SSG is doing well. Only one thing is regrettable. “Foreign selection duo”

As of Tuesday, SSG starting pitchers have the lowest ERA in the league with 6.40. SSG is the only team whose starting pitchers have an earned run average of six points. Notably, two foreign pitchers, Roenis Elias (36) and Robert Duggar (29), are showing disappointing performances.먹튀검증

Elias, who joined SSG as an alternative foreign pitcher last year, is a left-handed pitcher who has strength in fastballs, and has a remarkable record of 8-6 losses and 3.70 ERA in 22 games in the 2023 season. He pitched well against Lotte in Incheon on the 24th of last month, his first start of the year, with four hits, one out and five strikeouts in six innings.

In the match against Samsung in Daegu on the 30th, he also achieved a quality start (more than six innings and less than three earned runs) in two consecutive games with eight hits and one out, nine strikeouts and four runs (two earned runs) in six innings, and won his first start of the season. However, his performance in the last two games is not good. In the match against Kiwoom in Incheon on the 11th, he collapsed with five runs in 6.1 innings after two home runs, and in the match against KIA in Incheon on the 17th, he bowed his head to five runs in five innings. He usually plays more than five innings regularly, but needs a rebound to play the role of a “one-two punch” with Kim Kwang-hyun.

SSG coach Lee Soo-yong said of Elias, who has been sluggish for two consecutive games, “I think the result was not good because the game was focused on direct pitches or the timing of breaking balls was off,” adding, “I’m not too worried because the player knows why.”

What’s more worrisome is that Duggar is still struggling during the regular season, after failing to adapt himself to the automated pitching judgment system from the exhibition games. He has three losses and an earned run average of 12.71 in six games.

Duggar, who shed tears in the dugout after allowing as many as 14 runs (13 earned) in three innings in the match against NC in Changwon on the 6th, smiled after a long time with one run in five innings against KIA in Incheon on the 18th.

At the time, Duggar seemed to have found a clue, saying, “I tried to throw a little more perfect, which led to a bad result,” adding, “Pitching more aggressively than trying to be perfect helped.”

However, Duggar allowed seven runs after being hit hard in 2.2 innings at the match against Lotte in Sajik on Monday. Even Lee, who said he was not worried about Duggar’s poor performance, cannot afford to just wait and trust him.

Thanks to stellar performance by batters and bullpen, Duggar’s performance does not seem to be significant as he is making seamlessly headway to third place (15 wins, 1 draw and 11 losses) in the league. However, in order to display good performance in the pennant race, it is more important than anything else to have a solid starting lineup.

The two foreign players have won only one victory so far. This is why they have to worry about SSG even though it is doing well.

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