SSG Landers closer Jin-yong Seo (31) had an average ERA of ‘0’.
Seo Jin-yong took the mound at the bottom of the 9th inning with a 6-2 lead in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League Lotte Giants match held at Sajik Stadium in Busan on the 21st.
Seo Jin-yong had no earned runs during 20 games in the first 50 days. On the 14th of last month, he allowed 1 run due to an error against the NC Dinos, but the average earned run was still 0 because it was a non-earned run.
Fans gave him the modifier ‘Mr.
But this day was different. As the pitch was slightly shaken, Yoo Kang-nam, Ko Seung-min, and Park Seung-wook walked on base three times in a row.
Seo Jin-yong later allowed Kim Min-seok a sacrifice fly to the left field and allowed one point. It was his first earned run of the season he recorded in the opening 51st day.
As the third base runner stepped on the home plate, Seo Jin-yong briefly lowered his head as if feeling discouraged that his record had been broken.
But the game wasn’t over yet. The crisis of 1 company, 1st and 2nd base continued, and it was a situation where a tie could be achieved with a single shot.
Seo Jin-yong, who took a moment to catch his breath, soon caught up with him and faced the next batter. Against Kwon-soo Ahn, he actively used his special skill, the forkball, to induce a ground ball from second base.
At this time, the runners advanced one base at a time, and the situation was 2 out on 2nd and 3rd base. An Chi-hong stepped into the plate.
An Chi-hong was sluggish with no hits until the ninth inning, but it was not an easy opponent as he had one shot, but Seo Jin-yong caught An Chi-hong with a ground ball to second base after the second pitch and finished the game.
Seo Jin-yong’s final appearance on the day was 1 inning, no hits, 3 walks and 1 run. Although he struggled with pitching that was not the same as before, it was a valuable fight to protect the team’s victory in the end.
As a result, SSG maintained its lead (26 wins, 1 draw, 14 losses) with victories two days in a row on the 20th and 21st. On the other hand, Lotte failed to attack Seo Jin-yong at the last minute and finished in 3rd place (22 wins and 14 losses).
After the game, SSG coach Kim Won-hyeong was happy with the team’s victory, but took care of Seo Jin-yong, who was left with a regrettable record.스포츠토토
Manager Kim said, “It was difficult for Jin Yong at the end, but he still showed his strength as a closer.” I hope,” he encouraged his pupil.
Meanwhile, Seo Jin-yong’s ERA record has been broken, but his performance this season is still good. In 21 games, he had 1 win and 16 saves, and an average ERA of 0.42, which is close to perfection. In particular, it is 1st in the save category, which is 7 points away from the joint 2nd place group (9).
It is still too early to predict Seo Jin-yong’s save king as the season has not yet turned around, but looking at the current momentum, it is a trend that can be cautiously expected.