Doosan won four consecutive games with a thrilling come-from-behind victory from 0-2 to 3-2 with a miraculous walk-off hit in the bottom of the ninth inning. After the game, Doosan manager Lee Seung-yeop said about Captain Huh Kyung-min’s walk-off hit, “The captain finished like a captain.”
Doosan narrowed its game gap with fifth-ranked SSG to one game with 61 wins, one draw and 57 losses.
Doosan tied SSG Elias to a scoreless eight innings. However, Elias had a chance against Seo Jin-yong in the ninth inning when he went down.
Leadoff hitter Yang Seok-hwan made a chance by hitting a hit, and Yang Eui-ji took a chance with no outs and runners on first and second bases with a ball hit by the body. However, SSG Seo Jin-yong, who caught pinch hitter Lee Yoo-chan’s bunt, boldly played to third base, making it one out and one and two.
During Kang Seung-ho’s at-bat, Seo Jin-yong’s wild pitch made it to second and third bases with one out. Since then, third baseman Kim Tae-geun has scored with Kang Seung-ho’s ground ball to shortstop. Doosan put up Kim In-tae on behalf of Park Joon-young, and Kim In-tae walked to get on base. With two outs and runners on first and third bases, Kim In-tae’s steal and automatic high’s walk created a full base chance.
Seo Jin-yong’s wild pitch with the bases loaded with two outs tied the game 2-2. Huh Kyung-min then scored a thrilling come-from-behind victory by making SSG Seo Jin-yong’s 128km folk ball a hit.
Huh Kyung-min of the Doosan Bears, who had a walk-off hit, celebrated by recording 100 hits for six consecutive seasons.
SSG starter Elias pitched well, scoring five hits, one out and four strikeouts in eight innings, but failed to record a victory due to Seo Jin-yong’s Blon save. Seo tried to make 36 saves but had to bow down. He recorded his fourth Blon save of the season. Doosan starter Choi Seung-yong pitched well with six hits, two strikeouts and one run in five innings.