There is only one out left until the win with two outs in the top of the ninth inning. When Lotte’s Yoo Kang-nam, the tying runner, hit a single and reached first base, Doosan manager Lee Seung-yeop personally went to the mound to encourage closer Jeong Cheol-won.토토사이트
The game between Doosan Bears and Lotte Giants held at Jamsil Stadium on the 8th resulted in a tense battle on the mound. Doosan starter Brandon threw 6 scoreless innings, and Lotte starter Barnes pitched well, allowing 2 runs in 6 innings, and the tight game continued until the second half of the game.
In the bottom of the 4th inning, Doosan took the lead thanks to Yang Seok-hwan’s double and Yang Eui-ji’s go-ahead hit. Afterwards, with no outs on first and third base, Kang Seung-ho hit an RBI sacrifice fly, allowing Doosan to score two runs in the fourth inning. Lotte, who was being dragged, also counterattacked in the 8th inning. After one out, pinch hitter Lee Jeong-hoon created a chance by hitting a double, and Ahn Kwon-soo hit a timely hit to score the chasing score. To prevent a tie, Doosan manager Lee Seung-yeop put closer Jeong Cheol-won on the mound in the 8th inning with 2 outs and runners on first base, ending the inning without allowing a run.
In the top of the 9th inning, when Doosan was leading by 1 point to 2 to 1, Jeong Cheol-won left the game with 2 outs and allowed a hit to Lotte’s Yoo Kang-nam. In a situation where victory was at hand, one long hit could have led to a tie or even a comeback. Seizing the opportunity, Lotte acting manager Lee Jong-woon took out Han Dong-hee, who had long-hitting power, as a pinch hitter.
At this time, Manager Lee Seung-yeop, who rushed out of the Doosan dugout, personally went to the mound and showed one finger to catcher Yang Eui-ji and closer Jeong Cheol-won, emphasizing the remaining outs and ordering them to confidently compete with the batter.
In the top of the 9th inning, with 2 outs and runners on first base, quick-footed pinch runner Kim Dong-hyuk came into the batter’s box, and Han Dong-hee, who has slugging power, came in as a pinch hitter. The result was Han Dong-hee’s hit to right, with 2 outs and runners on first and second base.
In order to turn the game around, Lotte used Kim Min-seok, who has good contact skills, as a pinch hitter when Jang Doo-seong was at bat in number 7. Finisher Jeong Cheol-won also concentrated harder to catch the one remaining out. In the top of the 9th inning, with 2 outs and runners on 1st and 2nd bases, Doosan Jeong Cheol-won threw a 150km fastball high into the body to decide the game, causing Kim Min-seok’s bat to miss.
Jeong Cheol-won, the finisher who ended the tedious game, cheered with catcher Yang Eui-ji in a victory ceremony. Manager Lee Seung-yeop’s faith in personally going up to the mound at the moment of crisis and giving strength to the closing pitcher led to victory.