A change has occurred in the game of finishing pitchers in professional baseball. Samsung Oh Seung-hwan (41), who showed a powerful figure to the extent of earning the nickname “The Endgame King” with his stone fastball, is having a difficult season due to aging. The status of last year’s save king Go Woo-seok (25), which LG is proud of, is also shaking. A change in the game took place in the save king competition, which was a competition between closers with high name values.

At the center is SSG Seo Jin-yong (31, photo). He is emerging as the best back gatekeeper in the KBO League in the 2023 season, continuing his march with an average ERA of ‘zero’ and building an ‘insurmountable wall’ on the mound. Seo Jin-yong pitched 20.1 innings in 20 games this season and recorded 16 saves with impregnable pitching that allowed no earned runs. It is the unrivaled first place in this category, beating Doosan Hong Kun-hee (9 saves), who is second in saves. Seo Jin-yong’s performance is all the more dazzling considering the fact that Lotte, second in the league in team saves, has only 12 saves and Hanwha’s team has only two saves.

Above all, the pitching content is so good. Seo Jin-yong has only 11 hits this season. His on-base percentage (WHIP) per inning is only 1.03. In the NC match held at NC Park in Changwon on the 17th, its majesty was still the same. With a 4-0 lead in the 9th inning, he got on the mound and threw 7 balls against 3 batters to erase 1 inning.토스카지노

It is also thanks to Seo Jin-yong that SSG can maintain its lead. Of the 24 wins (13 losses, 1 draw) SSG won this season, 20 wins were won by 3 points or less.

This season, there were many twists and turns until Seo Jin-yong became the best finisher in the league. Seo Jin-yong, who was nominated in the 1st round of SK, the predecessor of SSG in the 2011 rookie draft, was immediately discovered with a knee injury and suffered the pain of being converted to a training player. He was registered as an official player again in the 2012 season, but joined Sangmu without ever stepping on the first team stage.

It wasn’t until 2015 that Seo Jin-yong made his first-team debut. Seo Jin-yong, who had a bad start with 2 runs in 2 innings from his first game, threw 21.1 innings in his debut year and recorded an earned run average of 5.91. After that, Seo Jin-yong began to develop one step at a time. In 2019, he had a 2.38 earned run average in 68 innings in 72 games. Last season, he was dropped by the SSG finish, recording 7 wins, 3 losses and 21 saves, raising expectations and finally exploding the possibility.

By admin

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *