For the second year in a row, the Doosan Bears failed to dominate their Jamsil rivals. This is because they are already 2-8 against the LG Twins this season early in the second half. Even if Doosan wins all six of its remaining games against LG, it can only tie for first place with at least eight wins.
Doosan suffered a 10-0 shutout against LG in Jamsil on July 30. With their recent five-game losing streak, Doosan has slipped back to 44 wins and 41 losses on the season, putting their third place in the league in jeopardy.
The aftermath of the shocking upset loss against Jamsil LG continued on the 29th. After leading 6-4 on the 29th, Doosan allowed a 6-6 tie in the top of the ninth inning due to a combination of poor fielding calls and crucial defensive errors. In the top of the 10th inning, Doosan gave up the final run on a bad call that allowed Jin-ju to steal third base.
Doosan manager Lee Seung-yeop met with reporters before the game on the 30th and said, “I was more disappointed with the defense miss play at the end of the game. I saw that I could catch Park Hae-min’s bat well enough, but I lacked details such as call plays. I think the outfielder should have caught the ball to allow the third baseman to advance to third in the 10th inning. It’s something the younger players need to improve on.”
In the end, Doosan was unable to turn the tide in a heartbreaking come-from-behind loss on the 29th. Doosan’s trusted starting pitcher Brandon Waddell was completely destroyed early in the game after giving up a series of big hits and shaky pitches. Brandon was pulled early after giving up 8 runs (7 earned) on 7 hits, 1 walk, and 5 strikeouts in 4 innings, the first time this season he hasn’t gone 5 innings.
On top of that, the defense completely collapsed, including a crucial throwing error by veteran Yang Ji-won. Doosan was down 4-0 in the top of the third inning when Park Hae-min hit a double to left field with the bases loaded. Yang, who was hit by a pitch, immediately threw the ball to the third baseman to catch runner Heo Do-hwan running to third base.
However, the throw sailed over the third baseman and into the outfield. Heo Do-hwan and the pinch runner, Park Hae-min, came home, and the score was 8-0. In fact, it was the moment that decided the game.
With the 0-10 loss, Doosan dropped to 2-8 against LG this season after sweeping the weekend series. Even if they win all six remaining games against LG, dominance is no longer possible. For the second year in a row, Doosan has failed to dominate LG Electronics following the 2022 season (6-10).
Doosan, which was a dominant force against LG until a few years ago, has been on its knees against LG for the past two years. Coach Lee Seung-yeop, who took over this season, also realized the team’s poor performance against LG.
When we met before the game on the 30th, he said, “LG’s energy is a little strong. It’s clear that LG’s power is strong, as evaluated by the outside world. So when our team meets LG, we try to do better, but we seem to make mistakes more often. I want the players to play a little more relaxed.” He ordered.
However, the Doosan players continued their self-destructive play in the 30th game as if they were possessed by something. In every moment of the game, they were compared to LG in defensive details. While LG shut down Doosan’s bats with hitting and tight defensive details, Doosan’s defense faltered on both days and completely lost the flow of the game.메이저놀이터
It is no exaggeration to say that ‘twin phobia’ has come to Doosan. The two teams are now in completely different positions than they were five years ago. The next meeting between the two teams will be in late August. It will be interesting to see if Doosan will be able to showcase their newfound form in the next Jamsil rivalry.