“It’s good rain for us.”
Doosan manager Lee Seung-yeop met with reporters ahead of the team’s 11th game of the season against Samsung at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on Tuesday and was pleased with the decision to cancel the game.바카라
It was Doosan’s turn to send fifth starter Kim Dong-ju to the mound. His opponent would be Samsung ace David Buchanan, who has been on fire this summer. Kim’s record this year is 2-4 with a 3.51 ERA in 13 games, and in his most recent outing, he was pulled early after giving up two runs in three innings against KT in Jamsil on April 4. In his first full season as a rookie starter, Kim has had a rough go of it, going nearly two months without a win since May 12 against Jamsil KIA.
“It’s a good rain for us,” said Lee, who was happy to see the David and Goliath showdown avoided due to the rain cancellation. “Not only the starters, but today’s game was a situation where all of our top pitchers, including Kim Myung-shin, Hong Gun-hee, and Jung Chul-won, were unavailable. The starting pitcher for tomorrow’s game will be Brandon Waddell, not Kim Dong-ju.”
On the 11th, Doosan will play a three-game weekend series against Hanwha in Daejeon. The rainout doesn’t change the starting rotation. Instead, the number of available pitchers has increased. As scheduled, Brandon will start on Friday the 11th, Kwak Bin on Saturday the 12th, and Choi Won-jun, who was canceled due to a back injury, will return on the 13th. They will be backed by Kim Dong-joo, who was canceled, and Choi Seung-yong, who replaced Choi Won-jun two days ago.
Lee said, “Kim Dong-ju will be the backup for Friday and Saturday’s games. Kim Dong-ju’s next start will be against KT in Jamsil on the 16th.” “Choi Seung-yong, who started on Tuesday, will be behind Choi Won-jun, who will return on Sunday after a four-day break,” he said of the new plan.
[OSEN=Ji Hyung-jun] Doosan’s Lee Yoo-chan is disappointed after being hit by Samsung’s Kim Sung-yoon’s infield single in the bottom of the 9th inning.
Doosan is in fifth place (48 wins, 1 tie, 45 losses) and is in the thick of the top-five race. They have only two games in hand on third-place KT, but they also trail sixth-place KIA by 1.5 games, so they need to win every game. Against the eighth-place Hanwha, they had a strong 8-4 record this year, but they planned to go all-out to stay in the race, and the rainout of the 10th game came at the right time, allowing them to pour five starters into the series.
Meanwhile, Doosan dropped infielder Lee Yoo-chan from the first team roster and called up infielder Ahn Jae-seok. Lee said of Lee, who has experienced growing pains due to his errors, “The team is more important now. I can’t not think about the team. Yesterday, I started for the first time in a long time, but I couldn’t show my skills. If you go to the second team, practice a lot and find confidence, you will have another chance.” He left a message of encouragement.