Will the 22-year-old left-hander who won the post-Kim Gwang-hyun war finally be reborn as an ace?
Will the 22-year-old left-handed pitcher who won the ‘post-Kim Kwang-hyun’ war finally be reborn as an ace in the KBO League? Oh Won-seok (22) of SSG Landers is amplifying the anticipation by performing brilliantly this season.
Oh Won-seok started in the 2023 KBO League away game against the NC Dinos held at Changwon NC Park on the 17th, and earned his 4th win (1 loss) of the season with 5.2 innings, 5 hits, 3 walks, 4 strikeouts and no runs.
With this, Oh Won-seok jumped to a tie for 3rd place in the most wins category and at the same time dropped his season ERA to 2.96 and rose to 11th place in the category.
After the game, Oh Won-seok said through the club, “Today, the team won with the senior fielder’s hobi and senior sin-jeong’s home run, and I am happy to be a winning pitcher.” well established Pitching today helped a lot. I also want to thank the coaching staff.”
Oh won-seok played 5 innings in all but one of his 8 starts this season. The only game that was the most sluggish if he could not digest more than 5 innings was the NC game on April 16, when he recorded 4 innings, 7 hits, 3 walks, 5 strikeouts and 6 runs (4 earned). However, it was also meaningful in that he brushed off the sluggishness in the second opponent’s game.
His performance, which had ups and downs at the beginning of the season with an average ERA of 4.00 in 5 games in April, also found stability with 2 wins and an average ERA of 1.45 in May.
Oh Won-seok said, “It seems that my control is getting better as I continue to pitch in games. While explaining that a stable pitching mechanism is being created as I develop my own points and feelings,” he analyzed, “And as my ability to manage the game, such as controlling the strength and weakness and grasping the flow of the game, is gradually improving, the result of the game is also improving.”
Even before the season, Oh Won-seok was in a position to compete for the 5th starter. However, he now ranks first on the team in wins and innings, and is on the verge of exploding his full potential in his fourth year as a pro.
Regarding the good flow, Oh Won-seok said, “I think the most important thing is to keep pace right now, and I want to show good performance by managing my physical strength and injury management well.” said
The match against NC on the 17th was also a meaningful match in terms of the selection matchup and the result. The NC starting pitcher that day was the team’s native left-hander, Chang-mo Koo. Gu Chang-mo, who stood out in the first team with a record of 10 wins, 7 losses and an average ERA of 3.20 in 2019, has been considered as the first candidate to become ‘Post Kim Gwang-hyun’ even before Oh Won-seok.
As expected,토스카지노 Koo Chang-mo is still performing well enough to succeed left-handed pitchers representing the KBO league, such as Kim Gwang-hyun and Yang Hyeon-jong (KIA). However, in the game on the 17th, he became a losing pitcher with 3 hits, 7 strikeouts and 1 run in 5 innings, and Oh Won-seok won a decision victory in the ‘Post Kim Gwang-hyun Matchup’. From the point of view of fans who support Oh Won-seok, it can be seen that Oh Won-seok, who is directly subordinate to SSG, has proved who is the successor as the ‘deficit’.
The debate over who is ‘Post Kwang-Hyun Kim’ may be exhausting, but what is certain is that Oh Won-seok is finally showing the potential to become an ace through a good start this season.