The Doosan Bears succeeded in breaking through the 50% win rate with their first sweep victory this season. The most impressive thing was not only the achievement of leaping to 5th place in the league, but also the fact that we played baseball like ‘Hustle Doo’ as we know it throughout the 3 consecutive weekends.
Doosan won 8-4 against the KIA Tigers in Jamsil on May 14th. Subin Su, who played as the starting center fielder and leadoff that day, scored 1 run with 1 walk and no hits in 4 at-bats. Although there were no hits, Sue-bin showed his presence once again in defense that day.
Every time a well-hit ball by KIA hitters goes to the center fielder, it was Soo-bin Jeong’s glove that guards the way. Doosan was able to keep the lead thanks to Soo-bin Su’s rain that came out whenever the flow of the game fluctuated.
Turning back time, Su-bin Su’s diving catch, which came out when Ko Jong-wook hit the ball in the top of the 8th inning against Jamsil KIA on the 12th, was also a highlight. Doosan coach Lee Seung-yeop said, “Jeong Soo-bin’s diving catch was the most decisive scene. When he saw him from the bench, he naturally thought he was a hit,” he said, sticking out his tongue. On this day, due to a foul batting injury, he went on a substitute appearance, but Sue-bin Su showed his presence properly even in that short playing time.
KIA coach Kim Jong-guk, the enemy general, also said, “Doosan has traditionally been a strong defensive team. I think the opponent’s good defense blocked our team’s offensive flow every time.”
Overall, the defense was stabilized as Jeong Su-bin in the outfield and Kyung-min Heo in the infield held the center throughout the three-game series. In the outfield, if Jo Soo-haeng and Yang Chan-yeol go to both corner outfields, the defense becomes tighter. In addition, 토스카지노 as Lee Yu-chan moved to the second baseman position and Park Gye-beom returned to the shortstop position, the keystone combination also established itself. This is the reason why Doosan-style baseball, which presses the opponent with tenacious defense, unfolded throughout the three-game series.
Manager Lee Seung-yeop said, “With Park Gye-beom at shortstop and Lee Yu-chan at second base, the defense feels stable. Lee Yu-chan seems to feel less defensive pressure at second base than at shortstop. For the time being, we plan to form a Keystone combination like this.”