Rookie coaches Lee Seung-yeop and Choi Won-ho who shake the game, last year’s 9th and 10th place teams were the main axis, and the ranking competition in the second half was held.￼
- on Jul 18, 2023
At the end of the first half, where fierce ranking battles unfolded, the hottest teams were the Doosan Bears and the Hanwha Eagles. The two teams that hit bottom last year shook the league game.
Most field baseball players and experts viewed Doosan Hanwha as a low-ranking power. It seemed that it would be possible to advance to the middle ranks and leave the last place only with great luck.
A new start under the coaching system Lee Seung-yeop, who has no coaching experience. Doosan seemed to need time to reorganize the team. Hanwha, which had been in last place for three consecutive years, was a strong candidate for being in last place this year as well.
However, an unexpected rebound occurred.
Doosan in July is a force that threatens the ‘two-top’ LG Twins and SSG Landers. It widened the gap to 4th place NC Dinos by 2.5 games and caught up with 2nd place SSG by 4 games.
Hanwha finished the first half in 8th place after winning 2 consecutive victories against 1st and 2nd place LG SSG. The 5th place Lotte Giants and the ride were narrowed down to 2.5 games.
After the opening, things went as expected for a while. Doosan, which had a difficult win rate of around 50% in April and May, recorded 10 wins and 14 losses and an odds ratio of 401 and 70 in June. A number of key players have left due to injuries. Even foreign players were sluggish. It became a team with no special strengths.
Hanwha lost three consecutive games by one point from the opening game. 6 wins, 1 draw and 17 losses in April, winning rate 206 01. It was dark. Birch Smith, the starter in the opening game, threw 60 pitches and left, and Brian O’Grady, who was brought in as the 4th hitter, performed sluggishly beyond imagination.
These difficulties were part of the process of taking off.
Doosan, which had been sluggish, jumped up with a 9-game winning streak. From the match against Lotte Giants on July 1st to the match against SSG on the 12th, Doosan was invincible. 9 games, team batting average .299, ERA 1.76. The pitching balance was perfectly matched. The bullpen was particularly strong. During the streak, he recorded 3 rescue wins, 12 holds and 6 saves. No matter which team I faced, I didn’t seem to lose.
28 wins, 3 draws and 23 losses since May, winning rate 50% 409. Hanwha’s rise was not temporary. Since May, it has been ranked third in win rate after LG and SSG. From the end of June to the beginning of July, he won 8 consecutive victories and completely threw off the bridle of last place.
Last year, Doosan and Hanwha ranked 9th and 10th respectively. went down to the floor The team atmosphere needed a renewal. The two novice coaches are doing what the team needs. Coach Lee is a complete novice command tower with no coaching experience. It dispelled concerns caused by lack of experience and put Doosan back on track.
Coach Choi has led the team for more than 100 games as an acting manager since June 2020, but the official manager is completely different. On May 12, Hanwha sacked coach Carlos Subero and promoted coach Choi, who was in charge of the Futures team, to the first team.
This season, Hanwha is divided into before Choi Won-ho and after Choi Won-ho. Before Choi Won-ho, he had 10 wins, 1 draw, and 19 losses – a win rate of 30 4 5 ri, and after Choi Won-ho, he recorded 23 wins, 1 draw and 21 losses – 5 2 4 ri.먹튀검증
In the second half, Doosan aims to reorganize the two-top system, and Hanwha aims to enter the middle ranks. Two novice command towers are holding the hilt of the ranking competition in the second half.