Doosan came from behind to win the 13th game of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League against LG 3-1 at Jamsil Baseball Stadium on Tuesday.
Fourth-ranked Doosan won its second straight game to improve to 69 wins, 60 losses and 2 draws, while leader LG lost its third straight game to fall to 80 wins, 51 losses and 2 draws. LG was unable to reduce its magic number for the third day in a row. The third-place NC Dinos managed to cut it by one, from six to five, thanks to a 1-3 loss to the Samsung Lions on the day.
Doosan: Cho Su-hyun (center fielder), Kim In-tae (right fielder), Jose Rojas (left fielder), Yang Ji (catcher), Yang Seok-hwan (first baseman), Kim Jae-hwan (designated hitter), Kang Seung-ho (second baseman), Heo Kyung-min (third baseman), Kim Jae-ho (shortstop). Starting pitcher Kim Dong-joo.
*Yang Ji-soo was replaced by Jang Seung-hyun due to injury in the top of the first inning.
LG: Hong Chang-ki (right fielder)-Park Hae-min (center fielder)-Kim Hyun-soo (first baseman)-Austin Dean (designated hitter)-Oh Ji-hwan (shortstop)-Moon Sung-joo (left fielder)-Kim Min-sung (third baseman)-He Do-hwan (catcher)-Shin Min-jae (second baseman). Starting pitcher Choi Won-tae.
# Anbang Manim Yang-ji Injury Variable…Kim Dong-ju Gets 3 Wins, First Start in 141 Days
Kim Dong-ju made the most of his hard-earned starting opportunity and pitched well against a top-ranked LG lineup. Kim pitched six innings and 95 pitches, giving up two hits (one home run) and two walks while striking out one to earn his third win of the season.
With a fastball that topped out at 150 mph and an average velocity of 147 mph, he mixed his fastball (38 pitches) with a slider (37 pitches), splitter (18 pitches), and curveball (2 pitches).
It was a performance that met the manager’s expectations.
Before the game, Doosan manager Lee Seung-yeop said, “He said it was good in the second team, so I hope he throws with the same rhythm that was good. 바카라사이트
I also talked to Choi Won-jun (starting pitcher against LG Electronics in Jamsil on the 29th) through the pitching coach, but rather than trying to throw long innings, I want him to show a stronger performance even if he throws short innings.
As a starting pitcher, you try to pitch until the fifth, sixth, and seventh innings, but nowadays, with about 14 games left and an expanded roster, pitchers can split up.
I would like him to focus on pitching a little more.”
The start of the game could have been shaken up by An Bang-man’s injury.
Catcher Yang Yang-ji suffered a swollen palm while helping starter Kim Dong-joo pitch out of the bullpen before the game.
After coming to home plate to receive a ball from Kim Dong-ju just before the start of the game, Yang signed to the bench that he was unable to play, and Jang Seung-hyun put on a catcher’s mask in his place.
A Doosan official said, “Yang-ji was hit on the tip of his left thumb (palm) by a pitch while pitching out of the bullpen just before the start of the game, causing swelling.
We will check his physical condition while icing him.”
Kim Dong-joo and Jang Seung-hyun worked together in the first inning.
In the top of the first inning, he began to regain his confidence by hitting back-to-back singles against the tricky LG tablesetters Hong Chang-ki and Park Hae-min.
Two batters later, Kim Hyun-soo walked and Austin hit a single to left, but he got Oh Ji-hwan to fly out to third to get over the first hump.
The home run in the top of the third will hurt.
Two batters later, Park Hae-min, a non-home run hitter, gave up a leadoff home run.
On a 1-2 count, he threw a 146-kilometer-per-hour high fastball that sailed just over the right-field fence. It traveled 105 meters. The 0-1 lead was gone.
Kim didn’t let the home run rattle him, and he pitched into the sixth inning, where the offense scored two runs to earn the win. It was Kim’s fourth quality start of the season, 141 days after he picked up his second win of the season on May 12 against the Jamsil KIA Tigers.
Won-Tae Choi bounces back after rebuilding the #2 team…but his 10-win bid falls short
LG starting pitcher Choi Won-tae attempted to win 10 games this season.
Won-tae Choi was touted as a championship contender when LG acquired him from the Kiwoom Heroes in July for prospects Lee Ju-hyung and Kim Dong-gyu, as well as a first-round pick in the 2024 rookie draft.
However, he hasn’t lived up to expectations, going 3-2 with a 7.03 ERA in 39⅔ innings pitched in eight games since joining LG. This is because he spent the last 11 to 22 days in the second team to rebuild.
LG manager Yeom Kyung-yeop said that Choi Won-tae made good use of his time in the second team. “I took a break and went to the second team to adjust the height of my arm.
He was still missing a lot of changeup feel, but when he struck out with a lot of low pitches, he practiced his changeup a lot.
