메이저사이트Doosan snapped a three-game losing streak against its nemesis Charlie Barnes and continued its challenge for third place in the regular season.
The Doosan Bears won the 15th game of the season against the Lotte Giants of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League 2-1 at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on Monday. The result snapped a two-game losing streak and improved their record to 71-2-63 on the season.
Starter Brandon Waddell improved to 11-3 on the season with six innings of one-hit ball, one walk and eight strikeouts. It was his sixth straight win and eighth straight quality start. He was followed by Kim Myung-shin, Kim Kang-ryul and Jeong Chul-won, with Jeong earning his 13th save of the season.
The offense was led by leadoff man Kim Tae-geun with three hits and Kang Seung-ho with two. The game-winning hit came in the fourth inning. The offense picked up two valuable runs against Barnes, who was 2-2 with a 0.65 ERA in four games against Doosan this season.
Doosan manager Lee Seung-yeop said after the game, “Starting pitcher Brandon pitched a perfect game. The bullpen had their moments, but they did their part by minimizing the runs.” “In a game where the first run was crucial, the center fielders came through. In the bottom of the fourth inning, the third, fourth, and fifth batters hit back-to-back singles to set the tone for the game, and the game-winner, Yang Ji, made an aggressive play on the basepaths to score a valuable run.”
“Every game is important, and the fans’ support today was a great boost. We are grateful for their support.”
Doosan will take a day off before facing KT in Suwon on Tuesday.