Starting pitcher Choi Won-joon (28) and closer Hong Kun-hee (30), who had been sluggish, were reassigned to middle relief pitchers, and left-hander Choi Seung-yong (22) was selected as the starter and right-hander Jeong Cheol-won (24) as the finisher. Coach Lee Seung-yeop said, “There are not many games left now,” and “We have to catch games that can be won even by overdoing it.” Last month, Doosan, who finished in 3rd place with 11 consecutive wins, the most in the team’s career, dropped to 5th place with 1 win and 3 losses in the last 4 games.
There is no guarantee of advancing to the postseason by 1.5 games with the 6th place KIA Tigers. In the midst of this, the mound began to shake. 안전놀이터 Choi Won-joon, a sidearm starter, showed ups and downs. In the match against the Hanwha Eagles on the 13th, he gave up 5 hits, 1 walk, 1 strikeout and 4 runs in 1⅓ innings, exposing his uneasy appearance. Finisher Hong Kun-hee is also not able to continue the power of the early season. He has faltered with a 4.76 ERA in six games since August.
In response, coach Lee Seung-yeop carried out replacements for starting and finishing teams. Coach Lee Seung-yeop said, “Left-handed pitcher Choi Seung-yong will take over Choi Won-joon’s vacancy.” Coach Lee said, “Choi Won-joon’s breaking ball isn’t very diverse, so if his pitches fluctuate, he has no choice but to allow a lot of hits.” Doosan faced difficulties in managing the bullpen as left-hander Choi Seung-yong joined the starting lineup.
Manager Lee Seung-yeop said, “It is true that there is no reliable left-hander in the bullpen except for Lee Byung-hun.” Regarding Hong Kun-hee’s position change, “I decided after the Samsung Lions match on the 9th (with 3 runs in ⅓ innings),” he said. decided according to it.” He added, “Chul-Won Jeong is in charge of the finishing touches.” On the other hand, regarding Yang Eui-ji, the main catcher who was canceled from the first team entry on the 8th due to a left flank injury, he said, “I will be re-examined on the 18th.” ” said