Coach Lee Seung-yeop’s ambitious infield lineup in the first Jamsil rivalry of the season showed disappointing performances in defense and provided an excuse for defeat.
Doosan lost 4-13 in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League LG match held at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 14th.
Doosan made a first run in the first inning, but from the second to the fourth inning, it gave up the flow by giving up 7 runs to LG, and fell on its knees without being able to overcome it. 스포츠토토
In particular, it was painful that the customized defense strategy against LG, which advocated ‘running baseball’ this season, completely failed.
Doosan formed a keystone combination with second baseman Lee Yoo-chan as veteran infielder Kim Jae-ho made his first start of the season as a shortstop.
Before the game, coach Lee Seung-yeop said, “Because LG plays baseball actively, we started with Kim Jae-ho, who has good defense. Because there are many, I believe that he will lead the infield.”
However, the keystone combination of Kim Jae-ho and Lee Yoo-chan failed to reciprocate the command tower’s trust, showing a series of regrets in defense.
The collapse of the Doosan infield defense began in the bottom of the third inning. After the first out, Lee Yu-chan allowed Hong Chang-ki to catch the ball and allowed him to go on base, and Kim Jae-ho, the follow-up batter Moon Seong-joo, failed to properly catch the batted ball and gave up an infield hit. It was a difficult ball to catch, but it was more regrettable because Kim Jae-ho had excellent defense.
In the end, this unfortunate defense led to two runs as Raul Alcantara hit Austin Dean with two RBIs in a timely manner.
The Doosan Keystone combination was shaken even in the bottom of the 4th inning.
Alcantara caught Ki-yeon Kim’s sacrifice bunt on first base and quickly threw it to second base, but Kim Jae-ho, who came in with second base cover, failed to catch and allowed him to go on base.
LG tried a fake bunt and slash from 1st and 2nd base, and Lee Yu-chan succeeded in blocking the ball, but dropped the ball.
To make matters worse, even third baseman Heo Gyeong-min was shaken in defense. Park Hae-min’s bunt was not properly dealt with and allowed to go on base. Doosan, faced with a full base crisis, was hit by Kim Hyun-soo with 3 RBIs and 2 bases and allowed 4 runs in the 4th inning alone. The score widened to 1-7.
Starting with the 4th inning, the flow of the game completely switched to the LG side, and Doosan suffered a complete defeat in the first Jamsil rivalry of the season after giving up 6 additional runs. The sluggish defense of the Keystone Combi, which he trusted, provided an excuse for the loss, so it remained a more regrettable game for coach Lee Seung-yeop.