SSG Landers fell to their 4th consecutive loss. The mound collapsed.
SSG lost 6-8 in the 13th game of the season against the KIA Tigers of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on the 3rd.
On this day, SSG’s batting order was Shin-soo Choo (designated hitter), Kang-min Kim (center fielder), Jin-seong Kang (left fielder), Jeong Choi (third baseman), Seong-han Park (shortstop), Seong-hyeon Kim (second baseman), Jae-hoon Ha (right fielder), Tae-gon Oh (first baseman), and Hyeong-woo Cho (catcher).
Starter Oh Won-seok gave up two runs in the first inning. However, Choo Shin-soo’s solo shot hit in the bottom of the first inning, and after Oh Won-seok allowed two more runs in the top of the second inning, Cho Hyeong-woo hit a three-run home run in the bottom of the second inning.
In the batting lineup, he started to support scoring against KIA starter Lee Eui-ri. But the mound ultimately failed to hold up. After two outs in the fifth inning, Oh Won-seok gave up a double to Park Chan-ho and allowed Kim Do-young to hit a timely hit to right field.
Choi Jeong’s two-run home run in the bottom of the fifth inning gave them a difficult lead. SSG left it to Oh Won-seok until the 6th inning and moved the bullpen starting from the 7th inning. Oh Won-seok struggled, allowing 5 runs in 6 innings, but met the requirements of being a winning pitcher.
But the bullpen collapsed. In the top of the 8th inning, Ko Hyo-jun gave up a hit to right-center field to Kim Sun-bin with one out. Then closer Seo Jin-yong was brought in early. Seo Jin-yong collapsed with two runs. In the top of the 9th inning, Lee Ro-woon hit a solo home run from Kim Do-young.
SSG lost all three home games in Incheon. Against KIA, the mound gave up 30 points. Both the starters and bullpen are shaking. The team’s ERA is 4.37, the second worst after the Samsung Lions (4.60).
On the first day of the three-game home series on the 1st, starting pitcher Roenis Elias suffered a loss by allowing 5 runs in 5 innings, then Lee Geon-wook allowed 1 run in 2 innings, rookie Song Young-jin allowed 3 runs in 1 inning, and Jeong Seong-gon allowed 1 run in 1 inning.
In the game on the 2nd, starting pitcher Seung-won Moon allowed 4 runs in 5⅔ innings, Hyo-jun Ko allowed 3 runs in 1 inning, Kun-wook Lee allowed 1 run in 1 inning, Seong-gon Jeong allowed 1 run in ⅓ innings, and Joo-han Kim allowed 3 runs without getting a single out.바카라
The bullpen ranked first in ERA during the first half of the season and showed ‘sure-win’ power, but its ability to protect is declining in the second half. SSG made changes to the coaching staff ahead of the game on the 3rd. It remains to be seen whether the atmosphere can change next week.