It was a game that clearly showed why SSG Landers could maintain the top spot.
SSG won 3-2 in a home game against Kiwoom Heroes in the 2023 professional baseball KBO League held at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on the 22nd, thanks to the good pitching of the pitching staff and the merit of Hanyu Island, who struck the final blow.
It was a match where SSG’s strengths were well displayed. Even with two outs, he did not give up easily in the attack, and successive hobos lightened the shoulders of the pitchers.
First, looking at the attack situation, 2 of the 3 points SSG scored that day came after 2 shoots. It started in the bottom of the second inning. At the time, SSG’s lead hitter Guillermo Heredia hit the shortstop in the infield, but tried to steal second base and was out.
However, SSG had Choi Joo-hwan. He pulled two pitches from opposing starting pitcher Choi Won-tae and drew a solo arch that slightly crossed the right wall, giving SSG the first point. It was Choi Joo-hwan’s season 2 gun.
The finish line also came after two outs. In SSG at the bottom of the 8th inning, where the two teams were tied 2-2, lead batter Choi Ji-hoon hit a left-handed hit, but Choi Jeong’s well-hit ball was sucked into the opponent’s first baseman’s glove and ended up being a straight hit to the first baseman. Even the first base runner, Choi Ji-hoon, seemed to be giving off a force-out. However, Heredia opened the water with a double that cut through the middle left, and Hanyu Island’s 1 RBI and a timely hit to the left were able to seize the victory.
The lake rain that came out several times that day was also the driving force behind SSG’s victory. First, left fielder Heredia throws herself and catches Hyeong-jong Lee’s sharp batted ball after one shot in the first inning. If Heredia Agai had not been caught, he could have been a long hit that cut through the left middle.
The highlight was 2 outs and 2nd base in the top of the 6th inning. At this time, Kiwoom Kim Hui-jip, who entered the plate, hit a ball that anyone could expect to hit. However, SSG center fielder Choi Ji-hoon sprinted for a while and caught it with a graceful sliding catch, saving SSG from the point of conceding.
In response, SSG’s head coach Kim Won-hyung praised the players’ extraordinary concentration after the game, saying, “The players and coaching staff are working hard to create a good atmosphere without losing concentration, resulting in good results.” 안전놀이터
SSG did not lose concentration in both ball and defense. The result was so sweet. As a result of this day, SSG, which secured three consecutive victories and a weekend three-game winning series, recorded 11 wins and 6 losses and placed second, one game behind the sole leader LG Twins