Doosan manager Lee Seung-yeop applauded foreign pitcher Brandon Waddell for his strong performance.
Doosan won the second game of a doubleheader against Samsung 4-0 at Jamsil Stadium on Sept. 9. Samsung, which lost the first game 1-5, scoring just one run in eight innings against Samsung ace pitcher David Buchanan, responded with an equally foreign pitcher.
The starter threw 117 pitches through the seventh inning, holding Samsung’s bats 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 bounced back in game two.
“We were worried about the mound because we were playing two games today, but we were able to manage the pitching staff easily because Brandon was in charge until the seventh inning,” said manager Lee Seung-yeop after the game.
“Since joining the team in June, Brandon has taken on extraordinary responsibility in every game. Today, he did his job perfectly.”
“No. 4 Seok-hwan Yang hit a crucial double in the third inning, and in the ensuing at-bat, Yang Ji lived up to the bench’s expectations. Although no runs were scored after that, the Yahoos were able to hold on with solid defense to win the game.”메이저사이트
“We would like to thank our fans for their support in both games of the doubleheader. They really helped the players stay strong and finish the day on a high note.”