Doosan Bears right-hander Young-gun Kim Dong-ju was eliminated from the first team entry.
Doosan returned home in a good mood by winning three consecutive matches during the week against Kiwoom Heroes in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 22nd and 24th with sweep wins. Foreign pitchers Raul Alcantara and Brandon Waddell secured the winning series, and in the last game of the series, bullpen pitchers and foreign batter Jose Rojas won 5 RBIs.먹튀검증
However, for Doosan, starting pitcher Kim Dong-joo’s sluggish performance on the 24th was regrettable. After recording 3 hits, 4 walks, 2 strikeouts and 4 runs in 1⅔ innings, he handed over the mound to Choi Won-jun, and eventually went down to the 2nd team before the SSG Landers match in Jamsil on the 25th.
Doosan coach Lee Seung-yeop said, “I think we need to reorganize. As a starting pitcher, we have to show a pitch that can instill a sense of stability to the fielders and the bench, and we have to win quickly, but as the number of balls increases, it is difficult for ourselves. It’s the same. It was a bit difficult to play after being hit once because it was difficult to find at the end of the first inning.”
In fact, until the beginning of the season, Kim Dong-joo maintained a good flow to the point of being mentioned as a ‘Rookie of the Year’ candidate. He received a passing score with an average ERA of 2.14, 1 win and 1 loss in 21 innings in 4 games in April, and an ERA of 1.45 with 1 win and 1 loss in 4 games in 18⅔ innings in May. However, his great ups and downs were always pointed out as a problem, and after June, most of the days he went down without filling 5 innings as his pitches continued to falter.
Manager Lee Seung-yeop said, “Actually, I showed a very good figure at the beginning of the season, but since it is my first full-time season, there will be many ups and downs and many failures. However, I think I will have to learn a little from these failures, E) I think I need to reorganize to come back. In the game the previous day, my speed dropped a lot, and I think there were some shortcomings in playing as a starter in the 1st team, such as change and control.”
Next, coach Lee said, “I hope you will prepare well with the thought of going down to the second team and starting over. There are always opportunities, so I don’t want you to think in a hurry. I hope you see it as growing pains.” He has a lot of players. He has a good physique and a good sense of throwing the ball, so you have to win the fight with yourself before fighting the opponent. I think you need something to reflect on yourself while controlling your mind.” sent a message of
Left-hander Lee Won-jae will replace Kim Dong-ju in the away game against the LG Twins on the 31st. Lee Won-jae, who was nominated by Doosan as the 19th pick in the second round of the 2022 draft, recently showed stable control in the Futures League, recording an average ERA of 0.73 with 24⅔ innings, 3 wins, 1 loss, and 1 save in 7 games (3 starting games) in the second half.
Manager Lee Seung-yeop said, “I have achieved good results in the second team. If there are good players, I have to use them, and there are empty seats.” He said, “It’s great if you win against the team, but don’t be intimidated by showing your pitch and win, and even if you lose, I hope you stick with (the opponent) and play a game.”
Meanwhile, Doosan canceled catcher Park Yoo-yeon from the entry along with Kim Dong-ju, and called up pitcher Kim Yu-seong and catcher Ahn Seung-han to the first team.
Director Lee Seung-yeop said, “I registered Kim Yoo-seong because there was a gap in the middle. There was a housekeeper (father’s funeral), but I heard that he was in good condition until then.” It won’t be possible to recover in a day or two, but it will take a few days. I played my role well, but it’s a pity that I was left out of the entry.”
The Doosan team facing Kim Gwang-hyun is Kim Tae-geun (right fielder) – Kim Jae-ho (shortstop) – Jose Rojas (left fielder) – Yang Eui-ji (designated hitter) – Yang Seok-hwan (1st baseman) – Kang Seung-ho (2nd baseman) – Heo Kyung-min (3rd baseman) – Ahn Seung-han ( Catcher) – Jo Su-haeng (center fielder), the lineup was formed. Kwak Bin was in charge of the selection.