Doosan Bears coach Lee Seung-yeop said before Game 10 of the season against the SSG Landers of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul on the 26th, “I watched the previous day’s game very comfortably. “I slept well at night,” he said with a smile and enjoyed the lingering feeling of victory.
Doosan defeated SSG 10-1 the previous day and won four consecutive games. As the batters succeeded in targeting SSG ace Kim Kwang-hyun, they took a 7-0 lead in the fourth inning and easily solved the game.
Kim Tae-geun, who played as a leadoff, played a leading role in the attack with two hits and one RBI in five at-bats. Major hitters such as Kim Jae-ho’s one hit and one walk in two at-bats, Rojas’s one hit and one run in four at-bats, Yang Eui-ji’s one hit and one run in three at-bats, Yang Seok-hwan’s one hit and two RBIs, and Huh Kyung-min’s one hit and one run in three at-bats.
Kwak Bin, who started as a starting pitcher, also led the team to victory by showing four hits, three walks, five strikeouts, and no runs in eight innings. In his first season as a professional, he made the best day by achieving double-digit wins.
Doosan recorded 54 wins, 51 losses, and 1 draw in the season with a victory the previous day, firmly maintaining its sole fifth place, 1.5 games ahead of the sixth-ranked KIA Tigers. It also raised expectations for a rise in the ranking by trailing the fourth-place NC Dinos by 0.5 games and the third-place SSG by 3.5 games.
Coach Lee Seung-yeop expressed satisfaction, saying, “I thought it would have been a little difficult game the previous day, but Kwak Bin threw eight innings well, and batters scored many good points, including consecutive hits and long hits.”
“I think the previous day’s game was a very, very good game,” he stressed, “Kim Myung-shin was also on a break the previous day, and Kim Kang-ryul was a little in bad knee condition, so he lacked a lot of bullpen resources, but Kwak Bin threw well and saved the pitcher and Kim Tae-geun also hit well.” “I hope the good atmosphere will continue until today,” he said.
Meanwhile, Doosan formed the starting lineup with Kim Tae-geun (right fielder), Kim Jae-ho (shortstop), Rojas (left fielder), Yang Eui-ji (nominated hitter), Yang Seok-hwan (1st baseman), Kang Seung-ho (2nd baseman), Park Joon-young (3rd baseman), Ahn Seung-han (catcher), and Cho Ha-haeng (center fielder). The starting pitcher will be right-hander Young-gun Kim Min-kyu.
Jung Soo-bin, who is in charge of the main leadoff and center fielder, is preparing to be a pinch hitter in the second half of the game on the bench due to remaining thigh pain. 스포츠토토