‘Third place, 1.5G behind fourth’ Tuta changes coaches, SSG pulls out of desperate hole

Suddenly, we’re closer to the middle of the pack than the top. The SSG Landers are in desperate need of a pick-me-up right now.

SSG was consistently above the 5% monthly win rate for the first three months of the season. However, the downward spiral began in July (6-8). It continued last month (10-13). In the last seven games of August, the team went 5-2. The inconsistency that has been a major problem this season seemed to be resolved for a while. However, in September, the two batters sank at the same time.메이저사이트

SSG has lost four straight games, starting on September 31 against the Incheon Kiwoom Heroes. In the meantime, the leaders LG Twins and KT Wiz have gained ground, while the gap between them and the fourth- and fifth-place KIA Tigers and NC Dinos has narrowed to 1.5 games.

During the losing streak, the mound has been particularly bad. They lost a total of 38 runs in four games. While losing by a few runs is only one loss, the four consecutive losses are more than disappointing. One of them is walks, with 5.31 walks per nine innings in that span. That’s far more than Kiwoom (3.92), who was second in the same period.

The offense hasn’t been satisfactory either, scoring 15 runs in four games, during which time the team batted .235 (7th) and had an OPS of .640 (5th). The struggles of Guillermo Heredia, who returned from a thigh muscle injury on March 29, and veteran Kim Sung-hyun also contributed to the overall slump in the batting order.

In response, SSG reorganized Tuta’s coaching staff on the 3rd. Both the main and assistant coaches were changed. Existing batting coach Lee Jin-young, hitting assistant Oh Jun-hyuk, and pitching coach Cho Woong-chun were moved to the Futures (second team). Quality Control (QC) coach Jung Kyung-bae will be the batting coach, Futures hitting coach Park Jung-kwon will be the hitting assistant, Lee Seung-ho will be the pitching coach, and Futures pitching coach Chae Byung-yong will be the bullpen coach. Coach Kim Won-hyung said, “I had a lot of thoughts as the stagnant atmosphere continued. Changing the coaching staff will not suddenly improve the players’ skills or performance, but I thought we needed a change of mind and a change of atmosphere in the pitching staff.”

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