Doosan Bears manager Lee Seung-yeop gave away victory in the first match against his former team, the Samsung Lions.
Doosan, led by coach Lee, lost 3-5 in the 2023 Shinhan Bank Sol KBO League demonstration game against Samsung at Jamsil Stadium on the 25th.
This match was the first match where coach Lee, who took the lead of Doosan ahead of this season, met Samsung as an enemy.
From 1995 when he stepped on메이저놀이터 the professional stage until his retirement in 2017, coach Lee is a franchise star who only played for Samsung except for his days in Japanese professional baseball (2004-2011). It was a symbol of Samsung enough to be called the ‘Lion King’ during his active career.
When Lee retired, Samsung left his mural in the outfield of Samsung Lions Park in Daegu, his home stadium. During Lee’s active career, the number 36 is also Samsung’s permanent number.
After his retirement, after serving as a baseball commentator and public relations ambassador for the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO), when returning to the field, coach Lee chose Doosan rather than his home team Samsung, and from this year he met Samsung as an enemy.
Although it is still an exhibition game, coach Lee took the loss in the first match. Doosan has 3 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses.
Samsung, which continued its upward trend of 7 consecutive wins, recorded 9 wins and 2 losses, maintaining the sole lead in the demonstration game.
Lee Seong-gyu, Samsung’s giant gun prospect, who is leading the home run in the demonstration game, operated the cannon again on this day. In the top of the 3rd inning, he hit a first two run gun that went over the left fence from 1st out and 3rd base.
Lee Seong-gyu, who increased the number of home runs in the demonstration game to 5, firmly maintained his lead in this category.
In the top of the 4th inning, Kang Han-wool’s double, the opposing pitcher’s wild throw, and Lee Won-seok’s walk resulted in a 1 out, 1st and 3rd base, and Kim Tae-goon hit a timely double with 2 RBIs to the right of the right fielder and ran away to 4-0.
In the top of the 7th inning, after two outs, Gong Min-gyu and Yoon Jeong-bin scored consecutive doubles, adding one point.
In the bottom of the 7th inning, Doosan made up for the 2 points with 1 out 2nd and 3rd base made by Kim Min-hyuk’s walk and Ahn Jae-seok’s double, and Su-bin Jung scored 2 RBIs and timely hits to the left. It exploded and caught up with 3-5.
Afterwards, Doosan, who failed to score even after reaching the bases with 2 outs due to Yang Seok-hwan’s walk, failed to score points in the 8th and 9th innings, and knelt down to Samsung.
Samsung foreign ace David Buchanan gave up 4 hits and 2 walks in 5⅓ innings, but kept the Doosan batting line scoreless. Strikeout thinned out six.
For Doosan, it was regrettable that Park Shin-ji, the 5th starting candidate, collapsed with 6 hits (1 home run) and 4 runs in 4 innings.
At Gocheok Sky Dome, LG Twins defeated Kiwoom Heroes 8-1.
LG kept its second place in the demonstration game with 8 wins and 3 losses. Kiwoom, who suffered three consecutive losses, had 3 wins, 1 draw and 7 losses.
LG’s foreign ace, Casey Kelly, boasted a good pitching and good condition with 2 hits, 3 strikeouts, 1 walk and 1 run in 5 innings.
In the midst of Kelly’s good fight, LG scored first with Seo Kun-chang’s timely double in the top of the 3rd inning, and added 1 point with Kim Hyun-soo’s sacrifice fly from 1 out and 3 base in the top of the 4th inning.
LG added 4 points in the 5th inning, leading 2-1.
In the top of the 5th inning, Song Chan-eui, the lead hitter, walked, and Lee Jae-won hit a two-run home run. Park Hae-min pulled out a double at the right time in the middle of the right at the 1st and 2nd bases, which were followed by a ball hit by Hong Chang-ki and a walk by Seo Geon-chang, and then Kim Hyun-soo hit another sacrifice fly with the first base loaded.
At the beginning of the 6th inning, LG split the game by adding 2 points with Song Chan-eui’s solo shot in the middle of the left and Park Hae-min’s left-handed hit.
Park Hae-min, who participated in the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC), showed off a good hitting feeling with 2 hits in 4 at-bats and 2 RBIs, and Song Chan-eui (2 hits in 3 at-bats, 1 RBI, 2 points) and Lee Jae-won (2 hits in 2 at-bats, 2 RBIs) also had multi-hits. blew
Jang Jae-young, a fastball young gun who started Kiwoom, gave up 4 hits, 3 strikeouts, 2 walks and 2 runs in 4 innings.
KT Wiz and SSG Landers drew 5-5 in the match at KT Wiz Park in Suwon.
KT recorded 4 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses, and SSG recorded 3 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses.
KT sidearm pitcher Go Young-pyo, who went to the 2023 WBC, showed off a decent pitch with 4 hits, 2 strikeouts, 1 walk and 1 run in 3 innings in his first appearance in this year’s demonstration game.
SSG Submarine starting pitcher Park Jong-hoon went down the mound after giving up 5 hits, 3 strikeouts, 2 walks and 2 runs in 4 innings.
In the SSG tie line, Choi Joo-hwan showed off a good sense of hitting with 3 hits in 3 at-bats.
Kim Sang-soo, who transferred from Samsung to KT as a free agent (FA) after finishing last season, scored 2 goals and 2 hits in 3 at-bats.