four-game series with Choi Seung-yong, Jang Won-joon eager for big performances
Seung-Yong Choi, Doosan.
The sixth-ranked Doosan Bears took a 1-1 draw against the fifth-ranked KIA Tigers to maintain a three-game lead in the standings. With the spark of a top-five finish alive, 카지노사이트 Doosan will now take on the bottom-ranked Samsung Lions in a “fateful four-game series.
Won the first game of the series 3-0 at home against KIA on April 7 at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul. Choi Won-jun, who returned to the starting rotation from the bullpen, shut down the KIA bats with five scoreless innings, and the bullpen and batting order also contributed to the win, ending KIA’s 10-game winning streak.
After falling 1-7 to KIA in Game 6, Doosan took Game 7 to even the series at one game apiece. A second straight loss would have stretched the series to five games, making it difficult for Doosan to reclaim fifth place, but the valuable victory kept their hopes alive.
Doosan will now play a four-game series at home against Samsung starting on the 8th, including a doubleheader on the 9th. During the same period, KIA will host the first-place LG Twins, giving Doosan an advantage in catching up to KIA. Doosan also holds a 6-4 series lead over Samsung this season.
Nevertheless, they shouldn’t let their guard down. Even though they’re facing a lower-ranked team, they can still be upset at any time. And since Doosan’s current form is far from perfect, they need to be even more focused.
At this point, Doosan’s most glaring weakness is its starting lineup. The team has been using substitute starters due to the holes in their starting rotation. They pulled Choi Won-jun out of the bullpen for the game on the 7th, and veteran Jang Won-jun will start the first game of the doubleheader on the 9th.
In the second game of the doubleheader and ace Raul Alcantara in the 10th are less demanding. This means that the two left-handed pitchers, Choi Seung-yong and Jang Won-jun, will need to perform well in the first two games of the doubleheader on Game 8 and Game 9.
Doosan’s Jang Won-jun.
Choi Seung-yong will make his first-team return on May 8. Choi Seung-yong was scratched from the first team after suffering a blister on his finger while pitching against the NC Dinos on March 19, 온라인카지노 giving him time to heal and recuperate. He will return to the first team on April 8 and rejoin the starting rotation.
He was performing well before his injury, so we have high hopes for him. On the 8th of last month, he pitched 5⅓ innings and one run for the win against the Samsung Lions, and against the NC, he pitched 2⅔ scoreless innings before going down with an injury.
Doosan manager Lee Seung-yeop said, “(Choi) Seung-ri pitched very well in his last game. If his finger is okay, I think he will show good results.”
Also received his first call-up in a long time. After being called up to the first team as a substitute starter on May 23 and winning three straight starts to reach the 130-win plateau, Jang was sent back down to the second team after the NC game on June 28 and was waiting for his chance to make the first team again.
Although Jang’s performance in the second team wasn’t great, Lee chose him as an alternate starter, noting that he was the most experienced of the current candidates and had the best game management skills.
Jang has faced Samsung once this season, earning the win with five innings of four-run ball. That win was the start of a three-game winning streak, so Samsung is not a bad memory for Jang Won-jun.
Doosan will need to get as many wins as possible in the four-game series against Samsung to close the gap on Kia. Much will rest on the shoulders of Choi Seung-yong and Jang Won-jun, 카지노사이트존 who will start the first two games.