Doosan snapped a two-game losing streak in the eighth inning thanks to Jung Soo-bin’s RBI single.
The Doosan Bears won their ninth game of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League against the NC Dinos 3-2 at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on Sunday.
Doosan won its second straight game with a sweep of the three-game series to improve to 33-1 and 34-1 on the season. They escaped a four-game losing streak at Jamsil Stadium. NC, on the other hand, lost their fifth consecutive game to fall to 35 wins, one draw and 31 losses바카라.
The home team lined up in the following order: Jung Soo-bin (centre fielder), Heo Kyung-min (third baseman), Kim Jae-hwan (designated hitter), Yang Ji (catcher), Yang Seok-hwan (first baseman), Kang Seung-ho (second baseman), Jose Rojas (left fielder), Park Kye-beom (shortstop), and Kim Dae-hyun (right fielder). Veteran shortstop Kim Jae-ho was ruled out due to a sore thigh.
NC countered with Son Asub (designated hitter), Seo Ho-cheol (third baseman), Park Min-woo (second baseman), Jason Martin (left fielder), Park Gun-woo (right fielder), Yoon Hyung-joon (first baseman), Chun Jae-hwan (centre fielder), Park Se-hyuk (catcher) and Kim Joo-won (shortstop).
Jamsil saw a tense pitching battle between Doosan starter Choi Won-jun and NC starter Shin Min-hyuk. Doosan scored the first run. In the top of the second inning, Yang Seok-hwan broke the scoreless tie with a solo home run to left field. On an unfavourable count of 1B-2S, he took Shin Min-hyuk’s four-pitch fastball (146km) to centre for his 11th home run of the season. It was his second straight game with a home run, following a multi-homer game against Gochuk Kiwoom on the 25th.
NC came up short in the second and sixth innings. In the second inning, Yoon Hyung-jun singled to right and Lee Jae-hwan walked to put runners on first and second, but Park Se-hyuk flied out to left and Kim Joo-won flied out to right, and in the sixth, Seo Ho-chul doubled and Park Min-woo singled to end the inning with runners on second and third.
NC didn’t go down without a fight. Choi Won-jun went down and Chung Chul-won came up to tie the game in the seventh. Leading off, Park Gun-woo and Jeon Jae-hwan singled to put runners on first and second. After a fielder’s choice by Park Se-hyuk, Kim Joo-won hit a single to right to put runners on second and third and tie the game.
The deciding run came in the eighth inning. One out later, Park Kye-beom led off with a single to right. Kim Dae-hyun struck out swinging, but Jung Soo-bin broke the 1-1 tie with a triple to right-centre, and Heo Kyung-min followed with an infield single to drive in the winning run.
NC pulled within one run in the bottom of the ninth on Park Se-hyuk’s RBI double and Kim Joo-won’s RBI triple, but it wasn’t enough to tie the game.
Doosan starter Choi Won-jun pitched six innings of three-hit ball with one walk and four strikeouts, but bullpen struggles cost him his second win of the season. He was followed by Jung Chul-won, Kim Myung-shin, Park Chi-kook and Hong Gun-hee, with Park picking up his third win of the season and Hong his 16th save.
NC starter Shin Min-hyuk was also unable to secure the win despite allowing one run on three hits (one home run) in six innings, striking out seven and walking one. Ryu Jin-wook took the loss. Multi-hit games from Seo Ho-cheol and Kim Ju-won were the only bright spots in the loss.