The clutch SSG Landers make another change to their batting order, and manager Kim Won-hyung urges his hitters to “score runs”.
SSG unveiled its starting lineup for the third game of the 2023 KBO Postseason Semifinals (best-of-five, best-of-three) at Changwon NC Park on Friday. Choo Shin-soo (designated hitter), Guillermo Heredia (center fielder), Choi Jung (third baseman), Han Yoo-seom (right fielder), Ha Jae-hoon (left fielder), Park Sung-hyun (shortstop), Kim Sung-hyun (second baseman), Oh Tae-gon (first baseman), and Kim Min-sik (catcher).
Eredia, a foreign hitter, was moved up to the second spot. Along with Han Yoo-seom, he is one of the better hitters in SSG. After failing to score any runs in the first and second games, SSG made another change in the batting order. Before the game, coach Kim Won-hyung said, “We need to score runs. “We need to score runs, so our pitchers can throw the ball with a little more confidence.
SSG used foreign pitchers Roenis in game one and Kim Kwang-hyun in game two and lost both games. The ‘one-two punch’ didn’t get them a single win in Incheon. They had their chances, but missed a lot.
Game 3 starter Oh Won-seok was 8-10 with a 5.23 ERA in 28 regular-season games. Against NC, he went 2-2 with a 4.98 ERA in four games.토토사이트
McCarty has also been cleared to pitch. He could start Game 4, but only if they win Game 3. We’ll have to wait and see. Kim said, “McCarty can pitch out of the bullpen. Depending on whether he pitches today, we’ll have to make a decision (on Game 4),” Kim said.
McCarty made his first start against the Literature Lotte on March 23. He lasted just two innings before being pulled. He felt pain in his right obliques while fielding and was removed as a protective measure, but a medical examination on the 25th revealed that he needed two weeks of rest due to an adductor muscle injury and did not complete the regular season.
Meanwhile, NC’s starting pitcher is Tanner Talliday. Tanner went 5-2 with a 2.92 ERA in 11 regular season games this year. Against SSG, he has one start and one win. In his last 7 1/3 innings, he allowed two runs on eight hits with five strikeouts and two walks.