SSG suffered a sweep loss in the game against LG in the “2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League” held at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul over the weekend, losing all three games due to a reversal. SSG, which once built a ‘two-tier’ with LG, has already lost five consecutive games and fallen to sixth place. With one win, one draw and eight losses in the last 10 games, SSG’s ranking is falling out of control.
At the end of the season and at the most important time, it is truly a total crisis. Especially, the bat is a problem. During consecutive losses, SSG posted a batting average of 0.219. SSG does not rank seventh in the league in batting average (0.259), but it ranks first in homers (107). It is a team that always changes the atmosphere of the game with home runs and wins. However, during the losing streak, there is only one home run and the average score per game is only 2.8 points. On the other hand, the team’s ERA is 6.70, which is a situation in which it cannot be won only if it wants to win.
SSG tried to turn the mood around by changing the positions of the first-tier pitching and other coaches earlier this month, but the effect was insufficient. Lee Jin-young, the batting coach, was lowered to the second division, and Jeong Kyeong-bae, the quality control coach, and Park Jung-kwon, the quality control coach, were changed to the first division batting coach and the first division assistant hitting coach, respectively. However, the batters feel stuffy as if they ate sweet potatoes. 스포츠토토
Coach Kim Won-hyung also showed his batting guidance with the bat in the recent sweet potato batting lineup. He was a pitcher-turned-leader, but he also demonstrated batting and actively coached.
Meanwhile, the SSG winning rate in September is 0.251 (2 wins, 11 losses, 1 draw). The prowess of the defending champion, who won “Wire to Wire” last year, fell from second place to sixth place in a month, completely disappeared. The main players are old, but the fact that they started the season without reinforcing their power after winning seems to be a problem now.
SSG’s game this week is an important one that could determine farming this season. Fortunately, except for the LG match on the 21st, they will play five games against lower-ranked teams such as Hanwha, Samsung, and Lotte. Attention is focusing on whether SSG will be able to raise the ranking table that went down through matches against lower-ranked teams this week.