Noh Kyung-eun (SSG)’s performance last season was dazzling. He has established himself as a key pitcher for SSG as a releaser.
Noh Kyung-eun was sluggish at the Lotte Giants in the 2021 season, recording an average ERA of 7.35 with 35 strikeouts in 14 games (11 starts), 3 wins, 5 losses, 56⅓ innings, 50 runs (46 ERA). In the end, after the season, Lotte posted Noh Kyung-eun on Weibo. Noh Kyung-eun set out to find a new team ahead of the 2022 season. And SSG Landers reached out to him.
There were concerns about the performance of the 2021 season, but Noh Kyung-eun came out as a starting pitcher at the beginning of the season and played a good fight to wash away the concerns. Noh Kyung-eun started in 5 games in April and showed good performance with 3 wins, 2 losses, 24 innings, 7 runs (7 ERA) and 16 strikeouts with an ERA of 2.63. However, he suffered a finger fracture after a batted ball hit his finger while defending against Busan Lotte, his last appearance in April.
After recovering from his injury, Noh Kyung-eun started against the Hanwha Eagles in Daejeon at the end of June and made a perfect comeback by striking out 4 without allowing a run in 5 innings. After starting two more games in July, he finished the first half. Noh Kyung-eun started 8 games in the first half and recorded 5 wins, 3 losses, 40 innings, 15 runs (15 ERA), 28 strikeouts, and an average ERA of 3.38.
In the second half, Noh Kyung-eun changed his position from starter to bullpen pitcher. Noh Kyung-eun did an excellent job as a relief pitcher. At the end of the second half, he showed exhaustion from frequent fights and recorded consecutive blown saves, but he played his role in the second half with 33 games, 7 wins, 2 losses, 7 holds, 1 save, 39⅔ innings, 13 runs (12 ERA) and an average ERA of 2.72. The season record is 12 wins, 5 losses, 7 holds, 1 save, 79⅔ innings, 28 runs (27 ERA), 55 strikeouts, an average ERA of 3.05. He had an earned run average of 3 for the first time since the 2013 season.
Noh Kyung-eun, who was also included in the Korean Series entry, was shaken with 2 runs (2 earned runs) and 1 hit (1 home run) in ⅔ innings in Game 1, but in Game 4, he allowed 2 strikeouts without allowing a run in 2⅓ innings in Game 4, and recorded 1 strikeout in 1 inning in Game 5. and took the win. Although he did not appear in the 6th game, the team caught Kiwoom Heroes and Noh Kyung-eun wore the second championship ring of his career. 토토사이트
SSG properly rewarded Noh Kyung-eun for her performance. SSG signed with Roh Kyung-eun for an annual salary of 170 million won. Last season, Noh Kyung-eun’s annual salary was 100 million won. He recorded a 70% annual salary increase.
He was perfectly resurrected. He played an active role as a starting pitcher in the first half and a bullpen pitcher in the second half, contributing greatly to SSG’s ‘Wire-to-Wire’ victory. But his veteran wings are still outstretched. After receiving the Effort of Will Award at the Ilgu Award Ceremony held in December of last year, Noh Kyung-eun expressed her determination, saying, “I will become a player who will be of great help to the team so that we can win the championship next year.” Can Roh Kyung-eun continue his momentum this season?
Noh Kyung-eun will depart for the United States via Incheon International Airport on the 30th. He participates in the spring camp held at the Jackie Robinson Training Complex in Florida, USA, and warms up ahead of this season.