Doosan Bears manager Lee Seung-yeop was confident that he could respond to Kiwoom Heroes starting pitcher An Woo-jin.
Prior to the match against the 2023 Shinhan Bank Sol KBO League Kiwoom Heroes held at Jamsil Stadium on the 13th, coach Lee said, “Ahn Woo-jin is the best player, but he also makes mistakes,” revealing that there are areas to target.
When the match on the 12th was canceled due to fine dust, Kiwoom replaced the starter with team ace Ahn Woo-jin.
An Woo-jin is showing off his overwhelming power this year.
Ahn Woo-jin, who played in two games this season, allowed only one run in 13 innings, recording an ERA of 0.69. An Woo-jin, who struck out 24 in 13 innings pitched, rose to the top of the league in strikeouts.
Director Lee cautioned, “(Ahn Woo-jin) is a good pitcher. He has good control and position of the breaking ball and fastball,” and warned, “There will not be many opportunities.”
With An Woo-jin’s breaking method, coach Lee suggested a single hit game.
Director Lee said, “(Ahn Woo-jin) is a good pitcher and the Jamsil Stadium is big. Rather than a long-hit game, I try to hit the ball hard and fast by centering the ball in the center of the bat.”
In addition, he insisted, “In the end, you have to hit to win. Even if Ahn Woo-jin is the best player, he will lose his fight. You can predict which ball he will throw by count,” and insisted, “There is definitely a way to attack.” 메이저사이트
Director Lee explained that he did not plan a separate operation to deal with Ahn Woo-jin.
“(Ahn Woo-jin) has good control ability, slide step, and tempo. You have to see the situation unfolding in the game. If you anticipate the situation and play, it can be embarrassing when it doesn’t go as expected,” he said sparingly.
Doosan made Kim Dong-ju, who was announced as a starter on the 12th, as the starter.
Director Lee said, “If I don’t pitch today, Kim Dong-ju’s pitching schedule will be pushed back a lot. He wants to go as it should.”
As Doosan did not produce the first starter, Raul Alcantara, the first match between the two teams did not take place.
This is because Kim Dong-ju took the mound once against the NC Dinos on the 6th of this season and blocked 6 scoreless innings.
Coach Lee said, “Kim Dong-ju is in good condition. If you play against the best pitcher in Korea, it will be a good experience whether you win or lose.”