Park Jong-hoon will start in the 2023 Shinhan Bank Sol KBO League match against the Lotte Giants at Sajik Stadium on the 4th. Park Jong-hoon,메이저놀이터 who won his second win of the season against Hanwha Eagles in Incheon on the 29th of last month, will challenge his first individual win streak this season.
Park Jong-hoon has been sluggish this season.
Park Jong-hoon, who ended the season early after undergoing elbow ligament joint surgery (Tommy John surgery) in June 2021, returned at the end of July last year, but his performance was below expectations. He went 3-5 with an ERA of 6.00 in 11 games.
Expectations for Park Jong-hoon were high as he often showed good appearances from the second year of his return after his elbow ligament joint surgery.
However, Park Jong-hoon continued to be sluggish from the beginning of the season and went to the second group three times.
On April 20, Park Jong-hoon, who was excluded from the first team entry and had 10 days of reorganization time, pitched 6 innings and 1 run against Incheon Doosan Bears on the 30th of the same month. However, his batting line did not burst, so he suffered a yoke of defeat.
Park Jong-hoon seemed to be resurrected, reporting his first victory of the season with a good pitch of 7 innings and 1 run against Gocheok Kiwoom Heroes on May 6, but fell into a slump again.
In particular, during the month of June, he stayed without a win in 4 games, 1 loss, and an average ERA of 7.94, and was once again missing from the first team entry.
On the 5th of last month, his first appearance in July, against the Incheon KIA Tigers, Park Jong-hoon, who had a hard time scoring 5 runs in 2⅔innings, eventually went down to the 2nd team the next day, the 6th.
Park Jong-hoon, who went through a reorganization, flapped his wings of revival at Incheon Hanwha on the 29th of last month, his first appearance in the second half. He pitched 6 innings, giving up 3 hits while striking out 7 batters.
Above all, he showed the disappearance of jegu anxiety, which was a chronic problem. Park Jong-hoon, who had 6.46 walks per 9 innings in the first half, did not give up any walks or hit balls against Hanwha.
It was the first time in 310 days since Park Jong-hoon won the game without giving up any walks or hit balls since the game against Hanhwa in Incheon on September 22 last year.
Regarding Park Jong-hoon’s pitching, SSG coach Kim Won-hyung said, “The speed limit at the beginning of the game came up to 139km/h. I had a good pitch before, but there seemed to be a problem in the psychological part.” , Even in a strikeout situation, he didn’t like it very much.”
He continued, “He went down to the second group and was preparing well, so he was able to produce good results. He was the result of his own efforts,” he expressed satisfaction.
As SSG, Park Jong-hoon’s good fight is desperately needed. SSG lost all three matches against KT Wiz on the 1st and 3rd.
SSG, which had stagnated with 6 wins and 11 losses in 17 games since July, widened the gap with the leading LG Twins to 5.5 games, and the second place position was also at risk.
Lately, the only hit line has been silent. SSG only gave up 1 run in 27 innings in 3 consecutive matches against KT. Even though Kirk McCarty on the 1st and Kwang-Hyun Kim on the 2nd fought hard, they failed to win.
While the batting line is having difficulties, Park Jong-hoon must fight hard to try to escape the losing streak. If he leads the team’s escape from losing streak, it is expected that Park Jong-hoon himself will be able to boost his confidence.