Doosan used foreign pitcher Brandon Waddell to avenge a loss in the first game of a doubleheader.
Doosan won the second game of a doubleheader against Samsung 4-0 at Jamsil Stadium on Monday.
Samsung, which lost the first game of the doubleheader 1-5, scoring just one run in eight innings against Samsung ace pitcher David Buchanan, responded with the same foreign pitcher.
The starter threw 117 pitches through the seventh inning, holding Samsung’s offense to two hits, four walks, and seven strikeouts.
He picked up his eighth win of the season (3-0) and kept the team’s hopes of advancing to the fall baseball season alive.
Initially, it was expected that the two foreign pitchers would face off in the first game, but Doosan manager Lee Seung-yeop respected Brandon’s opinion. He gave Brandon a choice and he chose to start Game 2.
Previously, Brandon had pitched all but one of his 11 games this season at night. Although he had pitched well in one day game, throwing six scoreless innings, Brandon chose the familiarity of the evening game.
It paid off. Doosan lost Jang Won-jun in game one, but he bounced back in game two.
Brandon attacked the Samsung lineup with a mix of fastballs that topped out at 153 km/h (45), cutters (37), sliders (30), changeups (4), and curves (1).
Samsung batters reached base in every inning except the fifth and sixth, but no one came home.
After struggling in game one, Doosan’s bats came alive early in game two. 온라인바카라
In the third inning against Samsung starter Choi Ha-neul, Kang Seung-ho led off with a single to right before Kim Jae-ho drew a walk to put runners on second and third. Yang Seok-hwan followed with a double to left-center to put runners on first and third. Keeping the momentum going, Yang followed with an RBI double of his own to make it 3-0.
Doosan turned to its bullpen after Brandon’s walk to preserve the lead until the end of the game. In the eighth inning, Hong Gun-hee pitched a scoreless inning. In the ninth, Chul-won Jung closed the game.
Samsung, on the other hand, was unable to carry over the momentum from game one. Choi Ha-neul was pulled early after giving up three earned runs in 4.1 innings. The team managed just two hits.