Veteran left-hander Jang Won-jun’s dominant pitching worked again.
The Doosan Bears won the sixth game of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League against the NC Dinos 11-4 on Wednesday at Changwon NC Park. With the result, the Bears won their second straight game and swept the three-game series, improving to 29-1 and 26-1 on the season.
Starter Jang Won-jun earned his third win of the season with six innings of three-hit ball, striking out two and walking none. It was his first quality start in 1865 days since May 5, 2018 against LG Electronics (6 innings of no-hit ball). He was followed by Kim Min-kyu (1 inning of scoreless relief), who retired from commerce, Kim Jung-woo (1 inning of scoreless relief), and Jeong Chul-won (1 inning of scoreless relief), who returned to the team after being suspended.
At the plate, Yang Seok-hwan, Kim Jae-hwan, Heo Kyung-min, and Kang Seung-ho led the offense with multi-hit games. Among them, Kim Jae-hwan’s three-run home run in the final inning and Kang Seung-ho’s three-run home run in his debut stood out.
After the game, Doosan head coach Lee Seung-yeop said, “Jang Won-jun pitched a perfect game for the third straight time. The starting pitcher set the tone for the game and we were able to get a good win to start the week.” “In the batting order, Kim Jae-hwan’s home run set the tone. I would like to praise the batters for staying focused and scoring extra runs at every opportunity.” 안전놀이터
Doosan will look to make it three in a row on Thursday with ace Raul Alcantara. NC will call on Choi Sung-young.