Doosan Bears manager Lee Seung-yeop vowed to make all-out efforts ahead of the game against the Samsung Lions in Jamsil on the 8th. Since August, he has fallen to sixth place due to a drop in both pitching and hitting pace, but it was after setting the stage for a rebound by winning 3-0 against the KIA Tigers in Jamsil on the 7th. It beat the momentum of fifth-ranked KIA, which had been running for nine consecutive wins, and narrowed the gap to three games, giving it the power to look up again.
Coach Lee burned his strong will to win throughout the game. From the beginning of the game, he actively engaged in mercenary tactics and operations, delivering a strong message to the team that he must catch Samsung and ride the winning streak. 토토
It was the start of taking out the pinch hitter card from the fourth inning. Doosan was dragged 0-2 and balanced 2-2 thanks to timely hits by Kim Jae-hwan and Yang Seok-hwan in the bottom of the fourth inning. Then, when catcher Ahn Seung-han was at bat with two outs and runners on first and third base, he took out a pinch hitter Kim In-tae card. Kim In-tae was currently the strongest pinch hitter to choose from on the Doosan bench.
As a result, Kim In-tae stepped down with a fly ball to shortstop, failing to reverse the game and exhausting the strongest pinch-hit card, but it was meaningful. Coach Lee was passive in appointing pinch-hitter throughout the season, and he used the starting players until the end of the game as much as possible. Ahn Seung-han may have been affected by Samsung starter Kim Dae-woo’s ball at the previous batter’s box, but coach Lee showed signs of change as he broke his framework that he had maintained.
Doosan succeeded in reversing the game 4-2 with Kim Jae-ho’s two-run shot in the bottom of the fifth inning. However, Kim Myung-shin, who he believed in at the top of the sixth inning, was shaken and allowed three runs, turning over again 4-5. Heo Kyung-min’s timely hit in the bottom of the sixth inning made it difficult to balance 5-5 and it widened to 5-7 again with one run in the top of the seventh and eighth innings. It was literally a close game.
When leadoff hitter Kang Min-ho got on base with a hit in the top of the seventh inning, Samsung manager Park Jin-man boldly took out a strong defense card in the next Jose Pirella at-bat and abnormally ordered a three-bunt in a situation where he failed to bunt twice, eventually inducing pitcher Kim Kang-ryul’s catch error. The next batter, Oh Jae-il’s strong attack failed, but Ryu Ji-hyuk hit a timely right-handed hit with one out and runners on first and second bases. The precipitation to escape one more point worked as a result, leading to Samsung’s atmosphere until the top of the eighth inning.
Was Park’s active operation stimulated. Director Lee did not back down and stood up. In the bottom of the eighth inning, Jang Seung-hyun, the leadoff hitter, sent out Park Joon-young. With Ahn Seung-han already replaced earlier, if Jang Seung-hyun was replaced, Yang Eui-ji, who started as a designated hitter, had to be used as a catcher in the ninth inning of defense. It was a strong will to turn the game around even by giving up the designated hitter, and Park Joon-young returned the coach’s belief by getting on base with a hit. The next batter, Huh Kyung-min, only hit a fly ball to center field, but Jung Soo-bin got a walk to continue the flow with one out and runners on first and second bases, and Kim Jae-ho, who has the best batting sense in the team, recently hit a timely double to the left-center to catch up 6-7.
1 out, 2nd and 3rd base opportunities. Coach Lee tried to shake the Samsung battery again by signing a squeeze bunt to Cho. However, at this time, third baseman Jung Soo-bin was tagged out at home as Cho Soo-haeng did not bunt to first base so that the third baseman could live safely. It was a painful operation failure.
Coach Lee did not give up and made a bold choice once again when leadoff hitter Kim Jae-hwan got on base with a walk in the bottom of the ninth inning. Kim Jae-hwan replaced pinch hitter Kim Tae-geun and sent pinch hitter Lee Yoo-chan to Yang Seok-hwan’s at-bat. Yang Seok-hwan was a big gun that topped the team with 18 home runs this season, and he had two hits and one RBI in four at-bats. Coach Lee would have trusted Yang Seok-hwan and dragged him.
However, coach Lee chose to send out a batter who can bunt more clearly. In the top of the ninth inning with no outs and runners on first and second base, trailing 3-4 against the Lotte Giants in Sajik on the 4th, there may have been an afterimage that the flow was cut off as Yang Seok-hwan was struck out.
Lee Yoo-chan steadily succeeded in making a sacrifice bunt, making one out and second base, and balanced 7-7 as Kang Seung-ho hit a timely hit to the middle. In the continued opportunity of one out and second base, Samsung sent Park Joon-young out with an automatic intentional fourth pitch to become first and second base with one out. It led to pitcher Hong Gun-hee’s at-bat, and coach Lee chose Park Gye-beom as a pinch hitter. The only cards left on the bench were Park Gye-beom and Park Ji-hoon, and as it was an important situation, Park Gye-beom, who had much more experience in the first division, was sent out.
Manager Lee smiled at Park Gye-beom, who was heading to the batter’s box, saying, “Be confident,” and Park Gye-beom swung the bat confidently. The ball itself hit well, but it headed straight to third baseman Ryu Ji-hyuk, who missed the ball and second baseman Kang Seung-ho scored to win 8-7.
Park Gye-beom said, “I was really surprised to see (third baseman) going straight ahead. Still, we thought we would have another opportunity because it was a continuous atmosphere. It was a good shot, but I went to the front and thought it was a big deal, but (Ryu) Jihyuk missed it. “(It was recorded as a finishing error) Anyway, the team won, so it’s okay,” he said with a smile.
As a result of coach Lee’s diligent movement throughout the game, Doosan added a valuable win. Not all choices and decisions were successful, and could have been unreasonable. However, it was much better compared to when all the games that could have been won by the passive movement of the bench were missed. Bold attempts and failures are also privileges that novice coaches can enjoy. This is why all-out war, which is like an all-out war, is welcome.