‘5G Only’ Pitcher Won-Seok Oh “I watched it with my heart racing(?) after a long time”

July 30, 2023 | by

SSG Landers’ Oh Won-seok snapped a three-game losing streak from the first half of the season and recorded his sixth win of the season.

SSG won its second straight game and completed a sweep with a 6-1 victory over the Hanwha Eagles in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on April 30. Oh Won-seok pitched five innings of three-hit ball, striking out five and walking one to earn the win.

Oh has been up and down since June. On June 27, he gave up eight runs in five innings against LG in Munhak, followed by five runs in four innings and three runs in four innings against Kiwoom in Gochuk on July 2 and Hanwha in Daejeon on July 9. In his first appearance of the second half of the season, he gave up one run in five innings against Samsung Electronics in Daegu on July 25, but was unable to get any offensive support.

It was his first win in five games. It was also his first win in 39 days, after pitching a winning game against Doosan in Jamsil on June 21. After the game, Oh Won-seok said, “It’s good to win after a long time. We gave up a run early on, but the seniors protected the lead well, and it’s even better that the team won.”

“I’ve been having a lot of bad luck lately with my pitches, so when I went in today, I just thought, ‘Even if I get hit, I’ll just look in the middle and throw a lot of strikes.’ Then I got hit early on and I was like, ‘What the hell,’ but I just kept pushing through it and trying to throw a lot of strikes, and I think I was able to get through the inning.” 메이저놀이터

There was also a win requirement crisis. In the top of the seventh inning with SSG leading 4-1, Moon Hyun-bin singled to right and Jung Eun-won and Noh Si-hwan followed with back-to-back walks to load the bases. The next batter was Chae Eun-sung, the No. 4 hitter. However, Moon Seung-won came up and struck out Chae Eun-sung to get out of the jam, and in the top of the eighth inning, Moon Seung-won got out of a jam with runners on second and third.

Oh Won-seok said, “It’s been a long time since I’ve been in the dugout with my heart racing. I didn’t doubt it, but I was definitely nervous because of the situation,” he laughed, adding, “I hope I can pitch well now and feel this way a lot.”


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