“Our players do well on their own.”
The Doosan Bears are having a hard time maintaining a sense of actual play amid frequent cancellations of rain in July. On the 13th, the last game of the first half against SSG Landers was canceled due to rain, and in the second half, the KIA Tigers were beaten 5-2 on the 21st, and as soon as they ran for 10 consecutive wins, the games on the 22nd and 23rd were not held due to rain.
In case of cancellation of rain in the final game of the first half, there was not much regret. I was able to enter the All-Star break in a good mood, relieving the fatigue accumulated during the course of 9 consecutive wins and shaking off the aftereffects of the winning streak.
However, with the start of the second half, things changed as it rained all weekend. The number of games canceled due to rain in the regular league increased to 12, and it was inevitable to have difficulty digesting the schedule for the remaining games in the second half.
With 43 wins, 36 losses and 1 draw in the season, it is maintaining its 3rd place, 2 games ahead of 4th place NC Dinos, but it is not easy for the players to adjust their condition as the frequency of not being able to compete due to rain increases.
Right away, from the 22nd to the 24th, the starting rotation was readjusted as they had a forced break for three consecutive days. Foreign pitcher Brandon Waddell scrambled on the 25th for the first game of a three-game series against the Lotte Giants. Kwak Bin, who was unable to pitch this weekend due to rain, is likely to pitch on the 26th and ace Raul Alcantara on the 27th.
Doosan coach Lee Seung-yeop started training at the Kia Champions Field indoor practice field in Gwangju with the cooperation of the home team KIA immediately after the rain canceled the match against KIA in Gwangju on the 23rd. He left the amount of training to his own discretion, but as the coming 24th was a rest day, he decided that the players should move their bodies to some extent.
Head coach Lee Seung-yeop explained, “Today, the players are going to return to Seoul after warming up briefly.”
Coach Lee Seung-yeop, however, is in the position that he does not worry too much about maintaining the game sense of the players. He believes that each of them is managing their condition well in Doosan’s unique culture of moving on their own.
In the case of Yang Eui-ji, the oldest player, after the rain was canceled, he warmed up by playing catch for about 10 minutes on the ground after indoor training at Champions Field. Even when the rain did not stop, he diligently moved his body and checked his condition.
Head coach Lee Seung-yeop emphasized, “It rained, so I took a break for three days, but I don’t think there will be any problems. I believe in Doosan players because they don’t neglect their workouts and do well on their own.”안전놀이터
He also explained, “In the case of the pitching staff, there are some pitchers who overworked themselves in the first half, so it is good to have a longer break.