The Doosan Bears achieved a come-from-behind win for the second day in a row and won five games in a row. The team atmosphere has risen just as it did when we had an 11-game winning streak. In fact, the commander smiles that the atmosphere is better than before.
Doosan won 8-6 in the 13th game of the season against the KIA Tigers of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League, which was scheduled to be held at Gwangju-KIA Champions Field on the 15th, and recorded 5 consecutive wins, recording 62 wins, 1 draw, and 57 losses (0.521). . The ranking remains 6th, but the gap with the KIA Tigers, who fell to 5th, has completely disappeared.
Doosan could not guarantee victory until midway through the game, including Lee Woo-sung’s grand slam in the bottom of the fourth inning. Meanwhile, pinch hitter Park Jun-young’s solo shot in the top of the 8th inning balanced the score at 6-6, and Kim In-tae and Park Jun-young’s consecutive push walks in the top of the 9th overturned the game and brought them closer to victory. Following the 3-2 walk-off win against Jamsil SSG Landers on the 14th, players and fans cheered for the comeback win in two consecutive games.
Before the away game against KIA on the 16th was canceled due to rain, Doosan coach Lee Seung-yeop said, “I think the SSG game on the 14th and the KIA game on the 15th were big. The team atmosphere is bound to get better. If we lose like that, it will be physically and mentally draining, but that’s not the case.” “It helps if you look at the atmosphere when you win a game,” he said.
He continued, “When you hit a grand slam, the team’s mood goes down because it’s actually a big blow, but since we followed right up and turned the tables against the closing pitcher two days in a row, the team’s mood got better. We’re on a 5-game winning streak now, but the mood is the same as in July. “I think I’m doing better now than when I was on an 11-game winning streak,” he said, expressing satisfaction.
In addition, infielder Kang Seung-ho achieved the 30th cycling hit in KBO history, contributing greatly to the team’s 5 consecutive wins. Starting with a home run in his second at-bat, he reached base in the following order: triple, double, and hit, setting a new record as the first ‘reverse natural cycling hit’ in KBO League history.
Coach Lee Seung-yeop said, “It’s amazing. Isn’t it only recorded 30 times in 40 years of history?” and “I think Kang Seung-ho is improving. He is a capable player, so I hope he can hit better starting from the game on the 15th. Yesterday. “I ‘appreciated’ it,” he said, applauding Kang Seung-ho’s record.스포츠토토
In particular, Coach Lee, who watched Kang Seung-ho more closely than anyone else as he went through ups and downs at the beginning of the season, could not have been at ease. Coach Lee Seung-yeop said, “It wasn’t the picture we had envisioned since the camp, but Seung-ho was struggling due to his poor performance, and the coaching staff also had a hard time forming a batting order. It was hard for both of us. Kang Seung-ho’s good performance like yesterday at a critical time at the end of the season gave us a good performance as a team. “I think it led to victory, and I hope that if we perform like this in the future, other players will also gain strength in the batting lineup,” he encouraged Kang Seung-ho.
Meanwhile, Doosan, who is about to force an eight-game series, announced Raul Alcantara as the starter on the 17th, and in the game on the 18th, Kwak Bin will make his last start before joining the national team for the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games. In the game against Jamsil NC Dinos on the 19th and 20th, left-handers Jang Won-jun and Choi Seung-yong are scheduled to take on key starting roles in turn. However, due to Kwak Bin’s failure to start, the rotation after that has not yet been confirmed.
Coach Lee Seung-yeop said, “(The eight-game series) is very burdensome. We are playing on Monday for the first time in two weeks. If we play tomorrow, we have to think about the pitcher rotation because we have to play the next eight games. If this happens, Kwak Bin will also be 22. Since you can’t throw in the work, you have to think about who will fill that position,