“This is the most important series”.
Doosan Bears manager Lee Seung-yeop has set his sights on a three-game weekend series in Gwangju against the KIA Tigers. Doosan rallied from a 0-2 deficit in the bottom of the ninth inning against SSG Landers and Jamsil on Thursday to win its fourth straight game.
Sixth-ranked Doosan moved to within one game of fourth-ranked KIA. With the momentum on their side, they will look to catch up or pull off an upset in the weekend series against Kia starting on the 15th. The teams have an 8-4 head-to-head record this year.
Furthermore, they have 1-3 starters in the lineup, including Brandon Waddell on the 15th, Raul Alcantara on the 16th, and Kwak-Bin on the 17th. They will be hoping for a three-game winning streak. The KIA batting lineup has been hitting like a volcano lately, so it will be a series of spears and shields.안전놀이터
“Did they (intentionally) line up the pitching rotation like this?” laughed Kim Jong-guk, referring to Doosan’s projected starting lineup before the game. “What can we do? We have domestic pitchers, young pitchers going out today and tomorrow. I want them to feel comfortable,” he ordered.
KIA will start rookie Yoon Young-chul on the 15th and second-year high school graduate Hwang Dong-ha on the 16th. If you look at the strength of the starters, Doosan has the edge. For Doosan, it’s a three-game series that they can’t afford to lose.
Manager Lee Seung-yeop said, “Every series has been important since two weeks ago. I think this three-game series is the most important. We want to show a good performance in the starting one-two series. If we don’t worry about hunger and the first game and incorporate what we have been doing since camp, we can play a good game. The results will come later.”
Doosan’s starting lineup is Jung Soo-bin (center field), Kim Jae-ho (shortstop), Yang Suk-hwan (designated hitter), Yang Yang-ji (catcher), Kim Jae-hwan (left field), Kang Seung-ho (first base), Heo Kyung-min (third base), Park Kye-beom (second base), and Cho Su-hyun (right field). The starting pitcher is Brandon Waddell.