The strongest team in the close match this season is SSG Landers. 8 wins and 4 losses in games within 2 points. This is thanks to the solid backing of finisher Seo Jin-yong (31).
Seo Jin-yong pitched in 12 games this year and recorded 1 win and 10 saves (1st place). Salvation success rate is 100%. He did not give up a run in 12 1/2 innings. Seo Jin-yong’s expression, which we met at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on the 2nd, was also bright. Seo Jin-yong said, “I was always stressed at the beginning of the season because my speed wasn’t good, but this year is good.” Coach Won-hyeong Kim, a former pitcher, is also satisfied enough to say nothing other than “Reduce the number of walks.”
Seo Jin-yong, a 13-year-old professional, took over as a setup man at the beginning of last year and kept the back door, posting double-digit saves (21) for the first time since his debut. But at the end, he went back to the middle relief. Seo Jin-yong said, “If it was a failure, it was a failure, and if it was right, I saw it. It was an opportunity for me, and it was also a study.” are doing,” he said.
Seo Jin-yong’s representative pitch is the forkball. You know it will definitely fall, but it flies like a fastball and then falls off to deceive you. His splitter/fork pitch value (3.2) ranks fourth, surpassing starting pitchers with a lot of innings pitched. However, this season, his fast ball game stands out. His fastball usage rate was 62.1% (based on stats). It is the first time since 2018 that it has exceeded 60%. In the game against Kiwoom on the 21st of last month, only 13 fastballs were thrown to finish the game. It’s not as fast as in the beginning of his debut, when he easily exceeded 150 km/h, but it was full of power.
Seo Jin-yong said, “I am the type of person who strikes out with a forkball after making a good ball count with a fastball. That’s why batters aim for a forkball. On the contrary, as the velocity increases, I hit hard with a fastball. I was surprised and happy that I pitched only with a fastball.” said
This year’s KBO League deserves to be called the “era of final ordeal.” There are many teams where firefighters win or lose power. However, SSG caught a close match thanks to Seo Jin-yong. Failure to finish will soon lead to the team’s defeat. Seo Jin-yong said, “It is the mindset of finishing that you have to overcome such a situation. Rather, I threw it harder and with the feeling of striking out, and the result was good.”크크크벳
Seo Jin-yong, who continued the march of ‘0’, was nicknamed ‘Mr. Zero’. The expression ‘Suzume’s Door Crackdown’ came out from the Japanese animation ‘Suzume’s Door Crackdown’, which mobilized 5 million domestic viewers. Seo Jin-yong said, “The coolest thing is Mr. Zero. But you don’t know how long it will last.”
SSG ranks first overall with a salvation ERA of 2.49. This is the reason why they are able to catch difficult matches and achieve come-from-behind victories. Seo Jin-yong said, “I heard that our team’s bullpen is weak, but it is number one. He continued, “There is a reason for teams that often win. Our team has grown by doing wire to wire last year.”