“It was an ace-like pitch.”
SSG Landers won 4-0 in a confrontation with Samsung Lions in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on the 13th.
The good pitching of starting pitcher Kim Gwang-hyun shone. Kim Gwang-hyun won his 7th win (4th loss) of the season with 3 hits, 2 walks, 3 strikeouts, and no runs in 7 innings.
Kim Gwang-hyun faced his first crisis at the beginning of the second inning. However, he received help from Choi Ji-hoon. With no runners in the first out, Kang Min-ho went to second base due to shortstop Park Seong-han’s throwing error. Afterwards, Kang Han-wool retreated with a shortstop grounder, but Kim Gwang-hyun was hit in front of right fielder by Oh Jae-il. Kang Min-ho ran around third base and ran home, but Choi Ji-hoon caught it with an accurate home throw and did not concede.
Kim Gwang-hyeon allowed lead hitter Ryu Ji-hyeok to hit in the top of the 4th inning, but after catching Koo Ja-wook with a shortstop floating ball, he induced Jose Pirella to double-hit. It hasn’t been in any serious trouble since. In the top of the 7th inning, lead hitter Ja-wook Koo walked, but once again Pirella was treated as a double play. Then, even Kang Min-ho was turned into a floating ball in right field and came down from the mound.
After the game, SSG coach Kim Won-hyung said, “Today, Kwang-hyeon pitched 7 scoreless innings like an ace, so we were able to win. The batters also liked the process of picking out points one by one, and as a result, Ace’s shoulders were lightened. It was a game where the pitching balance was good for a long time,” he said. “In defense, there were many good defenses, such as Ji-hoon’s home care in the 2nd inning, Tae-gon’s defense in the 6th inning, and a double play in the 7th. That’s why the defensive concentration of the fielders was good.”
On this day, Oh Tae-gon recorded 2 hits, 2 steals and 2 runs in 3 at-bats. Choo Shin-soo went 3 at-bats with 2 hits and 2 RBIs. When Oh Tae-gon got a hit, there were two scenes where Choo Shin-soo scored an RBI.
Manager Kim Won-hyung said, “Tae-gon contributed to the team’s attack by showing an active run on the other line. Shinsoo played a big role in the attack by hitting sacrifice and wedge hits.”메이저사이트
SSG will play three consecutive away matches against the Lotte Giants at Sajik Stadium in Busan starting on the 15th. Coach Kim said, “It was a tough game this week, but everyone worked hard, and I will prepare well next week so that I can show a good game.”