When the Doosan Bears game was canceled due to rain for two days in a row, the domestic ace Kwak Bin took out the card early. This is a calculation to increase your chances of winning.
Doosan began adjusting the starting rotation when the match against the LG Twins, which was scheduled to be held at Jamsil Baseball Stadium on the 30th, was canceled due to rain. Brandon Waddell, who was scheduled to start on the 30th, is given more rest and the pitching day is adjusted later, and Kwak Bin, who was originally scheduled to start on the 31st, will start.
Kwak Bin has led the starting lineup most stably with Raul Alcantara throughout this season. He appeared in 18 games and was active with 10 wins and 6 losses, 102 innings and an average ERA of 2.74, and was also selected for the baseball team for the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games next month. Although his pace slowed down in the second half, he set the stage for a rebound by stepping on the first 10 wins in his career 6 years after his debut with 8 scoreless innings against SSG Landers in Jamsil on the 25th.
Brandon also joined as a substitute in June and has faithfully fulfilled his second starting job. He went 6-3 in 10 games with a 3.10 earned run average in 58 innings.
Brandon, however, showed a particularly weak aspect in the LG match. On the 30th of last month, in the first match of the season with LG, he went through 4 innings, 7 hits, 5 walks, 1 strikeout, and 8 runs (7 earned runs).
Doosan coach Lee Seung-yeop thought about adjusting the starting rotation. When it was decided to cancel the game in rainy weather, coach Lee said, “I think we need to consult with the pitching coach.” Coach Lee decided to make a change after judging that Kwak Bin could deliver a stronger pitch against LG than Brandon among pitchers who could start on the 31st.
Changes in the plan to operate substitute starting pitchers also became inevitable. Doosan was scheduled to fill two spots in this week’s starting rotation with substitute agents Lee Won-jae and Park Shin-ji. As two games on the 29th and 30th were canceled due to rain, one of Lee Won-jae and Park Shin-ji is expected to lose the opportunity to pitch within this week.스포츠토토
Doosan is a calculation to secure a minimum winning series by holding the LG game with Gwak Bin and putting both foreign one-two punches, Brandon and Alcanta, in three consecutive weekend matches against the Lotte Giants in Busan on the 1st to 3rd of next month.
As of the 30th, Doosan, which has recently lost two consecutive games, is in 6th place with a record of 54 wins, 53 losses and 1 draw. It is 0.5 game behind the 5th place KIA Tigers. It is a distance that can be overturned by the progress of one game, but if the losing streak becomes longer, the fight for the top 5 will inevitably become difficult. In order to get back to the top 5, Gwak Bin has to catch LG right away. Will Kwak Bin be able to live up to director Lee’s expectations?
Meanwhile, LG also changed the starting pitcher. Lee Jeong-yong, who was scheduled to start on the 30th, is given an additional break, and Casey Kelly will start on the 31st. Kelly was somewhat sluggish with 8 wins and 7 losses in 24 games this season, 141⅓ innings, and an average ERA of 4.39, but against Doosan, 2 wins and 1 loss, 20 innings, and an average ERA of 2.70 in 3 games.