The Doosan Bears are “all in” for the remaining 12 games of the first half.
Doosan will host the Lotte Giants for the sixth game of the season at Munsu Baseball Stadium in Ulsan, South Korea on April 30.
The Bears are 4-6 in their last 10 games. Doosan manager Lee Seung-yeop said, “We will do our best in the remaining 12 games of the first half. Even if the pitchers are a little tired, we will pitch three straight games,” Lee said firmly.
“Fortunately, we had a day off yesterday, and we’ll have another day off after the three-game series. “We have a -2 win-loss margin right now, so we need to go all out, even if we have to use a lot of guys,” he said.
“Anything less than 5 percent is actually a little nerve-wracking. We have 70 more games to go, and if we lose one more game, it’s going to be tough. The most important thing is to get on a winning streak. When we need a winning streak, we’ll try to play a little harder.”
Lee has repeatedly emphasized the need for more power from the batting lineup. Doosan ranks eighth in team batting average and fifth in OPS (on-base percentage plus slugging percentage) among the 10 clubs.온라인카지노
“The last game, 1-4, we went 16-for-16. We only had one or two chances to break the game open. We need to get a lot of hits and then the chances will come.”
Doosan has 19 sacrifice bunts, the fewest among the 10 teams. But Lee said, “Of course, it’s best to leave them on base. But our scoring power is so…(disappointing). In a one-run game, you have to make plays. If necessary, I’ll do whatever it takes.” He added, “Above all, it’s important for Jeong Soo-bin to get on base. He doesn’t bunt too much, but if he hits it hard and scores runs, what’s the point? I’m worried about bunting because it’s not smooth,” he reiterated.