I am desperate.
SSG Landers will play an away game against NC Dinos in Game 3 of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO Postseason Semi-Playoffs at Changwon NC Park on the 25th.
If you lose today, there is no tomorrow. They lost two games in a row in the best-of-five series. It was painful not to be able to win even one game in Incheon, our home stadium. They bowed 3-4 in the first game on the 22nd and 3-7 in the second game on the 23rd. In the historical best-of-five semi-playoffs, the probability that the team that won both the first and second games would advance to the playoffs was 75% (6 out of 8 times). NC became the main character with 75%.
SSG has no options. After winning the third game today, they must also win the fourth game held in Changwon on the 26th. There is no choice but to take the game to the final 5th game and aim for a reverse sweep at home in Incheon.
The voice of Han Yu-seom, the core of the batting line, was somewhat heavy. Ahead of the game on the 25th, he emphasized, “All the players are thinking the same thing. We want to get to Incheon somehow.”
There is quite a sense of sadness in the squad. Han Yu-seom said, “Honestly, it would be a lie if I said I don’t feel like I’m being chased at all. It seems like everyone is controlling their minds and hiding their emotions.” He added, “It seems like the players are the same. There are players who are cornered and chased, and conversely, there are players who try to think comfortably. “It seems like it. I’m not sure which one is better. I’m also a bit divided.”
He then said, “We are not in a situation where we can look back. We have to look forward only.” He said, “We have to believe in what we have done so far and catch this game first. We will think about tomorrow tomorrow.”
Although they are on a losing streak, Hanyu Island’s batting pace is hot. He warmed up in Game 1, going 1-for-4 with one hit and one run scored. In Game 2, he caught fire with 2 hits in 4 at-bats (2 home runs), 3 RBIs, and 2 runs scored. He was solely responsible for the team’s 3 goals.
It was the 7th and 8th home run in his postseason career. The back-to-back home runs were his second in his career, his 29th in the postseason, and his 11th in the semi-playoffs. Hanyu Island previously hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the 10th overtime in the 5th game of the playoffs against Nexen Heroes (now Kiwoom) in 2018. He then drew an arch in his first at-bat in Game 1 of the Korean Series against the Doosan Bears.
Han Yu-seom said, “I don’t know the feeling of hitting. I think I will have to go to the game to find out.” He added, “I hit two home runs, but it is meaningless if the team loses in a short game. During the regular season, the record will be reflected and we can continue to bring positive energy, but now. “If the team loses, it’s useless. I don’t want to attach much importance to it,” he said calmly.
In games 1 and 2, he was placed in the 5th batting order. On this day, the focus will be on the 4th batting order. Han Yu-seom said, “It seems that coach (Kim Won-hyung) trusts me. It’s been a long time since I stepped in as the number 4 hitter,” and added, “I won’t put any significance on the batting order. There’s no need to say anything right now. We’ll just focus on winning.”
In the previous two games, they missed the opportunity to score first and were dragged out. This time, you have to score first to increase your chances of winning. Han Yu-seom said, “During the regular season, I faced opposing starting pitcher Tanner Turley. I think each player will come to the plate with a plan,” and added, “There are always things that don’t go as planned. Today (25th), all players “I hope it turns out as well as I thought,” he expressed his hope. Tanner started in one game against SSG in the regular season and became the winning pitcher, allowing two runs in 5⅓ innings.
A reverse sweep with 3 consecutive wins after 2 consecutive losses can actually boost morale. Hanyu Island raised his voice and said, “It’s really cool. I hope that happens. That’s the sea I want.”
On this day, SSG consisted of Choo Shin-soo (designated hitter) – Guillermo Heredia (center fielder) – Choi Jeong (third baseman) – Han Yu-seom (right fielder) – Ha Jae-hoon (left fielder) – Park Seong-han (shortstop) – Kim Seong-hyeon (second baseman) – Oh Tae-gon (first baseman) – The batting lineup was drawn in the order of Kim Min-sik (catcher). The starting pitcher is Oh Won-seok.짱구카지노
NC is Son Ah-seop (designated hitter) – Park Min-woo (second baseman) – Park Geon-woo (right fielder) – Jason Martin (center fielder) – Kwon Hee-dong (left fielder) – Seo Ho-cheol (third baseman) – Kim Hyeong-jun (catcher) – Kim Joo-won (shortstop) – Do Tae-hoon ( First baseman) formed the starting lineup. The starting pitcher is Tanner.