‘Mistake Party’ for 3 years in a row… Bears freeze when they meet twins.
Mistakes again proved to be the difference between victory and defeat.
The Doosan Bears went 0-10 against the LG Twins in the 2023 KBO regular season at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul on Tuesday.
It was a game where nothing was better than LG. The starting pitching, bullpen, and batting order all collapsed, and the Bears were completely outmatched in the power game. The momentum from their 11-game winning streak was nowhere to be found.
But it’s hard to lose three straight games by simply losing the power battle. Mistakes were the biggest culprit. In the top of the third inning, Doosan took advantage of a throwing error by Yang Ji Woo at third base. Park Hae-min doubled with the bases loaded, but left fielder Kim Tae-geun, who caught the ball, threw it to Yang Ji, who threw to third base in an attempt to cut down the runner, and the throw sailed high over the third baseman. Doosan ended up giving up two more runs that they didn’t have to. It was the moment that decided the outcome of the game.
Trouble from the start. It wasn’t an error on the scoreboard, but it was completely defensive. In the top of the first inning, Moon Sung-ju, who had walked, tried to steal second base, but Yang’s second base stealing jersey was perfectly positioned, and shortstop Park Kye-beom failed to catch it, leading to the first run of the game. Troubled from the start, starting pitcher Brandon Waddell showed his uncharacteristically shaky side, giving up two wild pitches and eventually giving up an unprecedented eight runs (seven earned).
It wasn’t the only time the team made errors. There were also errors on the 28th and 29th. On the 28th, Jose Rojas made an error. Rojas, who was playing right field, made a throwing error when Shin Min-jae singled to right field in the top of the second inning, sending a runner to third base.
Then, on the 29th, outfielder Kim Tae-geun and infielder Kim Jae-ho committed back-to-back errors. Kim Tae-geun’s throwing error at home plate in the fifth inning led to two more runs, and Kim Jae-ho’s throwing error at shortstop in the ninth inning led to one more run. The difference between Doosan and LG was only one run. It was a defensive defeat.
Coach Lee Seung-yeop said before the game on the 30th, “LG is a good team as evaluated by the outside world, so I think we made more mistakes while trying to show a better performance against LG. I want the players to be a little more relaxed.” “Certainly, we are still lacking in details, 메이저놀이터 such as defensive backups and call plays. We’re aware of that, so we’ll have to work on it a little bit,” he vowed, but the result was a series of mistakes and losses. Rookies, foreign players, and veterans alike could not escape the LG Electronics nightmare.
With the 30th loss, Doosan’s record against LG Electronics dropped to 2-8 this season. A 2 percent winning percentage. They need to win all of their remaining games to get back to 5 points, and that doesn’t seem likely. Doosan, which had made LG suffer from ‘bear phobia’ in the past, is now suffering from ‘twin phobia’. To get out of it, the defense needs to change.