‘Choi Jeong Gun & McCarty 2 wins’ SSG, ‘Sbuck Day’ win rate 100%… Doosan 3 consecutive wins 

 SSG Landers continued their 100% win rate in ‘Sbuck Day’.

SSG won 4-1 in the first game of the season against Doosan Bears in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Incheon SSG Landers Field on the 28th. ‘Sbuck Day’ continued their undefeated streak.

SSG prepared this 3 match against Doosan as ‘Sbuck Day’. The players wear green uniforms and run around the ground, and the club holds various events for fans outside the ground. It is ‘Sbuck Day’ throughout the 3 consecutive weekend matches against Doosan.

A notable record is that SSG won every time they did ‘Sbuck Day’ from 2021. They won all 6 of their previous matches. It is a 7-game winning streak until this day against Doosan.

SSG lined up the batting order on this day in the order of Choo Shin-soo (designated hitter) Choi Ji-hoon (center fielder) Choi Jeongㅋㅋㅋ벳 (3rd baseman) Heredia (left fielder) Oh Tae-gon (1st baseman) Han Yu-seom (right fielder) Kim Seong-hyun (2nd baseman) Park Seong-han (shortstop) Cho Hyung-woo (catcher) .

A home run hit in the first inning. With no runners after two outs at the bottom of the first inning when Choi Jeong faced 0-0, Doosan starter Choi Seung-yong hit a 147 km/h fastball on the 4th pitch and hit a solo home run over the left fence.

The ball flew 110m. Choi Jeong-i’s 4th home run of the season. The previous day (27th) in the Jamsil LG expedition, although the team lost, Choi Jeong, who showed good hitting with 3 hits in 4 at-bats, recorded a long hit from the first at-bat.

Choi Jeong-eun achieved 3,700 bases in his career with this home run. It is the 4th all-time following Yang Jun-hyeok (September 27, 2008), Lee Seung-yeop (July 7, 2016), and Choi Hyung-woo (August 19, 2022), and is the youngest at 36 years and 2 months. It is also the first record as a right-handed hitter in KBO history.

Kirk McCarty, who started, pitched well. In the 1st inning, he received support for Jeong Choi’s solo home run and blocked it well without conceding until the 4th inning. In the bottom of the fourth, he scored two more runs off the batting line.

McCarty was hit with a solo home run by Jang Seung-hyeon in the top of the 5th inning, but passed the inning without allowing any additional runs. McCarty fought hard with one run until the 6th inning, and after 2 outs in the 7th, he handed over the mound to Noh Kyung-eun.

SSG couldn’t score more points, but the bullpen kept the win with no runs. In the ninth inning, closer pitcher Seo Jin-yong made his 10th save by keeping the victory scoreless in a crisis with two outs loaded. On this day, starter McCarty took 2 wins (1 loss) of the season by fighting against 3 hits (1 home run), 8 strikeouts, 2 walks and 1 run in 6⅔ innings.

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