It took 4 pitchers to get 3 out counts in the 7th inning. Doosan coach Lee Seung-yeop’s order to the pitching staff, “No walks,” did not work at all.
Doosan Bears drew 5-5 in an exhibition game against KT Wiz in the 2023 KBO League held at Suwon KT Wiz Park on the 21st.
Doosan entered the second half of the game with a huge 5-1 lead that day. In the 3rd inning, trailing 0-1, Jose Rojas and Kang Seung-ho overturned the score with 1 RBI and doubles in a row.
Doosan pulled out Lee Seung-jin, who was once a member of the winning team, in the 7th inning, leading 5-1 following starters Choi Won-joon (4 innings, 1 run free), Lee Byung-hun (1 inning scoreless), and Lee Hyeong-beom (1 inning scoreless score).메이저사이트
This was the beginning of a nightmare. Lee Seung-jin, starting with leader Ryu Hyun-in, Son Min-seok and pinch hitter Cho Yong-ho hit three consecutive hits and allowed one run. Later, left-hander Kim Ho-joon climbed the mound to face left-handed hitter Kang Baek-ho, but took the bases loaded with a walk and handed the mound to Kim Myung-shin.
Kim Myung-shin struggled to strike out first batter Anthony Alford after a 9-pitch game, but was hit by Moon Sang-cheol with 2 RBIs and timely hits and failed to fulfill his mission as well. Afterwards, Shin Bong-gi struck out, and rookie Jung Joon-young’s infield hit put the bases in danger with two outs loaded.
Coach Lee Seung-yeop put in veteran left-hander Jang Won-joon, who is aiming for a comeback this season with the bases loaded. However, he also failed to overcome the pressure and gave Kim Jun-tae a push-off walk, allowing the score to tie.
Starting with Lee Seung-jin, who allowed 0 innings and 3 runs in the 7th inning alone, Doosan managed to catch 3 outcounts by posting as many as 4 pitchers, including Kim Ho-joon (0 innings, 1 run), Kim Myung-shin (⅔ innings scoreless), Jang Won-jun (⅓ innings scoreless). In the meantime, he dedicated 4 points to his opponent and allowed a painful tie.
From the time of his inauguration, coach Lee Seung-yeop said, “You can’t walk. If you keep giving out walks, the game becomes loose and the fatigue of the fielding team increases,” he ordered precise control from the pitchers. However, on this day, two painful walks came out in the 7th inning, and it met a tragic end in not being able to keep a 4-point lead. It was fortunate that it was an exhibition match rather than a regular season.