A variable has arisen in the Doosan Bears’ batting lineup.
Doosan coach Seung-yeop Lee mentioned the names of foreign hitter Jose Rojas and captain Heo Gyeong-min ahead of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League home game against Hanwha at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul on the 12th.
Outfielder Rojas was confirmed with novel coronavirus infection (COVID-19). Coach Lee Seung-yeop said, “It’s not serious. I took medicine yesterday (the 11th) and today (the 12th) I’m resting well at home instead of going to work. I think we’ll have to check the condition again tomorrow (the 13th).”
Third baseman Heo Gyeong-min was excluded from the starting lineup due to a minor injury. Coach Lee said, “It’s because of a hand bruise. I will prepare to play as a substitute in the second half of the game,” and added, “Even though Rojas and (Heo) Kyung-min are missing, I will try to win.”
It is encouraging that central hitter Kim Jae-hwan is coming back to life. Kim Jae-hwan, who is struggling with a season batting average of 0.232 (82 hits in 354 at-bats), has recently been improving his batting skills. He showed a batting average of 0.370 (10 hits in 27 at-bats) in the previous 10 games. Coach Lee said, “I made changes to my batting form. I had a strong will to change myself,” and “I can’t imagine how frustrating it must have been. He hasn’t hit an extra-base hit yet, but he’s seeing the ball well and making a lot of hits.”온라인바카라
He continued, “I think I’ve found my confidence. It’s important to perform consistently,” and added, “Unlike last week, I hope the team’s batting will be more active overall this week.”
On this day, Doosan had Su-bin Jeong (center fielder), Jae-ho Kim (shortstop), Seok-hwan Yang (designated hitter), Eui-ji Yang (catcher), Jae-hwan Kim (left fielder), Seung-ho Kang (first baseman), Joon-young Park (third baseman), Gye-beom Park (second baseman), and Soo-haeng Jo. (Right fielder) The batting lineup was organized in that order.
The starting pitcher is Kwak Bin. Kwak Bin will join the Hangzhou Asian Games team at the end of this month. First of all, the starting mound for this match against Hanwha and the Gwangju KIA match on the 17th has been confirmed. Manager Lee explained, “He is going to watch the number of pitches in two games and then decide whether to pitch one more time.”
Doosan plans to form a starting rotation this week, starting with Kwak Bin, in that order, Park Shin-ji, Choi Seung-yong, Brandon Waddell, Raul Alcantara, and Kwak Bin.