SSG Landers new foreign pitcher Roennis Elias (35) meets the requirements for a winning pitcher in the first appearance in the KBO League.
Elias started in the 2023 Shinhan Bank Sol KBO League LG Twins game held at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on the 24th, recording 5 hits (1 home run), 4 walks, 2 strikeouts and 3 runs in 5 innings.
91 pitches. He primarily threw fastballs (49) and changeups (27), along with a curveball (15) as well. His highest speed was 150 km.스포츠토토
This is the first position in the KBO League.
SSG recruited Elias as a substitute earlier this month after Annie Romero, who had been recruited before the opening day, left due to a shoulder injury, and the vacancy became longer.
On the 18th, Elias played the Samsung Lions and Futures (2nd division) league game and adjusted his condition with 4 hits, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts and 1 run in 3⅔ innings.
In his first team debut match, he met a strong LG batting line. LG is a team that is running first in this category with a team batting average of 0.291 until today’s game. The batting average in scoring position is 0.303, the highest among the 10 clubs.
Faced with new hitters in an unfamiliar league, Romero endured 5 innings, but left homework in the first pitch, giving up 4 walks.
A walk came out from the first inning. The first hitter, Park Hae-min, was put together with a fly ball and Moon Seong-joo with a ground ball, and then he dedicated a walk to Kim Hyun-soo. He finished the inning by disposing of Austin Dean as a fly ball.
In the second inning with a 4-0 lead, he conceded a run due to a walk. After two deaths, Kim Min-seong and nine pitches were played, and he gave up a walk. The second fastball thrown at Lee Jae-won from the 2nd and 1st base was hit, and it was connected to a two-run gun that went over the left fence.
The 3rd inning ended with the first tripartite withdrawal of the day, but in the 4th inning, a run was made again. This time, there was a ball net.
Elias, who threw 4 balls in a row to Oh Ji-hwan after one out, allowed another run after hitting Moon Bo-kyung and Kim Min-seong in a row.
In the continued second-out crisis, Lee Jae-won threw three balls in a row, and eventually sent it out with a deliberate fourth pitch. In the 2nd 1st and 2nd bases, Kim Ki-yeon struck out on a swing and prevented additional runs.
After one death in the 5th inning, Moon Seong-joo and Kim Hyun-soo hit consecutive hits. Elias, who was driven to 1st, 1st and 3rd base, induced a ground ball with the 2nd pitch changeup to Austin, and escaped the crisis with a double hit by the 3rd baseman.
Elias, who handed the mound to Koh Hyo-jun in the 6th inning with the team leading 5-3, can reap a victory if SSG wins without allowing a tie.