The SSG Landers will face no-hitter Aaron Wilkerson with a lineup that excludes Choo Shin-soo and Han Yoo-seom.
SSG, led by manager Kim Won-hyung, will play an away game against the Lotte Giants of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan on April 16. Jong-hoon Park will start for SSG, while Lotte will send Wilkerson, who threw a seven-inning no-hitter against SSG on the 6th.
They face a tough opponent again, but it’s hard to go full strength. SSG’s starting lineup was Choi Ji-hoon (right fielder), Kim Sung-hyun (third baseman), Choi Ju-hwan (second baseman), Choi Jeong (designated hitter), Park Sung-sung (shortstop), Kim Kang-min (center fielder), Ha Jae-hoon (left fielder), Kang Jin-sung (first baseman), and Cho Hyung-woo (catcher).
Han Yoo-seom, who was named in the starting lineup the day before and was replaced at the start of the game due to a sudden fever and declining physical condition, was unable to start today. “I don’t think Yoo-seom will be able to play today. He can play behind the plate (as a substitute), but it’s difficult to start,” Kim Won-hyung said.
Choo Shin-soo, who was replaced in the eighth inning, was also removed from the starting lineup due to calf pain. Kim said, “Shin-soo is also out because of his calf. He’s been playing a lot lately. (Choi) Ji-hoon also said that the ground here is very hard. He said it felt like playing on artificial turf, so I think Shin-soo had a problem with his calf yesterday.”
It’s not going to be an easy game for SSG. Coach Kim Won-hyung said, “We lost the last game without even trying. We’re missing all of our members today, but we’ve watched the game and done a lot of power analysis to prepare. We need to score points today.” He also said, “Jong-hoon should pitch well,” and expected a good performance from starter Jong-hoon.먹튀검증
Meanwhile, on the same day, SSG canceled the first-team roster of infielder Ahn Sang-hyun and registered Kim Chan-hyung. Manager Kim Won-hyung said, “I got hit in the thumb when an irregular bound occurred while receiving a punt. I had a checkup and they said it was fractured. It’s not a serious fracture, but since it’s his thumb, he’ll have pain when he catches and throws the ball and when he hits the bat.”