SSG Landers eventually fell to 6th place. There was still the second game of the double header, but it was in the worst situation.안전놀이터
SSG suffered a 3-8 comeback loss in the first game of the double header in the 14th game of the season against the LG Twins of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Jamsil Stadium on the 17th.
In the first game of the doubleheader, SSG was Choo Shin-soo (designated hitter), Choi Ji-hoon (center fielder), Choi Jeong (third baseman), Heredia (left fielder), Park Seong-han (shortstop), Han Yu-seom (right fielder), Choi Joo-hwan (first baseman), Kim Seong-hyeon (second baseman), and Cho Hyeong-woo (catcher). The batting order was set up.
The first point belonged to SSG. In the top of the first inning, leadoff hitter Choo Shin-soo made an error at third base. Choi Ji-hoon retired with a line drive out to second base, and Choi Jeong hit a fly ball to center field. Afterwards, Heredia hit a single to right field, and the opponent’s right fielder even made a throw error. With 2 outs and 2nd and 3rd bases, Park Seong-han hit a timely hit with 2 RBIs to right field.
Starting pitcher Gwang-Hyun Kim lost 1 point in the bottom of the second inning due to a throwing error by third baseman Jeong Choi, and in the bottom of the 4th inning, he hit a solo home run that tied the game against LG foreign hitter Austin Dean.
However, Kim Gwang-hyun did well until the 5th inning, allowing 2 runs (1 earned run). The problem that day was defensive mistakes and the silence of the batting line.
SSG had a chance to get the bases loaded with one out in the top of the 4th inning when starter Lee Jeong-yong walked and Oh Ji-hwan made a defensive error, but Choo Shin-soo and Choi Ji-hoon both hit ground balls in front of the first baseman and wasted a good opportunity to get away.
They took the lead again in the top of the 5th inning with Choi Joo-hwan’s timely hit, but the game resumed in the bottom of the 6th after a 70-minute rain stoppage. As Noh Kyung-eun collapsed, SSG allowed a comeback.
In the top of the 8th inning, when the game was tied 2-5, the first batter, Han Yu-seom, hit a hit to right-center and Choi Joo-hwan walked. Choi Sang-min replaced Han Yu-seom, and Oh Tae-gon replaced Choi Joo-hwan as pinch runners.
Seong-Hyun Kim’s sent bunt brought the team to second and third bases with one out. SSG used the pinch hitter card, and Kim Kang-min took the plate instead of Cho Hyeong-woo. LG’s fastball finisher Go Woo-seok was selected.
SSG was unable to attack Go Woo-seok. Pinch hitter Kim Kang-min struck out on a swing, and Choo Shin-soo retired with a fly ball to center field. SSG eventually fell from a tie for 5th to 6th place with a winning percentage of .517. Doosan moved up to 4th place by beating KIA 8-3, and KIA ranked 5th with the same winning percentage as SSG but having played 4 fewer games.