Doosan starter Brandon, who had maintained a scoreless streak of 12 innings against Lotte before this game. In this mound, he continued his scoreless streak and established himself as the ‘Lotte Killer.’
Brandon appeared as a starter in the 12th match of the season against Lotte in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan on the 3rd, and pitched well in 6 innings, allowing 5 hits, 1 walk, 4 strikeouts, and no runs, leading the team to a 2 vs 0 victory. With this, Brandon achieved his 7th win of the season, and Doosan successfully started the 9-game series.안전놀이터
The start was a bit precarious. In the bottom of the first inning, leadoff hitter Yoon Dong-hee allowed a hit, but Jeong Hoon hit a double play and Ahn Chi-hong caught a fly ball.
In the second inning, with one out, Goodrum hit a double and contributed scoring position. However, he escaped the crisis by catching both Han Dong-hee and Seo Dong-wook with ground balls.
In the third inning, the team faced a crisis with one out and two on base, but escaped the second crisis by grounding out Dong-hee Yoon and striking out Hoon Jeong.
In the 4th inning, there was a crisis with 1 out and 3rd base on base. However, they escaped the third crisis by catching Gudrum with a straight hit to shortstop and Han Dong-hee with a grounder to shortstop.
After finding his pace until the 6th inning, Brandon completed his duties as a starter by being replaced by Park Chi-guk in the 7th inning. Park Chi-guk, Kim Myeong-shin, and Jeong Cheol-won, who followed, all recorded one inning of no runs, protecting Brandon and the team’s victory.
After the game, Brandon expressed his thoughts, saying, “A few games were canceled due to rain, but I think everyone worked together and did their job, leading to a good result.”
Regarding the secret to their strong performance against Lotte, he said, “(Lotte) was a very good batting team, so it was difficult to get an out count. So I pitched aggressively and tried to break the balance a lot, and I think that led to a good result.”
For Doosan, this game was very important. According to the remaining game schedule, there is a deadly 9-game schedule, starting with the Doosan game on the 3rd. Regarding the 9-game schedule, Brandon expressed his determination, saying, “I think we need to focus on each game. If that happens, I think we will be in the top 5.”
He finally expressed his aspirations to the fans, saying, “It’s hard to watch the game, but thank you for always coming and supporting me. I will repay you with good results.”
Meanwhile, Doosan will have foreign ace Alcantara as the starter on the 4th. In response, Lotte also launched a counterattack with native ace Park Se-woong.