SSG Landers’ Elias, who made his KBO debut, pitched five innings and allowed three runs (three earned) on five hits (one home run) with four walks and two strikeouts in the LG-SSG game of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on Thursday afternoon. He also earned his first win.
Elias threw a total of 91 pitches, with a four-seam fastball (49), changeup (27), and curve (15). His fastball touched 150 kilometers.
In the first inning, Elias got Park Hae-min to fly out to left field and Moon Sung-joo to ground out to shortstop. However, he gave up a full-count walk to Kim Hyun-soo and got Austin to fly out to shortstop to get out of the first inning unscathed.
In the bottom of the first inning, SSG took the pressure off Elias with a walk-off single by Park Sung-ho.
In the top of the second inning, he walked Oh Ji-hwan and Moon Kyung before giving up a single to Kim Min-sung. In the top of the second inning, Elias threw a 146-kilometer fastball, but “Jamsil Big Boy” Lee Jae-won hit a two-run home run over the left field fence. After getting Kim Ki-yeon to fly out, Elias headed to the dugout with a disappointed look on his face. After entering the dugout, he loudly criticized himself.
After allowing the home run, Elias struck out Park Hae-min, Moon Sung-joo and Kim Hyun-soo in the top of the third inning. His second crisis came in the top of the fourth inning, when he allowed singles to Kim Min-sung with runners on first and third. He walked Lee Jae-won, who hit a home run against him, to load the bases.
With runners on first and second, he struck out Kim Ki-yeon to end the threat. As he walked into the dugout, Elias let out another self-deprecating yell.
In the top of the fifth inning, Elias roared after striking out LG Austin with runners on first and third. He turned to his cheering dugout teammates and high-fived them as he entered the dugout in a fighting spirit.
After the game, SSG Elias said, “In a new league, everyone needs a period of adjustment and it’s hard to get a good result in the first game, but I’m happy to get a win today, especially in a place with a high level of baseball like Korea. When I was preparing for my first start, I had the mindset of sticking to my routine and doing what I’ve always done,” he said.토토사이트
“I want to contribute to the team to win the championship, which is not only my goal but the goal of all my teammates, and I will show the fans that I am doing my best every moment.”
SSG head coach Kim Won-hyung said, “Elias pitched his first game against a strong team, and he went five innings. We congratulate him on his first win and expect him to pitch better in the next game with good preparation.”
SSG avenged the previous day’s loss with a 5-3 victory over LG, and will use Song Young-jin as their starting pitcher against LG on the 25th.