Increase the number of pitches, shake with a bunt… SSG’s decisive scene that destroyed Choi Seung-yong
SSG Landers was not satisfied with a home run. He persistently harassed the opponent’s selection, accumulated additional points, and presented victory to home fans.
SSG won 4-1 in the first game of the season against the Doosan Bears in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on the 28th. With this victory, SSG’s season record was 14-8 (0.636).
After SSG succeeded in suppressing the baseline with Choi Jeong’s solo catcher at the end of the first inning, they were unable to score an additional point until the second and third innings. Opponent starter Choi Seung-yong, who found stability after the home run, was effectively managing the number of pitches by throwing 32 pitches until the third inning.
It was in the bottom of the 4th inning that the flow changed. Choi Ji-hoon, who came out as the lead hitter, played 10 pitches against Choi Seung-yong, creating a double and taking the opportunity to score. Choi Seung-yong significantly increased the number of pitches and created a situation where he could press.토스카지노
Afterwards, Choi Jeong and Guillermo Heredia each walked and hit the bases, continuing the chance to load the bases. Pitcher Choi Seung-yong added 2 runs when the follow-up hitter Oh Tae-gon was at bat with a choice of fielder. Choi Seung-yong’s missed throw led to a goal, but it was Choi Ji-hoon who laid the foundation for the extra point.
SSG did not leave Choi Seung-yong alone even in the bottom of the 5th inning. After Cho Hyeong-woo and Choo Shin-soo retreated with a fly ball and a ground ball, Choi Sang-min, who was put into great defense in the top of the 5th, attempted a surprise bunt and reached base. SSG, who saved the fire after 2 outs, added 1 more point with Heredia’s 1 RBI and timely hit after Choi Jeong-ui’s walk.
Even if it seemed like a trivial scene, it was a decisive scene that tilted the pendulum toward SSG. This is also the reason why he was able to win even with fewer hits and walks than his opponent.