Thursday Sep 28, 2023

“I can pitch three consecutive innings in the bullpen”, declares the national hitter in the last minute of the first half

Doosan Bears manager Lee Seung-yeop has declared an all-out war for the remainder of the first half before the All-Star break in mid-July. The plan is to grab the games they can and hold on to them with all their might.

“We have 12 games left in the first half until today’s game, and we finished with a 1-1 record this week,” Lee said before the Bears’ sixth game of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League against the Lotte Giants at Munsu Baseball Stadium in Ulsan, South Korea. “We’ll give it our all for the remaining 12 games. Even if the pitchers are a little tired, we will go all out before the All-Star break.”

Doosan is currently in sixth place with 33 wins, 35 losses and one tie, trailing the fifth-place Kiwoom Heroes in the win column. They are only two games behind fourth-place Lotte, so they can still make a push for a top-five finish at the end of the first half.

However, the team has struggled in June with a 10-13 record and seventh-best monthly win percentage. They have also struggled to accumulate points in their last 10 games, going 4-6.

Lee Seung-yeop believes that the team needs to accumulate as many wins as possible in the first half of the season to make the second half of the season a little easier. He has avoided using his bullpen pitchers for three consecutive games as much as possible, but as the All-Star break is scheduled from the 14th to the 20th of next month, he plans to make sure he uses them.

The starting rotation was also adjusted due to the rain cancellation of the game against the NC Dinos in Jamsil on the 29th. Brandon, Gyubin, and Alcantara will start the three-game series against Lotte this weekend.

Brandon’s arrival in place of foreign pitcher Dylan Pyle, who was sidelined with an injury, has given Doosan a somewhat stable starting rotation, a factor that could help the team climb the standings in the final stretch of the first half.

Manager Lee Seung-yeop said, “Pitchers can play three games in a row. The previous day’s game was canceled due to rain, and we have a week off during the All-Star break, so the pitchers should be ready for a three-game series,” Lee explained.

“We should have gotten more wins in June, but we didn’t. We have a -2 win-loss margin and we need to win as many games as we can at the end of the first half. Even if we don’t, we will go all out for the remaining 12 games.”바카라사이트

Meanwhile, Doosan will face Lotte starter Park Se-woong with a lineup of Jung Soo-bin (center field), Park Kye-beom (shortstop), Kim Jae-hwan (left field), Yang Ji (catcher), Yang Seok-hwan (designated hitter), Kang Seung-ho (first base), Rojas (right field), Heo Kyung-min (third base), and Lee Yoo-chan (second base).


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