‘Highest 149km’ rookie Song Young-jin, first QS & 2 wins after debut… SSG, LG 5-3 and break out of first place

SSG Landers took revenge for the loss in the first game of the season against the LG Twins.

SSG won 5-3 in the second game of the season against the 2023 KBO League LG Twins held at Jamsil Baseball Stadium on the 26th. Rookie Song Young-jin, who took the mound that day, became the winning pitcher by throwing 5 hits, 3 strikeouts, 3 walks and 3 runs (2 earned runs) in 6 innings.

Song Young-jin, who started for the first time against NC on the 14th and won his first win in his debut with 5 scoreless innings. In the game against KT on the 20th, after withdrawing with 3 runs in 3 innings (2 earned runs), he won his 2nd win by pitching his first professional quality start against LG that day.

He conceded a run from the first inning. He allowed lead hitter Hong Chang-ki to hit right field, and Mun Seong-joo committed a wild fight when he was at bat. He caught Moon Seong-joo with a grounder in front of the shortstop and Oh Ji-hwan with a grounder in front of the first baseman, but dedicated a timely left-handed hit to Austin from second out and third base.

In the third inning, Song Young-jin lost an extra run as his pitch faltered. He let Oh Ji-hwan walk after the first out. He then guided Austin to a ground ball in front of the second baseman and caught the leading runner.

However, from the time Moon Bo-kyung hit the bat, his pitches faltered again. Violence broke out one after another. When Moon Bo-kyung was at bat, Austin committed a wildfire and went to second base. He gave up a walk to Moon Bo-kyung and got 2 out on 1st and 2nd base. When Kim Min-seong was at bat, he only made two wild throws and allowed two more runs.

SSG’s counterattack started in the 4th inning. In the 4th inning, Oh Tae-gon’s solo home run announced the pursuit, and in the beginning of the 5th inning, he scored 4 runs and succeeded in turning 5-3.

Choo Shin-soo, the first batter, walked and even stole a base. Then Choi Ji-hoon hit left-handed and became 1st and 3rd base safely, and Choi Jeong picked a walk and took the chance to load the bases. Foreign hitter Guillermo Heredia hit a timely hit with two RBIs in the middle left.

The SSG attack was not over. After Kim Kang-min struck out on a swing, Oh Tae-gon hit a double in right field. Choi Jeong, the runner on second base, passed the home runner and went around second and third base to Heredia, who was on first base, and stepped on the home play.

At this time, the LG bench requested a video review, and as a result, Heredia’s score was not recognized. Heredia returned to third base.

In the situation, Oh Tae-gon’s batted ball was hit by a ball boy in the foul area on the right field side, and Oh Tae-gon’s batted ball was touched, resulting in a recognized double according to KBO rules. If the ball boy’s body in the outfield and any equipment (including a chair) that the ball boy is in possession of is hit, two bases are given regardless of intention.

First base runner Heredia, who passed through second and third base to home, returned to third base. However, when Park Seong-han grounded in front of first baseman, Heredia eventually passed home, making it 5-3.크크크벳

Song Young-jin pitched scoreless in the 5th and 6th innings. The first quality start pitch in his professional debut was completed. From the 7th inning, when they were leading by 2 points, the bullpen moved. In the 7th inning, left-hander Baek Seung-gun and right-hander Choi Min-jun in the 8th inning prevented a scoreless run, and in the 9th inning, closer Seo Jin-yong kept the victory by 2 points. Seo Jin-yong recorded 9 saves (1 win) in 11 games.

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