SSG won 4-1 against Lotte in an away game held at Sajik Stadium in Busan on the 4th. He succeeded in reversing the subdued atmosphere by giving up all three consecutive KT away games during the week.
Center fielder Jihoon Choi led the team to victory in offense and defense. In the third inning, he hit a timely hit that ran away with no outs and runners on first and third base. In the fifth inning, when the team was leading 4-1, he played a decisive role in saving the team during the crisis with two outs and a full base. Yoon Dong-hee’s missed ball headed to an ambiguous position in the right-center. Center fielder Jihoon Choi and right fielder Ha Jae-hoon sprinted toward the same place, crossing each other at the last minute. The ball went into the Jihoon Choi’s glove.
SSG starter Park Jong-hoon had only two hits, but struggled with chronic poor control. He threw 121 balls in 4.2 innings, giving up seven walks. Thanks to Lotte’s lack of determination and Jihoon Choi’s decisive defense, he allowed one run. SSG later put Noh Kyung-eun, Ko Hyo-joon, Moon Seung-won, and Seo Jin-yong in order to prevent additional runs. Seo Jin-yong, who took the mound in the ninth inning, was on the verge of one out with two hits and one walk, but he kept the team’s victory by catching Yoon Dong-hee with a double play. 28th save of the season. It also continued to record a 100% successful save rate.
SSG escaped its losing streak with the victory, but faced bad news from the injury of its main gun Guillermo Herredia. Eredia felt uncomfortable while running against KT the previous day, and was diagnosed with a muscle sprain in front of her left thigh. It is expected that rehabilitation and return will take about four weeks. 먹튀검증
In Jamsil, KT beat Doosan 4-3 and won seven consecutive games, jumping to third place alone. A fierce match continued as if it were a showdown between third and fourth place without a win. KT starter Bae Je-sung allowed seven hits and four walks in six innings, but he allowed two runs. Fellow fielders inside and outside helped Bae Je-sung by pouring out good defense. Kim Jun-tae, who wore a starting mask on behalf of the main player Jang Sung-woo, caught both Doosan’s two steal attempts. In the attack, veteran Hwang Jae-kyun hit a two-run home run in the seventh inning. Doosan took a chance with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, but Jang Seung-hyun struck out after a full count.