먹튀검증Doosan foreign pitcher Brandon Waddell showed his team’s motivation to advance to the fall baseball season by leading the team to victory in the second game of the doubleheader.
Doosan won 4-0 in the second game of the doubleheader against Samsung held at Jamsil Stadium on the 9th. In the first game held on the same day, Samsung, which lost 1-5 by scoring only one run in 8 innings against Samsung Ace pitcher David Buchanan, fought back with an equally foreign pitcher.
Starting pitcher Brandon threw 117 pitches until the 7th inning and silenced Samsung’s batting lineup with 2 hits, 4 walks, 7 strikeouts, and no runs. With a good pitch on this day, they earned their 8th win (3 losses) of the season, continuing the team’s hopes of advancing to the fall baseball season.
Initially, it was expected that two foreign pitchers would face each other in the first game, which needed to take the lead, but Doosan coach Seung-yeop Lee respected Brandon’s opinion. I gave Brandon a choice and he chose to pitch in Game 2.
Previously, Brandon played in all but one of the 11 games he appeared in at night this season. Although he had performed well in one day game, pitching six scoreless innings, Brandon chose the evening game he was more familiar with.
The result was successful. Doosan lost in the first game with Jang Won-jun, but regained momentum in the second game.
On this day, Brandon attacked Samsung’s batting lineup with a mix of fastballs (45), cutters (37), sliders (30), change-ups (4), and curves (1) with a maximum distance of 153 km.
After the game, Brandon said, “Because it was a double header, there was bound to be a lot of pressure on the fielders and bullpen. Therefore, he came on the mound determined to play long innings. “He (he threw 96 pitches until the 6th inning) was on the mound in the 7th inning, and he only thought about filling the 7th inning, no matter how many pitches there were.”
He continued, “The batters scored at important moments, and the bullpen did a good job blocking the rest of the inning. Personally, I think that a win where the starting pitcher throws long, the batting line hits at the right time, and the bullpen shows stability is a textbook win for the team. “Our team did it today,” he said, giving credit to his teammates.
Brandon, who returned to Korea as a substitute pitcher at the end of June, said, “When I came back, my goal was to advance to the Korean Series.” He added, “Rather than looking at the long term, each day in front of me is more important. Doosan Bears are focused every day. I know that our fans support us hard every day like today. “I will do my best every day to repay that support,” he said.