SSG Landers won 9-6 in a confrontation with Lotte Giants in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Sajik Stadium in Busan on the 5th. The winning series was secured after a close battle that went all the way to extension.
SSG trailed 2-5 until the 4th inning, 메이저사이트 but succeeded in reversing by scoring 2 points each in the 5th and 6th innings. In the bottom of the 7th inning, changed pitcher Moon Seung-won allowed Jung-hoon to hit a 1-run homer and tied the game. After that, both teams failed to score in the regular inning and went into overtime. SSG succeeded in scoring with Choo Shin-soo’s fifth hit of the day in a situation with one company on first and second base. Then, in a situation where the bases were loaded with 2 outs, Choi Jeong’s 2 RBIs and timely hits drove a wedge.
In the bottom of the 10th inning, pitcher Seo Jin-yong came to the mound. Seo Jin-yong started off nervously with a hit by lead batter Noh Jin-hyeok, but after a long game with Ko Seung-min to the 8th pitch, he induced a double hit with his main weapon, a fork, and increased the count by two. Afterwards, he was hit by pinch hitter Lee Jung-hoon, but the team’s victory was preserved by treating pinch hitter Park Seung-wook as a floating ball in left field.
With this, Jin-yong Seo became the first player to reach the 30 save mark this season. This season, he recorded 43 matches, 1 win, 1 loss, 30 saves, 8 runs (7 earned) in 44⅓ innings, 35 walks, 40 strikeouts, an average ERA of 1.42 and a WHIP (on-base percentage allowed per inning) of 1.53.
Most notably, he did not record a single blown save in his 30 saves. Seo Jin-yong recorded a high WHIP, but shows a stronger appearance when runners are on base.
Seo Jin-yong recorded a hit rate of 0.323 without a runner this season, but when a runner was on base, the hit rate was 0.181 and 0.145 in scoring position. In particular, he is in stronger shape when there is a runner on third base. All he got was one hit with the bases loaded. The batting average with bases loaded is 0.077. In the situation of 1st, 3rd, 2nd, 3rd, and 3rd base, there was not a single hit.
SSG coach Kim Won-hyeong picked Seo Jin-yong as the best player before the first half. He said, “(Seo) Jin Yong-yi surprised many people as a closer this season. He held up well in the first half.” Seo Jin-yong, who surprised everyone, continues to perform well in the second half with 6 matches, 1 loss and 5 saves.
The record for the most saves in a single season in the history of SSG and the predecessor SK Wyverns club is 36 saves. This is a record set in 2019 by Ha Jae-hoon, who has now turned to hitter. Seo Jin-yong left 6 saves in the franchise record. Seo Jin-yong is taking a step closer to writing a new history.