‘Mound collapse → fall to 5th place’ SSG, QS only once out of 8 games in September… A vicious cycle continues
SSG Landers’ starting team failed to hold out again.
SSG drew 8-8 after a close match with 12 overtimes in the 14th game of the season against KT Wiz of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Suwon KT Wiz Park on the 9th.
Oh Won-seok, who took the mound as a starter, struggled, allowing 7 hits, 2 strikeouts, 4 walks, and 6 runs (3 earned) in 3 innings. Oh Won-seok gave up a whopping 25 runs (22 earned runs) in 5 games from the game against Lotte on the 5th of last month to the game against KT on this day.
As the starting pitcher collapses early, the bullpen is being overloaded. It’s a concern throughout the season. The vicious cycle is repeating itself. In particular, the SSG starting lineup is in a more serious situation in September.
In the 8 games until this day against KT, the starting pitcher only pitched a quality start once. SSG’s team ERA in September was the lowest at 7.26, and the starting ERA was also lowest at 8.66.
During the home game against KIA on the 1st, foreign left-handed starting pitcher Roenis Elias suffered a defeat by allowing 5 runs in 5 innings. In the game the next day (the 2nd), Seung-won Moon lost by allowing 4 runs in 5⅔ innings, and in the game on the 3rd, Won-seok Oh avoided defeat but gave up 5 runs in 6 innings.
On the 5th, the first day of the Daejeon expedition, against Hanwha, trusted foreign left-hander Kirk McCarty was kicked out early after giving up 6 runs in 3 innings. In the game on the 6th, ‘Ace’ Kim Gwang-hyun retired after allowing 4 runs in 3⅔ innings.
In the game against Hanwha on the 7th, Elias pitched a quality start, allowing 1 run in 6 innings. The game turned around and we lost, but it was a quality start pitching from the starting lineup for the first time in a long time.
However, on the first day of the Suwon trip (the 8th), Seung-won Moon suffered a loss with 7 hits, 3 strikeouts, 1 walk, and 7 runs (6 earned runs) in 3 innings. Starting pitcher Park Jong-hoon, who then took the mound, also performed poorly, allowing 6 runs in 3 innings. The sluggishness of the starting lineup continued to Oh Won-seok on the 9th.
SSG’s starting pitchers are not doing their job. As a result, the bullpen is bound to lose strength. It’s not a matter of one or two days. The more innings the bullpen has to block, the less powerful it becomes. There is no inning eater in sight. It continues to be difficult to last 6 innings, let alone 7 innings.토토사이트
Moreover, SSG had a close game in overtime 12 times that day. After Oh Won-seok was dismissed 3 innings early, Lee Kun-wook (2 innings), Lee Ro-woon (2 innings), Ko Hyo-jun (⅔ innings), Noh Kyung-eun (2 ⅓ innings), and Seo Jin-yong (2 innings) were brought in one after another. The game on the last day of the away game is at 2pm. The burden on pitchers increases.