SSG Landers maintained third place.
SSG won 3-2 in the final match of the season against Kiwoom Heroes of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on the 13th. Although they did not score many points, the game ended with starter Oh Won-seok’s good pitch, a foreign hitter’s tying hit, Choi Joo-hwan’s solo shot, Pil Seung-jo’s good pitch, and the opponent’s error. Seo Jin-yong failed to maintain the 1-point lead in the top of the 9th, but SSG smiled again in the bottom of the 9th. Choo Shin-soo’s batted ball went between first baseman Lim Ji-yeol and second baseman Kim Hye-seong. It was good for Lim Ji-yeol to catch it with his body, but he dropped the ball in the process of making a throw to catch Choo Shin-soo.
SSG maintained 3rd place by catching Kiwoom. Before the game, SSG was in 3rd place, 0.5 games ahead of 4th place NC and 1 game ahead of 5th place Doosan Bears. It was a valuable victory.토토사이트
SSG’s batting order was as follows: Choo Shin-soo (designated hitter), Choi Ji-hoon (center fielder), Han Yu-seom (right fielder), Guillermo Heredia (left fielder), Park Seong-han (shortstop), Oh Tae-gon (first baseman), Choi Joo-hwan (second baseman), Kim Seong-hyeon (third baseman), and Kim Min-sik (catcher). .
Kiwoom’s batting order was as follows: Kim Hye-seong (second baseman), Dawson (center fielder), Lee Joo-hyung (designated hitter), Kim Hwi-jip (shortstop), Song Seong-moon (third baseman), Lim Ji-yeol (first baseman), Park Soo-jong (right fielder), Kim Jae-hyun (catcher), and Park Chan-hyuk (left fielder).
Kiwoom scored first. In the first inning, leadoff hitter Kim Hye-seong hit a single to the left field, and Dawson hit a single to the right field. Lee Joo-hyung chose to walk. SSG left-handed starter Oh Won-seok was shaken.
Kim Hwi-jip launched a batted ball toward center field, and third base runner Kim Hye-seong hit home. However, Oh Won-seok guided Song Seong-moon to a ground ball in front of the second baseman, turning it into a double play, and the inning went on without allowing any additional runs.
SSG quickly brought the game back to square one. In the bottom of the first inning, the first batter, Choo Shin-soo, chose to walk. Choi Ji-hoon hit a ground ball toward first base, and Choo Shin-soo went to second base. With one out and runners on second base, Han Yu-seom hit a single to right, creating an opportunity for first and third base, and Heredia made a timely hit to right.
Oh Won-seok did not give up a single point after the first inning. He pitched well until the 6th inning, allowing 5 hits, 2 strikeouts, 4 walks, and 1 run.
In the second inning, Choi Joo-hwan hit a solo home run, helping Oh Won-seok become the winning pitcher. Choi Joo-hwan served as the leadoff hitter in the second inning, targeting Kiwoom’s foreign starting pitcher Ariel Jurado’s curve on the sixth pitch and hitting a solo home run over the right wall.
Choi Joo-hwan hit 20 home runs for the second time in his career after hitting 26 home runs in 2018 during his time with Doosan.
Before this day’s game, SSG’s leading hitter Choi Jeong suffered a left hamstring injury during the away trip to KIA in Gwangju on the 10th and was expunged from the first team. Although the center hitter was missing, the players showed concentration and succeeded in winning three games in a row.
After Oh Won-seok’s excellent pitching of 1 run in 6 innings, SSG brought up closing pitcher Seo Jin-yong in the bottom of the 9th, following Noh Kyeong-eun and Ko Hyo-jun. Seo Jin-yong was unable to maintain the one-point lead. Seo Jin-yong, who struck out the first batter Lee Joo-hyung on a missed swing, was hit by Kim Hwi-jip for a solo home run that went over the left field fence. The game was tied 2-2.
SSG’s leadoff hitter, Park Seong-han, walked in the bottom of the 9th inning. Oh Tae-gon’s sent out bunt put the team on second base with one out, and Choi Joo-hwan went out on an automatic 4th pitch. With one out and 1st and 2nd bases, Kim Seong-hyun retired with a foul fly to right field. At this time, second base runner Park Seong-han went to third base, and Ha Jae-hoon went out with a ball that hit his body, filling the bases. With the bases loaded, Choo Shin-soo sent a ball next to the first baseman and third base runner Park Seong-han passed home, ending the game. The game ended with an error by Kiwoom first baseman Lim Ji-yeol.
Lee Jeong-hoo, who defended the bench until the end
Lee Jeong-hoo watched the last game of the season for his close teammates from the bench. Due to an ankle injury during the season, he underwent surgery and rehabilitation. Although it is the final stage of rehabilitation, there is no need to overdo it. Moreover, Lee Jung-hoo plans to advance to the major league through posting after the end of the season.
Lee Jeong-hoo, who entered the professional stage after being selected in the first round in 2017, spent seven seasons in the KBO League until this year. Although he didn’t play much this year due to an early-season slump and a mid-season injury. In 86 games he played, he batted .300, 8-8 (105-for-330), 6 home runs, 45 RBIs, and an OPS of .861.
However, last season, he played in 142 games with a batting average of .349 (193 hits in 553 at-bats), 23 home runs, 113 RBI, and an OPS of .996, winning five batting awards (batting average, on-base percentage, slugging percentage, most hits, RBI) and league MVP. . There is a lot of interest in his possibility of advancing to the big leagues.