SSG succeeded in winning streak thanks to the firepower of the other line that hit 3 home runs and the counterplay of starting pitcher Kirk McCarty.
SSG Landers won 7-4 in a home game against NC Dinos in the 2023 Professional Baseball KBO League held at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on the 24th.
NC, who had two consecutive victories, recorded 57 wins, 1 draw and 46 losses, firmly defending third place. On the other hand, 4th place NC with 49 losses (52 wins, 2 draws) failed to close the gap with SSG.
SSG, led by pitcher McCarty, Choo Shin-soo (designated hitter) – Choi Ji-hoon (center fielder) – Choi Jeong (3rd baseman) – Choi Joo-hwan (1st baseman) – Park Seong-han (shortstop) – Kang Jin-seong (left fielder) – Hanyu-seom (right fielder) – Cho Hyeong-woo (catcher) – Kim Seong-hyeon (second baseman) was named in the starting lineup. 안전놀이터
NC faced Son Ah-seop (designated hitter) – Park Min-woo (2nd baseman) – Park Kun-woo (right fielder) – Jason Martin (center fielder) – Kwon Hee-dong (left fielder) – Yoon Hyung-jun (1st baseman) – Seo Ho-cheol (3rd baseman) – Kim Joo-won (shortstop) -Ahn Joong-yeol (catcher) was the batting line.
The starting pitcher was Lee Jae-hak, who had a comeback today after suffering a metatarsal fracture injury in his left foot against the LG Twins in Changwon on June 22.
It was up to NC to take the lead. After one shot in the first inning
Park Min-woo opened the water with a hit that fell in the middle left
and Park Gun-woo drew a two-run arch over the middle fence.
Gunwoo Park’s season 9 gun.
SSG wasn’t just watching.
He quickly turned around by making the bottom of the first inning a big inning.
When lead hitter Choo Shin-soo hit a left-handed hit
Choi Ji-hoon hit a timely triple with one RBI through the middle right.
Then, taking advantage of the opponent pitcher’s wild pitch
Choi Ji-hoon broke into the home run, and Choi Jeong and Choi Joo-hwan hit consecutive home runs. 4-2.
NC, who gave the atmosphere in an instant, hit the ground in the second inning.
Seo Ho-cheol and Kim Joo-won’s successive right-handed hits resulted in one out and 1st and 2nd base
but Kim Hyung-joon turned to shortstop’s double hit.
SSG, which overcame the crisis of conceding, continued the scoring streak at the end of the second inning. Choi Ji-hoon struck a right-handed hit with 1 RBI on first and second base
which was connected by consecutive hits by Kim Seong-hyun and Choo Shin-soo.
Choi Ji-hoon’s stealing of second base and Choi Jeong’s four-ball lead to the bases full safely
Choi Joo-hwan’s second baseman’s double hit
and third base runner Choo Shin-soo stepped home.
SSG, who clearly took the initiative in the beginning
ran away one step further with Hanyu Island’s superior solo gun that came out after one shot at the end of the 3rd inning.
NC, who became desperate
started the pursuit with Kim Hyung-jun’s left solo arch that broke out after one shot in the top of the 5th inning.
Kim Hyung-joon also sortied as the lead batter in the top of the 8th inning and showed off his long hitting power by firing a solo gun that went over the right-middle fence.
Afterwards, NC tried their best to get a comeback in the top of the 9th inning
but no further scoring was heard. The match ended with SSG’s victory.
SSG starting pitcher McCarty threw 101 pitches and blocked 7 hits, 3 homers, 6 strikeouts and 4 runs in 7.1 innings, harvesting his 8th win (4th loss) of the season.
Next, while Noh Kyung-eun (hole, scoreless in 0.2 innings) and Seo Jin-yong (three, 1 inning scoreless) defended the mound, Choi Jeong (2 hits in 3 at-bats, 1 home run, 1 RBI), Choi Joo-hwan (4 at-bats, 1 hit, 1 home run, 1 RBI), and Hanyu-seom ( 4 at-bats, 1 hit, 1 home run, 1 RBI) led the attack with a home run gun.
NC was sorry for the sluggish performance of starting pitcher Lee Jae-hak (4 innings, 9 hits, 3 home runs, 2 walks, 1 strikeout and 7 runs). 2nd loss (2 wins) of the season.
2022 Hangzhou Asian Games Baseball Team Catcher’ Kim Hyung-jun (2 hits in 3 at-bats, 2 homers, 2 RBIs) had his first team game this year and hit a home run in consecutive hits, but the team lost.