After taking down SSG Landers ‘ace’ Kim Kwang-hyun, Doosan Bears aim for a fifth straight win.
Doosan will host SSG in the 10th game of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League season on June 26 at Jamsil Stadium. Prior to the game, Doosan revealed its batting order: Kim Tae-geun (right fielder), Kim Jae-ho (shortstop), Rojas (left fielder), Yang Yang-ji (designated hitter), Yang Seok-hwan (first baseman), Kang Seung-ho (second baseman), Park Jun-young (third baseman), Ahn Seung-han (catcher), and Cho Su-hyun (center fielder).
The starting pitcher is right-hander Kim Min-kyu. He joined the team after being discharged from the military and has a 3.18 ERA in five games with no wins or losses.
This will be his first start of the season, as he has pitched in the middle innings in all five games. He is not without starting experience. His last start before joining the Commodores was against SSG, where he took the mound as a starter. He didn’t get the win, but he pitched 4 1/3 innings of one-run ball.
Before the game, Lee said of Kwak Bin, who pitched eight scoreless innings the day before (Aug. 25), “He’s a good pitcher. He can pitch well at any time,” Lee said, adding, “His strike rate has increased.” Lee also looked at the secret to his success. “He’s not a pitcher who can be easily exploited because he has a good delivery and a good fastball,” Lee added.
Kwak-Bin struggled a bit against Hanwha on April 12, giving up four runs in 6⅓ innings, and against NC on April 20, giving up four runs in 3⅔ innings. But against SSG, it was a different story.토토사이트
“I thought it would be a tough game, and I was thinking about Kim Min-kyu today, but Kwak-bin pitched eight innings, so I was able to save my pitchers,” Lee said.
With the win, Kwak became the first pitcher to reach 10 wins since his professional debut in 2018. Lee said, “I think I should have 12 wins, maybe even 13. I think I’ve taken a step forward as a starting pitcher in the professional stage. I think he needs more wins to become a special player in the future. I think it would be good if he can add three or four more wins.”