“I have not forgotten the enthusiastic support from the fans from the first game of the opening game until today. Thanks to this, the coaches and players were able to gain strength.”
Despite leading the Doosan Bears to advance to the postseason in his first year in charge, Coach Lee Seung-yeop gave the credit to the fans.
Doosan, led by Coach Lee, won 3-2 in a home game against the LG Twins in the 2023 Professional Baseball KBO League held at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul on the 14th.
As a result, Doosan, who had three consecutive wins, recorded 74 wins, 2 draws, and 65 losses, and regardless of the results of the remaining games, beat the 6th place KIA Tigers (71 wins, 2 draws, 69 losses) and secured a postseason ticket. Doosan’s fall baseball is the first in two years since 2021. Doosan suffered from various negative factors last season and stayed in 9th place.
This is a meaningful result for Director Seung-yeop Lee. When he took charge of Doosan ahead of this season, he raised a lot of concerns due to his lack of coaching experience, but these concerns turned out to be unfounded.
After being confirmed to advance to the postseason, Coach Seung-yeop Lee said, “Thanks to the fans, we were able to play fall baseball,” and added, “I have not forgotten the enthusiastic support from the fans from the first game of the opening game to today. Thanks to this, the coaches and players were able to gain strength. “Thank you so much,” he said, giving the credit to the fans.
The game that day was by no means easy for Doosan. They took the lead in the top of the second inning with Kang Seung-ho’s RBI single and a timely infield hit, but gave up a tying solo shot to Austin Dean in the bottom of the second inning. In the top of the 7th inning, Kim Jae-ho’s squeeze bunt seemed to solidify the victory, but in the bottom of the 8th, Lee Jae-won hit a solo arch, allowing the score to be tied. Fortunately, Doosan seemed to be on the verge of victory thanks to Kang Seung-ho’s timely hit to right with an RBI and an RBI in the top of the 9th inning with 2 outs and 3rd base on base.
However, LG was also not easy. In the bottom of the 9th inning, Hong Chang-gi’s heavy hit and Moon Seong-joo’s walk connected 1st and 2nd bases with no outs. However, Doosan had Kim Myung-shin. He led Austin with a fly to left field, and also handled flys to right field and center field for Oh Ji-hwan and Moon Bo-kyung, respectively, protecting Doosan’s victory. This was also Kim Myung-shin’s first save in his debut.스포츠토토
Coach Lee gave a thumbs up, saying, “All the players, including Kim Myung-shin, who made his first save in his debut, and Kang Seung-ho, who hit the winning shot, came together and were able to win today.”
Now, Coach Seung-yeop Lee and Doosan will compete with SSG Landers (74 wins, 3 draws, 64 losses) and NC Dinos (74 wins, 2 draws, 65 losses) for third place.
Coach Lee Seung-yeop said, “I think there will be good results in the remaining games if our players do their best as they have done so far,” and added, “I will do my best so that the bench and players can become one and win every game.” .