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SSG Jong-hoon Park to play long innings after six years in the middle game

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Pitching staff's worst ERA since August, bottom four spots in 10 clubs at stake
Attempting to rebound with the ‘Jong-hoon Park card' “I hope he throws it with the mindset that there is nowhere to fall”

SSG Landers head coach Kim Won-hyung

SSG Landers head coach Kim Won-hyung is interviewed ahead of the team's upcoming game against the Korean 토토사이트 Baseball Organization KT WIZ at Katie Wiz Park in Suwon on Sept. 8.

SSG Landers' underhanded pitcher Park Jong-hoon (32), who hasn't pitched in six years.

“He'll be in the middle from today,” SSG coach Kim Won-hyung said of Jong-hoon, who joined the first-team squad on Monday ahead of the team's 2023 baseball game against the KT WIZ at Katie Wiz Park in Suwon.

“Our bullpen is in a tough situation right now,” Kim said, adding, “I'm not saying that we're going to use Jong-hoon in the bullpen for the rest of the season, but he's a player who can throw a lot of pitches, so I expect him to be responsible for the middle to long innings.”

“Jong-hoon has nowhere to go but up,” he added, 스포츠토토 “and I hope he throws the ball with that mentality.”

Park was sent down to the second team last month after struggling to a 2-6 record and 5.61 ERA in 16 starts this season.

He 고스톱 rejoined the team after spending some time rebuilding, including a 10-inning, four-earned run performance in two Futures League games.

The last time Jong-hoon pitched in the middle of the order in the regular season was on October 30, 2020, against the LG Twins.

In fact, that game wasn't technically a middle relief appearance.

Jong-hoon gave up his starting spot to Yoon Hee-sang, who was playing his retirement game, 토토 and was replaced by Jong-hoon after facing only one batter.

Excluding that game, Jong-hoon's last appearance in the middle was on September 30, 2017, against the Hanwha Eagles.

Jong-hoon will be making his first start in nearly six years in an attempt to revive his career.

SSG is in a desperate situation to utilize Jong-hoon in the middle.

SSG's team ERA for relievers since August is 6.45, the lowest among the 10 clubs.

From second place, SSG has slumped to fourth place due to poor pitching. 스포츠토토맨 They are only one game behind the fifth-place KIA Tigers.


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