DOOSAN SNAPS THREE-GAME LASING STREAK WITH WIN OVER LOTTE, CAPITALIZING ON ERROR
The Doosan Bears capitalized on an opponent’s error to score the winning run and snap a three-game losing streak .Doosan defeated the Lotte Giants 2-0 on Wednesday at Sajik Stadium in Busan, South Korea, in a visiting game of the Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League 2023.Tied 0-0 in the top of the third inning, Doosan leadoff hitter Kang Seung-ho singled to left field. Lotte starter Charlie Barnes induced the next batter, Lee Yoo-chan, to hit an infield grounder, but third baseman Han Dong-hee made a bad throw to second base. What should have been a bases-loaded situation turned into runners on first and third. The final run came soon after. Barnes lined a single to first base to extend the lead .Lee slid between first and second, and third baseman Kang Seung-ho, who was trying to exploit a gap in Lotte’s defense, raced home. Barnes, covering first base, threw home, but Kang Seung-ho reached home plate first .Doosan tacked on another run in the top of the eighth inning on Yang’s RBI single up the middle to put runners on first and second with two outs .Doosan starter Brandon Waddell pitched six innings of five-hit ball to improve to 7-3 on the season .Doosan shortstop Kim Jae-ho helped Brandon in the bottom of the fourth inning when he leaped to make a quick catch of Lotte foreign-borne hitter Niko Gudrum’s line drive with runners on first and third .After Brandon, Park Chi-guk, Kim Myung-shin, and Jung Chul-won each pitched one shutout inning to complete the team victory .Barnes pitched seven innings of five hits and one run (unearned), but was unable to get any help from his team’s bats and took the loss (9-8).Doosan and Lotte were unable to play on days one and two due to rain. The two teams will face off at Sajik Stadium on Monday, April 4, as the KBO has decided to make up games canceled on Saturday or Sunday on Monday. This is the first Monday game in the KBO this year. Raul Alcantara (Doosan) and Park Se-woong (Lotte) will start the first Monday 스포츠토토링크 game of the season.