‘9 consecutive wins → 3rd place’ Doosan’s key in the first half? Director Lee Seung-yeop chose “Kim Myung-shin” without hesitation.

“Kim Myung-shin suffered a lot”

Since coach Kim Tae-hyung took the helm in 2015, the Doosan Bears have been on the Korean Series (KS) stage for the first time in the KBO league for 7 consecutive years. During this period, Doosan walked the path of a ‘dynasty’ by lifting the Korean Series championship trophy three times and taking runner-up four times. However, last year, Doosan suffered 60 wins, 2 draws and 82 losses, and suffered the first 9th place in its founding, and after the season ended, it started to ‘retool’.바카라사이트

When coach Kim Tae-hyeong’s term ended, Doosan started looking for a new coach without renewing the contract, and entrusted the baton to coach Lee Seung-yeop, who was called the ‘national hitter’ during his active career. And all foreign players changed water, and Yang Eui-ji, who was called the ‘biggest fish’ in the FA (free agent) market, captivated the heart with a total of ‘15.2 billion won’ and greeted the new season.

The start wasn’t bad. Doosan achieved a win rate of 0.522 with 12 wins, 1 draw and 11 losses in April, and cruised with a win rate of 11 wins, 11 losses and 50% in May. It wasn’t a big gap, but Doosan maintained a mid-level position that allowed them to step on the postseason stage steadily. However, after starting to draw a downward trend in June, it stayed at 10-14, and at the end of June, the ranking was 6th.

But since July, Doosan has changed. Starting with the face-to-face confrontation with Lotte Giants held in Ulsan on the 1st, Doosan started to rise by defeating the Samsung Lions and Kiwoom Heroes in succession, and then captured SSG Landers on the 12th, running a 9-game winning streak, the club’s most consecutive winning streak of 10. It came close to winning streak.

Unlike the very beginning of the season, the only changes in Doosan’s strength were that Lee Young-ha, who had been tried for school violence, returned to the mound after being acquitted in the first trial, and that foreign pitcher Dylan Pyle was released and Brandon Waddell was re-recruited. What is the background that allowed Doosan to finish the first half with an excellent record of 42 wins, 1 draw and 36 losses while there was no major change in power?

Of course, it is a result that includes the contributions of all players, but coach Lee Seung-yeop picked Kim Myung-shin as the player who performed the best in the first half without hesitation. Kim Myeong-shin pitched in 35 games this season and pitched 43⅓ innings, recording 2 wins, 2 losses, 8 holds, and an ERA of 2.91. His performance is not particularly outstanding, but the reason why the command tower chose Kim Myung-shin is clear. It’s because of the ‘role’.

The biggest advantage of Kim Myung-shin, who was selected by Doosan with the 20th overall in the 2nd round of the 2nd round in the 2017 rookie draft, is ‘versatile’. In the bullpen, Kim Myung-shin plays the role of a ‘pursuit team’ that is put in early to prevent long innings, as well as a ‘bridge’ that connects starting pitchers and full-fledged bullpen pitchers, and the role of blocking multi-innings in a situation where the victory is tilted. a possible player.

Kim Myung-shin broke off a very poor start with 1 loss and an average ERA of 6.30 in 10 appearances in April. However, he recorded 1 win, 2 holds, an average ERA of 2.30, and 1 loss, 1 hold, an ERA of 3.12 in June while digesting 15⅔ innings in 11 appearances in May. July was ‘perfect’ itself with an average ERA of ‘zero’ with 1 win and 5 holds in 7 games. Through various roles, Doosan contributed greatly to achieving good results in the first half.

What is Kim Myung-shin’s greatest strength? Manager Lee Seung-yeop said, “Kim Myung-shin is a pitcher with good ball control. Compared to his speed, he has power on the ball. I’m not sure about Trackman’s numbers, but I can see with the naked eye that he has power at the end of the ball, and his control is good, so the opponent can hit repeatedly. I don’t do it. The probability of not getting hit is not high, so if Kim Myung-shin goes up, you can see it with a sense of stability.”

The advantage of excellent ‘control’ captured the heart of manager Lee Seung-yeop, and it is a great strength for Doosan. The command tower said, “There are a lot of fast pitchers these days, but there are many players whose control and location are not accurate, so they can allow long hits including walks, but the probability of hitting long hits is low when they hit the ball.” “What I like most about Kim Myung-shin is control,” he praised.

At the current pace, Kim Myung-shin is very likely to spend a ‘career high’ season this year. What kind of report card will Kim Myung-shin, who is having the best year, get at the end of this season? After the All-Star break, he will have to weather the summer when the heat sets in.

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