Baek Seung-gun (SSG Landers) is establishing himself as a key bullpen by winning his first win following his first hold this season.
Baek Seung-gun was nominated 토토사이트 by the SK Wyverns (now SSG Landers) as the first pick in the 2019 rookie draft. 2019 season 15 games 19⅓ innings 5 runs (5 earned) 14 strikeouts average ERA 2.33, 2020 season 10 games (7 starts) 5 losses 29⅓ innings 29 runs (26 earned) 28 strikeouts 7.98 ERA enlisted ahead of the 2021 season .
Baek Seung-gun joined the team after being discharged and participated in the 2023 spring camp. SSG coach Kim Won-hyeong said, “After Baek gained experience at Sangmu, his pitch and speed both improved.” He said at the spring camp in Okinawa, Japan in March, “When I saw Seung-gun from the other team before he went to the army, his pitching form was stable, but his fastball power was a little lacking. “he said.
Lefty Baek Seung-geon has taken a spot in the SSG bullpen this season. Core left-hander Kim Taek-hyung is filling the void created by his enlistment. On April 14, against Incheon NC Dinos, he recorded the first hold in his debut, recording 2 hits and 2 strikeouts without allowing a run in 2 innings. He also raised holds against Incheon Kiwoom Heroes on the 23rd and Jamsil LG Twins on the 26th.
Baek Seung-gun took the mound in the bottom of the 10th inning in an overtime match against Kiwoom in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 7th, recording 1 hit, 1 walk, and 1 strikeout in 2 innings without conceding a run.
In the bottom of the 10th inning, Baek Seung-gun treated Lee Yong-kyu, Lee Jeong-hoo, and Kim Hye-seong with a hit. In the bottom of the 11th inning, lead hitter Edison Russell was grounded by second baseman, and Lee Won-seok walked and Lee Hyung-jong allowed a hit, putting them in a crisis on 1st and 2nd base.
Baek Seung-gun was shaken with 1 run (1 earned) and 2 hits (1 home run) in 1⅔ innings against Incheon KT Wiz on the 2nd, and 1 run (1 earned), 3 hits and 1 run in ⅔ innings (1 earned run) against KT on the 4th. However, he showed a stable appearance before Kiwoom.
After the game, Baek Seung-gun said, “I was nervous because the results were not good in the previous inning. But I thought I should throw without regret. My seniors also advised me not to be discouraged and to throw with confidence because it’s okay.” “I’m happy that it led to a good result. It’s the first win in my personal career, but I’m still confused. I’m more happy that the team won a difficult game than my personal record.”
Baek Seung-gun is recording an average ERA of 4.20 this season, 1 win, 1 loss, 3 holds, 15 innings, 8 runs (7 ERA) in 13 games. If he continues to show good form, he is expected to establish himself as a reliable left-handed bullpen to fill the vacancy of Kim Taek-hyung.