The Doosan Bears won 5 consecutive wins thanks to the batting line that achieved the first hit of the season. By defeating Kiwoom Heroes two days in a row, they also secured a winning series.
Doosan won 9-6 in an away game against Kiwoom in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul at 6:30 pm on the 17th.
With this, Doosan succeeded in winning 5 in a row and posted their 19th win (1 draw and 16 losses). Left-handed starting pitcher Lee Won-jae threw 34 pitches in one inning and collapsed with 3 runs, 3 hits and 3 walks, but the team’s batting line scored all hits and led to the victory. Kim Jae-hwan and Jose Rojas played an active part with a two-run home run and a solo home run, respectively.
On the other hand, Kiwoom, who suffered three consecutive losses, recorded 16 wins and 22 losses. Right-hander starting pitcher Jeong Chan-heon threw 68 pitches in 4 innings, allowing 6 runs, 5 hits (1 home run), 2 walks and 1 strikeout, and suffered a loss.
It was Doosan that took the initiative first. After a run in the top of the first inning, Park Gye-beom scored a double that landed in front of the left fielder. Follow-up hitter Yang Eui-ji stepped back with a fly to left field, but Kim Jae-hwan walked with a walk and took a chance with 2nd out and 1st and 2nd base.
In the continued attack, Yang Seok-hwan received Jeong Chan-heon’s two-seam in the middle and hit it, scoring two RBIs and a timely double through left-center. Rojas’ walk resulted in 2nd out and 1st and 2nd bases. Heo Gyeong-min exploded a double that hit the left wall directly, bringing both runners home. From the first inning, Doosan took a 4-0 lead.
Kiwoom did not back down easily either. In the bottom of the second inning, lead batter Park Chan-hyeok hit a double through left-center. Subsequent batters Kim Hwi-jip and Lee Won-seok reached base with a walk and a left-handed hit, respectively, and created a chance to secure the bases safely.
Lee Hyung-jong, who came to bat amidst Kiwoom’s offensive, scored an RBI, a timely hit that slightly exceeded the shortstop’s height. The follow-up hitter Lee Ji-young also got a push-off walk. Kiwoom caught up with 3-4 as Lee Jung-hoo’s center fielder sacrifice fly came out without a single base loaded.
Doosan, who was hit by a blow, launched an attack with Yang Eui-ji’s double in the middle right in the beginning of the 3rd inning. Then, Kim Jae-hwan pulled a two-seam at 136km/h, which was formed low in the middle of Jeong Chan-heon, and fired a two-run home run with a distance of 110m over the right wall. Doosan ran away 6-3.
Kiwoom’s attack in the bottom of the 4th inning. Leading batsman Lee Hyung-jong hit a double in left-middle. Immediately, Lee Ji-young went to base with an infield hit by shortstop and hit 1st and 3rd base safely. Follow-up hitter Lee Jung-hoo did not miss the opportunity and hit a timely hit to the left with 1 RBI. Lim Ji-yeol also recorded a hit in the left field, leading to a safe and full base again. Here Kim Hye-sung scored an RBI on a sacrifice fly to center fielder. Kiwoom caught up with 토스카지노 two more points at 5-6.
Doosan vigorously defeated Kiwoom’s pursuit in the top of the 6th inning. Rojas, who started as the lead batter, pulled Ha Young-min’s high outside fastball and hit a solo home run that went over the right wall. Doosan’s attacks did not stop. After one run, Yang Chan-yeol got a walk, and the follow-up hitter Lee Yu-chan also went to the base with an infield hit. In the 1st, 1st and 2nd bases, Jeong Su-bin hit a timely hit to the left and scored 1 RBI.