Nuclear Submarine’ Park Jong-hoon (SSG Landers) made the season’s first departure perfectly.
Park Jong-hoon underwent elbow ligament joint surgery in June 2021. He returned to the mound in July 2022 after over a year of rehabilitation. However, last season, Park Jong-hoon was sluggish with an average ERA of 6.00 with 3 wins, 5 losses and 34 runs (32 ERA) in 11 games.
Park Jong-hoon should show an improved appearance this season than last season. Coach Won-hyung Kim also said, “Jong-hoon is in his 2nd year since returning from the surgery. Last year, he played some games and has a sense of actual fighting.” “he said.
Park Jong-hoon competed in good faith for a spot in the starting rotation during the camp, and with Eni Romero injured, Park Jong-hoon, Moon Seung-won, and Oh Won-seok all joined the starting rotation.
Park Jong-hoon took the mound in three demonstration games and recorded an average ERA of 3.86 with 8 runs (4 earned), 11 hits, 7 strikeouts, and 9 strikeouts in 9⅓ innings. He pitched 3 scoreless innings against Daegu Samsung Lions on the 13th, but was shaken with 6 runs (2 earned) in 2⅓ innings against Changwon NC Dinos on the 18th. In his last game against Suwon KT Wiz on the 25th, he finished with 2 runs (2 earned) in 4 innings.
Park Jong-hoon played his first regular season game against the Hanwha Eagles in Daejeon on the 7th. He pitched well with 3 hits, 4 walks and 4 strikeouts in 6 innings without allowing a run. He let runners out every inning, but stopped them without much crisis.
Park Jong-hoon said in the Spring Camp magazine in February, “I have to do well this year. I have no excuses. My elbows, shoulders, knees, ankles, and mental strength are all fine.” I want to throw,” he said.
At the start of this season, SSG will have to run their starting rotation without Romero, who is out with a shoulder injury. Kirk McCarty,스포츠토토 who was sluggish in the first appearance of the season, regained a sense of stability in the second appearance with six scoreless innings. The performance of local starters is important. Park Jong-hoon, Moon Seung-won, and Oh Won-seok should show good performances.
SSG will play three consecutive matches against the Samsung Lions at Samsung Lions Park in Daegu from the 11th. The starting pitcher on the 11th is Oh Won-seok. According to the starting rotation, there is a high possibility that Moon Seung-won and Park Jong-hoon will start. The performance of the local starters is noteworthy.