Doosan Bears and KT Wiz will compete in a weekend series to advance to the top spot. The two teams will face off at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul from the 21st to the 23rd.
Doosan is currently 4th and KT is 5th. It is only a 0.5 game difference, so the ranking may change depending on the results of this series. In particular, the difference between Doosan and LG Twins, which is ranked first, is only 1.5 games, so both teams have a good chance of leaping to the top at once depending on the results of this series.
In the game on the 21st, KT announced Bae Seong and Doosan Kwak Bin as starting pitchers. Bae Seong-seong has been established as a starting pitcher for KT since 2019 and showed a good figure, recording an ERA of 3 points every year until 2022, but changed his position to the bullpen due to his sluggishness due to back pain last year.
He entered the starting competition this season, but was pushed out of the competition and started the season as a relief pitcher. However, Joon Sohn was put on the injured list on the 2nd, and he became a starting pitcher to fill the vacancy.
He pitched in three games this season and was a starter in two of them. Bae Seong-seong came out as a relief pitcher in the game against LG on the 2nd, 2 hits and no runs in 3 innings, and appeared as a starting pitcher in the game against Lotte on the 9th, showing good pitching with 5 hits and 4K no runs in 6 innings. However, he started as a starter in the match against Hanwha on the 15th, his most recent appearance, and became a losing pitcher with 7 hits and 4 runs in 5 innings.
Exclusion showed a rather sluggish appearance in 3 games against Doosan in the 2021 season, recording 2 draws and 4.96 ERA. Exclusion in the 2021 season recorded the highest ERA against Doosan among the nine clubs. Exclusion did not face Doosan last year.
Kwak Bin underwent elbow surgery in 2018.안전놀이터 After concentrating on rehabilitation for two years, Kwak Bin returned to the first team stage as a starting pitcher in the 2021 season and established himself as the main axis of the Doosan starting pitcher. Kwak Bin started 3 games this season and is showing good form with 1 win and 1 loss and 0.92 ERA. As of the 21st, it is second in the ERA category.
Kwak Bin played a scoreless game for two games after the opening, and recorded his first run (2 earned runs) in 7.1 innings, 6 hits, 2 walks, 3K and 3 runs (2 earned runs) in a game against LG on the 15th. Although he conceded a run, he pitched well and became the losing pitcher as he was not supported by batters for scoring. Last year, Kwak Bin played two games against KT, and his ERA of 1 win and 1 loss was relatively good at 3.60.
Last year’s head-to-head winner was KT. KT had an absolute advantage of 12 wins and 4 losses against Doosan.