8 consecutive wins in 1851 days → 50% win rate in the first half ↑ Perfect shooter… ‘Novice director”s seasoned ‘All-out war’ hit the mark￼
- on Jul 11, 2023
The rookie coach’s winning streak worked.
Doosan coach Lee Seung-yeop declared an ‘all-out war’ ahead of 15 games in the first half in April, May, and June in endurance mode.
With the judgment that the composition of the team had been made to some extent, he thought that he would greet the second half after accumulating as many victories as possible ahead of the All-Star break break. Manager Lee said, “He has a week to spare during the All-Star break, so he goes all-out.” It was a decision he made after considering everything from the effectiveness of reinforcement elements, the situation of other teams, the players’ conditions, and matchups. The analysis of ‘National batter’ was exactly right.
During his active career, coach Lee was the best star player. He is the record holder for the most individual home runs (467 home runs) in the KBO League. He won the home run king and MVP five times each. 10 Golden Gloves.
It is a myth that a star player is difficult to succeed as a leader. During his active career, he walked on a solid road, and it was pointed out that it was not easy for him to create sympathy with various players. Above all, as he had no coaching experience, there was also a question mark about Lee’s ‘leadership’.
Tests continued from the beginning of the season. Foreign pitcher Dylan was out due to injury and sluggishness. I had to activate a substitute starter, and the other line danced in a slump. Lohas, a foreign hitter, felt like a rollercoaster at hitting. The ranking plummeted to 6th place at one time.
As a rookie director, he could have felt impatient, but Lee shouted ‘naturally’. He endured and endured, waiting for the right time. Director Lee only repeated the word “I will endure” throughout April.
and at the end of the first half. Director Lee made his first decision. It was the addition of a new foreign pitcher, Brandon Waddell. Waddell, who played as a substitute last year, showed a more powerful appearance after experiencing the Taiwan League. Brandon, who returned to the KBO against Kiwoom on the 24th of last month, pitched 7 innings in both games following a quality start with 2 runs in 6 innings (1 earned run). Brandon is recording an average ERA of 0.90 in 3 games. It is thanks to the quick decision of the front desk and coach Lee. Here, Alcantara (9 wins) and Kwak Bin (8 wins) take the center of the starting rotation.
As the starting lineup stabilized and bullpens such as Kim Myung-shin, Lee Young-ha, Jeong Cheol-won, and Hong Geon-hee played their part, coach Lee’s detail baseball became more solid. With the win against Kiwoom on the 9th, he won 8 in a row. During the 8-game winning streak, Doosan’s team average ERA was 1.85.
It was also coach Lee who took notice of Kim Myung-shin, the core of the bullpen, who recorded 8 scoreless innings in 6 of 8 consecutive wins. Doosan Yasujin did not make a single mistake during the winning streak.
While the mound was stable, the batting line also began to exert strength. Doosan’s team batting average reached 3.22 during the period of 8 consecutive wins. Most of all, Jose Rojas, a foreign hitter who was regarded as a ‘challenging complex’, perfectly revived with 3.7 pun 5 in 8 games. The consideration of the command tower who waited for me to find the feeling of the good times also played a role.
As the winning streak piled up, coach Lee pushed harder rather than resting on his laurels. Even after recovering the 50% win rate, which was the ‘first goal’ in the match against the Samsung Lions on the 4th, coach Lee said, “The team atmosphere is not bad, so I will try to win as much as possible. We have a long way to go. We must not stagnate.” He continued to instill tension so that the team would not be complacent. After the winning series against Ulsan Lotte, Doosan completed 8 consecutive wins by winning all 3 matches against Samsung in Pohang and 3 matches against Kiwoom in Jamsil. 8 consecutive victories in 1851 days since the dynasty on June 6, 2018. Doosan advanced to third place and emerged as the strongest player in the mid-table.메이저사이트
‘Team performance’ was the best marketing. More than 45,000 spectators came to Jamsil Stadium during the three Kiwoom matches. Sales of goods were also a hit, and profits equal to that of the opening game were raised.
Director Lee still lives in tension. Coach Lee emphasized, “It’s much better to have a winning streak as a manager than as a player. I can’t afford it. There’s still a long way to go. It gets really difficult after the rainy season ends and it gets hot. I’m trying to win as many games as possible.”
3rd place Doosan meets 2nd place SSG Landers from the 11th to challenge for a ‘higher place’.