“It could be a slam dunk”…4th straight loss in 37 days, Kookmin Batter worried about prolonging losing streak
The once undefeated Doosan Bears have fallen into a four-game losing streak.
Doosan lost 6-7 in the ninth game of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League against the LG Twins at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul on Monday. After more than four hours of play, an RBI single by Oh Ji-hwan in the top of the 10th inning of extra innings tilted the game in LG’s favor, and Doosan went scoreless in the bottom of the 10th to seal the loss.
It’s been 37 days since Doosan has lost four straight games, from last month’s 18-18 loss to LG on the road to the 22-22 loss to the SSG Landers in Jamsil. The gap between third-place Doosan and fourth-place NC remains at one game as the fourth-place NC Dinos lost to KT Wiz on April 28-29, but Doosan, which quickly accumulated wins during the winning streak, is approaching a win-loss margin of “0” at 44-1-40 (0.524).
In their last four games, Doosan scored a combined 11 runs, or less than three runs per game, and in the 29th game, when they were on the verge of ending their losing streak, they were unable to protect a two-run lead due to the poor performance of Jung Chul-won in the top of the ninth inning. In addition to the two errors that were officially recorded, the fielders made a number of unforced errors, which was uncharacteristic of Doosan. More than one loss was inevitable.
The players who missed out on the victory and the fans who cheered in the sweltering heat were devastated. The joy of the 11-game winning streak was long forgotten.
Even the coaches are worried about the long losing streak. Before the game, Doosan coach Lee Seung-yeop said, “Most of the time, losing streaks come to teams that have a long winning streak, but in my experience, there are so many teams that it’s a formula.” “We need to win quickly to get rid of that bad luck, and if the losing streak gets longer, the 11-game winning streak could become a straw man,” he said. So we need to win quickly,” he said.토토사이트
In the end, Doosan needs to end July with a win to end the losing streak. That’s why Brandon Waddell has a lot on his shoulders as he starts the final game of the three-game weekend series against LG on the 30th. This will be the first time Brandon has taken the mound against LG since last year. His opponent will be Choi Won-tae, who was acquired via trade on the 29th.