There were enough chances, but the players kicked the table. The Doosan Bears, unable to overcome the 3-point gap, failed in their bid for consecutive wins.토토사이트
Doosan lost 3-4 in the 13th game of the season against the Lotte Giants of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan on the 4th. With a season record of 55 wins, 1 draw, and 55 losses, the winning percentage was exactly 50%.
The start was smooth. In the top of the first inning, leadoff Su-bin Jeong succeeded in taking the lead with a solo arch against Lotte starter Park Se-woong. The centrist judge called it a foul, but through a video review request from the Doosan bench, it was confirmed that the batted ball hit the pole. Fourth leadoff home run in the top of the first inning this season.
But that atmosphere did not last long. After starting pitcher Raul Alcantara had the bases loaded with two outs in the bottom of the first inning, he hit a timely hit for two RBIs from Nico Goodrum, and after Jeong Jeong-geun’s walk, he allowed a heavy hit to Noh Jin-hyuk with the bases loaded with two outs, leaving two runners on home ground. .
After losing the lead, Doosan started to chase, accumulating points one by one. In the top of the 4th inning, with 1 out and runners on 1st and 3rd base, 3rd baseman Nico Goodrum’s catching error resulted in 3rd base runner In-tae Kim scoring, and in the top of the 5th inning, In-tae Kim’s timely hit with 1 RBI narrowed the gap between the two teams to 1 point.
Moreover, while Alcantara continued to stay on the mound until the bottom of the 7th inning after allowing 4 runs in the bottom of the 1st inning, Lotte activated the bullpen in the top of the 5th inning with 1 out and runners on 1st and 2nd base. Considering that it was a Monday game, Lotte was bound to feel greater pressure in terms of pitching management.
Doosan, who reached base every inning after the 6th inning, scored a lot of runs, but was unable to score an additional point. It was especially painful to fail to steal bases for two innings in a row. In the top of the 7th inning, Cho Soo-haeng, who replaced Kim Jae-hwan as a pinch runner, tried to steal base with 2 outs and 1st base, but was tagged out at 2nd base, and in the top of the 8th inning, pinch hitter Kang Seung-ho got on base with an infield hit and was tagged out at 2nd base.
Doosan, which showed its will to chase until the end, provided an opportunity to reach first and second base with no outs against Lotte closing pitcher Kim Won-joong in the top of the 9th inning with Soo-bin Su-bin’s walk and Jose Rojas’ single. The problem came after that. Follow-up batter Yang Seok-hwan struck out, and Yang Eui-ji hit a fly ball to left field. There were no hits or even advanced base hits. Kim Jae-ho, who played as a pinch hitter in Cho Soo-haeng’s at-bat, struck out after 7 pitches and the game ended.
On this day, Doosan recorded a whopping 11 left bases. As much as it was disappointing that the ‘details’ emphasized by Doosan coach Lee Seung-yeop were not brought to life, as was the fact that the opportunity was repeatedly wasted. Doosan’s steps toward Seoul are bound to be heavier.