“We have to manage our physical strength and there are two teams”… ‘WC confirmed’ Doosan coach Lee Seung-yeop’s dilemma 

“You can’t not take care of your physical strength, and there are situations between two teams…”

Doosan Bears will play the last game of the regular season against SSG Landers of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at Incheon SSG Landers Field on the 17th.

Doosan is in 5th place with 74 wins, 2 draws, and 67 losses. Regardless of the result of the game on this day, 5th place was confirmed.

However, the opponent Doosan will face in the postseason wild card game has not yet been determined. The 3rd and 4th place rankings will be determined depending on the results of the matches between Doosan and SSG and NC Dinos and KIA Tigers.

If Doosan loses to SSG, Doosan will face NC in the wild card match. However, if Doosan catches SSG and NC wins against KIA, Doosan and SSG will play the first game of the wild card match in Incheon on the 19th after a day’s rest.

In the final game against SSG, Doosan had Soo-bin Jeong (center fielder), In-tae Kim (right fielder), Seok-hwan Yang (first baseman), Eui-ji Yang (designated hitter), Seung-ho Kang (second baseman), Joon-young Park (shortstop), Ji-hoon Park (third baseman), and Seung-han Ahn (catcher). -The batting lineup was organized in the order of Cho Soo-haeng (left fielder). The starting pitcher is Jang Won-jun.

Coach Lee Seung-yeop, who met with reporters before the game, said, “This is the best card we can play in the current situation,” and added, “(Heo) Kyung-min is not good and (Jose) Rojas is also a bit bad.”

Heo Gyeong-min was hit in the face by Guillermo Heredia’s batted ball in the top of the 7th inning in the Jamsil match the previous day (16th). The batted ball bounced in front of Heo Gyeong-min and hit him in the face. Heo Gyeong-min was immediately replaced by Park Ji-hoon and left the stadium.

Fortunately, it doesn’t appear to be a major injury. Coach Lee Seung-yeop said, “I think it’s okay. I’m training right now. The match on the 19th is important now that the rankings have been confirmed. This is a choice I made to control my condition.”

Doosan has to play the wild card match two days later. This is a situation where the main players may need to rest. However, coach Lee Seung-yeop said, “The rankings of SSG and NC have not been decided. We cannot not not take care of our players’ physical strength, and we have to look at the situations of both teams. It is a difficult choice,” and “All we can do is do our best. “I do it,” he said.

Choi Seung-yong was originally scheduled to appear as the starting pitcher for this day’s game, but the rankings were decided and Jang Won-jun was selected as the starting pitcher. Choi Seung-yong is scheduled to be used as a bullpen pitcher during the postseason. He is scheduled to be used as a bullpen pitcher in today’s game and play short innings.메이저사이트

Manager Lee Seung-yeop said, “In the case of (Choi) Seung-yong, he was scheduled to be the starter today, but the ranking has been decided. There is a high possibility that he will be used as a bullpen pitcher in the second wild card game, so he will appear as a relief pitcher and pitch one inning today.”

Meanwhile, Doosan confirmed the starting pitcher who will appear in the wild card game. Kwak Bin will appear on the mound in the first game. If Doosan wins the first game, Brandon Waddell will be on the mound as the starter in the second game.

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