바카라사이트Submarine pitcher Choi Won-jun (29) of the Doosan Bears will try to get his second win of the season.
Choi will take the mound against the NC Dinos of the 2023 Shinhan Bank Solar KBO League at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday at Jamsil Stadium.
Doosan posted a lackluster 3-8 record in its last 11 games. With the exception of ace Raul Alcantara and Kwak-Bin Kwak, the starting lineup has been unreliable, and the bats have suffered from a lack of focus.
However, Doosan’s starting lineup is a bit stronger with the addition of foreign pitcher Brandon Waddell. Doosan manager Lee Seung-yeop was very pleased with Brandon’s performance in his comeback.
Lee confirmed four starters – Alcantara, Brandon, Kwak Bin, and Choi Won-jun – and is weighing Jang Won-jun and Kim Dong-joo for the other spot. Choi Seung-yong will move to the bullpen to bolster the rotation.
Doosan (32 wins, 1 tie, 34 losses) is currently in fifth place. Only one game separates them from the fourth-place Lotte Giants (33 wins, 33 losses). However, Doosan is being chased by the sixth-place Kiwoom Heroes (33 wins, 2 draws, 37 losses) and the seventh-place KT Wiz (30 wins, 2 draws, 35 losses). A losing streak could see them drop to the bottom of the standings.
Choi Won-jun’s role is crucial. Choi Won-jun’s performance will be crucial for Doosan to move up the standings.
In 2020, Choi made the transition from bullpen to starter and won his first 10 games. In 2021, he had a career-high season with a 12-4 record and a 3.30 ERA.
However, he struggled last year and lost the most games in the league (8-13).
Choi Won-jun is 1-7 with a 5.59 ERA this year. He is having his worst season since his debut. He has lost his last four games in a row, giving up 19 runs in 16 innings. His season batting average is .291. He’s been prone to sudden velocity lapses, and often gets hit hard.
However, he most recently pitched 5⅓ innings against the SSG Landers on April 21, giving up two runs on seven hits with five strikeouts and two walks.
Choi has pitched at his worst in two NC games this year (2 losses, 16.20 ERA), so there’s plenty of room for him to bounce back if he performs well in this game.