“I think the atmosphere is better.”
The Doosan Bears had an 11-game winning streak from July 1st to July 25th, the beginning of the second half of the year. The atmosphere was heightened by setting various records, from the club’s record for the most consecutive wins to tying the record for a first-year manager’s winning streak.메이저놀이터
The ‘aftereffects of consecutive wins’ were harsh. Starting on July 26, when the winning streak ended, the team suddenly began to decline, falling into a 5-game losing streak, and the win-loss margin, which had risen to +8, fell back to minus. Until the first game of the doubleheader on the 9th, Doosan’s winning percentage was less than 40%. During the same period, the winning percentage remained in 9th place.
Doosan, which finished the second game of the double header against Samsung with a win, once again created an upward mood. They once again piled up a steep victory, including a 5-game winning streak in 5 games. In the match
against SSG Landers in Jamsil on the 14th and against KIA Tigers in Gwangju on the 15th, their backs definitely shined.
On the 14th, when the team was down 0-2 in the bottom of the 9th inning, starting with a single by leadoff hitter Yang Seok-hwan, Yang Eui-ji’s hit to the body, a true base hit, a wild pitch, and a walk tied the game, and Heo Gyeong-min’s walk-off hit secured the win.
In the game against KIA on the 15th, Kang Seung-ho recorded the KBO League’s first ‘reverse natural cycling hit (home run-triple-double-hit)’ and scored consecutive pushes from 6-6 in the top of the 9th inning to secure an 8-6 victory.
Although they only ranked 6th, they caught up with 5th place KIA Tigers without a win and were 0.5 games behind 4th place SSG. With over 20 games remaining, it is quite possible to overturn the rankings at the last minute.
Doosan coach Lee Seung-yeop said, “I think I gained strength after seeing two come-from-behind wins. If a come-from-behind win in the second half of the game is inevitable, the team atmosphere will improve. On the other hand, if you expect (a comeback) and then lose, there will be a lot of physical and mental exhaustion.” “We can. If we win the game, it will be very helpful in terms of the team atmosphere,” he said.
That’s why the last two comeback wins were even more valuable. Manager Lee said, “The SSG game and the KIA game were very big. In the KIA game, we allowed a home run with bases loaded. If you hit a home run with bases loaded, it takes a lot of damage, so we targeted the closing pitcher for two days in a row. Also, (Kang) Seung-ho hit a cycling hit.” “I think the atmosphere is better now than when we won 11 games in a row. When we won 11 games in a row, we finished the first half and stopped at the beginning of the second half. Looking at the batting lineup, things are better now. However, I am worried because the opposing team in the remaining games is a strong team and has a strong pitcher. “He said.
Meanwhile, while the game on the 16th was canceled due to rain, Doosan announced Raul Alcantara as the starting pitcher on the 17th. The game canceled on the 16th was rescheduled for Monday the 18th.