SSG faces longest losing streak under Kim Won-hyung… with a specialty to save face

If LG Electronics loses on the 20th, it will be the 6th straight loss in 2 years since 2021
Coach Kim Won-hyung: “We can rebound if we change the flow”

Reporter Kim Kyung-yoon = SSG Landers head coach Kim Won-hyung has been having a tough time lately.

SSG, which was in a fierce battle for first place with the LG Twins in the first half of the season, has seen a sharp decline due to the declining physical fitness of its main players.

Recently, they lost five games in a row, losing second place to KT WIZ and slipping to third place.

This is the first time Kim Won-hyung has dropped five games since taking over as head coach in 2021.

The team is also in danger of tying the record for the longest losing streak under Kim.

If SSG loses at home to No. 1 LG on Aug. 20 at Incheon SSG Landers Field, it will be the team’s sixth consecutive loss in two years after losing six straight in 2021.

In 2021, SSG lost six straight games between August 19 against the NC Dinos and August 27 against the KT Wiz, with two losses followed by a draw and four straight losses.

The biggest reason for the downfall is the decline in team spirit. The main players have fallen into a collective slump.

SSG has gone cold during their recent five-game losing streak, with a team batting average of just .202 and a team ERA of 8.80.

The bullpen has been especially shaky, with an ERA of 12.15.

It’s urgent for SSG to lift the team’s spirits and get back on track.

Coach Kim Won-hyung is well aware of this. That’s why he’s trying to give his players positive messages instead of giving them special orders.안전놀이터

“I don’t care about (the losing streak),” Kim told reporters before the game against LG on Nov. 20, “The current situation is a time when we need to focus on our team rather than the other team.”

“I’m confident that we can rebound if we change this trend that’s not going well,” he added.

SSG, with the support of its affiliate Chosun Hotels & Resorts, hosted a special pre-match luncheon to set the tone.

“The hotel’s exclusive chef and staff went to the stadium to prepare a meal for the team with the best ingredients,” SSG said, “and a total of 72 people, including the team, ground managers, and supporters, ate samgyetang and other dishes.”

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