The strength of the bullpen that ‘survived many crises’… SSG regains the No. 1 spot

 It was thanks to Gu Gu-jin’s strength that the SSG Landers were able to withstand the LG Twins’ hard hitting line and secure victory. It was difficult every inning, but each time he got out of the crisis with excellent game management skills and completed the victory.

SSG won 5-3 in a home game against LG in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on the 24th.

SSG, who had been beaten 1-9 by LG the previous day (23rd) and pushed from 1st place to 2nd place, rose to 27 wins, 1 draw and 15 losses with the victory that day, and again rose to the 1st place with LG.

The focus of the match was SSG’s new foreign pitcher, left-hander Loenis Elias. The victory depended on the performance of Elias, who joined the team in place of Eni Romero, who was substituted after not playing a game.

Elias went down the mound after recording 5 hits, 4 walks, 2 strikeouts and 3 runs in 5 innings. He couldn’t be said to be very good, but he did the bare minimum against the LG batting line, which was lined with hard hitters such as Kim Hyun-soo, Austin Dean, Park Hae-min, and Oh Ji-hwan.

Coincidentally, in the SSG batting line, Park Seong-han’s home run with bases in the first inning and Choi Joo-hwan’s solo home run in the fourth inning hit Elias’ requirements for a winning pitcher.

All that was left for victory was the performance of Kye Tu-jin.

SSG started the bullpen with Hyo-Jun Ko in the 6th inning, but Hyo-Jun Ko allowed Oh Ji-Hwan to hit and Moon Bo-Kyung to walk. Afterwards, when Kim Min-seong, who had a good sense of humor, appeared, the bench changed pitcher to Choi Min-joon.

Choi Min-joon gave Kim Min-seong a sacrifice bunt and became 1 out, 2nd and 3rd base. However, Hong Chang-ki and Park Dong-won were beaten consecutively and escaped the crisis.

In the 7th inning, Choi Min-joon got on the mound and passed the ball to Roh Kyung-eun with 2 outs on 1st base. Noh Kyung-eun brought himself into crisis with consecutive walks to Austin and Oh Ji-hwan. However, he blocked Moon Bo-gyeong with a ground ball to first base, ending the inning without allowing a run.

After being hit by lead batter Kim Min-seong in the 8th inning, Noh Kyung-eun induced Hong Chang-ki to ground a ball to second base, but Choi Joo-hwan made an error and the second and third bases were in danger.

At the moment of desperation, veteran Noh Kyung-eun, the No. 1 hold, was calm and calm. Park Dong-won, who had a shot, was caught with an infield fly in the first pitch, and Park Hae-min, who has excellent contact skills, was also blocked with an infield fly.

Afterwards, Moon Seong-joo was sent for a walk and the bases were loaded again, but he escaped the crisis by blocking Kim Hyun-soo with a ground ball to second base. Noh Kyung-eun harvested the 12th hold.토토사이트

The SSG bullpen’s emphasis was Seo Jin-yong, who had the first place in saves. Seo Jin-yong got off the mound in the ninth inning and started off uneasy by walking lead batter Austin, but struck out Oh Ji-hwan and Moon Bo-gyeong consecutively.

Afterwards, he was hit by Joo-Hyun Jung and faced a risk of conceding again, but he did not lose his concentration. Seo Jin-yong defended the victory by blocking the last batter, Hong Chang-ki, with a ground ball to first base. Seo Jin-yong, who recorded his 17th save (1 win) of the season, closed the back door and finished the game.

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