SSG Landers starters are awarded. The starting lineup, which seemed rich at the beginning of the season, now shows cracks.먹튀검증
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.
SSG Submarine Starter Park Jong-hoon. / OSEN DB
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.
He played 296 games, 41% of the 720 games.
At this point, there were many cases where it was difficult to look at the top 5 because the last place had a lot of rides with 5th place.
In the case of last year, 311 games were played until June 15, and the difference between KT Wiz (30 wins, 2 draws, 31 losses), which were in 5th place, and Hanwha Eagles (22 wins, 40 losses), which were in 10th place, was 8.5 games. In particular, Hanwha had more and more losses than wins during this period, and the winning rate was dropping, so I couldn’t think of aiming for the top 5.
This year is different. The last one still has a chance. As of the 15th, the 5th place Doosan Bears (29 wins, 1 draw, 28 losses, odds ratio 0.509) and the 10th place Hanwha Eagles (23 wins, 3 draws, 34 losses, odds ratio 0.404) have 6 games.
Hanwha had a win rate of only 2.6% with 6 wins, 1 draw and 17 losses in April, but in May, with 11 wins, 2 draws and 10 losses, it caused a stir that exceeded the odds rate of 50%. Even in June, it is raising the winning rate close to 50% with 6 wins and 7 losses, including winning the winning series with a loss. Even if you are in the bottom, the gap with the top team is not widening.
Director Choi Won-ho, who led the team due to the sudden sacking of manager Carlos Subero, is doing well. Since taking over the team on May 12, Hanwha has recorded 12 wins, 2 draws and 15 losses (0.444 win rate). This is the 8th overall score during this period.
Compared to the record of 11 wins, 1 draw and 19 losses (0.367 win rate) until coach Subero was sacked, this is clearly an improvement.
8th place Samsung Lions (25 wins 34 losses, odds ratio 0.424) and 9th place KT Wiz (24 wins 2 draws 33 losses, odds ratio 0.421) are just 1 game away from 7th place Kiwoom Heroes (27 wins 1 draw 35 losses, win rate 0.435) Even with it, there is only a 1.5 game difference. If you run a winning streak, you can always get out of last place, and you can look to the top. From the 16th, Hanwha will have three weekend matches against Kiwoom in Daejeon.
Even in the upper ranks, anyone can become number one at any time. As LG Twins won against Samsung Lions on the 15th and SSG Landers lost to KT, LG rose to first place ahead of SSG by an anti-game car. The 3rd place NC Dinos is 3 games behind LG, and the 4th place Lotte Giants is 4.5 games away. The difference between 5th place Doosan and Lotte is only 2 games. It is a situation where the leaderboard can be completely different depending on which team wins or loses.
Since the game difference is small, anything can happen. This year’s KBO League, which has many variables such as injuries, is waiting for the biggest variable, the Asian Games in October. You shouldn’t be vigilant for a moment, and missing a game you could win could be a game you regret later.