Doosan Bears outfielder Sue-bin Su was named to the starting lineup as the designated hitter for the first time since his professional debut. He has recently been concentrating on batting for a day in the care of the coaching staff to protect his physical condition, which is not 100% while continuing to feel good hitting.
Doosan will play the 13th game of the season against Kiwoom Heroes in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 23rd. Driven by the momentum of the previous day’s 6-1 victory, they aim to secure a winning streak and a three-game winning series during the week.
On this day, Doosan faced right-handed fireballer Jang Jae-young as Kiwoom’s starting pitcher, Jeong Su-bin (designated hitter) – Kim Jae-ho (shortstop) – Rojas (right fielder) – Yang Seok-hwan (1st baseman) – Kim Jae-hwan (left fielder) – Kang Seung-ho (2nd baseman) – Heo Kyung-min ( Third baseman) – Jang Seung-hyeon (catcher) – Jo Su-haeng (center fielder). The starting pitcher is Brandon Waddell.
What stands out is the appearance of leadoff Soo-bin Su as the designated hitter. After graduating from Shingo Yoo in 2009 and starting his professional career by joining Doosan, Sue-bin has never been a designated hitter when starting. 메이저놀이터
On March 27, 2019, the match against Kiwoom in Jamsil was the only time that ‘D’, meaning designated hitter, was engraved on Su-bin’s defensive position on the electronic board. However, at this time, he was put in as a large runner during the attack at the bottom of the 9th inning and did not fully run as a designated hitter.
Subin Sue is showing good batting pace with 14 hits in 38 at-bats and a batting average of 0.368 in the last 10 games. However, on the 19th, he complained of thigh pain while defending the outfield against the NC Dinos in Jamsil, and missed the games on the 20th and 22nd.
Subin’s physical condition has fully recovered through four days of rest, but it is not in the best condition. His hitting is not too much, but he still needs to be careful on defense.
Doosan coach Lee Seung-yeop joked, “I heard that today is the first time that Soo-bin Jeong is starting as a designated hitter. It is a special day for Soo-bin Jung.” “It is possible to control the hitting, but it is difficult to do so in the outfield defense.”
“I thought it would be a waste to leave Soo-bin Jeong’s good hitting feeling alone,” he said.
The timing of Su-bin Su’s outfield defense will be carefully decided. In a situation where Doosan is in a fierce battle for 4th and 5th place, he tries to approach with caution because overdoing it can lead to serious injuries.
Manager Lee Seung-yeop said, “It would be nice if Jeong Soo-bin started defending even tomorrow, but the player’s body comes first. If the thigh pain recurs, he has to rest for 2-3 days, and if more time is lost, it’s a big loss to the team.” You have to be able to do it. You have to watch the trend and judge.”