“I’m not worried at all.”
Doosan coach Lee Seung-yeop is the KBO League’s ‘All-Time Number One’. However, he also faced numerous crises, eventually overcoming them and walking the path of becoming a ‘national hitter’. Because he was so severely restrained, he went through a lot of slumps. At such times, there were commanders who believed in him, and he rewarded him proudly, befitting the title of national hitter.
The representative command towers were former national team coach Kim Gyeong-moon during the 2008 Beijing Olympics and former coach Ryu Joong-il after the Samsung comeback in 2012. Coach Lee suffered from a severe slump at the Beijing Olympics, but in the process of hitting decisive home runs in the semifinals against Japan and the final against Cuba, coach Kim Gyeong-moon had his unique faith and perseverance.메이저놀이터
Even after returning to Samsung, there were sluggish sections. In particular, in 2013, he had a batting average of 0.253, 13 home runs and 69 RBIs. However, former coach Ryu Joong-il always covered Lee. In this way, coach Lee added to the home run history after his return, and finished his career in a splendid way.
Faith and perseverance are consequentialism. Because coach Lee struck a decisive blow at the crucial moment, the trust of the coaches was also able to shine. However, it is clear that mentality is important in sports, and the coach’s creation of a comfortable atmosphere is psychologically helpful for players to demonstrate their skills without shrinking.
Maybe that’s why director Lee’s faith and perseverance stand out. He’s not afraid to make mistakes or make mistakes on base or defense. He always orders aggressive and bold play. Crucially, the method of dealing with the central hitters and the way of speaking are also similar to those of the directors he served in the past.
The key player in Doosan’s lineup this season is Kim Jae-hwan, the fourth hitter. Director Lee himself has said this several times. However, Kim Jae-hwan’s first six games of the season are not very good. Against KIA in Gwangju on the 7th, he recorded 1 hit in 3 at-bats. 5 hits in 20 at-bats this season with a batting average of 0.250, 1 home run, 3 RBIs and 3 runs scored.
Jose Rojas, a foreign hitter, was the main character who gave Lee his first win in his debut with an extra-time home run in the opening game. On that day, he scored a whopping 5 RBIs. However, after that, Lohas’s pace also fell gently. Including no hits in 4 at-bats against KIA on the 7th, 3 hits in 23 at-bats this season with a batting average of 0.130, 2 home runs and 7 RBIs.
Director Lee believes that samples are meaningless yet. “I am not worried at all. Kim Jae-hwan has a good hitting ball. He ended up getting caught in front of the fence after he was caught on an opponent diving catch, Lake Bi, and so on. Rojas is also just looking like that (sluggish) because the first game was so intense.”
In the case of Rojas, the KBO pitchers’ responsiveness is a variable. “As the data of the opposing teams come out, weaknesses may arise, and we will persistently dig into that side. But I think it’s a process of overcoming it. This period will not last long.”
At the same time, coach Lee said, “Even if one good result comes out at bat, it can suddenly rebound. I am not worried.” It’s not much different from the directors’ comments about him a few years ago. For director Lee’s faith to shine, in the end Kim Jae-hwan and LOHAS must prove it with results. Just as coach Lee gave Korea a gold medal with a decisive home run 15 years ago. Doosan also needs Kim Jae-hwan and Rojas to take the lead in delivering a devastating blow. It’s still early days, and there’s plenty of time.