SSG Oh Won-seok (22) brought the joy of victory to the ‘Sseuklini’.
Oh Won-seok started in the match against Kiwoom held at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 5th and led the team to a 3-1 victory with 5 hits, 6 strikeouts and 1 run in 7 innings.
This is the second 7 innings pitched this season. On the 4th, he enjoyed the joy of victory again after recording a complete victory against Kangwoo Cold with 2 hits, 2 walks, 6 strikeouts and 1 earned run in 7 innings against Munhak Lotte.
Due to the rain that fell across the country on this day, all games at 4 stadiums except for Gocheok Dome were canceled, drawing attention from baseball fans.
Gocheok Dome sold out on Children’s Day for the first time since its opening in 2016.
Oh Won-seok gave victory as a gift to the children fans who cheered hard on the third base side.
He held the mound through the seventh inning with a total of 85 pitches. Up to 146 km of fastballs (40), sliders (26), curves (15), and changeups (4) were evenly mixed and thrown.
Even though Oh Won-seok supported only 2 points in the other line, he silently continued his pitching. SSG scored two points with Heredia’s left-handed hit in the 4th inning and Park Seong-han’s right-handed hit in the 7th inning.
After the game, Oh Won-seok said, “It’s Children’s Day, and I thought winning was the greatest gift for children anyway. He thought he would win unconditionally and threw. Since it was Children’s Day, many fans came, so it was even more fun.”
Oh Won-seok, who won two games in a row after scoring one run in five innings against Doosan on the 29th of last month, the previous game, said, “In the last game, I often gave up walks in the process of fighting for control or count, but I took an advantageous count and was aggressive. The idea that we should compete with it worked. He tried to throw it so that the batter was hit and put out.”
SSG recruited Roetis Elias as a new foreign pitcher on the 4th. If a foreign pitcher joins, Oh Won-seok may have to compete for starting positions again. “Pros always have to compete. I’m not even sure yet. I’m just trying to compete and do what I can,” he said calmly.
SSG coach Kim Won-hyung said,안전놀이터 “I want to praise Won-seok’s brilliant fighting skills.”
Coach Wonhyung Kim added meaning, “It was Children’s Day, and thanks to the fans who filled the stands and gave a lot of support, all the players were a great source of strength, and it was a meaningful victory because we were able to win with good performance.”