Futures ERA 4.22 Pitcher defeated the 1st foreign starter… ‘Power of depth’ SSG 1st run
It was a game that showed how SSG Landers is a team running for first place this season, following a wire-to-wire win last year that did not miss a single game in the regular season. He showed the power of depth by defeating the first foreign starter in a situation where he lost foreign pitchers and other aces due to injuries and lacked pitchers.
SSG won 5-3 against the KIA Tigers in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League regular season away game held at Gwangju-Kia Champions Field in Buk-gu, Gwangju on the 10th. With this victory, SSG solidified its position at the top of the league with 21 wins and 11 losses. On the other hand, KIA recorded 14 wins and 13 losses.
It was SSG with bad news ahead of KIA and 3 consecutive matches. First foreign starter Kirk McCarty, who was scheduled to pitch, was canceled this week due to inflammation at the end of his left middle finger. In addition, Guillermo Heredia, the 4th batter with a batting average of 0.373 and boasting the hottest feeling in SSG, injured the inside of his wrist while carrying a bag from the dorm and missed two days in a row.
So, the right-hander Lee Kun-wook (28) was put forward. After graduating from Shindo Elementary School, Dongsan Middle School, and Dongsan High School, Lee Kun-wook, who joined SK (now SSG) as the first nomination in 2014, recorded an average ERA of 6.64 in 36 professional games. This season, he appeared in 10 games in the Futures League alone and posted an earned run average of 4.22, but this was his first first-team appearance. To Lee Kun-wook, who threw the longest innings even in the Futures League at 1⅔ innings, Kim Won-hyung said in an interview before the game, “It’s still Wednesday and there is no bullpen, so we have to throw until (Lee) Kun-wook throws. If you hold on until then, the bullpen can go out in order.”
It met those expectations 100%. Lee Kun-wook held the mound longer than opponent starter Sean Anderson, with 5 hits, 2 walks, 1 strikeout and 3 runs in 4 innings. Anderson, who was active as KIA’s first starter with an average ERA of 2.58 in 6 games this season, collapsed with 2 hits, 4 runs and 4 runs (3 earned) in 3⅓ innings.
The previous day (9th), the SSG lineup, which failed to score a point for Yang Hyeon-jong in 8 innings, made the most of the opponent’s mistakes even with few hits (5) and scored the points necessary for victory.
SSG: Choo Shin-soo (right fielder) – Choi Jun-woo (designated hitter) – Choi Joo-hwan (2nd baseman) – Choi Jeong (3rd baseman) – Han Yu-seom (left fielder) – Park Seong-han (shortstop) – Choi Hang (1st baseman) – Oh Tae-gon (center fielder) – Kim Min-sik (catcher) ). The starting pitcher is Lee Geon-wook.
KIA: Ryu Ji-hyeok (3rd baseman) – Ko Jong-wook (left fielder) – Kim Sun-bin (2nd baseman) – Choi Hyung-woo (designated hitter) – Socrates Brito (center fielder) – Byun Woo-hyuk (1st baseman) – Lee Woo-seong (right fielder) – Han Seung-taek (catcher) – Park Chan-ho (shortstop) ). Anderson is the starting point.
Anderson was good to begin with. He struck out Joo-Hwan Choi in the 1st inning and Hanyu-Som in the 2nd inning with a slider, respectively, making two consecutive tripartite innings. On the other hand, Lee Kun-wook gave Ryu Ji-hyeok and Choi Hyung-woo a walk, but Ko Jong-wook, who was actively running, struck out on a swing after an 8-pitch match, Kim Seon-bin, a shortstop ground ball, and Socrates a ball to center field, and managed to block the first inning with 22 runs.
The luck didn’t last long. He hit Byeon Woo-hyuk and Lee Woo-sung with consecutive hits. Han Seung-taek’s sacrifice bunt made it 1 out, 2nd and 3rd base, and Park Chan-ho hit the ball to the center fielder. At this time, SSG center fielder Oh Tae-gon’s defense was disappointing. As he threw the ball backwards, he gave an extra point for what could have ended with a timely one RBI. Fortunately for SSG, third baseman Choi Jeong tagged Ryu Ji-hyeok’s batted ball and threw it to first base, ending the inning with Ryu Ji-hyeok out.
