“I can feel that the whole team is working together”…SSG also lost ‘6th straight win over KIA’ Doosan rises to 4th place

  • September 17, 2023

The Doosan Bears have won six straight games.

Doosan Bears won 6-3 on Sunday against the KIA Tigers at Kia Champions Field in Gwangju. Tied for fifth place with SSG Landers, Doosan improved to 63 wins (1 tie, 57 losses) on the season, knocking the fourth-place KIA Tigers (60 wins, 2 ties, 56 losses) down the standings. At the same time, SSG’s loss in the first game of a doubleheader between the SSG Landers and LG Twins at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul moved Doosan into fourth place.

Doosan started Jung Soo-bin (center field), Kim Jae-ho (shortstop), Yang Seok-hwan (first base), Yang Ji (catcher), Jose Rojas (left field), Kang Seung-ho (second base), Heo Kyung-min (third base), Park Jun-young (designated hitter), and Cho Su-hyun (right field).

Doosan starter Raul Alcantara allowed three runs on eight hits and one walk with five strikeouts in six innings. Alcantara improved to 13-6 on the season.

Yang Seok-hwan and Kang Seung-ho paced the Doosan offense with three hits apiece. Kang Seung-ho and Park Joon-young also hit home runs in the win.

On the mound, Alcantara was followed by Kim Myung-shin (1 inning of scoreless relief), Kim Kang-ryul (⅔ inning of scoreless relief), Hong Gun-hee (1 inning of scoreless relief), and Jung Chul-won (⅓ inning of scoreless relief) to preserve the win.스포츠토토

After the game, Doosan head coach Lee Seung-yeop said, “The batting lineup played evenly and showed a cohesive performance. Yang Seok-hwan, who showed his clutch ability at every opportunity, and Park Jun-young, who hit a home run for the second consecutive game in a tense situation, brought us the win.”

Lee continued, “Kang Seung-ho continued to set the tone with another record-breaking performance. It wasn’t a cycling hit, but it was enough. I also commend Cho for his three hits in the ninth spot in the batting order.”

“On the mound, starting pitcher Alcantara did his job with a quality start, and the bullpen showed stability,” Lee said. “I can feel that the whole team is working together. Every game is important and we will do our best to show our fans how good we are right now.”

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