Yang Seok-hwan’s final shot, Brandon’s comeback Doosan, 4 consecutive wins, 20 wins of the season

Doosan Bears captain Yang Seok-hwan

The Doosan Bears continued their 4-game winning streak, reaching 20 wins (19 losses) for the season.

Doosan defeated Kiwoom Heroes 6-1 in the professional baseball 2024 Shinhan SOL Bank KBO League visiting game held at Gocheok Sky Dome in Guro-gu, Seoul on the 8th.

Doosan, which recovered its winning percentage of 0.500 the previous day, raised its win-loss margin to ‘+1’ with today’s victory.

The main players in the victory were foreign starter Brandon Waddell and captain Yang Seok-hwan.

Brandon pitched 6 innings, allowing 6 hits, 1 run, and striking out 4, earning his 4th win (2 losses) of the season.

Brandon, who was away for three weeks due to back pain and did not receive help from fielders upon his return, added a victory 33 days after the game against Lotte Giants on April 5 with a comeback fight.

Yang Seok-hwan hit a solo shot that broke the balance in the top of the 6th inning with the score 1-1.

Yang Seok-hwan’s home run, which hit 10 days after the Hanwha Eagles game on April 28, became the game’s winning hit.

In the top of the third inning, Doosan stole second base after Su-bin Jeong hit an infield hit that hit the pitcher and deflected in front of the shortstop, and Seung-ho Kang hit a hit to left, creating an opportunity for runners on first and third base with one out.

4th batter Yang Eui-ji targeted Kiwoom starter Kim In-beom’s slider and hit a timely hit to the left for 1 RBI.

Kiwoom also tied the score at 1-1 in the bottom of the 3rd inning when Ronnie Dawson hit a timely hit in the bottom of the 3rd inning with 1 out and runners on 2nd base on Park Soo-jong’s walk and Lee Yong-gyu’s sacrifice bunt.

The balance was broken with a home run.

Yang Seok-hwan appeared as the lead batter in the top of the 6th inning with the score 1-1, and hit Kiwoom left-hander Kim Seong-min’s 125 km/h changeup and drew a solo arch that went over the left-center wall.

Seok-Hwan Yang, who struck out in the second and third innings in a row, experienced a thrill in his third at-bat.

In the top of the 8th inning, the score was completely tilted towards Doosan.

Doosan, who added one point with consecutive hits by Yang Seok-hwan, Kim Jae-hwan, and Henry Ramos, scored two more points when Cho Soo-haeng grounded out in front of second baseman with one out on second and third base, followed by Kim Jae-ho’s sacrifice bunt.

Third base runner Kim Dae-han, who served as a pinch runner, easily scored, and Ramos stepped on third base and ran home while Kiwoom first baseman Lee Won-seok’s throw to third base fell back. Ramos twisted his body near home plate to avoid being tagged by Kiwoom catcher Kim Jae-hyeon and drew a ‘safe’ decision.

In the top of the 9th inning, with one out and 3rd base on base, 3rd base runner Heo Gyeong-min scored by sliding to avoid the catcher’s tag when Yang Eui-ji’s ‘second baseman fly ball’ hit Doosan, scoring a key point.

Brandon allowed a hit every time in the 1st to 5th innings except the 6th, but minimized the runs with his sharp cutter and slider.

Doosan’s bullpen team of Kim Kang-ryul, Lee Byung-hun, and Kim Taek-yeon, who were on the mound starting in the 7th inning, held out the remaining 3 innings with no hits and no runs.

Kiwoom tried their best by investing key bullpen resources, but gave up runs in the mid to late game and fell into a swamp of 5 consecutive losses and 10 consecutive losses at Gocheok Dome home games. 섯다

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