SSG Landers Jong-hoon Park has been removed from the first-team roster after a series of bad pitches.
SSG, led by manager Kim Won-hyung, will play an away game against the Lotte Giants of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League on Sunday at Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan. After suffering a 4-7 loss the day before, SSG canceled pitcher Jong-hoon Park’s first-team roster and registered Shin Heon-min ahead of the game.
Jong-hoon had started the previous day, but was shut down for four runs in five innings. He gave up one home run on three hits, but more importantly, he walked a whopping nine batters with seven strikeouts and two balls hit to the body. In his first start of the second half, on July 29 against the Munhwa Hanwha, he threw a no-hitter, but in his last two outings alone, he totaled 16 pitches.
He got himself into trouble with a walk in each inning and survived with the help of Hoseby, but in the bottom of the fifth inning, he gave up a walk to Kim Min-seok with the bases loaded and a home run to Jeon Jun-woo. After the home run, Park Jong-hoon, who gave up one more pitch that was in play, was able to get out of the inning with a grounder to Goodrum.
Looking ahead to the game on the 17th, manager Kim Won-hyung said, “It was going well until we gave up eight runs on four pitches. Then, in the fifth inning, I gave up a walk after two outs, and I think that was the spark. Humanly speaking, it hurts, but in the end, the beasts are bound to be tired.”
“If you keep getting hits, they’ll move,” Kim said. However, in Jong-hoon’s case, he lost his concentration and became tired because he was watching with a blank stare. Still, I expected and saw Sasagoo, but I wanted the result to be good at the end, but it was not good at the end.”먹튀검증
In Jong-hoon’s absence, Lee will step into the starting rotation as a replacement. Lee has appeared in 13 games this season, including one start, and has a 2.57 ERA in 21 innings pitched. In his most recent appearance, on May 15 against Lotte, he allowed two runs (unearned) on two hits and two walks with one strikeout in 1⅔ innings.