“You can’t be happy just because you take a breather today,”
Doosan Bears coach Seung-yeop Lee said in an interview before the game against NC Dinos in the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ held at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 20th. “It is not a time to be happy about taking a day off because the game is canceled,” he said.
On this day, it rained continuously in most parts of the country, including Seoul, from the morning. Jamsil Stadium installed a tarpaulin on the ground in preparation for rain, but the rain continued without stopping, and the Korea Meteorological Administration also predicted that it would rain until dawn. Game supervisor Han Yong-deok decided to cancel the rain event early at around 4:10 p.m.
Coach Lee Seung-yeop said, “If today’s game is canceled, Choi Seung-yong will move to Friday. Thursday is Brandon, Friday is Seungyong Choi. However, next week, another spot in the starting rotation will become empty. “You can’t be happy just by taking a breather today,” he said. Doosan has 21 games remaining and 6 games remaining to be scheduled. Doosan has the third largest number of remaining games, but Doosan has the most games scheduled for later.
Doosan played the game on Monday (18th) as the KIA game on the 16th was canceled due to rain, and because of this, they played an 8-game schedule. However, as the game was canceled due to rain, they were able to take a day off.
Manager Lee Seung-yeop said, “I think it’s good that the fielders are having a bit of a hard time and the bullpen can also get a day off. It was scheduled for an 8-game series, but the bullpen was severely depleted in the KIA game. “It would have been difficult if it hadn’t rained,” he said, explaining that the rain cancellation was positive as it allowed tired players to rest.
Doosan lost 1-2 in the NC game on the 19th. He lost the game to NC ace Eric Peddy, allowing 1 hit, 1 walk, 12 strikeouts, and no runs in 6 innings. However, Coach Lee Seung-yeop said, “Pedi’s ball was very good. “It’s hard to hit a ball like that,” he said. “Although our batters struck out 12 times, we persevered in the game. Yang Eui-ji and other hitters took the game to long stretches, including the 9th, 10th, and 11th pitches. “It wasn’t an easy ball to compete with,” he said, praising the batters for not giving up easily. 메이저놀이터
Manager Lee Seung-yeop said, “We did our best,” and added, “In fact, because it was a match between an 18-win pitcher and a 3-win pitcher, we were pushed out in terms of starting pitcher weight. However, I think we played a good game fiercely until the end without going one-side,” he said, encouraging the players who did their best.