The first words spoken after the victory were for the opposing pitcher. Doosan Bears coach Seung-yeop Lee expressed his sincere concern.
Doosan won 7-2 in the home game against Kiwoom Heroes of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul on the 2nd. They maintained 4th place and narrowed the gap with 3rd place NC. Kiwoom, ranked last in the league, lost three games in a row.
Left-handed starting pitcher Brandon Waddell led the way in the victory with 6 innings, 3 hits, 2 walks, 3 strikeouts, no runs, and 81 pitches. Recorded 10th win (3 losses) of the season.
It is the 7th time in KBO League history and the Bears’ first that a replacement foreign pitcher has completed 10 wins. Galvez (Samsung) 10 wins in 2001, Elvira (Samsung) 13 wins in 2002, Oxpring (Lotte) 13 wins in 2013, Sosa (Nexen) 10 wins in 2014, Brigham (Nexen) 10 wins in 2017, Cuevas (2023) KT) Following his 11 wins, Brandon received the honor.
In addition, he showed his 11th quality start (6 innings or more as a starter, 3 earned runs or less) in his 16th appearance of the season.
Park Jeong-su took responsibility for the remaining innings. They cruised through the 7th and 8th innings and gave up 2 runs in the 9th. He earned the save, allowing two runs in three innings. It was his first save since his debut in 2015.
In the batting lineup, Seok-hwan Yang had 3 hits and 2 RBIs in 4 at-bats, Jun-young Park had 1 hit and 2 RBIs in 3 at-bats, Seung-ho Kang had 2 hits and 1 RBI in 4 at-bats, and Eui-ji Yang had 1 hit and 1 RBI in 3 at-bats.
After the game, coach Lee Seung-yeop said emphatically, “I hope Jang Jae-young is not seriously injured. I am very worried. I hope we can meet him on the field in good health soon.”
Jaeyoung Jang is Kiwoom’s right-handed starting pitcher. He started on this day, but suffered an injury in the bottom of the first inning. He faced Yang Seok-hwan with bases loaded and 1 out. Yang Seok-hwan caught Jang Jae-young’s third pitch. His batted ball was directed at Jang Jae-young and hit the back of his head on the right side.
Jaeyoung Jang stayed on the mound and monitored his condition with the medical staff and 바카라사이트trainers. Coach Lee Seung-yeop also immediately went up to the mound and looked at Jang Jae-young with concern.
Fortunately, Jang Jae-young got up and walked to the dugout. He was immediately taken to Gangnam Severance Hospital and underwent a thorough examination. As a result of the CT scan, he had no unusual findings. Kiwoom said, “The area hit by the ball was the head, so we will continue to monitor the player’s condition.”
Kiwoom hastily brought Seok-won Yoon on the mound in relief instead of Jae-young Jang. Doosan succeeded in targeting Yoon Seok-won, scoring 4 points in the first inning alone. They succeeded in taking the lead with a score of 4-0. He added 2 runs in the 3rd inning and 1 run in the 6th inning to drive the score.
Despite the complete victory, coach Lee Seung-yeop could not shake off his concerns about Jang Jae-young and was the first to mention Jang Jae-young’s name.
Afterwards, Coach Lee said, “We were able to win today (the 2nd) thanks to the players doing their part in offense and defense. I am also grateful to the fans.”