Doosan’s native ace Kwak Bin returned to his past form when his ball control was shaky after his first 10 wins in his impressive debut. Coach Lee Seung-yeop pointed out the player’s psychological state and gave advice, “Be strong.”
On the 25th of last month, against Jamsil SSG, Kwak Bin pitched 8 scoreless innings and pitched 102 pitches, becoming the first pitcher to win 10 games since his professional debut in 2018. On April 15, he surpassed 7⅓ innings against LG, breaking his personal record for most innings in a single game, and after reaching 9 wins against Hanwha in Daejeon on August 1, he finally achieved his goal of 10 wins at the end of the 4th period of 3 games. It was even more meaningful as it was his 10th victory against ace Kim Gwang-hyeon (SSG), who once represented Korea.
Kwak Bin maintained his momentum for his 10th win with 6 scoreless innings against LG on August 31, but his 11th win was thwarted as the score was tied 2-2 due to bullpen trouble in the 8th inning. Doosan lost 2-3 after a close game in the 10th overtime.
Was the aftermath of the loss of victory against LG significant? Kwak Bin suffered a loss against Jamsil KIA on September 6th with his worst pitching, allowing 2 home runs and 6 runs in 3⅓ innings, and then was knocked out early in the game against Hanwha Jamsil on the 12th, allowing 3 runs in 4 innings. Due to uneven pitch control, the number of pitches reached 98 until the 4th inning, and pitching could no longer continue.
After Kwak Bin’s 10 wins, his 3-game performance is 6.08 with no wins, 1 loss, and an ERA of 6.08, and if the period is limited to September, the average ERA soars to a whopping 11.05.
Why did Kwak Bin fall into a swamp of wandering after achieving the 10 wins he so desperately wanted? Manager Lee Seung-yeop, whom I recently met on-site, said, “The number of pitches until the 4th inning against Hanwha was 98. It must be said that he was in bad condition. On a good day, he is a pitcher who blocks less than 100 pitches in 7 innings, but the ups and downs are severe depending on the condition of the day,” he said. “The pitching continues.” “After 10 wins, he may be aiming for a higher goal, but if he doesn’t reduce the ups and downs, it will take time to become a better player,” he said bitterly.
The slump happened at the most important time. His team Doosan is in the middle of a fierce ranking battle with only one team eliminated from a tie for 5th place with KIA and SSG, and Kwak Bin is about to be called up to the Hangzhou Asian Games national team on the 23rd. Kwak Bin is a key resource who must play a part in starting baseball for both Doosan and the national team.
Manager Lee said, “As a pitcher, he has a sensitive personality and will have a lot of desire to pitch well. However, he needs to be a little more relaxed so he can pitch well. Kwak Bin is the best in our country as long as he increases his strike rate,” he said. 메이저사이트“Before going to the Asian Games, going to the Asian Games, and after going there, important games continue. He left advice for Kwak Bin, saying, “I hope he will be strong and approach his next appearance with the pride of being Korea’s ace and Doosan’s one-two-three punch.”
Meanwhile, Kwak Bin will join the Asian Games national team after appearing as a starter against Gwangju KIA on the 18th. Originally, he was scheduled to join the national team’s first training at Gocheok Dome on the 23rd after appearing against Gwangju KIA on the 17th and Daegu Samsung on the 22nd, but the plan changed as the Gwangju KIA game on the 16th was canceled due to rain. There is only one Doosan player on the Asian Games national team, Kwak Bin.