“It’s really worth it”… With the appearance of Doosan’s 10,000 horses, forced mound clearance
“Actually, it’s a shame.”
Doosan Bears coach Lee Seung-yeop 토토사이트talked about adjusting the starting rotation ahead of the match against the Hanwha Eagles in Jamsil on the 2nd. With the return of the second starter, Dylan Pyle (27), who left the spring camp due to a bruised bone injury, it became inevitable to organize the mound. Dylan started accompanying the 1st team on the 2nd, and is scheduled to make his KBO league debut by starting against Hanwha in Jamsil on the 4th.
While Dylan was missing, fierce competition between young guns Choi Seung-yong (22) and Kim Dong-ju (21) unfolded. Both players got the opportunity to join the starting rotation as Dylan dropped out after competing for the 5th starter from camp. Choi Seung-yong recorded 1 win, 2 losses, 23⅓ innings, and an average ERA of 6.17 in 5 games, while Kim Dong-joo recorded 1 win, 1 loss, 21 innings, and an ERA of 2.14 in 4 games, and received a passing score.
After careful consideration, Lee decided to send Choi Seung-yong to the bullpen in line with Dylan’s joining. This was a result reflecting the expectation that Choi Seung-yong would be used in the bullpen as he had a lot of experience as a left-handed pitcher. From the 2nd, Doosan rotates the starting rotation with Raul Alcantara, Kim Dong-ju, Dylan, Choi Won-joon and Kwak Bin.
Director Lee did not hide his regret while announcing, “From tomorrow (3rd), Choi Seung-yong will be waiting in the bullpen.” He repeated several times, “Actually, it was a shame, but I showed a good appearance.”
Considering the team, it was an inevitable choice because Dylan joined the starting lineup and the mound could be much more solid when Choi Seung-yong went to the bullpen. There is Lee Byung-hun (20) in the left-handed bullpen, but Choi Seung-yong is far ahead in terms of experience and stability.
Director Lee said, “Choi Seung-yong has tried both selection and relief, so he will be helpful to the bullpen. When it was said that Kim Dong-ju was sent to relief, it was difficult to expect a competitive edge like Choi Seung-yong. Kim Dong-ju was a pitcher prepared as a starter from the second team. The bullpen also has potential abilities for both of them, so we have Choi Seung-yong stand by in the bullpen first.”
He added, “Choi Seung-yong showed competitiveness as both a starter and relief pitcher last year, and he is a pitcher who can definitely take responsibility for one inning.
Meanwhile, Doosan canceled Ahn Jae-seok (21), who was diagnosed with minor back pain on the 1st, from the first-team entry, and recalled infielder Jeon Min-jae (24) on the 2nd. Ahn Jae-seok was diagnosed as needing to rest for at least two weeks.