Regarding the quick hook decision made by Doosan Bears manager Lee Seung-yeop, he expressed his apologetic feelings toward starting pitcher Kim Dong-ju.
Doosan lost 3-8 against the Hanwha Eagles in Jamsil on May 3.
On this day, Doosan scored first due to an opponent’s error at the end of the second inning, and starting pitcher Kim Dong-joo continued the lead with 3 hits, 3 strikeouts and 4 runs in 3.1 innings.
Doosan pitcher Kim Dong-joo was knocked out early in the 4th inning against Hanwha in Jamsil on May 3rd. Photo (Jamsil) = Reporter Chun Jeong-hwanHowever, the Doosan bench made the decision to lower Kim Dong-joo and raise Choi Seung-yong in the early 4th inning when the bases were loaded with one out. The changed pitcher, Choi Seung-yong, led Noh Su-gwang to a double stroke and ended the inning without conceding.
The problem was at the beginning of the 7th inning. While Choi Seung-yong was hit in a row, Lee Byung-hun, who took the mound with one out and 1st and 2nd base, allowed a timely hit to tie the score. Since then, Cheol-Won Jeong and Ji-Gang Choi recorded consecutive runs in sluggishness, and the score quickly widened to 1-8.
In the end, Doosan tasted a bitter defeat with a big inning dedication at the beginning of the 7th inning.
Coach Lee Seung-yeop, who returned from a loss the day before, said, “Kim Dong-joo had to go through five innings크크크벳, but his condition and control looked bad, so he was replaced by Choi Seung-yong. Fortunately, the replacement came out with a good result, but I felt sorry for starting pitcher Kim Dong-ju, who was making no runs. If the score difference had been greater, I would have let it go. It seems that the starting pitchers feel more pressure because there are no goals in the early stages of the game and it is a close game. Choi Seung-yong will continue to play a variety of roles in the bullpen, whether it is one inning or multiplayer, depending on the situation.”
Regarding the frequent pitcher changes in the beginning of the 7th inning, coach Lee said, “Park Chi-guk increased the outcount with one ball, but Lee Byung-hun also liked the ball recently, so I decided to change it right away. My opponent was a left-handed hitter, so I chose Lee Byung-hun. He doesn’t prefer to play left and right, but he thought it was an important point at the time. Of course, a misfire on the slider led to a hit,” he said with a wry smile.
On the 4th, Doosan will upload foreign pitcher Dylan’s file on the starting mound against Hanwha in Jamsil. Dillon, who spent a lot of time in rehab after being hit in the head by a batted ball during spring training, is now making his KBO League debut.
Coach Lee said, “Dylan plans to throw around 80 balls today. He says he doesn’t know what will happen if he gets Phil, but he’ll take a look at the situation. He is basically a pitcher who knows how to throw strikes and breaking pitches along with good control, so he is competitive in the Korean baseball arena. I hope he continues to digest the starting rotation in good health.”
On the other hand, Doosan is Yang Chan-yeol (right fielder) – Jung Soo-bin (center fielder) – Yang Seok-hwan (1st baseman) – Kim Jae-hwan (designated hitter) – Heo Kyung-min (3rd baseman) – Rojas (left fielder) – Jang Seung-hyeon (catcher) – Kang Seung-ho (2nd baseman) – With the starting batting order leading to Jeon Min-jae (shortstop), he faces Hanwha starting pitcher Pena.