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SSG Landers outfielder Han Yoo-seom, who turned things around in the second half of the regular season, continued his hot hitting in the postseason.
SSG lost 3-7 in Game 2 of the best-of-five semifinals of the 2023 KBO postseason to the NC Dinos at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on April 23. Despite the cliffhanger, SSG has a player to watch.
Han Yu-seom SSG was dragged down by the poor performance of starter Kim Kwang-hyun. He went 0-4 with three runs in the first and one in the second.
SSG began to chip away. In the bottom of the fourth, the first batter, Heredia, drew a walk, and Han Yoo-seom took advantage of NC starter Song Myung-ki’s five-pitch, 137-kilometer-per-hour fastball for a two-run home run over the right field wall.
NC pulled Song Myung-ki and brought up Choi Sung-young to get through the inning without allowing another run.
In the 2-4, SSG cut the deficit to one run. Han Yoo-seom hit one more home run. After the first batter of the sixth inning, Heredia, retired on a grounder to shortstop, Han took a two-pitch changeup from NC’s third pitcher Lee Jae-hak for a solo home run over the center field fence.
Han had his worst first half of the regular season this year. He batted just 1-for-8 in April, 2-for-1 in May, and 1-for-5 in June. He had to go to the second level. July wasn’t much better, with a 1-for-5 record in eight games.
He finished the first half of the year with a 1-for-8 record. The second half of the year was a complete turnaround. In the month of August, he batted 2 for 8 and 6 for 8. His batting average for the season moved into the high teens.
In September, he showed off his hot bat by going 4-for-3 for the month. In October, he continued his good hitting pace with a 4-for-1 record in 12 games. 먹튀검증토토사이트 He finished the regular season with a batting average of 2.7F3L. It’s no exaggeration to say that his performance helped SSG secure a third-place finish in the regular season.
The team lost both Game 1 and Game 2, but Han continued his good hitting. He had a hit in Game 1 and two home runs in Game 2.
SSG will travel to Changwon to face Tanner Tully in Game 3. Tanner went 5-2 with a 2.92 ERA in 11 regular season games this year. Tanner has pitched one game against SSG, earning a win. It’s going to be a tough matchup, and the SSG bats will need Han Yoo-seom, who has the best feel for the game right now, to break through.