“I played a shameful game”
The Doosan Bears lost 1-3 in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League LG Twins and the team’s second leg away match held at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 15th. Coach Lee Seung-yeop suffered three consecutive losses for the first time since taking office as the head coach, and the losing series in the ‘Jamsil Rival’ match was confirmed.
Doosan knelt 4-13 in a rival match with LG on the 14th. It was the process that was not as good as the outcome of the game. Doosan destroyed itself with a whopping 4 errors, including 2 errors by Lee Yu-chan, who started as a second baseman, and 1 error each by Kim Jae-ho and Yang Seok-hwan. In the 3rd inning, which was trailing 0-1, Lee Yu-chan’s first mistake led to a run, and in the 4th inning, Kim Jae-ho and Lee Yu-chan’s mistakes occurred one after another, giving Doosan the chance to win early.안전놀이터
In an interview with reporters prior to the match on the 15th, head coach Lee Seung-yeop said, “Defense is important in important games. You shouldn’t repeat it. There is no player who does it because he wants to make a mistake. But it was his skill.”
Head coach Lee Seung-yeop, who suffered his first consecutive defeat, hoped to bring up the sluggish atmosphere by bringing up “Ace” Kwak Bin. The command tower said, “Gwak Bin started as the third starter, but he is almost playing the role of the first starter. Even including foreign players, he throws the best ball. “There is”
Starting pitcher Kwak Bin delivered a pitch that met the expectations of the commanding tower. In the first inning, Kwak Bin caught all the top batting lines leading to Hong Chang-ki, Moon Seong-joo, and Kim Hyun-soo with ground balls, and finished the second inning with no runs. In the 3rd inning, he ended the inning without any particular crisis thanks to Yang Ji-ui’s help to stop the stolen base, and in the 4th inning, he caught all three out counts with floating balls in left field. He also overcame the crisis of 2nd out and 2nd base in the 5th inning.
Kwak Bin, who pitched the best even in a situation where he was not supported by the other line, recorded the first run in the 6th inning. And in the process, mistakes were made again. Kwak Bin gave up a walk to lead hitter Hong Chang-ki in the 6th inning, but took a breather by catching the lead runner when follow-up hitter Moon Seong-ju hit a bunt. However, he was hit by Kim Hyun-soo and was put in a crisis on 1st and 3rd base, where he exchanged 1 run with Austin Dean’s out count. He’s been fine up to this point. The problem was after that.
After giving up a point, Kwak Bin was properly attacked with 147km of the first pitch by Moon Bo-gyeong in the second out and first base. Moon Bo-gyeong’s hit led to a 1-run double that cut through the middle right. An error occurred at this time. Doosan played a relay play with Soo-bin Jung (center fielder), Seung-ho Kang (2nd baseman), Eui-ji Yang (catcher), and Seung-ho Kang made a bad throw while throwing the ball into the home. At this time, batter runner Moon Bo-kyung stepped home, widening the score to 0-3. As the game unfolded in a tight pitching battle, the mistake was fatal in a situation where one point was precious.
Until the end, the defense did not help Gwak Bin. Kwak Bin, who had the most innings in a game until last year was 7 innings, played 7⅓ innings that day, and even if he did not win, he could have aimed for his first complete pitch in his debut. However, in the bottom of the 8th inning, Yang Seok-hwan, who caught Moon Seong-joo’s ground ball, made a disappointing throw, and eventually Kwak-bin went down the mound with one out and first base.
Kwak Bin received 101 pitches in 7⅓ innings, 6 hits, 2 walks, 3 strikeouts, 3 runs (2 earned), quality start + (3 earned or less in 7 innings). In the end, the yoke of defeat was used. And the words of the command tower, who emphasized the importance of defense, were put to shame, and Doosan once again made two mistakes and fell into a swamp of three consecutive losses.