|Doosan Bears Kwak Bin. 2021.8.12/News1 © News1 Reporter Jeonggungshik|
The Doosan Bears defeated KT Wiz with the strength of starting pitcher Kwak Bin’s strong pitch and hitting batting, and insulted the defeat the day before. The NC Dinos won the KIA Tigers with a rain-cold win thanks to Jae-hak Lee’s counter fighting and Tae-gun Kim’s solo firing.
Doosan defeated KT 8-3 in an away match held at KT Wiz Park in Suwon on the 29th.
With this victory, KT secured their 58th win (5 draws and 53 losses) of the season, maintaining their 4th position. On the other hand, KT, who gave up the game, had a season record of 68 wins, 5 draws and 45 losses.
Doosan starter Kwak Bin worked hard with 5 innings, 2 hits, 4 walks, 4 strikeouts and 1 run, and harvested his 4th win (6th loss) of the season. He continued his upward trend by winning three consecutive starting wins.
The other line, which had only scored one goal in the previous game, succeeded in scoring a large number of goals by beating the opponent’s starting Audrey Samer Despaine from the beginning.
Doosan, who scored 5 runs in the second inning alone with 7 hits, widened the gap even further with Yang Seok-hwan’s 2 RBI in the 5th inning.
In the 7th inning, leading 7-1, Kim Jae-hwan hit his 23rd home run of the season, putting a wedge in the game. KT succeeded in scoring in the 5th, 7th, and 9th innings, but it was not enough to overcome the large score gap.
Kim Jae-hwan played an active role with 3 hits (1 home run) and 3 runs in 4 at-bats including home runs, and Yang Seok-hwan also fluttered with 3 hits in 4 at-bats, 2 RBIs and 1 run. Jose Fernandes, Heo Kyung-min, and Ahn Jae-seok also played a multi-hit match.
KT gave up the game flow as Despaine, whom he trusted, was struggling. Despite the sluggishness, he threw 125 pitches, the most since entering the KBO, but it was not enough to change the charter. The other line also had a hard time attacking the Doosan mound and had to watch the defeat.
|NC Dinos Jaehak Lee. 2021.9.23/News1 © News1 Reporter Yoo Seung-kwan|
In Changwon, NC won the first double header match against KIA 4-1 and 5 times with rain and cold. NC (55 wins, 4 draws, 57 losses, 7th place) succeeded in winning two consecutive victories and narrowed the ride with 6th place SSG Landers to one game. KIA, which lost two consecutive losses, was 44 wins, 6 draws and 65 losses.
The match was difficult to progress due to rain twice. In the end, the rain did not weaken and a rain-cold declaration was issued.
NC took the lead in the 1st 2nd and 3rd bases in the bottom of the first inning with Yang Eui-ji’s sacrifice fly. Furthermore, at the end of the 2nd inning, Kim Tae-gun’s solo shot and Na Seong-beom’s two RBI just hit him to make it 4-0.
NC starter Jae-hak Lee recorded 5 innings, 3 hits, 6 walks, 4 strikeouts and 1 run, and took his 5th win (6 losses) with a complete win. Jae-hak Lee struggled, sending runners out of the scoring zone every inning from the 2nd to the 5th, but he led the victory by minimizing the number of runs.
The second game of the doubleheader was ultimately canceled due to rain. The canceled match will be organized as a double header on October 23rd.
In addition, Jamsil (Lotte Giants-LG Twins), Daejeon (Kiwoom Heroes-Hanwha Eagles), and Daegu (SSG Landers-Samsung Lions) Gyeonggi-do could not be held due to rain. The match between Jamsil and Daejeon is scheduled to take place on the 25th of next month and the match in Daegu on the 24th of next month.