SSG coach Lee Soong-yong, “Digger, we’ll have to watch a little more You have to overcome it yourself.”

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Average ERA in 4 games: 14.40 “Tendency to throw too perfectly.”
SSG Director Lee Soong-yong

SSG Landers coach Soong-yong Lee protected new foreign pitcher Robert Dugger (28), who was knocked out early in two consecutive games.

Coach Lee Soong-yong said ahead of the 2024 professional baseball visiting game against KT Wiz held at Suwon KT Wiz Park on the 13th, “If they continue to show bad performances, we have to think about replacement, but it is still early in the season,” and “The biggest problem is mental. “I have to overcome it myself,” he said.

Dugger, who joined SSG this season, showed unease in his KBO League debut game against the Hanwha Eagles on the 26th of last month, allowing 4 runs in 5 innings.

In the second game, against the Samsung Lions on March 31, he pitched well, allowing 3 runs in 6 innings, but in the game against the NC Dinos on the 6th of this month, he pitched poorly with 12 hits, 4 walks, 3 walks, 4 strikeouts, and 14 runs (13 earned runs) in 3 innings. It collapsed.

Conceding 14 goals in one game was a tie for the most goals conceded in KBO League history.

He shed tears in the dugout after the game, and this scene became a hot topic when it was caught on a broadcast camera.

Dugger was also hit by KT on the 12th. He pitched early, allowing four runs on four hits (one home run), two walks, and two strikeouts in one inning.

The average ERA for the two games was a whopping 38.25. His earned run average this season soared to 14.40.

Regarding Dugger’s sluggish performance, coach Lee Soong-yong said, “There is a tendency to throw the ball too perfectly,” and “When a full ball is declared a ball, it gets shaky. This trend is not good.”

He added, “It’s important to find confidence now,” and added, “That’s why I intentionally didn’t say much about the content of the pitch.”

Coach Lee Soong-yong did not doubt Dugger’s ability itself.

Coach Lee cheered, saying, “If we throw the good ball we showed in the U.S., we will be able to show a different side of ourselves,” and added, “If we overcome this process well, we can grow to another level.” 스포츠토토

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