The SSG Landers command tower is contemplating how to utilize a rookie pitcher.
SSG will play the second game of the 2023 KBO League season against the LG Twins at Jamsil Stadium on the 26th. The starting lineup was Choo Shin-soo (designated hitter) Choi Ji-hoon (right fielder) Choi Jeong (third baseman) Heredia (left fielder) Kim Kang-min (center fielder) Oh Tae-gon (first baseman) Park Seong-han (shortstop) Kim Seong-hyeon (second baseman) Kim Min-shik (catcher).
In the first game the previous day (25th), he allowed Oh Ji-hwan a finishing hit in the bottom of the 9th inning and lost 4-5. SSG seeks revenge for the defeat the previous day by putting up rookie Song Young-jin. Song Young-jin is recording an average ERA of 1.42 with 1 win and no loss in 4 games this season.
Before the game, coach Kim Won-hyeong mentioned how to utilize Song Young-jin. Coach Kim said, “I am worried about whether I should throw today and let him rest. You must rest for 5 days. After today, I am worried about whether I should go back to the bullpen or start as it is. I hope it leads to good results. I will decide based on what I throw today.”
Initially, Song Young-jin was scheduled to pitch twice as a starter. On the 14th, instead of ace Kim Gwang-hyun, who needed a break due to shoulder inflammation, Song Young-jin became the winning pitcher with 5 scoreless innings as the starting pitcher for the NC game. He also threw well, so he got a chance to start even before KT on the 20th.
Before KT, he was not satisfied with 3 runs in 3 innings (2 earned runs). Manager Kim regretted that he gave up 6 walks. However, he also wrapped up saying that he held up well, and made him prepare for this LG match.토토사이트
Foreign pitcher Annie Romero is unavailable, but there are starting agents such as Kwang-Hyun Kim, Won-Seok Oh, Kirk McCarty, Seung-Won Moon, and Jong-Hoon Park. At this rate, Song Young-jin can be returned to the bullpen.
Director Kim said, “I wonder if that is the case. Park Jong-hoon should also come in,” he said. “(Song Young-jin) did not prepare as a starter this year. You can go in as a midfielder and then see the situation and go in as a starter. He is thinking of it as a starting agent for the long term,” he explained.