Ha Jae-hoon of SSG Landers showed his desperation for victory.
SSG unveiled the starting lineup ahead of the second game against NC Dinos in the 2023 KBO postseason semi-playoffs (best of 5 games) held at Incheon SSG Landers Field on the 23rd.
Manager Kim selected the starting lineup as Choo Shin-soo (designated hitter), Choi Joo-hwan (first baseman), Choi Jeong (third baseman), Guillermo Heredia (center fielder), Han Yu-seom (right fielder), Ha Jae-hoon (left fielder), Park Seong-han (shortstop), Kim Seong-hyeon (second baseman), and Kim Min-seok (catcher). I packed it.
Ha Jae-hoon was placed in the 6th batting order for two consecutive days as a right fielder in the first game and a left fielder in the second game. Looking back on the first game, he said, “We should have won, but it’s a bit disappointing. “He must win today,” he said.
SSG was tied 0-0 until the 7th inning the previous day thanks to a good pitch from foreign starter Roenis Elias, but allowed a 2-run home run to Seongwook Kim in the top of the 8th inning. Nevertheless, Elias did his part with 88 pitches until the 8th inning without allowing any additional runs.
Choi Jeong’s sacrifice play in the bottom of the 8th inning narrowed the gap to 1 run, but an additional run was allowed in the top of the 9th. Score 1-4. In the bottom of the 9th inning, SSG made it 1 point again with a hit to right field by the first batter, Han Yu-seom, and a 2-run home run by Ha Jae-hoon, but eventually gave up the game.메이저놀이터
Ha Jae-hoon said, “Still, I think today will be a stepping stone for a rebound. I think it’s okay. When I hit a home run, I thought, ‘I hope I win. “I thought, ‘I hope the team can come back and win,’” he reflected.
Meanwhile, the starting pitcher for Game 2 on this day was Gwang-Hyun Kim. Gwang-Hyun Kim recorded 9 wins, 8 losses, and an average ERA of 3.53 in 30 regular season games (168⅓ innings) this year. He was fine against NC, with 3 games (16⅓ innings), 1 win, 1 loss, and an ERA of 3.31.