SSG Landers left-hander Oh Won-seok pitched well at a crucial time.
Oh Won-seok pitched six innings of one-run ball with five hits, two walks and four strikeouts in the final game of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League season against the Kiwoom Heroes at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on Wednesday.
With a 2-1 lead in the seventh inning, he gave way to Noh Kyung-eun and was looking for his ninth win of the season, but in the top of the ninth, Seo Jin-yong gave up a solo home run to Kim Hwijip. Oh Won-seok’s ninth win was gone. However, Oh Won-seok’s strong pitching paved the way for SSG’s third straight win on the day.
After the game, manager Kim Won-hyung said, “(Oh) Won-seok must have been under pressure, but he did a great job in an important game. He pitched well in the first inning and paved the way for the victory.”
Oh Won-seok faced a bases-loaded situation in the first inning but managed to get out of it with a single run. He didn’t allow another run. It was Oh’s seventh quality start of the season.
“It’s great to get a quality start today, but I’m even happier that we extended our winning streak,” he said. “We had the bases loaded in the first inning and knew it was going to be a tough game. However, it was a good result that we were able to quickly engage the batters with the idea of minimizing the runs.”
Won-seok Oh pitched six innings on the day, completing his second consecutive regulation innings after last season (144). He said, “I heard that I completed regulation innings for the second year in a row, but I think it’s important for a starting pitcher to 토토사이트 consistently complete innings. I want to be a pitcher who can consistently complete regulation innings in the future.”
With the win, SSG remains in third place. They have three games left. They immediately travel to Daegu to face Samsung on the 14th, take a day off on the 15th, and travel to Jamsil to face Doosan on the 16th. On the 17th, they return home to play the final game of the season against Doosan.