SSG Landers head coach Kim Won-hyung expects a big effort from the starting mound.
SSG, led by manager Kim Won-hyung, will play the 16th game of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League against KT at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on Wednesday, the last game of the regular season. After canceling the first-team roster of pitcher Lee Ki-soon, infielder Jeon Eui-san and Kim Chan-hyung on Monday, SSG called up pitcher Choi Min-jun and infielders Ahn Sang-hyun and Choi Hang.
Manager Kim Won-hyung commented on Jeon’s dismissal, saying, “He has too many strikeouts to be used as a substitute right now. His defense is also a bit off, and if he goes out, he has to start, but with (Kim) Sung-hyun at second base and (Choi) Joo-hwan in that position, it’s not easy for him to get a chance to play.” “We need a left-handed hitter, and Hang is hitting well in the second team, so I called him up,” Kim explained.
Ahn returned to the first team roster 26 days after being placed on the injured list with a finger injury on March 16. Coach Kim Won-hyung said, “Sang-hyun was there before the finger injury and should have stayed. He’s going to start today against a left-handed pitcher.”카지노
Meanwhile, SSG’s starting lineup against KT starter Wes Benjamin was Choi Ji-hoon (center field), Kim Kang-min (designated hitter), Choi Jeong (third base), Eredia (left field), Ha Jae-hoon (right field), Kim Sung-hyun (shortstop), Oh Tae-gon (first base), Ahn Sang-hyun (second base), and Cho Hyung-woo (catcher).
Manager Kim Won-hyung said, “I’m a left-handed pitcher, so I made the lineup mostly with my right hand. Today, we only have one left-handed hitter, Ji-hoon,” he said, adding, “I think the hitters have improved a little bit, but the starters were so bad last week, so we need them to be good this week.”
In six games last week, SSG’s starting pitching collapsed to a 9.51 ERA. Last place out of 10 teams. From third place, they dropped two spots to fifth, and even fifth place isn’t reassuring. Manager Kim Won-hyung emphasized, “We need to throw some innings responsibly.” Kim Kwang-hyun will start the game and face the KT bats.