A pinned thumb in the dugout, ‘Small ball by the home run hitter’
- on Apr 12, 2023
Thumbs keep showing up in the dugout. Doosan coach Lee Seung-yeop was delighted with the players’ devoted play, giving thumbs up.
Doosan Bears won 6-4 in the match against Kiwoom Heroes in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul on the 11th. Doosan, who succeeded in winning two games in a row, climbed into a tie for second place with 6 wins and 3 losses in the season.
In the game that day, Doosan showed the foot baseball that they showed during the Doosan Dynasty. In particular, the base running of Heo Gyeong-min and Lee Yu-chan, shown in the 5th episode, laid the foundation for a come-from-behind victory.
In the 5th inning, trailing by 1-3, Lee Yu-chan hit and went on base, then stole second base. At this time, catcher Lee Ji-young of Kiwoom took advantage of the mistake of throwing and quickly settled down to third base. Heo Gyeong-min, who entered the plate after two outs, did not miss the chance and scored a timely hit. And he ran again. Heo Kyung-min dared to steal the base in the 5th inning following the 3rd inning, and he succeeded in scoring when Kim Jae-hwan hit.
In this way, Doosan was able to prepare a foothold for a comeback by making a 3-3 tie before the end of the 5th inning.
When manager Lee Seung-yeop took office as Doosan manager last year, many people wondered what kind of baseball Lee Seung-yeop would play. After retiring as a player, he rose to the position of Doosan 11th commander without any coaching experience, so it was unknown what kind of baseball he pursued as his leader.
Looking at his record as a player, many predicted that Lee Seung-yeop’s baseball would be a ‘big ball’. However, it can be seen that his baseball pursues a ‘small ball’ based on detailed running baseball and strategy, not a ‘big ball’ that puts one shot ahead and focuses on long hitting power.
Even in the game that day, Doosan shook the opponent with a running baseball and achieved a come-from-behind victory with a hit in the right place at the right time. Coach Lee Seung-yeop smiled at the players who performed his strategy well and encouraged them with his thumbs. At the Doosan dugout, I could see several thumbs up.
However, it is not that Doosan only plays ‘small balls’.메이저사이트 As of the 12th, Doosan is tied for first place with NC and Samsung with 7 team homers. Considering that Jamsil Baseball Stadium is used as the home stadium, this is a striking number. Doosan ranked 8th out of 10 clubs last season with 101 team home runs, but the number of home runs increased after Lee Seung-yeop, a former ‘home run hitter’, took over as coach.
In other words, at the beginning of the season, it can be seen that Doosan is playing a baseball that properly combines the ‘big ball’ and ‘small ball’. As in the days of the Doosan Dynasty, the balance of the batting line has improved and it is cruising at the beginning of the season.