Doosan Bears Kim Dong-joo staged an armed demonstration for the 5th starting spot.
Kim Dong-ju started the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League Samsung match held at Samsung Lions Park in Daegu on the 27th and made a quality start pitching with 7 hits (1 home run), 1 walk, 7 strikeouts and 3 runs (2 earned) in 6 innings. However, he unfortunately missed the victory due to arson of the bullpen.
He threw a total of 84 balls. He threw a mix of 26 fastballs, 39 sliders and 19 forkballs with a maximum speed of 146 km.
Kim Dong-ju, who is in his third year as a pro, debuted in the first team last year and averaged only 7.56 earned run average in 10 games.
He is different this year. He has been attracting attention since the Australian spring camp and has grown rapidly. And as he caught the eye of new manager Lee Seung-yeop, he emerged as a candidate for the 5th selection.
At the end of the competition, Choi Seung-yong seemed to take the 5th starting spot, but Kim Dong-ju seized the opportunity as foreign pitcher Dylan Pyle left due to a bruised bone.
Prior to the game on this day, he is fighting well with an average ERA of 1.80 with 1 win and 1 loss in 3 games.
Now, Kim Dong-ju enters the competition again. Dylan’s return date is approaching. On the 27th, Dylan checked his condition by recording 4 scoreless innings against the KIA 2nd team. If there are no major problems, he is scheduled to start against Hanwha on May 4th.
Coach Lee Seung-yeop should send one of Kim Dong-ju or Choi Seung-yong to the bullpen. Since Dylan has about a week to go to the start, he’s going to watch the second start. 크크크벳
First of all, Kim Dong-ju showed a good start. Kim Dong-ju, who started the first inning with a tripartite offense, successfully prevented the first and second base crisis safely in the second inning, when the team led 5-0.
He gave up a run in the third inning. He was hit by a two-run four by Pirella with one out and first base, but ended the inning with two strikeouts.
Kim Dong-ju, who found stability again in the 4th inning, blocked the lower batting order with a three-way strike. However, he conceded five extra runs.
He caught it well until the second out, but he was hit by a Pirella double and a timely hit by Ja-wook Koo.
Kim Dong-ju also climbed the mound in the 6th inning. He was hit by Kim Young-woong after showing the power of striking out Jae-il Oh and Jae-hyun Lee in a row. He completed his mission by catching pinch hitter Lee Seong-gyu as a shortstop grounder.
He showed quality start pitching with his second 6 innings digestion this season.
Kim Dong-joo played well, but he lost his second win in the bullpen fire season. Nevertheless, Kim Dong-ju enjoyed the game with a big smile in the dugout.
This appearance of Kim Dong-joo is expected to give director Lee Seung-yeop a happy worry.