SSG Landers starters are awarded. The starting lineup, which seemed rich at the beginning of the season, now shows cracks.메이저놀이터
Director Kim Won-hyung’s concerns deepen. They suffered consecutive defeats due to the sluggishness of the expected starting pitchers. My grades aren’t good lately. They lost 5 of their last 6 games, and the starting pitchers did not play their part.
From the 9th to the 11th, Oh Won-seok, Kirk McCarty, and Kim Gwang-hyun were sluggish in the Changwon NC Dinos expedition and suffered a shocking sweep.
Oh Won-seok gave up 5 runs in 6 innings on the first day of 3 consecutive matches in Changwon, McCarty gave up 5 runs in 5 innings (1 earned run) the next day, and Gwang-Hyun Kim suffered 4 runs in 4⅓ innings on the last day of the expedition.
In the case of McCarty and Kwang-Hyun Kim, you might think, ‘Sometimes this will happen’, but SSG, which was leading the way, failed to widen the distance with the second-place LG Twins, who finished with a losing series in the Daejeon Hanwha Eagles expedition.
SSG returned to Incheon and won 8-1 on the first day of the weekend’s three-game series against KT Wiz thanks to a good pitch by foreign pitcher Roennis Elias.
It calmed down the atmosphere that had fallen. However, on the 14th, submarine pitcher Park Jong-hoon suffered a sluggish 8-run 3-inning defeat, 4-14. Park Jong-hoon was eventually removed from the first team ahead of the game on the 15th.
SSG lost 3-6 in Game 9 of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League season against KT Wiz held at Incheon SSG Landers Field on the 15th. Left-handed starter Oh Won-seok again fell short of expectations.
He suffered a loss with 5 runs in 6 innings in the Changwon expedition on the 9th, and he could not even last 5 innings in this KT match. He gave up 5 hits (1 home run), 2 strikeouts, 1 walk and 5 runs (3 earned runs) until the 4th inning, and passed the mound to right-hander Choi Min-jun from the 5th inning.
I had a hard time with 2 runs in the 1st and 2nd innings and an additional 1 run in the 3rd inning. Following Park Jong-hoon, SSG starting pitchers for two consecutive games, including Oh Won-seok, came off the mound without being able to pitch until the fifth inning.
With the addition of Elias, the SSG starting lineup seemed to be solving the final puzzle. Due to the sluggishness of the pitchers that were expected, the battle for ranking took an emergency.
The starting lineup consisted of two foreigners, Kim Gwang-hyeon, Park Jong-hoon, and Oh Won-seok. SSG, which even turned starting agent Moon Seung-won to the bullpen and showed abundance, was shaken by the starting lineup and eventually lost the first place to LG again.