The road was busy, but there were even injuries.
Doosan Bears excluded pitchers Park Chi-guk and Kim Jeong-woo from the first team lineup ahead of the game against SSG Landers held at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 13th.
Park Chi-guk has played a key bullpen role for Doosan, recording 5 wins, 2 losses, 2 saves, 11 holds, and an ERA of 3.22 in 58 games this season. In three games in September, he stayed on the mound without allowing a run for 2⅔ innings.
He did his part in the game against the Samsung Lions on the 10th, allowing 1 hit, 1 strikeout, and no runs in 1 inning, but due to a health problem, he was eventually excluded from the first team entry.
Doosan faced major negative news. Doosan is in 6th place with 60 wins, 1 draw, and 57 losses. They are two games behind 5th place SSG (62 wins, 2 draws, 55 losses). Starting on the 15th, a three-game series is scheduled against the 4th place KIA Tigers (60 wins, 2 draws, 53 losses) and Gwangju. For Doosan, due to the battle for rankings, they were unable to use one of their best bullpen cards at the most important time.
Doosan coach Lee Seung-yeop said, “I think it will take 10 days. If my condition is good, I plan to register as is.” He added, “I felt a little bad after the Samsung game on the 10th. I was originally taking a break, but I woke up today and felt bad, so I got tested at the hospital, but the results were not good. “I think it will take time. I received a report that if there is no pain after 3 to 4 days, you can play catch.”
The commander was worried. Director Lee expressed his regret, saying, “(Park) Chi-guk played such an important role. If he is missing, it will be a loss.”
At the same time, I hoped that the remaining pitchers would do their best. Coach Lee said, “(Kim) Kang-Ryul is good, and (Choi) Ji-Kang pitched well and became the winning pitcher. We have to solve the problem with the player we have. There is nothing we can do.”메이저놀이터
On this day, Doosan, excluding two pitchers, registered Park So-jun, who returned from elbow surgery, and rookie Baek Seung-woo as first-team entries.
Park So-jun joined Doosan as a training player in 2013 and entered the first-team stage for the first time in 2015, appearing in 8 and 22 games in 2020 and 2021, respectively. His career records include 33 games, 1 win, 6 losses, and an ERA of 5.83.
After receiving elbow repair, he started playing in the Futures League on the 27th of last month and showed good performance with an ERA of 0.90 in 10 innings in 3 games. His highest velocity reached 147 km/h.
Baek Seung-woo joined Doosan in the 7th round of the 2023 rookie draft (69th overall) and emerged as a promising player by showing good performances, such as pitching no hits and no 4 balls in two exhibition games.
He was promoted to the first team in early June and appeared in 6 games, allowing 3 hits, 3 walks, and 1 strikeout in 4 innings, and was excluded from the first team entry at the end of June.
In the Futures League, he recorded 2 wins, 3 losses, 1 save, 5 holds, and an ERA of 6.89 in 35 games.
Coach Lee said, “I originally had high hopes for Baek Seung-woo and planned to call him in May, but his pace did not improve as expected. He is said to be the best pitcher in the second team right now. Also, Park So-jun had elbow surgery and pitched in 3 games, but his results are good. Still, “I haven’t appeared in the first team for over a year, so I’m going to try to watch in a comfortable situation rather than use it in an important situation from the beginning,” he said.
Meanwhile, Doosan and SSG announced Choi Seung-yong and Elias as starting pitchers on the 14th while the game on the 13th was canceled due to rain.