SSG Landers starters are regaining a sense of stability.
SSG won 6-1 in the 11th game of the season against the Hanwha Eagles in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Incheon SSG Landers Field on the 30th. Park Seong-han’s equalizer and Choi Jeong-in’s come-from-behind final hit were well supported, but starter Oh Won-seok blocked them well.
Oh won-seok won his 6th win (7th loss) of the season with 3 hits, 5 strikeouts, 3 walks and 1 run in 5 innings. On the 25th, he suffered a loss in 5 innings and 1 run against Samsung, but added a multiplier in 6 games since the match against Doosan on the 21st of last month.
Catcher Kim Min-sik, who received Oh Won-seok’s ball, said, “I didn’t prepare anything special with Won-seok before today’s pitching, but I focused on pitching to throw strikes.” did. I threw a lot of breaking balls at the beginning of the ball count fight and then won with a fastball, which led to good results.”
Thanks to Oh Won-seok’s good pitching, SSG finished the weekend’s three-game series with Hanwha in a winning series. What is encouraging in this three-game series is that the native starters did their part.
In the game the previous day (29th), returning submarine pitcher Park Jong-hoon became the winning pitcher as he pitched 6 innings with no runs and no runs to regain his reputation as an “eagle killer.” It is true that the strength of SSG’s native starting lineup, in addition to foreign pitchers Roennis Elias and Kirk McCarty, has been greatly reduced.
Even if Park Jong-hoon pitched a scoreless pitch, the average ERA of SSG starters was 4.58 until the 29th, which is the worst among the 10 teams in the league. Manager Kim Won-hyeong said, “In the end, only when the starting lineup is stable can we have the strength to fight and break the losing streak.”
The importance of the starting team is emphasized by each coach. In the case of the LG Twins, Choi Won-tae was also recruited through a trade with Kiwoom Heroes to keep the No. 1 spot. That is why stability of the starting lineup is so important. In this respect, the good fight between Park Jong-hoon and Oh Won-seok is bound to be welcome in the situation of SSG.꽁머니
The starting lineup needs to show a sense of stability so that the bullpen can avoid overload and maintain its blocking power. For two days, with Park Jong-hoon and Oh Won-seok’s strong fighting, SSG confirmed their strength to pursue first place.
Kim Min-sik said, “I gave up the score in the first inning, but Won-seok didn’t get excited and pitched well, so it led to good pitching afterwards.” I think there will be results.”