I also increased the proportion of fastballs,” he said, hoping that it would give him more strength for the rest of the season.
In his comeback game, Choi started against the Jamsil Hanwha Eagles on the 24th of this month and pitched seven innings of one-run ball, signaling his resurgence.
He seemed to be on a good track as he held the Eagles scoreless through the third inning.
However, Won-tae Choi gave up runs in the fourth and fifth innings, ruining his chances of securing his 10th win of the season. In the bottom of the fourth, he gave up a leadoff home run to Yang Seok-hwan to make it 1-1. On a 1-2 count, a nine-pitch curveball was driven to the center of the strike zone and caught Yang’s bat just right.
In the bottom of the fifth, he left the bases loaded.
I walked the leadoff batter, Cho Soo-hyung, and allowed him to steal second, and when I retired Kim In-tae on a grounder to the second baseman, Cho advanced to third.
With runners on first and third, Yoon got Rojas to ground into an automatic double play to force in a run, but he got the next batter, Jang Seung-hyun, to fly out to right field to put runners on second and third.
Yoon eventually opted for a mound change when it was Yang Seok-hwan’s turn to step up to the plate, who had earlier robbed Choi Won-tae of a home run.
Park Myung-geun took over from Choi Won-tae and worked the count to his advantage, 0-2, but his plan to end the game quickly was thwarted when he fouled off Yang’s swing with a three-pitch curveball.
Park Myung-geun was so motivated that the ball slipped out of his hand and became a wild pitch, allowing third baseman Cho Su-hyun to score and give Doosan a 2-1 lead. Choi Won-tae was the losing pitcher.
Choi allowed five hits (one home run) on 99 pitches in 4⅔ innings, walking four and striking out two. He threw mostly sliders (31), with a mix of sinkers (21), fastballs (12), (changeups) (18), and curves (17). His fastball topped out at 146 mph.
# 1 point on the line…Kim Kang-ryul saved the day, Kim Jae-ho hit a wedge.
The one-run game continued.
Doosan continued to build a foothold in the game, but was unable to extend its lead as no one came through with the decisive hit.
In the bottom of the sixth inning, Kim Jae-hwan singled and Heo Kyung-min hit an infield single in front of the third baseman to put runners on first and second, but the trusted Kim Jae-ho was thrown out at second base and Cho Su-hyun grounded out to the first baseman.
In the bottom of the seventh, Kim In-tae led off with a single up the middle, but there was no follow-up hit.
Rojas hit a run-scoring double with the bases loaded, but the home run was disallowed as the ball went over the foul pole. Rojas eventually flied out to right field.
Without a run, the pressure was on for LG. In the top of the seventh, Kim Myung-shin took over the mound, and two batters later, Kim walked Kim Min-sung and Park Dong-won singled to put runners on first and third.
Kim Kang-ryul came to the rescue, striking out Shin Min-jae on a wild pitch to end the threat.
In the top of the eighth, he struck out the top LG bats of Hong Chang-ki, Park Hae-min, and Kim Hyun-soo.
In the top of the ninth, closer Chung Chul-won came in and pitched a scoreless inning to earn his 12th save of the season.
The much-needed run came in the bottom of the eighth.
Kim Jae-hwan’s pinch-hitter, Park Ji-hoon, started the inning with a walk.
Park stole second base when the next batter, Kang Seung-ho, struck out swinging to put pressure on the LG battery.
Another scoring opportunity was thwarted when Heo Kyung-min fouled out to the first baseman, but Kim Jae-ho followed with an RBI double to right-center to make it 3-1.
It was the wedge hit Doosan had been waiting for.
# Doosan secures first winning series against LG since Lee was hired
Doosan secured its first winning series against LG since Lee was hired last October.
This season, Doosan had a 3-9 record against LG. With the win, Doosan improved its record to 4-9.
- First series loss
April 14 4-13 L
April 15 1-3 L
Won 10-5 on April 16
- 2nd series 1 loss
May 7 1-11 L
- Lost Game 3
June 16 4-7 L
June 17 7-4 W
June 18 3-15 L
- Swept 4th series
July 28 2-9 L
July 29 6-7 L
July 30 0-10 L
*1 loss in 5th series
Aug. 31 2-3 L
*Secure first win of series 6
Sept. 29 4-3 walk-off win (LG Electronics snaps 5-game losing streak)
Sept. 30 3-1 win # Winning Comments
Doosan manager Lee Seung-yeop said after the game, “Starting pitcher Kim Dong-ju did a great job in a high-pressure game. He was almost perfect except for the one home run.
Yang Seok-hwan hit a home run at a crucial time and our best pitcher, Kim Jae-ho, came through in the ninth inning when we needed extra runs.
The players were united today in front of a full house. We are grateful to the fans.”