Already 10S, Seo Jin-yong’s special order “Full-time closer, no ups and downs”
The era of the closer’s ordeal. However, SSG Landers is strong thanks to Seo Jin-yong (31).
As of the 28th, Seo Jin-yong appeared in 12 games and has already recorded 10 saves (1 win), ranking first in the relief category. He is quite ahead of Kim Won-joong (Lotte Giants, 6 saves) in second place, and the gap with Oh Seung-hwan (Samsung Lions), Lee Yong-chan (NC Dinos) and Hong Gun-hee (Doosan Bears, more than 4 saves) in the joint 3rd place is already wide. Seo Jin-yong shows off a sense of stability by recording 0 earned runs while throwing a total of 12 1/3 innings.
Joa Pharmaceutical and this magazine selected Seo Jin-yong as the MVP for the third week of April. He pitched for three consecutive days from the KT Wiz match on the 20th to the Kiwoom Heroes match on the 22nd last week, earning 3 saves in 3 innings, 1 hit, 3 strikeouts and no runs.
Jinyong Seo is a slow starter. SSG coach Kim Won-hyung said, “It’s not that his pitch and speed have improved significantly compared to last year, but Seo Jin-yong’s speed has increased by about 3km per hour compared to April of the previous year.” Seo Jin-yong nodded his head and explained, “Usually at the beginning of the season, I took the early 140km range, but these days, the mid-140km is steadily coming out.”
At the beginning of the season, Seo Jin-yong’s four-seam fastball revolutions per minute (RPM) was 2572.8. He is better than last year’s average (2483.1 times). Seo Jin-yong said, “The way to use power has changed. Previously, I had to throw a lot of power from behind to throw it hard. Then, the power was rather dispersed.”
After making saves for three days in a row last week, the game against Kiwoom on the 23rd was excluded from the game group early. Veteran Noh Kyung-eun, who took the mound as the last pitcher in the top of the 9th inning with a 9-6 lead, lost a run and was driven to a crisis with the bases loaded with one out. Fortunately, Lee Hyeong-jong was treated as a double stroke and the game was over. Seo Jin-yong, who watched this in the dugout, said, “(6-6 at the beginning of the 8th inning), I thought, ‘Should I prepare for the mound? I’m sorry” and looked back.
Seo Jin-yong, who joined after being nominated in the 7th place in the 1st round in 2011, made his first team debut in 2015. Seo Jin-yong, who has a fastball, said, “Ever since I was young, I have been greedy for the position of closer.” 먹튀검증
Every year there is an opportunity. From 2017 to last year, he raised at least 1 save each season (in 2018) and up to 21 saves (in 2022). He recorded 8 saves in 2020 and 9 saves in 2021.
But he never played as a closer from start to finish of the season. He was put in mid-season as a firefighter or, like last year, lost his finishing position at the end of the season. It’s because of the anxiety caused by the jegu hunting.
Seo Jin-yong said, “I used to get a chance when (other) closers took a break or performed sluggishly. There were times when I started as the starting finisher. However, I always felt sorry for resigning because of poor results at the end.” “Last year, 21 saves It was good to upload, but it was very unfortunate that it was sluggish at the end.” So Jin-yong Seo emphasized, “I want to throw consistently without ups and downs as much as possible. I must not get hurt again.”
His goal for this season is also ‘to defend the finishing position until the end’. He said, “People around me are asking a lot about the title of King of Salvation, but right now I’m only looking at today’s and tomorrow’s games. My goal is to surpass last year’s 21 saves.” Could it be,” he said.