Thanks to rookie Song Young-Jin’s debut win, SSG filled the gap left by Kim Gwang-Hyun’s injury. NC is more worried than losing that main catcher Park Se-hyeok was replaced with a dizzying injury from being hit in the head by a bat.
SSG won the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League NC home game held at Incheon SSG Landers Field on the 14th, 2-1. SSG consolidated its first place with 8 wins and 2 losses, while NC, which suffered two consecutive losses, recorded 7 wins and 5 losses.
SSG starting pitcher Song Young-jin gave up 2 walks and 1 hit ball in 5 innings, striking out 7 without a hit and pitching a scoreless pitch. Song Young-jin, who showed off his power with a perfect run in the 4th inning, reported his first victory in his first start in his debut, continuing his scoreless streak in 9⅔ innings in 3 games of the season. 토토사이트
After ace Kim Kwang-hyun was excluded from the first team entry due to shoulder inflammation, Song Young-jin got a chance to start as an alternative. Song Young-jin, who struck out Min-woo Park and Se-hyeok Park in a row from the start of the first inning, used a 150km fastball, slider, and forkball with stable commands. He announced the birth of a star by leaving a strong impression with no-hitter and scoreless pitches until the 5th inning, including 3 consecutive batters in the 2nd inning.
SSG took the lead in the third inning against NC starting pitcher Song Myung-ki, with Kim Min-sik’s left-middle double, and Choo Shin-soo and Choi Ji-hoon’s consecutive second-base ground balls. After two outs in the 8th inning, Choi Ji-hoon’s hit and Choi Jeong’s left-middle double added 1 point to solidify the victory.
The SSG bullpen led by Baek Seung-gun (2 innings scoreless), Roh Kyung-eun (1 inning scoreless), and Seo Jin-yong (1 inning 1 run) also kept the lead with 1 run in 4 innings. Baek Seung-gun got his first hold in his debut, Roh Kyung-eun got his 2nd hold of the season, and Seo Jin-yong got his 5th save of the season.
NC starter Song Myung-ki struggled with 3 hits, 2 walks, 3 strikeouts and 1 run in 5⅓ innings, but he suffered his first loss of the season because he did not receive support from other lines. In the ninth inning, NC scored the first goal due to a catch error by SSG right fielder Oh Tae-gon when Son Ah-seop hit the right after Park Kun-woo’s infield hit. In the meantime, Son Ah-seop went to third base, and in the subsequent one-out third base opportunity, the follow-up hit failed, so he knelt down by one point.
NC is more worried about the injury of main catcher Park Se-hyeok than defeat. In the 6th inning with 2nd out and 2nd base, SSG foreign hitter Guillermo Heredia’s bat missed Kim Young-gyu’s first pitch slider. With a big miss, Heredia’s bat, which let go of one hand, hit catcher Park Se-hyeok’s head. The center of gravity of the bat was placed on Park Se-hyuk’s head.
He was wearing a helmet, but Park Sae-hyuk, who collapsed from the impact at the moment he was hit, complained of extreme pain. He was also bleeding from his head. Park Sae-hyuk, who was put on a stretcher, was taken to the hospital by ambulance. Fortunately, he was conscious, but since he injured a sensitive part, he seems to have to carefully monitor his condition for the time being.