From Choi Seung-yong to Kim Myung-shin… There was no meaning in pouring in ‘6 people in 7 episodes
Starting with Choi Seung-yong, who was previously on the mound, as many as 6 pitchers contributed a whopping 8 points while climbing the mound in the 7th inning. It was a game in which the pitcher replacement timing, which stood out at the beginning of the game, was completely lost.
Doosan suffered a shocking come-from-behind defeat 3-8 in the home match between the teams in the 5th game of the season against the Hanwha Eagles of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 3rd. Doosan, who was on the verge of a three-game winning streak, lowered his head due to the pitcher 크크크벳replacement timing.
As in the previous day (2nd), Doosan’s other line did not use much force. It would have been impossible without the help of Hanwha to extract the first point. Doosan created a scoring opportunity with 1 company, 1st and 2nd bases, with Kim Jae-hwan and Jose Rojas walking on base in the second inning. At this time, Jang Seung-hyun’s batted ball headed toward the third baseman, and Noh Si-hwan missed the ball. Here, second base runner Kim Jae-hwan broke home and took a 1-0 lead.
Doosan didn’t have a big difference in score, and starter Kim Dong-joo let out runners every inning and uneasy pitching, so he moved quickly from the beginning of the game and started the bullpen. The timing of the first pitcher change was truly ‘perfect’. The result that coach Lee Seung-yeop and the Doosan bench wanted was born.
Doosan began to shake in the beginning of the 4th inning when starter Kim Dong-ju gave Choi Jae-hoon a ball that fit his body. Afterwards, Jang Seung-hyun’s throw error occurred on Mun Hyun-bin’s grounder in front of the catcher, and all runners survived, and Kim Dong-ju dedicated a walk to Oh Seon-jin, the follow-up hitter, causing a one-out bases crisis. Here, the Doosan bench took the move. Kim Dong-ju was put down and Choi Seung-yong was put in. The results were superb.
Choi Seung-yong, who played for the first time after changing his position to the bullpen in a big crisis with one company loaded, succeeded in inducing the pitcher to ground the ball against Noh Soo-gwang. Choi Seung-yong threw the ball at catcher Jang Seung-hyeon, caught a runner who was digging home, and then turned the batter runner around to end the inning neatly with a double stroke. So far, the best scenario has been born. But the problem was after that.
When Choi Seung-yong overcame a major crisis in the 4th inning and pitched scoreless pitches in the 5th and 6th innings, the Doosan bench put him on the mound in the 7th inning as well. This judgment became the source of trouble. Choi Seung-yong gave up a hit to lead batter Oh Seon-jin, and then to Noh Soo-gwang, a follow-up hitter, a lucky hit that landed behind the second baseman, putting the first and second bases in danger.
Doosan put Park Chi-guk in to put out the urgent fire, and succeeded in handling the first batter Lee Won-seok with a floating ball in center field. But after that, the ‘fire show’ began. Doosan put Lee Byung-hun in the following 1st and 1st and 2nd bases, but the match began to flow into an unpredictable situation as Jung Eun-won hit the tie at the right time.
Doosan, who was in a big crisis, started the bullpen once again, and this time, Jung Cheol-won put in the game. However, Cheol-Won Jeong committed a wildfire right after taking the mound and self-destructed by giving a come-from-behind score. In addition, as Noh Si-hwan was hit in time, the score gap widened to 1-3. After Jeong Cheol-won and Choi Ji-gang took the mound, Hanwha’s batting line began to explode.
Choi Ji-kang sighed as he struck out Chae Eun-seong, but after giving Kim In-hwan a walk, he was hit with a concentrated hit. Choi Ji-gang allowed 5 runners to step on the home plate while receiving consecutive hits from 5 hitters including Choi Jae-hoon, Moon Hyun-bin, Oh Seon-jin, Noh Su-gwang and Lee Won-seok. In the end, Doosan put in 6 people, including Choi Seung-yong, Park Chi-guk, Lee Byung-hun, Jeong Cheol-won, Choi Ji-gang, and Kim Myung-shin, in the 7th inning, but they dedicated 8 points, and Seung-gi completely leaned towards Hanwha.
Pitcher replacement is everything. Obviously, the process of putting Choi Seung-yong in, escaping from a run with a base loaded, and creating the first out in the 7th inning through Park Chi-guk was good. However, after that, all the pitchers failed to do their part, and in the end, the timing of the replacements remained. Doosan was unable to close the 7-run gap in the remaining innings and was defeated 3-8.