’11 straight wins → 5 wins → 12 losses → 5 at stake’ Kookmin batter sighs “I’m not as strong as KT…I can’t do anything about Yang Ji Won”

Crisis struck again for Doosan’s Lee Seung-yeop-ho. The national slugger sighed in frustration.

Doosan suffered a 0-1 loss in its 13th meeting of the season against KT at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on April 15. The bats failed to score against the KT mound of William Cuevas (seven scoreless innings), Park Young-hyun (one scoreless inning), and Kim Jae-yoon (one scoreless inning). They had to settle for two hits and two walks.

The Doosan bats are no stranger to struggles. The firepower has cooled off sharply since an 11-game winning streak was snapped in a loss to Jamsil Lotte on March 26. From then until the previous day, the team went just 5-12 in 17 games, ranking last in runs scored (1.9 ppg) and runs batted in (61), and ninth in batting average (2.2 ppg). Doosan is the only team with a slugging percentage in the teens.

To make matters worse, Yang Ji, who was hitting .906 with a 3-for-2, 3-run OPS in 87 games, is out with a 1.8-centimeter tear in his side and has been resting and rehabbing since August 8. Even without Yang, Doosan ranks ninth in team batting average (2-for-8) and 10th in scoring chances (1-for-7).

“The players are doing their best,” said coach Lee Seung-yeop on the 16th. We don’t have the strength of KT, and we don’t have the bench,” he sighed, adding, “Yang Ji’s absence is something we can’t control. We can’t be greedy. Fortunately, the backup catchers are doing a good job in defense. It would be a bonus if the offense is good as well,” he said about the current situation. 스포츠토토

Doosan has announced Kim Dong-ju as its starting pitcher amid a three-game losing streak. He is a five-star rookie who hasn’t pitched five innings since May 24 against Samsung. “I think he’s adjusted to the first-team stage now, but if he has a lot of strikeouts and his pitches are not good, I have no choice but to change him,” Lee said. If he pitches without worrying about the opponent, he can achieve good results.”

Doosan faced KT’s starting lineup of Jung Soo-bin (center field), Ahn Jae-seok (shortstop), Jose Rojas (left field), Kim Jae-hwan (designated hitter), Kim In-tae (right field), Yang Seok-hwan (first base), Kang Seung-ho (second base), Jang Seung-hyun (catcher), and Heo Kyung-min (third base). Notice the five lefties up front against the submarine pitcher. The starting pitcher was Kim Dong-ju.






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