SSG Landers’ ‘young blood’ left-hander Oh Won-seok (22), who is evaluated as ‘post Kim Kwang-hyun’, continues to grow quite fiercely.
In a home game against the Lotte Giants held at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on the 4th, Oh Won-seok scored 1 run in 7 innings.
At the end of the 7th inning, when SSG was leading 3-1, the game was canceled due to heavy rain, and Oh Won-seok won the ‘7th Rain Cold Game Complete Victory’. It was the moment when Oh Won-seok, in his 4th year of debut, won his first professional complete game.메이저놀이터
SSG, who had won the opening game against the KIA Tigers on the 1st, was hit by the KIA in the second game with Kirk McCarty allowing 8 runs in 3⅓ innings. If they lost against Lotte, the atmosphere would have subsided, but Oh Won-seok’s good pitching came out and the good flow was quickly restored.
Oh Won-seok, who joined SK Wyverns (now SSG) in 2020, has been growing steadily every year. Oh Won-seok, who was registered for the first team entry in August of his debut year, has kept his first team position ever since.
SSG, which confirmed the possibility, gave Oh Won-seok a chance to start in 2021, and showed potential with an average ERA of 5.89 with 7 wins and 6 losses in 33 games.
Oh Won-seok, whose skills have improved a lot, left 6-8 and an average ERA of 4.50 last year, going back and forth between starting and bullpen.
Although he did not stand out in terms of his record, he digested the starting rotation without injury throughout the first half and performed well in the bullpen in the second half.
In particular, the game in which he started the 4th game of the Korean Series and pitched against the Kiwoom Heroes with 1 run in 5⅔ innings was quite impressive. Although the match was lost, it was the moment when Oh Won-seok established himself as SSG’s next-generation ace.
Oh Won-seok, who signed an annual salary contract of 140 million won (65 million won increase) this year and rose to the ranks of billionaires, worked hard with senior Kim Gwang-hyun even before spring camp and secured a spot in the starting team.
Oh Won-seok gave up only 2 hits and 2 walks in 7 innings against Lotte, his first appearance of the season. He cooked the opponent’s line by mixing a fastball with a maximum speed of 147 km/h, a slider, a changeup, and a curveball.
Although he could not overwhelm his opponent with his pitch, he became a tricky pitcher because the tip of his slider, his main weapon, became sharp.
Regarding Oh Won-seok, coach Won-hyeong Kim said, “As I brought the release point forward, the ball’s rotation improved. He praised him as a good player.
The goal of Oh Won-seok, who has fully settled on the stage of the first team, is to achieve a double-digit multiplier. It is not an impossible goal if he does not deviate from the starting rotation throughout the first half and shows a steady appearance.
Oh Won-seok said, “It is helpful for senior Kim Gwang-hyun to talk about how to deal with batters. I want to do more than win,” he said.