1 game in total. And before returning to the first team after 5 years. It is a very meaningful day for SSG Landers Cho Seong-hoon.
SSG put Cho Seong-hoon as the starting pitcher against the Doosan Bears in Jamsil on the 20th. Park Jong-hoon went down to the 2nd team due to sluggish performance, and ‘Rookie’ Young-jin Song, who filled the vacant starting position, is also being readjusted in the 2nd team. Only this week, there was a hole in the starting two spots. Director Kim Won-hyung’s first choice was Cho Seong-hoon.
Jo Seong-hoon, who joined the SK Wyverns (now SSG) in 2018 as a rookie in the 2nd 1st round, had only 2 runs in ⅔ innings in his first team career record. In 2018, when he was a rookie, he was called up only once and pitched in relief, and the following year he joined the Sangmu baseball team. After being discharged in 2020, he spent a long time in the Futures League.먹튀검증
He had the best pace this year. Cho Sung-Hoon pitched in 9 games (5 starts) in the Futures League this year, recording 1 win, 1 loss, 23⅔ innings, 26 strikeouts, 14 walks, 11 runs, and an ERA of 4.18. More than a mere record, there was a report from the Futures coaching staff that “it has improved a lot”, and coach Kim Won-hyeong also received strong recommendation from the 2nd team and dropped Cho Sung-hoon as a substitute starter.
A pitcher who is 1m88 tall and throws a fastball that reaches over 150km. The club explains that his arm swing is fast and the sense of restraint felt by the batter is faster because of the deception action.
In his first start in five years, Cho Sung-Hoon fulfilled his mission with 5 hits, 2 strikeouts, 2 walks and no runs in 4 innings against Doosan lineups. His command, which did not shake much even after receiving a hit, was impressive. As it was his first team appearance after a long time, he must have been nervous, but he bravely delivered his pitch.
In the bottom of the first inning, he allowed a hit to lead hitter Jeong Su-bin, then threw his main weapon slider against hard hitter Kim Jae-hwan, second hitter, and led to a double hit. Ultimately, he ended the first inning with three batters.
In the second inning, he allowed a hit in a fastball game with Yang Eui-ji and Heo Kyung-min, and was driven to the bases loaded crisis by giving up a ball that fit the body to Kim Dae-han. However, he regained his confidence after catching Kim Jae-ho on a foul fly by first baseman in a run-in crisis. He succeeded in striking out Lee Yoo-chan with a slider on a false swing.
In the 3rd inning, Jo Seong-hoon, who handled Doosan’s main hitters with a fly ball except for one walk, finished the inning by holding the opposing runner in check in the 4th inning crisis with 2 outs and 1st and 3rd base.
Up to the 4th inning, the number of pitches was only 62, but manager Kim Won-hyung quickly replaced Cho Seong-hoon as the match continued 0-0. As it is his first team appearance after a long time, it seems that there is also a calculation to get off when the finish is good and promise the next one.