The national hitter who covered even mistakes, now it’s time for Lee Yoo-chan to repay his trust
Doosan Bears infielder Lee Yu-chan couldn’t smile widely despite the team’s first win in the series. because of his own mistakes.메이저놀이터
Lee Yu-chan played as a substitute in the 9th game of the season against the Samsung Lions of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul on the 8th. He stepped on the ground before the beginning of the ninth inning and soon faced a dizzying situation.
Lee Yu-chan, who rushed forward when Seong-yoon Kim grounded at second base in the top of the 9th inning, with the team leading 5-2, continued the throwing motion quickly after the catch. I ran.
As the gap between the two teams narrowed to two points, a home run could tie the score. At least, finishing pitcher Hong Kun-hee ended the game by turning Oh Jae-il into a shortstop floating ball, and only then Lee Yoo-chan breathed a sigh.
The command tower did not pay much attention to Lee Yu-chan’s mistakes. Doosan coach Lee Seung-yeop asked a reporter whether Lee Yoo-chan’s defense the previous day was regrettable ahead of the home game against Samsung on the 9th.
Lee continued, “I actually think it was a mistake for the leading runner to pass through third base and reach home, but if it wasn’t for Lee Yoo-chan, I wouldn’t have been able to catch and throw the ball.” If you handle the ball, you can feel more stable on the bench, but I think it was a difficult ball. I haven’t been able to start for a long time, but my condition wasn’t that bad when I practiced,” he said.
However, even in the game that the command tower gave encouragement to, Lee Yu-chan poured cold water on the team by making mistakes in running and defense.
Starting as the ninth hitter and second baseman, he seemed to be putting pressure on the opponent as he got a heavy hit with two outs in the bottom of the 7th inning with the team leading 3-2. The problem was after that. Lee Yu-chan was caught in check by Woo Kyu-min when follow-up hitter Sue-bin was at bat, and withdrew with a tag out, and the innings ended. It was a fatal mistake for both Doosan and Lee Yu-chan, as one point was more important than ever.
This wasn’t the end. Lee Yoo-chan chose a home game after catching Kang Han-wool’s ground ball at 1 company 2nd and 3rd base in the beginning of the 9th inning with a tight match of 3-3. Lela scored in turn. It wasn’t easy to catch the third base runner considering the bounce, and that doesn’t mean the throw was accurate either. In many ways, it was an unfortunate defense for Doosan.
There is a clear starting second baseman named Kang Seung-ho, and there are infield resources such as Park Gye-beom that can be utilized immediately. However, when considering both the present and future of the team, Doosan’s options can increase a little more only when Lee Yoo-chan plays his role.
This season, Lee Yu-chan committed the third most mistakes (13) in the league along with Park Chan-ho (KIA Tigers) and Roh Si-hwan (Hanwha Eagles). If you narrow down the range within the team, Lee Yu-chan is the player with the most errors. Nevertheless, the command tower’s belief is firm. Now he has to live up to the expectations of the team.