Doosan lost 2-7 against Lotte Giants in the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ at Jamsil Baseball Stadium on the 26th. 스포츠토토핫 It is unfamiliar because it was the first defeat in 25 days since the 2-1 victory over Lotte in Ulsan on the 1st, but Doosan players got time to cool their heads for a while away from the challenge of winning consecutive games.
Doosan manager Lee Seung-yeop challenged for the first time in the 42-year history of the KBO League to set a new record for 12 consecutive wins in his debut season. Coach Lee responded that it would be nice to continue to win throughout the winning streak, but it doesn’t matter if he doesn’t. He has stressed that it is more important to build up one win each so that he can laugh at the high rank at the end of the season than to have a record of winning consecutive games right away.
As attention was focused on the KBO head coach’s first history challenge, coach Lee said, “All evaluations should be received after the end of the season. There are about 60 more games left, and we don’t know what will happen tomorrow. Our staff will not be satisfied and try to concentrate and maintain a good pace. I’ll make sure I don’t fall more and endure it. “I ask you to evaluate all the evaluations at the end of the season,” he stressed.
Captain Huh Kyung-min had the same idea. Huh Kyung-min said, “I hope the players know that such opportunities are rare. “If you don’t care about winning consecutive games and do your best, you may lose someday, but I hope you play the Winning Series consistently rather than losing consecutive games,” he said, vowing to focus on building up one more win each of the remaining seasons.
Although it was a losing streak that would be cut off one day, unlike the 11-game winning streak, the game was not good. Starting pitcher Kwak Bin was shaken. As he had enough rest, his speed was good enough to reach up to 153 kilometers and an average of 150 kilometers, but his control was not as perfect as usual. He mixed fastballs (43) with sliders (24), changeups (16), and curves (17), but he had a hard time because curves and changeups did not work well.
Young Keystone Combination shortstop Park Joon-young and second baseman Lee Yoo-chan failed to secure the center line. Park Joon-young had no recorded mistakes, but he often made mistakes in detailed defense scenes such as relay play, and Lee Yoo-chan was caught twice when he was in a hurry to catch. One of them was recorded as an error, causing a painful loss to the team. In the top of the seventh inning, when trailing 2-5, pitcher Choi Seung-yong induced Roh Jin-hyuk to hit a ground ball to second base, and Lee Yoo-chan made a catch error, allowing two runs, which completely moved to Lotte. This is because he was in a hurry to think of a home throw to prevent a loss.
Coach Lee did not manage the game to achieve a 12-game winning streak. Kim Kang-ryul, who had enough rest instead of Pil Seung-jo when he started the bullpen in the top of the sixth inning when he was being dragged 2-4, was hired. Kim Kang-ryul used Kim Myung-shin when he allowed consecutive hits after one out and was on the verge of first and second base with one out, but stopped putting in the must-win group when it widened to 2-5. He focused on saving the bullpen by using Park Jung-soo (⅔2⅓ innings) and Choi Seung-yong (2이닝 innings). Park Joon-young and Lee Yoo-chan did not reprimand either. Coach Lee hired two players until the end of the game and gave them a chance to chew on their own play and make up for it.
It was also necessary to reflect on the play of leadoff hitter Cho Soo-haeng in the bottom of the ninth inning, which was losing 2-7. Both Cho Soo-haeng and catcher Yoo Kang-nam were aware of the strike-out not-out situation and tried to play, but the referee made a foul gesture. At this time, batter Cho Soo-haeng tried to run to first base but stopped, and catcher Yoo Kang-nam played until the end and threw the ball to first base. And as a result of Lotte’s video reading, it was reversed into a swing, not a foul, and struck out a strikeout or not.
Coach Lee immediately asked the referee for his opinion in a situation that would be unfair due to Cho Soo-haeng, and the referee explained, “Regardless of the referee’s gesture, the players were notified two to three years ago to play until the end.” Kim Tae-hyung, a baseball commentator in charge of the broadcast, said, “I remember the referees giving such an explanation (when I was a coach),” stressing that the player should play until the end and wait for the decision.
Doosan needs to prepare more thoroughly for the next game so that it does not fall into the most wary losing streak by looking back on its mistakes and organizing wrong answer notes. Doosan announced Choi Won-joon as the starting pitcher in the final game of the series against Lotte on the 27th. For Lotte, Charlie Barnes will start. As the winning streak has been cut off, it is time to make all-out efforts to secure the winning series.