Doosan Bears head coach Lee Seung-yeop praised foreign pitcher Brandon Waddell’s dominant performance in the win, which was the fifth consecutive victory for the Bears this season.
The Doosan Bears won their regular-season game against the Samsung Lions of the 2023 KBO League 5-1 on Saturday at Pohang Stadium, led by a complete-game shutout by starting pitcher Brandon Waddell. With the win, Doosan’s season record improved to 38 wins, 1 tie, and 36 losses (0.514 winning percentage) with its latest five-game winning streak, solidifying its sole possession of third place in the standings.
Doosan’s five-game winning streak is also the longest of the season, tying the previous record of five consecutive wins from May 12 against KIA to May 17 against Kiwoom. Doosan, whose head coach Lee Seung-yeop has declared an all-out war, continued its best run of the season, jumping from mid-table to third place.
After the game, Doosan manager Lee Seung-yeop said, “Brandon pitched his best game until the seventh inning,” adding, “His pitches and delivery were perfect. Congratulations on your first win,” and praised Brandon for his performance.
Doosan starter Brandon Waddell pitched seven innings of four-hit, two-run ball, striking out 11 and walking one to earn his first win of the season.
After serving as Dylan Pyle’s backup foreign pitcher for the second straight year, Brandon has now pitched six innings or more and allowed two or fewer earned runs in three consecutive games. A 1-0 record with a 0.90 ERA was exceptional. His 11 strikeouts also set a new KBO record for most strikeouts in a game.
The bats were also focused. Kang Seung-ho, who went 4-for-4 the day before, continued his hot streak with a 2-for-4 performance and two RBIs, while Heo Kyung-min hit a wedge home run in the ninth inning and Jung Soo-bin, Rojas, and Hong Sung-ho also contributed with multi-hit performances.토스카지노
“In the batting order, Yang Seok-hwan was aggressive in the batting count and scored valuable runs, and Kang Seung-ho and Hong Sung-ho had good concentration,” said Lee Seung-yeop, “and captain Heo Kyung-min came through with a home run when we needed extra runs, which was very helpful for the team.”
Doosan ended its six-game series against Lotte and Samsung in Ulsan and Pohang with five wins and one loss. They were able to return home with a good feeling. Coach Lee Seung-yeop said, “We finished the six-game series with a good result. Even though we played in Ulsan and Pohang, many fans came to see us every day. We are very grateful. We will do our best to show them a good performance at home.”