Park Jong-hoon lightly caught KIA’s leadoff hitter Choi Won-joon with a ground ball to shortstop in the top of the first inning. A ball count was created in favor of Park Jong-hoon with a strike by No. 2 hitter Kim Do-young and two consecutive fouls. However, he threw a counter-speed ball and was driven from 2B2S to 3B2S full count with fouls and balls.
Kim Do-young’s missed hit, which hit a 136km two-seam in the eighth pitch, headed to the left of the pitcher. Park Jong-hoon, who had been heating up for defense, caught the ball, but he missed the ball under pressure from Kim Do-young, who has fast feet. It was an infield hit on the record, but there were definitely a lot of regrets. I caught a ball Park Jong-hoon, who missed it, smiled bitterly.
With one out and runners on first base, Kim Do-young came home with Na Sung-bum’s timely hit, and KIA got off to a good start. Since then, third baseman Na Sung-bum and second baseman Choi Hyung-woo scored with Hwang Dae-in’s hit in front of the right field with two outs and runners on first and second base, taking a 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning.
SSG starter Park Jong-hoon recorded his sixth loss of the season with six hits, three walks, one strikeout and five runs in 2⅔ innings against Kia, and SSG lost 5-13 in the aftermath of Park Jong-hoon’s early steel plate. 스포츠토토탑
Park Jong-hoon, who is called a “nuclear submarine,” has played in 13 games in the 2023 season and is in a more serious slump than ever with one win, six losses, and a 6.31 ERA.
As the defeat deepened in the bottom of the eighth inning, Park Jong-hoon was seen coming out of the dugout and looking at the ground with his head down.
SSG coach Kim Won-hyung, who showed steady trust in Park Jong-hoon, also finally gave extreme medicine. Director Kim Won-hyung said, “How long are you going to have a mental illness? He said, “I have played in the first division for quite a while, but I can see that Park Jong-hoon is the current appearance.”
“It’s okay to get hit,” he continued. However, he said, “There were many scenes where he threw a ball that hit his body well and seemed to feel pressure.”