SSG Landers’ Moon Seung-won returned to the starting rotation after 117 days, but it was an early exit.
Moon Seung-won started the game against the Doosan Bears at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on May 27. It was his first start in 117 days since May 2 against the KT Wiz (a 7-run loss in 3⅓ innings). Moon had been relegated to the bullpen since the beginning of the season.
But when Jong-hoon Park’s struggles left a hole in the team’s starting rotation, Moon was given another chance. It wasn’t easy. Moon was scheduled to start against the Incheon NC Dinos on the 22nd and 23rd, but the games were canceled for two consecutive days due to rain. As a result, his start date was pushed back and he was only able to pitch on the 27th against Doosan.
He faced off against Doosan’s “ace” Raul Alcantara. However, the SSG batters rattled Alcantara first. After scoring two runs in the top of the first inning on a fielding error and a single by Park Sung-hwan, Moon Seung-won struggled in every inning.
With two outs in the bottom of the first, he gave up back-to-back singles and a walk to load the bases. He got Yang Seok-hwan to ground into an infield single, but couldn’t complete the double play and gave up a run. He then got Kang Seung-ho to ground out to second base to end the first inning.
The second inning ended with a strikeout, but in the third, he gave up a leadoff single to Jung Soo-bin. He then gave up a long single to Kim Jae-ho to put runners on second and third. He got Jose Rojas to fly out to center field, but gave up a grounder to Yang Ji to tie the game at 2-2.
In the top of the fourth, SSG took a 4-2 lead again when Ha Jae-hoon hit a two-run home run, but it didn’t last long. In the bottom of the fourth, Moon Seung-won was shaken again. He gave up an infield single to the first batter, Kang Seung-ho, to load the bases, and a long ball to Park Jun-young to put runners on second and third again. After giving up a single to Ahn Seung-han on a wild pitch, Moon left the mound with two runners on base.메이저사이트
Reliever Lim Jun-seop walked the next two runners to extend Moon’s lead to four runs. The SSG bench once again made another pitching change to prevent further damage, but Moon Seung-won’s start ended in an early exit after giving up four runs on seven hits with two walks and one strikeout in three innings.