The Doosan Bears defeated the Lotte Giants and escaped their three-game losing streak.
Doosan won 2-0 in the away game against Lotte in the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank Sol KBO League’ held at Sajik Stadium on the 3rd, led by a good pitch from starter Brandon Waddell.
Doosan (55 wins, 1 draw, 54 losses), which escaped a 3-game losing streak, is aiming to regain 5th place.
Brandon achieved his 7th win (3 losses) of the season with 5 hits, 1 walk, 4 strikeouts, and no runs in 6 innings. Brandon, who was re-recruited to Doosan as a replacement player at the end of June, is looking at double-digit wins.
Additionally, Brandon continued its 5-game away winning streak.
Seung-ho Kang played an active role with 1 hit and 1 run in 3 at-bats, and Eui-ji Yang of Doosan contributed to the victory with a timely hit in the top of the 8th inning.
Lotte, ranked 7th with a season record of 51 wins and 59 losses, is moving further and further away from ‘fall baseball.’ Lotte is mired in four consecutive losses at its home stadium.
Lotte starting pitcher Charlie Barnes pitched well in 7 innings, allowing 5 hits, 4 strikeouts, and 1 run (non-earned), but did not receive support from the batting line, resulting in his 8th loss (9 wins) of the season. He failed to become a winning pitcher in 3 consecutive games when he was on the verge of 10 wins.
Lotte’s batting lineup ended up scoring no runs even after hitting 5 hits.
Doosan scored first.
In the top of the third inning, Doosan took advantage of the opponent’s throwing error when leadoff hitter Kang Seung-ho’s hit and Yu-chan Lee’s grounder to third base, giving them a chance to get to first and third base without an out. Then, when Lee Yu-chan stole second base, third base runner Kang Seung-ho hit home and scored the first run.
However, Doosan was blocked by Barnes’ counterattack and was unable to score an additional point.
Lotte also failed to target Brandon and remained scoreless until the sixth inning.
Doosan, which was maintaining an uneasy lead of 1-0, created a chance in the 8th inning with a ball hit by lead hitter Kim Tae-geun, Park Gye-beom’s sacrifice bunt, and Yang Seok-hwan’s walk. Afterwards, thanks to Yang Eui-ji’s 1-RBI hit, they ran away with a 2-0 score.
Doosan’s second pitcher, Park Chi-guk, appeared in the 7th inning and achieved his 11th hold of the season (5 wins, 2 losses, 2 saves) with one inning of scoreless pitching, and Kim Myung-shin recorded his 13th hold of the season (2 wins, 3 losses) with one inning of scoreless pitching.
Doosan closer Jeong Cheol-won, who pitched in the 9th inning, earned his 6th save of the season (5 wins, 4 losses, 11 holds) by pitching one inning of no hits and no runs.
Lotte fell to its knees with no hits after the 6th inning.
KIA Tigers won 8-6 after a hard-fought game against SSG Landers in an away game held at SSG Landers Field in Incheon.먹튀검증
KIA Kim Do-young led the victory with 2 hits in 3 at-bats, 2 RBIs, and 2 runs, including a wedge solo home run (3rd of the season) in the top of the 9th inning. Kim Tae-gun hit a timely hit to tie the score in the 8th inning, and pinch hitter Ko Jong-wook hit a timely hit with 1 RBI in the final, contributing to the victory. Daein Hwang hit his fourth two-run home run of the season.
KIA, who had an 8-game winning streak, rose to 4th place and narrowed the gap against 3rd place SSG to 1.5 games.
In addition, KIA continued its streak of 5 consecutive wins against SSG, 6 consecutive wins against Munhak, and 4 consecutive away wins.
SSG’s bullpen lineup, including Ko Hyo-jun, Seo Jin-yong, and Lee Un-woon, collapsed one after another, putting their heads down. Closer Seo Jin-yong recorded his second blown save of the season and suffered his third loss of the season (3 wins, 34 saves).
SSG (60 wins, 1 draw, 51 losses), mired in 4 consecutive losses, is uneasily maintaining its 3rd place position.
Kiwoom Heroes won 7-0 in the home game against KT Wiz held at Gocheok Sky Dome.
9th place Kiwoom (51 wins, 3 draws, 70 losses), who won 4 games in a row, laid the foundation for escaping from the bottom tier.
Kiwoom foreign pitcher Ariel Jurado became the winning pitcher with no hits, 1 walk, 8 strikeouts, and no runs in 6⅔ innings.
After a 4-game winning streak, Rado earned his 9th win (8 losses) of the season. The average ERA was lowered to 2.72.
Ronnie Dawson led the victory with a timely hit in the top of the third inning, Lim Byeong-wook went 2-for-4 with 2 RBIs and 2 runs, and Kim Si-ang contributed to the victory with 2-for-4 at-bats with 2 RBIs.
KT (63 wins, 2 draws, 50 losses), which lost three times in a row, is in danger of second place Suseong.
KT starter Kim Min performed poorly, allowing 6 hits and 6 runs (5 earned runs) in 3 innings, becoming the losing pitcher.
The Samsung Lions won 6-1 in the home game against NC Dinos held at Samsung Lions Park in Daegu.
Samsung (49 wins, 1 draw, 64 losses), which escaped a three-game losing streak, is in 8th place.
Samsung starting pitcher David Buchanan earned his 9th win (6 losses) of the season with a good pitching in 6⅔ innings, allowing 5 hits, 2 walks, striking out 4, and allowing 1 run (non-earned). Buchanan, who has recently won four consecutive games, is on the verge of achieving 10 wins for the fourth consecutive year.
Jae-il Oh played an active role with 2 hits in 5 at-bats and 3 RBIs, and Ji-hyuk Ryu led the batting line with 2 hits in 3 at-bats, 1 RBI, and 2 runs.
Samsung achieved 25,000 RBI for the first time in KBO League history.
NC (57 wins, 2 draws, 51 losses), which failed to win three games in a row, fell to 5th place.
NC starter Choi Seong-young recorded his second loss of the season (5 wins), allowing 7 hits and 4 runs in 3 innings.
The Hanwha Eagles won 5-3 in an away game against the LG Twins held at Jamsil Stadium.
Hanwha defeated LG by scoring 5 points with 4 hits and 1 walk in the top of the second inning when the score was 0-1.
Hanwha’s pitching staff showed concentration by scoring 3 runs despite receiving 14 hits.
Hanwha (44 wins, 6 draws, 61 losses), which recorded two consecutive wins, laid the foundation for escaping from the bottom.
LG, who had all of their starting pitchers hit, lowered their heads due to the lack of cohesion in their batting lineup. LG starter Lim Chan-gyu suffered his third loss of the season (10 wins), allowing 4 hits and 5 runs (2 earned runs) in 5 innings.
LG (67 wins, 2 draws, 43 losses), which suffered two consecutive losses, is in first place.