“The atmosphere is better than then.”
The Doosan Bears succeeded in rebounding with their fifth straight win. On the 15th, in the Gwangju game against KIA Tigers, they won 8-6 after a close game. It’s still 6th, but it’s different. There is no difference between the semi-match against 4th place SSG Landers and the 5th place KIA. We are escaping the August crisis and advancing again toward fall baseball.안전놀이터
They have recently won 5 games in a row and are in 2nd place with 8 wins and 3 losses in September. There has been harmony between the starters and the bullpen. Ranked second in team ERA in September (2.85). In particular, the bullpen is coming back to life. The September bullpen ERA is 2.03, ranking first. Park Chi-guk is out due to injury, but Choi Ji-gang is playing his part, veterans Kim Kang-ryul and Lee Young-ha, and new closer Jeong Cheol-won are all solid.
Moreover, the team’s momentum seems to be skyrocketing thanks to a come-from-behind win for two days in a row. In the game against KT on the 14th, they were behind 0-2, but scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 9th inning to achieve a dramatic victory. In the game on the 15th, Lee Woo-sung hit a grand slam and allowed a comeback in one go. However, they pursued to the end and produced a comeback against KIA’s sure-to-be Seung-jo and closing pitcher.
[OSEN=Jamsil, Reporter Kim Seong-rak] The Doosan Bears achieved a thrilling comeback win. SSG Landers suffered a fatal comeback loss. Doosan achieved a 3-2 comeback victory against SSG in the 12th game of the season in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Jamsil Stadium on the 14th. In the bottom of the 9th inning, with 2 outs and 2nd and 3rd bases, Doosan pinch hitter Heo Gyeong-min hit to end the comeback. After hitting the ball, he is sharing his joy with his fellow players. 2023.09.14 /firstname.lastname@example.org
Coach Lee Seung-yeop said in a briefing immediately after the Gwangju game against KIA on the 16th was canceled due to rain, “We gained strength with two consecutive comeback wins. A comeback win in the second half of the game improves the team atmosphere. On the other hand, if we lose, it takes a lot of physical and mental exhaustion. We won the day before yesterday, which was very helpful. “This will happen,” he said, welcoming the winning streak.
In addition, “Yesterday, I hit a grand slam. The hit was big and the team atmosphere went up, and I followed it right away. We had a comeback win against the closing pitcher two days in a row, and Kang Seung-ho’s cycling hit was also there. The atmosphere is better now than when we won 11 games in a row in the first half. The batting line is also better than then. “It’s okay,” he said, showing strong confidence.
I expected a chain reaction from Kang Seung-ho’s cycling hit. “There are only 30 times in the 40-year history. It’s amazing. (Home run, triple, double, single, one after another) It was done very cleanly. I appreciated it well. Good performance at a very important time led to the team victory. There should be a chain reaction. “I hope other players will also give strength,” he ordered.
Doosan Kang Seung-ho made the first reverse natural cycling hit in Korea in the Gwangju KIA match on the 15th and is congratulated by coach Ko Young-min. / Provided by Doosan Bears
At the same time, due to the cancellation due to rain, we had to work hard to prepare for the scheduled 8-game series. The opposing teams we face in the future will have strong pitchers. “The opponent’s matchup is expected to feature a series of strong pitchers. I am worried about that. We will play again on Monday. Kwak Bin also pitches only one game. The rotation is a mess and we need to reorganize,” he said. The New York Yankees’ 2023 season is a disaster. However, ace Gerrit Cole (33) is having the best season of his career and is on the verge of relieving Cy Young.
Cole started the 2023 Major League Baseball away game against the Pittsburgh Pirates held at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA on the 16th (Korean time), allowing 6 hits, 4 strikeouts, 3 walks, and 2 runs in 5 innings. The Yankees won 7-5, but the call was no decision.
Cole has recorded more than four walks and walks in a game only once this season. The three outs and walks on this day were the first in seven games since the Chicago White Sox game on August 8. K/BB is 4.33, ranking 6th in the American League. There are not as many strikeouts this season as in previous years, but there are also fewer walks.
So, it was unusual that, starting with leadoff Bae Ji-hwan in the bottom of the first inning, he gave up walks to Brian Reynolds and Andy Rodriguez one after another. He threw a 97 mph fastball to Brian Hayes and hit a timely 1-run hit, but was no longer shaken. In the second inning, the pitch was still the same, with Bae Ji-hwan winning the game with a 98 mph four-seamer. In the 4th inning, he even forced Ji-hwan Bae into a double play with a knuckle curve.
The fourth season of a 9-year, $324 million (431.2 billion won) contract. He continues a healthy and powerful season, including 12 games and 73 innings in 2020, 30 games and 181⅓ innings in 2021, and 31 games and 192 innings in 2022. He is an example of a conscientious free agent who has not had any recent controversy over fraud. He pitches reliably without injury.
He only pitched 5 innings that day, but following last year, he reserved 200 innings this season. This is the sixth 200 innings in his career, following 2015 (208 innings), 2017 (203 innings) when he was with Pittsburgh, 2018 (200⅓ innings), 2019 (212⅓ innings), and 2022 when he was with the Houston Astros. In 11 years of full-time play, there have been six seasons with more than 200 innings. This alone should be considered sufficient to be worth more than $300 million.
He has the most innings in the American League, 1st in ERA, 2nd in hitting percentage (0.217), 3rd in strikeouts (208K) and WHIP (1.05), and tied for 4th in most wins. With 135.0 ESPN Cy Young points, he ranks second after Felix Bautista (Baltimore Orioles). In the Cy Young mock vote recently announced by MLB.com, he swept 38 of the 39 first-place votes.
The first CyV video of his life is before his eyes. Two years ago, he also took the lead in the Cy Young race, but had to settle for second place after being pushed out by Robbie Ray (Seattle Mariners). He was also second in 2019 when he was in Houston. He was always one or two short of Cy Young, including 4th place in 2020 and 5th place in 2018.
MLB.com said, “Cole gave up an unusually large number of walks from the start, but once again added strength to his Cy Young campaign by scoring zero runs in two innings. “He had a hard time finding the strike zone, but he pitched well and competitively,” Cole said.