Director Lee Seung-yup’s big decision gives ‘Madangok’ Kim Myung-shin a sweet break…”It’s better to go home and rest”
Right-hander Kim Myung-shin, who has been the cog in Doosan’s mound this season, is getting a sweet break.
As of Friday, Kim, who is 2-2 with a 3.12 ERA in 32 games (40⅓ innings pitched), will travel to Seoul on Saturday to pitch against Pohang Samsung Electronics.
Manager Lee Seung-yeop said before the game, “Kim Myung-shin will only do recovery training before the game and then travel to Seoul. It would be better for him to go quickly and prepare for tomorrow’s game.” It’s a nice gesture for Kim Myung-shin, who has been doing the heavy lifting in the pitching group. Lee Young-ha is also categorized as rested, but Lee said he plans to take the mound if the game goes into extra innings.
Kim Dong-ju, who started on the fifth, gave up two runs on five hits in 4⅓ innings with one walk and four strikeouts. Kim Dong-joo was followed by Lee Young-ha, Kim Myung-shin, Park Jung-soo, Kim Kang-ryul and Hong Gun-hee, who effectively shut down the Samsung bats. Doosan defeated Samsung 7-4 and jumped to third place with a four-game winning streak.
Manager Lee Seung-yeop said, “Kim Dong-ju took the mound for the first time in a long time and pitched well. He was two outs away from qualifying as the winning pitcher, but the team’s victory was more important, so we had to change him,” said Lee.
“We were able to win the game because Kim Dong-ju pitched well until the fifth inning. It’s been a long time since I’ve pitched, so I can’t say it was really good, but it wasn’t bad. I’m looking forward to my next appearance 토토 가입머니.”
Doosan swept Samsung for the second day in a row to set up a best-of-three series. “Being able to come back from a two- or three-run deficit means that we have a lot of momentum,” said manager Lee Seung-yeop, who credited the players for their hard work, saying, “We hadn’t done well against Samsung in the past.”