Manager Lee Seung-yeop snapping 5-game losing streak

Doosan snapped a five-game losing streak by beating Hanwha.

Doosan won its 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League game against Hanwha 8-3 at Hanwha Life Eagles Park in Daejeon on Monday.

Starting pitcher Kwak Bin earned his ninth win of the season with seven innings of two-hit ball, one walk, 10 strikeouts and one run. It was his most wins in a single season, surpassing last year’s eight. He used all four of his pitches well, with a fastball that topped out at 154 mph and averaged 150 mph, along with a curveball, slider, and changeup.

At the plate, Yang Seok-hwan led the offense with a game-tying two-run shot in the second inning and Yang Ji Hyun with a wedge two-run shot in the seventh. A big six-run eighth inning, including Kim Jae-ho’s sweeping three-run double.

Third-place Doosan, which snapped a five-game losing streak after an 11-game winning streak, remained in third place with 45 wins, 41 losses and one tie.

After the game, Doosan manager Lee Seung-yeop said, “The players must have been under a lot of pressure due to the long losing streak, but Yang Suk-hwan and Yang Ji hit home runs like veterans and lifted the team’s mood. Captain Heo Kyung-min’s diving catch of a straight hit by Lee Do-yoon in the fifth inning also gave us a boost.” “On the mound, starter Kwak Bin was outstanding. After giving up a run in the first inning, he pitched a perfect sixth inning to lead the team to victory.”

“We were able to end our losing streak thanks to the fans who traveled to Daejeon in the scorching heat to cheer us on. I will always be grateful to them.” He also thanked the Doosan fans.

Doosan will start the game against Hanwha on April 2 with left-hander Choi Won-jun. Hanwha will start left-hander Ricardo Sanchez. 토토

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