second half of the season after overcoming leg gout, but he didn’t get a satisfactory result. It will be interesting to see what he can do in his next outing.

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