The atmosphere of the team rises only when the strengths come alive. ‘Home Run Corps’ SSG Landers showed off their dignity as a home run team two days in a row and decorated the weekend’s three-game series with a winning series.
SSG won 8-5 in Game 11 of the season against Doosan Bears in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul on the 27th, winning two consecutive victories. The season record is 59 wins, 1 draw and 47 losses.
SSG, who tasted victory with two homers (Ha Jae-hoon and Jeon Eui-san) the previous day, harassed the Doosan mound with two home runs this day as well. The batter who stood in the vanguard was Ha Jae-hoon. If he made a ground home run with a sprint the previous day, he drew a big arch this time.
In the top of the 4th inning, when the team was tied 2-2, Ha Jae-hoon, who appeared at 2 out 2 base, hit Doosan starter Raul Alcantara’s 6-pitch fastball on the ball count 2-2 and fired a two-run gun that went over the middle left wall. Ha Jae-hoon’s fifth home run of the season.
In particular, Ha Jae-hoon’s concentration, which did not miss the fastball reaching 155 km/h, stood out. According to the Doosan team, the ball flew far enough to measure a distance of 133.3m. The exit velocity was 170.5 km/h.
The previous day, Ha Jae-hoon hit a long-hit ball that hit the middle wall directly against Park Chi-guk from the first base unscathed in the top of the 8th inning when the team was trailing 3-5, then dug into the home and recorded his first ground home run in his KBO debut. Coincidentally, before the game on this day, Ha Jae-hoon showed a strong side this season with 6 hits in 12 at-bats in 4 games in Jamsil, batting average of 0.500, 2 home runs and 5 RBIs.안전놀이터
There was another strong man in Jamsil. That’s Choi Jeong. Prior to this game, he had 15 hits in 41 at-bats in 10 games in Jamsil this season with a batting average of 0.366, 3 homers and 9 RBIs. He came out as the lead batter in the top of the 8th inning with a tight 4-4 match, pulled Hong Kun-hee’s 3-pitch fastball and crossed the left wall. Season 23 gun fired.
Although finisher Seo Jin-yong made the season’s first blown save in the bottom of the ninth inning and allowed the opponent to tie the score, SSG regained the lead with Jeon Eui-san’s 1 RBI and timely hit in the top of the 10th inning, and Kim Sung-hyun’s 2 RBI and timely hit cemented the victory. As a result, 3 points in the top of the 10th inning decided the win or loss, but if there were no home runs in the middle and the second half of the game, neither a tight match nor a winning series would be possible.
Prior to the game, SSG and KIA Tigers had 11 home runs in August, and were at the bottom of the team’s home runs during this period. Foreign hitter Guillermo Heredia was also affected by injury, but overall the cycle fell. SSG, who raised the sense of hitting through this series, ended the week in a good mood, taking care of both the results and the process. Along with the addition of Heredia, who returns in time for the Incheon Kiwoom Heroes match on the 29th, attention is focusing on whether the SSG lineup will succeed in rebounding in September.