“We have to overcome ourselves” Coach won’t change the finish, but what to do about the collapsed Doosan back door?

“It seems that the position of finishing is very difficult.”

Replace and replace again? Doosan Bears head coach Lee Seung-yeop’s difficult decisions hit a series of bad news. It is the appearance of deepening concern over the sluggish performance of new closer Jeong Cheol-won.

Coach Lee Seung-yeop made the decision 메이저놀이터 to replace the closer pitcher in mid-August. Doosan’s finishing pitcher this season was Hong Kun-hee. However, in the second half, as the game in which Hong Kun-hee was shaken became more frequent, he decided to replace the finisher. It wasn’t easy, but the purpose was to ease Hong Kun-hee’s burden and stabilize the team’s back door.

The substitute finisher is Jeong Cheol-won. A pitcher with a strong heart who throws fastballs. He has been active as Doosan’s winning group since last year, which was his first-team debut season, and is a reliable pitcher who plays a bold game even in tight situations.

However, Jeong Cheol-won also often has a shaky game after switching to the finishing position. He picked up 2 saves in 4 games, but gave up runs in 3 of 4 games. On the 24th, against Kiwoom Heroes, he made a difficult save with 4 hits, 1 strikeout, 1 walk, and 1 run in 1⅓ innings. gave up a run. Hong Gun-hee pitched one inning perfectly that day.

The next day, on the 27th, against SSG, Jeong Cheol-won, who took the mound in the top of the 10th inning when the score was tied 5-5, allowed concentrated hits and allowed 3 runs, and eventually became the losing pitcher as Doosan lost 5-8. It was an inning that the tense flow went over to the other side in an instant. On this day, Jeong Cheol-won threw a fastball that reached a maximum distance of 150 km, but struggled with a count fight that was unfavorable for the first ball hunting.

In fact, it is difficult to change the finish easily in a short period of time. This is because he has to think about the impact he will have outside the game. Manager Lee Seung-yeop also laughed and said, “I think the position of finishing is very difficult. There is no next pitcher behind me, and it is always a close game. “he said.

Of course, Jeong Cheol-won tends to pitch boldly among Doosan pitchers. As the latest fastball speed is up to 153 km, there is more concern about the control than the problem of the ball position. Manager Lee Seung-yeop also said, “Since we just changed the closer, there is no going back or anything like that. We have no choice but to overcome from the position we are in. The closer is the last pitcher in the game, so take that much responsibility and have a stronger mind.” We have to go to the game,” he said.