SSG Landers finishing pitcher Seo Jin-yong is about to renew the team’s most saves.
SSG won 7-5 in Game 10 of the season against Doosan Bears in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Jamsil Stadium on the 26th. In the game, SSG took the lead in the second inning and scored an additional point in the third inning. Then the 7th inning turned over. However, Ha Jae-hoon’s inside the park home run and Jeon Eui-san’s solo home run succeeded in reversing.
The victory was secured by veteran left-hander bullpen Koh Hyo-jun and closer pitcher Seo Jin-yong. Seo Jin-yong caught Rojas, the first batter in the 9th inning, with a ground ball in front of the second baseman, and then gave Yang Eui-ji a right-handed hit.
Yang Seok-hwan was treated as a center fielder’s fly ball and Yang Eui-ji was given a stolen base, but Kang Seung-ho was treated as a center fielder’s fly ball and kept the team’s 2-point victory. Seo Jin-yong took his personal 34th save.
On this day, SSG had a difficult game. After scoring the first run, foreign left-handed starter Loenis Elias pitched a good fight, allowing 2 runs (1 earned run) in 6 innings, but the game eventually turned over.
The SSG bullpen collapsed. In the previous day’s game, starter Kim Gwang-hyun was attacked, and in this day’s game, the bullpen could not keep the lead and allowed a turnaround. SSG veteran bullpen Noh Kyung-eun was shaken.먹튀검증
But SSG took the victory. Seo Jin-yong, who finished the game, will tie the record for the most saves in a season, including during his time with SK, the predecessor of SSG, by adding two more saves.
The previous record for the most saves is held by Ha Jae-hoon, who turned back into a beast. Ha Jae-hoon won the save king that year with 36 saves in 2019. This year, this title was reserved by Seo Jin-yong. There is a wide gap between the 23 saves of Kim Jae-yoon (KT) and Kim Won-joong (Lotte), who tied for second place in saves.
The notable record in this part is that Seo Jin-yong is leading the save with ‘No Blon’. Of course, there are many days where he puts out a runner and finishes the game in a difficult way, but he never breaks down in a save situation.
The secret is consistency. Seo Jin-yong recorded 50 appearances in 5 consecutive seasons. It is the 19th KBO record. It is also the third record ever for a single team after Cho Woong-cheon and Jung Woo-ram. In other words, he worked out as steadily as he did and built up trust without major ups and downs.
While the club’s record for most saves is expected to be easily updated, Seo Jin-yong said, “It seems that the record has been achieved as I pitched in one game and one game. He was not conscious of the record, and after finishing the game, he seemed to realize that ‘another game is over’.”
He continued, “I think the reason why I play a lot is because the results are good. He is personally proud and grateful that he was able to go this far,” he said. He then promised, “I will continue to produce good results for the team in the future.”
Seo Jin-yong, who recorded a double-digit hold for the first time in 2018 and then ranked second in the hold category in 2019. He’s been the center of the bullpen year after year. He throws consistently in the first team. He is a player who is trying that hard. The record of 50 games in 5 consecutive seasons and the most saves is possible because of his persistence.