The SSG Landers, who dropped from second to third place after chasing first-place LG Twins, enter a three-game midweek series against the fourth-place NC Dinos.
SSG will play the 11th game of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League against NC at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on the 22nd.토토사이트
After being swept in a three-game series against the Busan Lotte Giants on the 15th, SSG lost five straight games against the first-place LG Twins in Incheon on the 18th and 19th. They dropped from second to third in the standings.
On the final day of the three-game weekend series on the 20th, they swept LG 2-1, but the KT Wiz, who moved into second place, won two in a row and remain in third. They’ll look to regain the top spot, but third-placed SuSung is first.
They are only three games behind NC in fourth place. The standings could change again depending on the outcome of this three-game series. The first day of the three-game series is more important than ever. In addition, Moon Seung-won is back in the starting line-up.
After starting the first three games of the season, he’s been a middle reliever this year. With two foreign pitchers, Kim Kwang-hyun, Park Jong-hoon, and Oh Won-seok, Moon has been moved to strengthen the bullpen.
SSG pitcher Moon Seung-won. / OSEN DB
Recently, however, submarine pitcher Park Jong-hoon was sent to the second team after a poor performance. The starting spot is now open and Moon Seung-won is back in. At one point, SSG looked like they could afford to move Moon to the bullpen and give rookie Song Young-jin a chance in the starting lineup, but things are not looking good for SSG right now.
Apart from two foreign pitchers, Kirk McCarty and Roenis Elias, the remaining three homegrown starters have been up and down. Even the ‘ace’ Kim Kwang-hyun often falters. Left-hander Oh Won-seok has given up 14 runs in his last three games.
He’s not even worthy of a starting spot. For now, Moon Seung-won will have to plug the cracks. In 42 games this season, including four starts, Moon has a 3-4 record, one save, nine holds, and a 4.74 ERA.
Recently, he has given up runs in three straight games out of the bullpen. Can he show stability in the starting rotation again? After all, the team needs a solid starting rotation to be competitive in the standings.
LG’s dominance of the top spot and KT Wiz’s climb from 10th to 2nd place is due to their solid starting pitching. Will SSG be able to stabilise their starting line-up again for the rest of the season?