In his playing days, Lee was a hitter who impressed the nation with his ability to come through in clutch situations. His clutch ability was unparalleled and led to the phrase “Lee’s baseball has an epic story.
However, the Doosan Bears’ Lee Seung-yeop has a completely different story. In the past week, the mound has collapsed 꽁머니 and the batting average in scoring position has plummeted. In seven games, the team is 1-6 with a 6.88 ERA and a .196 batting average with runners in scoring position. It’s not that the hitters can’t hit. They’re getting a lot of hits and creating chances, but they don’t have that one big hit. The mood in the Doosan dugout continues to be somber due to the poor batting average with runners in scoring position.
Such was the case in their home game against the SSG Landers of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League on Nov. 21 at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul. In a 1-3 loss, Doosan managed seven hits and eight walks on the day and sent 15 runners to the plate, but only one reached base. They had a whopping three chances to score the winning run, but failed to do so.
Doosan had a chance in the first inning. After SSG Oh Won-seok was hit by a pitch, Doosan loaded the bases with a single by Kim Jae-hwan and walks by Yang Suk-hwan and Kang Seung-ho. However, Park Kye-beom flied out to left field on a full count, ending the scoring opportunity.
In the fifth inning, trailing 0-1, the team had its second chance to score, and the situation was similar to the first. Kim Jae-hwan drew a walk, Yang Yang-ji singled, and Kang Seung-ho walked to load the bases again. This time, however, Park Kye-beom grounded out to second base to end the threat.
Doosan had its third chance in the sixth inning. After a leadoff single by Heo Kyung-min, Lee Yoo-chan singled and Kim Jae-hwan walked to load the bases with two outs. The next batter was Yang Seok-hwan, but even the trusty Yang struck out swinging, leaving the bases loaded once again.
In the bottom of the ninth, they managed to chase down a run, but were left with 13 on base. It was too good to be true. Doosan had 10 hits in the previous game, but missed the tying run in the second and seventh innings and lost 1-6 in 10 extra innings.
Of course, there are cycles in hitting. There are good times and bad times. But it must be frustrating for manager Lee Seung-yeop. It’s hard enough to get one out in a game, but he had five in two days. But they didn’t score a single run. No matter how well the starting pitcher pitches, how can you win when you play baseball like this?
In the end, Doosan kicked themselves in the teeth 토토 가입머니 즉시지급 for the second day in a row and lost their third straight game. With the loss, Doosan dropped its third straight game and dropped to 30-1-32 on the season. Their five-game winning percentage has already collapsed. Top hitter Lee Seung-yeop is frustrated by the silence of the Doosan bats at every opportunity.