The afterglow of 11 consecutive victories, which seemed like a dream, disappeared in an instant. As the Doosan Bears lost four straight games, they failed to jump to the top spot. As if the hidden face of the 11-game winning streak was revealed, the defense collapsed terribly. With Doosan already losing 2 wins and 7 losses against LG, it has become a rival match in Jamsil that has completely changed from 2018 (15 wins and 1 loss against Doosan and LG). Doosan lost 6-7 against the LG Twins in Jamsil on July 29th. Doosan, who lost 4 games in a row with this defeat, maintained 3rd place in the league with 44 wins, 1 draw and 40 losses.
Desperate to escape from losing streak, Doosan put Kim Dong-ju on the starting mound that day. Until the 4th inning, both teams continued the march of ‘0’. Kim Dong-joo continued to digest the innings smoothly by inducing double strokes in the 1st and 4th innings. However, Kim Dong-ju was shaken sharply in the 5th inning. Kim Dong-ju was hit by lead batter Moon Bo-kyung, and faced a crisis with first out and second base with a sacrifice bunt. Then, he gave Park Hae-min a ball that fit the body on the 4th pitch. In the end, the Doosan bench put in the bullpen early.
Kim Myung-shin climbed the mound and faced Shin Min-jae in a crisis with 1 company, 1st and 2nd base. In the middle of the opponent Min-jae Shin, a situation of 1 company 2nd and 3rd base was created with ‘foil’, and Myung-shin Kim sighed by inducing a strikeout with a swing. 토토 However, Kim Myung-shin allowed Hong Chang-ki, the follow-up hitter, to intentionally throw 4 pitches, and Moon Seong-joo allowed 2 RBIs and a timely hit to the left. In the process, a throw error by the left fielder led to an additional run. Catcher Yang Eui-ji received a home throw from pitcher Kim Myung-shin, who entered the backup, and made a tagout, but after reading the video, the safe decision was overturned due to a home blocking foul. Doosan coach Lee Seung-yeop protested immediately, but the result was not changed and he was sent off.
Doosan counterattacked, and at the end of the 5th inning, Jung Su-bin and Kim Jae-hwan made timely hits to pursue 3 to 4. At the end of the 6th inning, Yang Chan-yeol’s grounder RBI from 1 out, 1st and 3rd base led to a 4-4 tie.
Doosan attacked the changed pitcher Ham Deok-joo at the end of the 8th inning. After Kang Seung-ho hit a timely triple with 1 RBI in a safe first base situation, Heo Kyung-min succeeded in a 6-4 reversal with 1 RBI and a left-handed hit at the right time.
However, the Doosan defense collapsed in an instant in the beginning of the ninth inning. Doosan gave away a double to lead batter Moon Bo-gyeong in the beginning of the ninth inning, and then induced Park Hae-min to fly a ball to center fielder in the situation of one out and second base. A batted ball that flew ambiguously between center fielder and second baseman led to a hit as second baseman Lee Yu-chan and center fielder Sue-bin Jung overlapped each other in defense. It was a situation where Su-bin could attempt a diving catch, but he missed the ball in vain as the movement overlapped with Lee Yu-chan.
Doosan induced Shin Min-jae to a shortstop grounder in the ensuing 1-out 1st and 3rd base crisis. However, shortstop Kim Jae-ho committed an error throwing to second base and was unable to get an out count. Again, the 1st, 1st and 3rd base crises were repeated. In the end, Doosan, who allowed Hong Chang-ki a grounder on second base to tie the score, went into overtime with a 6-6 match.
At the beginning of the 10th inning, Doosan again showed regret in the defensive details. In the crisis of second base, he induced Austin Dean with a fly ball to right field. Considering the main runner on second base, Yang Chan-yeol, the oncoming right fielder, was more advantageous in stopping him from advancing to third base. However, while Chanyeol Yang was somewhat hesitant as the call plays overlapped, Yoochan Lee caught the fly ball. Since it was running in the opposite direction to third base, it was inevitable that the timing would be too late to turn around and throw.
Doosan, who allowed the third base to advance, eventually gave up the winning run after a timely hit by Oh Ji-hwan. Park Dong-won’s fly ball to left field, which came out of the second out and third base crisis that followed, was also dangerously caught as left fielder Jo Su-haeng and shortstop Kim Jae-ho’s call play overlapped. It was a scene where additional mistakes could have been made.
In the end, Doosan fell into a 4-game losing streak, jeopardizing the 3rd place in the league. It is now only 2 games behind 4th place NC Dinos and 5th place KT WIZ.
The come-from-behind defeat on the 29th was also a day when the hidden face of the 11th consecutive win was revealed. Defensive detail is a fundamental element of a strong team. Throughout the game, especially in the 9th and 10th innings, it is clearly worth pointing out that the atmosphere of the game was overturned for a moment with the round-the-clock call play. As a result, the part that has not been fixed throughout the season leads to a butterfly effect that shakes even in detailed defensive breathing. It was one of those days when Su-bin Su said, “If you work together often, call play will definitely become easier.”
Anyway, in the worst atmosphere, Doosan must desperately prevent only 5 consecutive losses on the 30th. Contrary to 2018, an atmosphere has now been created in which Doosan will dissuade LG from doing anything. While Brandon Waddell, who is on the starting mound, is shouldering a heavy responsibility, attention is focusing on whether Doosan’s other lineup will be able to show its potential against Choi Won-tae, who has peaked in the opponent’s power.