카지노사이트 Doosan Bears right-hander Young-gun Kwak-bin rescued his team from another losing streak. The right-hander showed excellent crisis management skills to help his team win its first game in July.
Kwak-Bin started the game against the Lotte Giants of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at Munsu Baseball Stadium in Ulsan on 1 January and pitched six innings of two-hit ball with four strikeouts and one walk to earn his seventh win of the season.
Kwak showed off his “streak stopper” instincts on this day. He broke the team’s losing streak, which had already included losses to Incheon SSG on 30 April, Changwon NC on 31 May, Jamsil KIA on 11 June, Jamsil LG on 17 June and Gochuk Kiwoom on 23 June.
The right-hander, who topped out at 149km/h, dominated the Lotte bats with a no-hitter through the fourth inning and didn’t allow a single run until the sixth. He was unperturbed by Lotte’s stiff resistance, including a 1-2-3 inning in the fifth and a no-hitter in the sixth.
He continued his late-season surge with four consecutive Quality Starts+ and four consecutive quality starts, starting on the 11th of last month against the KIA Tigers and ending with today’s game. With two more first-half starts expected before the All-Star break next week on the 14th, he is well on his way to reaching double-digit wins, surpassing his personal best of eight last year.
Doosan also rode Kwak Bin’s strong outing to snap a three-game losing streak and improve to 34-36-1 on the season, keeping them in sixth place with fifth-place Kiwoom without a win. They remain two games behind fourth-placed Lotte, keeping their hopes of a return to the top five alive.
“I’m not a very good pitcher,” Kwak joked after the game, “but today my balance was really bad, and I literally threw backwards thanks to Yang Ji’s lead,” he said, “I was really confident the day before. I thought I wouldn’t throw four pitches, but I threw five. I think the Ulsan mound didn’t suit me well. When I was throwing, I changed the position of the pitching plate about three times, going back and forth.”
“I’m grateful that I was able to play with the best catcher in Korea, Yang Ji-ra. “I felt like I shouldn’t have given up a run in the bottom of the sixth inning because I felt like I shouldn’t have given up a run. I felt like I wasn’t going to give up a run either, so I threw hard.”
Regarding his image as a ‘streak stopper’, he said, “I think it’s great if the team breaks the streak when I start,” but laughed, saying, “For my next rotation, I honestly want to go out when Doosan is on a winning streak.”
Despite the team’s ‘-2’ record, he emphasised that the mood is not bad. “The weather is hot and it’s hard, but most of my older brothers train after home games, and our captain, Heo Kyung-min, leads us well,” he said, adding, “The juniors trust the seniors and are working hard.”