Doosan, 1,851-day streak of 8 straight wins…coach Lee Seung-yeop upbeat
This time, the Bears’ momentum is scary.
The Doosan Bears, a professional baseball team led by coach Lee Seung-yup, have won eight straight games for the first time in 1,851 days and more than five years.
KIA has also won five straight games.
.baseball news reporter Baek Gil-hyun.
From the first inning, manager Lee Seung-yeop’s strategy shone through.
After Jung Soo-bin led off with a single, Kim Jae-ho executed a hit-and-run to create a scoring opportunity, and Rojas calmly grounded out to give the team the lead.
After Yang Seok-hwan got the momentum going in the second inning with a solo home run, his 13th of the season, Doosan put together a big inning in the fourth.
Kiwoom made back-to-back defensive errors and Doosan scored four runs on RBI singles from Park Jun-young and Rojas.
Park added a solo shot in the sixth to seal the deal.
Eight straight wins, the first since Lee Seung-yup took over as manager. It’s the first eight-game winning streak in 1,851 days, and it’s also the 12th consecutive game without an error.
“We were able to win eight games in a row for the first time since coach Lee Seung-yup took over, so the players are grateful for the opportunity to give back to him a little bit.”
Sanchez, KIA’s foreign pitcher making his KBO debut.
For now, the first game is a pass.
Aside from giving up a solo home run to KT’s Lee Ho-yeon in the fifth inning, Sanchez pitched six and a third innings of five-hit, one-run ball with 10 strikeouts.
With Sanchez on the mound, KIA extended its winning streak to five games with a strong performance at the plate from sluggers Choi Hyung-woo and Na Sung-beom.
At Busan’s Sajik Stadium, Lotte kept its five-game winning streak alive with a 7-4 victory over leader LG.