‘Suzume”s ERA 0 crackdown is over, but the command tower’s request “with the mindset of starting again” 

SSG Landers’ closer Seo Jin-yong (31)’s ERA “zero” march, which lasted for over a month after the start of the season, ended. The process was worse than the result.

SSG won 6-3 in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO league away game against Lotte Giants held at Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan on the 21st. With this, SSG ended the three-game series of Sajik with 2 wins and 1 loss.

In the last two games, SSG has cried and laughed over the bullpen. In the game on the 19th, with the team trailing narrowly 2-4, rookie Lee Ro-wun (19) scored 3 runs at the end of the 8th inning and surrendered the victory (5-7 loss). On the other hand, Noh Gyeong-eun (39), Go Hyo-jun (40), and Moon Seung-won (34), who came up after starting Kim Gwang-hyeon (35), blocked three innings without conceding a run.

While SSG’s Pil Seung-jo was almost out for two days, the only player who did not show up was the closer Seo Jin-yong. He pitched in 20 games this season before the game on the 21st, recording 1 win, 0 loss and 16 saves with an ERA of 0. In 20⅓ innings he gave up only one unearned run and no earned runs. The only double-digit save in the league was like a medal.

As a result, among fans, it was nicknamed ‘Suzume’s Door Lock’ (Seo Jin-yong + Suzume’s Door Lock), named after the Japanese animation ‘Suzume’s Door Lock’, which was released this year.

SSG coach Kim Won-hyung (51), who has coached Seo Jin-yong since his early days as a leader, said, “(Seo) Jin-yong has played 20 games, and throwing the ball so stably means that he has his own.” Director Kim also nodded his head to the question, ‘Can it be said that Seo Jin-yong has fully blossomed?

Even so, coach Kim ordered a steady performance. “You can continue to do well this season, but you have to do well next year and beyond. Once you know and find something, it’s important to keep connecting and do it consistently,” he said.

Seo Jin-yong, who took three days off after the game against Changwon NC on the 17th (one scoreless inning), finally got on the mound. At the end of the ninth inning, when the team was leading 6-2, Seo Jin-yong took the mound to protect the lead.

However, Seo Jin-yong started the inning by walking Kang-Nam Yoo (31) and Seung-Min Ko (23) in succession. He then gave up another walk after a game that went up to 10 pitches with 9th Park Seung-wook (31). He made the bases safely with only 3 balls from 4 balls. It has been about two years since Jin-yong Seo recorded more than 3 walks in a game on July 10, 2021, after the Literary Hanwha Exhibition.

Fortunately for SSG, Seo Jin-yong did not record a large number of goals. Giving one point to No. 1 Kim Min-seok (19) on a sacrifice fly from the left, he threw Ahn Kwon-soo and An Chi-hong into second-base ground balls in succession, ending the game without any additional runs.

On this day,토토사이트 Seo Jin-yong finished the game with 0 hits, 3 walks and 1 run in 1 inning. As the non-accusation march ended, the average ERA rose to 0.42. It was encouraging that he did not give up a game even though he had a difficult pitching record of as many as 36 pitches.

After the match, coach Kim Won-hyeong defended himself, saying, “Jin Yong-yi had a hard time stopping the game at the end, but he still showed his strength as a finishing pitcher.” Coach Kim said, “Today’s first goal allowed the game to be broken, but we’ve done well so far, and I hope you will play the game with the mindset of starting again in the future.”

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