Steady bullpen falters, the crisis of defending champion SSG

SSG reorganized its coaching staff on the 3rd to change the atmosphere. The faces of four players, including the main coach and assistant coach of the first division, changed at once. That’s how sluggish it is these days. SSG competed with the LG Twins until the end of July, but now it is in a position where autumn baseball is not safe. SSG, which gave up the second place to the KT Wiz and fell to third place, is only 1.5 games apart from the fifth-place NC Dinos. The collapse of the mound is painful. SSG’s team ERA in the second half reached 5.11 (8th). It moved up one point from the first half (4.06). The starting lineup is not as good as last year, but the recent bullpen slump is more painful. The bullpen, which had a 3.34 ERA in the first half (third in the league), collapsed to 6.55 (lowest in the league) in the second half.

The Incheon KIA Tigers match on the 3rd shows the current status of the SSG mound. Starting pitcher Oh Won-seok was sluggish with five runs in six innings, but he held out as much as possible by throwing 107 balls. Oh Won-seok lost four runs until the second inning, but there was no pitcher to replace. Noh Kyung-eun, the team’s most reliable must-win group, was put in at the start of the seventh inning with a 5-4 lead. However, after one out, he was on the verge of first and second base with one out due to hits and walks. The number of pitches was 19. SSG succeeded by replacing the mound against left-handed batters Na Sung-bum and Choi Hyung-woo, but when Ko Hyo-joon gave up a hit after one out in the eighth inning, closer Seo Jin-yong was put in early. In other words, Seo Jin-yong was entrusted with five outcounts, but he failed in the end. Seo Jin-yong hit three consecutive hits and even allowed a tie and a turnaround.

SSG lost eight points after the seventh inning, trailing 3-4 against KIA on the 2nd, and lost 4-12. In the game on the 1st, he dedicated five points after the seventh inning. On the 31st of last month, the Kiwoom Heroes lost six points in the 12th inning alone when they faced 2-2. He won 11-7 against Kiwoom on the 30th of last month, but gave up five runs in the sixth inning alone after starter Kirk McCarty went down from 11-2. 스포츠토토

Choi Min-joon went down to the second division after a slump of 11.74 ERA in the last 10 games. Veteran Ko Hyo-joon has only an 8.31 ERA in the last nine games. Seo Jin-yong made his first blon save of the season against the Doosan Bears on August 27 and recorded his second blon save against KIA on the 3rd. The Pilseungjo is shaking one by one, facing an overall recession.

Noh Kyung-eun, who has 8 wins, 3 losses, 2 saves, 22 holds and a 3.73 ERA, is in a better situation. However, even that did not show until the middle of the season. Director Kim Won-hyung said, “Roh Kyung-eun and Ko Hyo-joon seem to be tired. He’s older, but he’s got a big share. The bullpen needs to cheer up. There is a bad appearance in the pitcher part that I think is the most important.

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