From the third inning, Anderson’s fastball began to falter. After giving walks to Choi Hang and Kim Min-sik, Choo Shin-soo allowed an RBI in right field. Choo Shin-soo succeeded in stealing second base and advanced to third base when Choi Jun-woo hit a ground ball. In the meantime, the runner on third base stepped home, and the score was tied 2-2.
Lee Kun-wook fell victim to the KBO record at the end of the 3rd inning. He gave Ko Jong-wook a double headed for the right wall. Kim Seon-bin was treated as a shortstop straight hit, but Choi Hyung-woo allowed a 2-3 turnaround with a timely double with 1 RBI in the left field. Hyung-Woo Choi’s 3800th RBI, Third in KBO History.
But in the end, it was Lee Geon-wook who survived for a long time. Anderson was on the verge of being safely loaded with bases as he allowed a heavy hit to Choi Jeong and consecutive walks to Han Yu-seom and Park Seong-han in the fourth inning. He struck out Hang Choi on a swing, but he failed to choose to throw home as he caught Oh Tae-gon’s batted ball and fell. In the end, all runners were recognized as safe, and the score was tied at 3-3. With this goal, Choi Jeong-eun became the second player in the KBO League to reach 1300 points, following Lee Seung-yeop. It has been 36 years, 2 months and 12 days.
Choi Ji-min, who came on the mound afterwards, turned Choo Shin-soo with a double stroke, and the runs did not increase. Lee Kun-wook made his first three-and-out inning at the bottom of the 4th inning, ending a rough first appearance.
A series of erroneous plays, Kim Kang-min’s wedge 1-run home run
From the 5th inning, pitchers from both teams’ bullpen continued scoreless pitching. KIA Choi Ji-min, who perfectly blocked the 4th and 5th innings, was shaken by giving Park Seong-han a right-handed hit in the 6th inning. Kang-Min Kim threw a wild pitch at bat, and with a hit in the middle left, he was in danger of 1 out 1 and 3 base. However, Oh Tae-gon’s squeeze bunt failed, ending the inning without conceding a run.
SSG Baek Seung-gun took the mound from the 5th inning and faced a crisis from the start. Chan-ho Park shook the SSG battery with a hit to the left, followed by a stolen second base, and Jong-wook Koh’s ground ball advanced to third base. However, it ended without a run as Kim Seon-bin stepped back with a shortstop ground ball. Koh Hyo-jun, who pitched in the 6th inning, showed the most stable performance among the SSG pitchers who pitched that day due to a tripartite offense.
온라인카지노 Champions Field shook again in the 7th inning. It was a series of erroneous plays by both teams. In the top of the 7th, SSG took the chance to have the bases loaded by one run against Kim Ki-hoon, with Kim Min-sik (leading runner out, Choo Shin-soo first base), pinch hitters Cho Hyung-woo and Choi Joo-hwan walked. However, Choi Jeong’s batted ball did not leave the infield and an infield fly was declared. Byun Woo-hyeok dropped the ball and confused Choo Shin-soo, the third base runner. Choo Shin-soo headed home but failed to return to third base, ending the inning in vain.
KIA was equally frustrated. With Lee Woo-sung’s left-handed hit and Han Seung-taek’s sacrifice bunt, runner Kim Ho-ryeong headed to second base, Ryu Ji-hyeok walked and Ko Jong-wook went to base with an infield error, and KIA also had a chance to load bases. However, Kim Seon-bin was unable to make up for the score as he withdrew with a ball from center fielder.
Kang-Min Kim hit a 1-run home run with a distance of 110m against pitcher Hyeon-Sik Jang, who had changed from 2 out in the top of the 8th inning, putting a wedge in SSG’s victory. SSG finisher Seo Jin-yong came to the mound on the fourth day and finished one inning scoreless, continuing 16 consecutive games without an earned run and recording 14 saves.