The Doosan Bears, which entered a downward trend after winning 11 consecutive wins in July, could not keep the 5th place 스포츠토토.
As of the 30th, Doosan is recording 54 wins, 1 draw and 53 losses (0.505), and the gap with the 5th place KIA Tigers is 0.5 games. After winning all of the Gocheok Kiwoom Heroes matches on the 22nd and 24th, the mood was reversed by winning the Jamsil SSG Landers match on the 25th, but lost to SSG on the 26th and 27th, and fell into a two-game losing streak.
The biggest problem is, of course, the mound. In the starting lineup, many pitchers are suffering from injuries or sluggishness, except for foreign pitcher Raul Alcantara and native ace Kwak Bin. Choi Won-joon, who was suffering from sluggish performance, switched positions to the bullpen, and players who were given starting opportunities such as Kim Dong-joo and Kim Min-gyu virtually left the competition. Left-hander Choi Seung-yong, who served as the fifth starter, went down to the second team due to a blister on the middle finger of his left hand.
The bullpen was also in trouble. Hong Gun-hee, who dropped the finisher position, is still unable to demonstrate 100% of his skills, and Jeong Cheol-won, who moved from setup man to finisher, also fell into a slump. The condition of the rest of the pitchers, including Park Chi-guk and Kim Myung-shin, is also not good.
At least, it is encouraging that the other line is getting closer to the ‘complete body’. This is because players who left due to injuries returned one by one. After starting catcher Eui-ji Yang, outfielder Su-bin Su returned to give strength to the batting line. Moreover, in that the beasts who were away were ‘veterans’, the gap felt bigger for Doosan.
Doosan coach Lee Seung-yeop said after the away game against the LG Twins was canceled due to rain on the 29th, “Still, what is hopeful is that as Kim Jae-ho continues to perform well, Yang Eui-ji normally wears a catcher mask, and Su-bin Jung again plays as the first hitter and center fielder. is the point,” he said.
In the mid-2010s, young players in their mid-to-late 20s now have to lead their juniors as juniors and seniors in the team. The coaching staff believes in the potential of veteran fielders as they have not only stepped on the fall baseball stage for years, but also experienced both good times and difficult times for the team.
Manager Lee Seung-yeop said, “Because the veterans know how to handle the game when it is difficult and how to deal with juniors, it seems that the coaching staff has never given instructions in that regard, and there seems to be no need to do so. I think we should just trust and entrust it to practice and games.”
In the case of outfielder Su-bin Su, he showed a strong appearance only in autumn, to the extent that he had nicknames such as ‘Subin Autumn’ and ‘Ga-yeong Jeong (Soo-bin Jeong Fall Hero)’. Director Lee Seung-yeop said, “I think it’s natural to manage my physical strength after falling out due to a thigh injury. I was in good shape even when I was injured, so I was nominated as a pinch hitter. I also went out as a batter. There is no problem with my condition at all.”