SSG Landers’ trio of veteran releasers are firmly guarding the bullpen.
SSG Landers had a pleasant winning series in the 3스포츠토토 match against KIA Tigers held at Gwangju-Kia Champions Field this week. In the first game, he was perfectly defeated by Yang Hyeon-jong and lost first, but won both the second and third games. In particular, showing the upper hand in the bullpen confrontation was the secret to victory.
Among them, there was the strength of veteran bullpen agents. It was also Beretang and Poongun sons such as Noh Gyeong-eun (39), Ko Hyo-jun (40), and Lim Jun-seop (34) who wore the Landers uniform through the entrance test side by side. Together, they are 56 years old and 113 years old. It has become an indispensable presence in the SSG bullpen. It is the appearance of the released students recruited to reinforce the bullpen to protect the seonsan.
The protagonist of the victory in Game 3 on the 11th was Koh Hyo-jun. Noh Kyung-eun, who took the mound in the bottom of the 7th inning, allowed the score to be tied 3-3 (blonde save). Choi Hyung-woo, who was the best at bat in the following 2 outs and bases loaded KIA, rose to the plate as a relief pitcher and put out the fire with a strikeout with a powerful fastball. The 8th inning was also blocked with two strikeouts and no runs.
In particular, he gave up a hit to Socrates, the lead batter, but tied him to first base and caught three batters. It was an inning that felt like the experience of a 40-year-old. SSG, who prevented the crisis thanks to Koh Hyo-jun, won 5-3 with Park Seong-han’s two RBIs and timely hits in the top of the 9th inning. Koh Hyo-jun provided a decisive foothold to the team’s victory. Director Kim Won-hyung expressed his gratitude, saying, “It became a stepping stone to victory.”
It was an unbelievable pitch for a 40-year-old pitcher who was released from LG after the 2021 season and joined through a task. He participated in 47 games last year and earned 1 win, 7 holds, and an average ERA of 3.72, contributing greatly to the unified victory. This year, even though he is of indecent age, he participated in 15 games and recorded 2 wins, 1 loss, 3 holds, and an average ERA of 3.38, and is in charge of one axis of the bullpen.
Noh Kyung-eun is also doing her part this year. He has appeared in 17 games and has an honors record of 2 wins, 1 loss, 8 holds and 2 saves, and an ERA of 2.70. Noh Kyung-eun also joined the 2022 season along with Koh Hyo-jun after going through the task. In the first half of last year, he filled the starting vacancy and won 12 wins. He was evaluated as a decisive contributor to the championship, and he is doing his job in the bullpen this year.
In 10 games, another releaseman Lim Jun-seop won a valuable hold in 3 years. He pitched in the eighth inning, shutting out one clean inning and contributing to a 5–3 victory. Although he was a promising player who was nominated in the second round of the KIA, he failed to bloom, and after joining Hanwha this year, he is a member of the bullpen and is helping to lead the race. The veteran releasers are definitely keeping the champ’s back door.