“Thank you very much.”
The Doosan Bears lost 12-10 after a bloody battle from home to the 11th inning of the regular season opener against the Lotte Giants in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 1st. ‘s thrilling comeback victory. Coach Lee Seung-yeop, who took over the leadership of Doosan after the end of last season, became the 28th coach in KBO history to win his first victory in the opening game.
It wasn’t an easy match. Doosan took a 3-point lead at the beginning of the game, but ‘Ace’ Raul Alcantara suddenly shook and could not keep the lead in the 4th inning and allowed a turnaround. Then, the bullpen was started, but the flow of the game sharply slanted toward Lotte as runs were made in a row in the 5th and 6th innings. However, it was not easy to predict the match until the end of the game.
Doosan succeeded in tying the score through big innings of 5 runs, including a home run by ‘4th hitter’ Kim Jae-hwan in the 7th inning, and regained the lead in the 8th inning. And at the end of the fierce battle, Jose Rojas fired a three-run gun to end the game with a 9-10 score at the end of the 11th inning, putting an end to the long game of 4 hours and 43 minutes.
After the game on the 1st, coach Lee Seung-yeop revealed his intention to give the ‘first winning ball’ to Rojas. This is because it was Rojas’ first home run in his debut in the KBO League, and it was the final home run. However, Lee Seung-yeob-gam’s first winning pitch and Lohas’ finishing home run went back and forth to the command tower.
Coach Lee Seung-yeop said, “Lohas gave the ball to me through the manager, saying, ‘I got the first hit ball,'” when asked, “Yesterday (1st), did Lohas take the ball?” I put it in the box and gave the ball, and I received it very gratefully. I really tried to give the ball. I was sincere. But since the ball came to me, I will try to keep it.” 먹튀검증
Continuing, coach Lee Seung-yeop said, “Actually, I also wanted the ball, but it is right for the player to take it. But Rojas gave me the ball and I received it gratefully,” with a big smile, saying, “Because it was my first victory and opening game after becoming a coach and leader. It means a lot to me. I don’t think I’ll ever forget yesterday.”
Coach Lee Seung-yeop felt a lot through the game the day before (the 1st). The command tower said, “The players really did not give up and did it until the end. What I felt through yesterday’s game was, ‘I can follow a 5-point gap in the second half of the game.’ he explained.
Unlike the opening game, Doosan made subtle changes to the lineup. On this day, Doosan Subin Su (center fielder) – Gyeongmin Heo (3rd baseman) – Jose Rojas (designated hitter) – Jaehwan Kim (left fielder) – Uiji Yang (catcher) – Intae Kim (right fielder) – Seokhwan Yang (1st baseman) – Seungho Kang (2nd baseman) – We formed a lineup leading to Lee Yu-chan (shortstop). Director Lee Seung-yeop added, “Since (Kang) Seung-ho’s results did not come out yesterday, we adjusted it to mean that we should play in a slightly more comfortable situation.”