‘First win at the end of 4 out of 5’ Park Jong-hoon “SSG with a lot of pitchers, if you can’t throw it, you’ll fall out”
“The first win is so hard.”
SSG Landers ‘submarine pitcher’ Park Jong-hoon (32), who earned his first win in his 5th appearance of the season, did not hide his joy. In addition, he said, “Our team has so many starting pitchers, so if you can’t throw, you will fall right away,” he said, vowing not to lose concentration in every game.
Park Jong-hoon started the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League Kiwoom Heroes game held at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 6th, throwing 104 pitches in 7 innings, 4 hits, 3 walks, 6 strikeouts and 1 run. First win (2 losses). With this victory, Park Jong-hoon won his 70th win (69 losses) in his personal career.
Park Jong-hoon메이저사이트 was somewhat sluggish at the beginning of this season. He pitched 6 scoreless innings against Hanwha on April 7, but then went down to the second team after consecutive sluggish performances against Samsung on April 13 (3 innings and 8 runs) and on April 19 against KT (6 innings and 5 runs).
Park Jong-hoon, who returned to the first team after 11 days, predicted a revival by fighting Doosan on April 30 with 6 innings and 1 run. And in the game that day, he extinguished the first 7 innings of the season and won all the victories against ‘League Ace’ An Woo-jin, raising his momentum.
After the game, Park Jong-hoon said, “My goal was to throw as many strikes as possible.”
Park Jong-hoon, who had been in the 2nd Army, was ‘transformed’ because of his changed pitching form. He slightly modified his pitching form ahead of this season, but the result was rather poor. Accordingly, Park Jong-hoon returned to his original pitching form.
Park Jong-hoon laughed, saying, “I changed the pitching motion from disconnection to connection, but it got worse as my arm went up more.”
However, the last 7th inning on the mound was the biggest crisis. After the first out, Edison Russell and Lee Won-seok were hit in a row, and after the second out, pinch hitter Lee Yong-kyu allowed a hit ball and loaded the bases. In the ensuing situation, Lee Byung-gyu even got hit at the right time. He caught second base runner Lee Won-seok at home and managed to overcome the tie-breaking crisis.
Park Jong-hoon explained, “I would have had more room if I had been hit by senior Lee Yong-gyu, but it’s a pity.”
In SSG, Park Jong-hoon’s team, the competition for starting pitchers is particularly fierce. Currently, the starting rotation includes Kirk McCarty, Kim Gwang-hyeon, Oh Won-seok, rookie Song Young-jin, and Park Jong-hun, and Moon Seung-won, who has been down to the second team, is also a starting pitcher. Even if one outsider is missing, there is no problem organizing the rotation.
When a new foreigner, Loenis Elias, joins the competition, the competition rate increases.
Park Jong-hoon said, “I don’t care much about my position. As long as the team wins,