With Kwak Bin having to leave the team to fulfill the Hangzhou Asian Games national team schedule and Choi Won-jun missing due to a finger injury, left-hander Choi Seung-yong revived the Doosan Bears’ hope for a top-five finish.
Choi Seung-yong gave up 6 hits and 1 run in 5 innings in the home game against SSG Landers held at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul at 6:30 pm on the 14th. They came down from the mound in a situation where they were down 0-1, but in the bottom of the 9th inning, the concentrated batting line exploded and achieved a 3-2 walk-off victory.
The start was uneasy. After being hit by Choi Ji-hoon in the top of the first inning, 바카라사이트Choi Jeong hit a timely double that hit the top of the middle fence directly, giving up the first run. It was a hit so big that it was confirmed by video review whether it was a home run or not.
I soon found stability. Choi Seung-yong, who brought out Guillermo Heredia and Park Seong-han with breaking balls, had hits from Han Yu-seom and Choi Jeong in the second and third innings, respectively, but dealt out follow-up batters. In the top of the 4th inning, he sent out a runner due to a throwing error by the first baseman and then outed Seong-Hyun Kim with a fly ball. In the 5th inning, when leadoff hitter Kim Min-sik faced a crisis due to a hit, the inning ended cleanly by inducing a double play and keeping the team in check.
After finishing the game that day, Seung-Yong Choi said, “I was not in better condition than usual, but I am fortunate that the result was good without any walks.” He added, “I don’t feel awkward at all about being the starter now. “I will do my best to help the team by avoiding a situation where I am dropped to the second tier due to illness,” he said.
Choi Seung-yong, who started and pitched well in the NC Dinos game on the 19th of last month, lasted only 2 and 2/3 innings due to blisters coming off. He took a break and came up to the first team, allowing 2 runs in 5 innings in the game against Samsung Lions on the 8th.
Doosan coach Lee Seung-yeop inserted Choi Seung-yong to replace the underperforming Choi Won-jun and Kim Dong-ju in the starting rotation. Accordingly, Choi Seung-yong has been living up to expectations by appearing as a starter in the last four games, winning one game and posting an ERA of 2.00. Coach Lee praised that day, saying, “Starter Choi Seung-yong did his best.”
The presence of left-hander Choi Seung-yong in the Doosan pitching staff is like an oasis in the desert. Regarding selecting Incheon High School right-handed pitcher Kim Taek-yeon as the second overall pick in the rookie draft, Coach Lee Seung-yeop said, “There are not many left-handed pitchers on the team who stand out. He explained, “It is true that resources are lacking,” but “I am satisfied with the arrival of a pitcher who throws well.”
Doosan’s ace Kwak Bin will be called up to the Hangzhou Asian Games national team on the 23rd after appearing against the KIA Tigers this weekend and against Samsung on the 22nd. Accordingly, Choi Seung-yong must protect the mound with Choi Won-jun, who returns from injury early next week, to increase the possibility of advancing to fall baseball. With this victory, Doosan reduced the gap with 4th place KIA and 5th place SSG by one game.