Right-hander Song Young-jin (19, SSG), a high school graduate of SSG, made his first start in the NC game on the 14th. After making his debut as an intermediate relief pitcher and experiencing two games, his first professional start was in the position of ace Kim Gwang-hyun.
When Kim Gwang-hyeon was absent due to shoulder inflammation, Song Young-jin, who started as a substitute, led the team to victory with no hits, two walks, seven strikeouts, and zero runs in five innings. He won his first debut.
Kim Gwang-hyun has already returned. However, another starter Park Jong-hoon is temporarily excluded due to sluggish performances. Song Young-jin, who started against KT on the 20th and resigned with 3 runs (2 earned) in 3 innings, made his third start against LG in Jamsil on the 26th. It was also the last start for Song Young-jin, who will move to the bullpen following the return of his seniors.
Song Young-jin recorded his first quality start (more than 6 innings and less than 3 earned runs) in what might be his last start for the time being and harvested his 2nd win. He led SSG to a 5-3 victory.
The first half and second half were very different. In the first half, which was too powerful, Song Young-jin recorded 4 wild throws. He lost 3 points early in the game with the first run.
After giving Hong Chang-ki a right-handed hit in the first inning, he allowed 2nd base with a wild throw and 3rd base with an infield grounder. Violence continued. In the bottom of the 3rd inning, Moon Bo-gyeong, with 2nd out and 1st base, allowed 1st base runner Austin to 2nd base with a wild throw, and eventually filled the runners on 1st and 2nd base with a walk. After Kim Min-seong was driven into a crisis with two outs on second and third base with another wild throw on the 4th pitch, he also allowed a wild throw on the 5th pitch and allowed third base runner Austin to score. While catcher Kim Min-sik ran to catch the missing ball, Song Young-jin, who had covered home, tried to tag runner Moon Bo-kyung, who ran from third base to home, but dropped the ball. He even committed an error and gave up the third point.
However, the game has changed completely since then.
SSG started shaking up LG starter Kim Yun-sik, who was fighting well. In the top of the 4th inning, Oh Tae-gon’s solo home run made up for 1 point, and then in the 5th inning, he scored 4 runs. Kim Yun-shik was beaten with 6 hits, 4 walks and 5 runs in 4 innings.
Song Young-jin started to fight hard. After ending the bottom of the 4th inning with a tripartite offense, in the 5th and 6th innings, only one hit was allowed, and subsequent batters were treated as criminal hits. Song Young-jin threw 85 pitches in 6 innings, giving up 5 hits, 3 walks and 3 runs (2 earned), earning his second win of the season.
From the 7th inning, SSG gave Baek Seung-gun, Choi Min-jun, and Seo Jin-yong one inning each and finished the game without any additional runs. SSG, which is in a fierce battle for the lead with LG, rose to the top again.
SSG coach Kim Won-hyung said,크크크벳 “Song Young-jin is now moving to the bullpen. Although he is a rookie, he is a pitcher that will be used in the Pilseung Group. He will have a chance to throw again as a starter later,” he said. Song Young-jin, a high school graduate, has already begun to establish himself as a major player in the team by performing various important activities in the bullpen as well as in the starting lineup.
Song Young-jin said, “Whether it’s the bullpen or the starter, I’ll prepare well so that I can throw my ball as much as possible.” I think I need to grow and manage the number of pitches well.”