“Today’s game was won thanks to the fielders scoring a lot early on.”
Despite leading the Doosan Bears to recapture third place, Brandon Waddell gave the victory to the hitters.
Doosan won 7-4 in a home game against KT Wiz in the 2023 professional baseball KBO league held at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul on the 5th. Doosan, who lost to KT the previous day (4th) and tied for 4th place, escaped from 2 consecutive losses and recorded 47 wins, 1 draw and 43 losses, and was placed in 3rd place again in one day.먹튀검증
Brandon led Doosan’s victory with a good pitch in the game against KT in Jamsil on the 5th. Photo = Reporter Kim Young-gu
It was a game where the good pitching of starting pitcher Brandon shone. He threw 91 pitches and blocked 7 innings with 4 hits, 1 walk, 8 strikeouts, and no runs, earning his 4th win (2nd loss) of the season.
In the beginning, there was no crisis whatsoever. He got one runner on base each time from the top of the first to the top of the third, but he blocked subsequent hitters well. In the beginning of the 4th inning, Hwang Jae-kyun (first baseman fly), Park Byeong-ho (shortstop grounder), and Jang Seong-woo (shortstop grounder) were put to sleep in order to complete the first three-way inning.
Even in the top of the 5th inning, Brandon, who calmly got an outcount against Kim Sang-soo (third baseman grounder), Oh Yoon-seok (strikeout), and Bae Jeong-dae (strikeout), was driven into crisis in the top of the 6th inning. He gave up an infield hit to second baseman Ahn Chi-young, the lead hitter. Anthony Alford and Moon Sang-cheol were struck out in succession, but Ahn Chi-young’s second base steal and Hwang Jae-gyun’s walk resulted in two outs on first and second base. But Brandon was calm. Lee Ho-yeon was induced with a fly to the right field in the first pitch and did not concede.
Brandon, who was on the mound in the top of the 7th inning, completed his mission that day by turning Kim Joon-tae (pitcher grounder), Jang Jun-won (third baseman grounder), and Oh Yun-seok (strikeout) all to beating.
Even though he led Doosan to victory with such a brilliant pitch, Brandon, whom he met after the game, was humble. He attributed the victory to the other liners, saying, “Today’s game was won thanks to the fielders scoring a lot early on.”
At the same time, Brandon said, “Today, catcher Jang Seung-hyun and breathing were very good. He felt like last year, but I think he’s a very good player. He always tries to win the game with speed and change of pitch, but today it went well,” he explained about the secret to being able to pitch well.
Recently, heat waves have been continuing in Korea every day. In particular, since Brandon is a foreign pitcher, the heat may feel more difficult.
Nevertheless, he said, “I think the weather is an unavoidable part. He thinks that if he drinks a lot of water and takes good care of himself, good results will follow.” Thank you to the fans,” he said.