Doosan pitcher Park So-joon (28) has been playing in the Japanese Education League.
Park took the mound for the Doosan-Samsung Alliance team against Hanshin in Miyazaki, Japan, on Tuesday and pitched six innings of four-hit, no walks and one run (unearned), but took the loss. The Doosan-Samsung team lost 0-2.
Park So-joon was the losing pitcher, but he was effective, striking out 67 batters in six innings. In the first inning, three outfield singles led to a triple play.
In the second, a grounder to third and a foul fly to first got two outs. Two batters later, back-to-back singles put runners on first and second. A grounder to third base was misplayed by third baseman Gong Min-gyu, allowing an unearned run to score. With runners on second and third, the second baseman grounded out to end the inning.
In the third and fourth innings, he continued to pitch cleanly with back-to-back strikeouts. He was hit by a pitch to lead off the fifth inning, but a fly ball to left field and a straight line drive to second base followed by a double play to end the inning. He was hit by a pitch with two outs in the sixth, but a fielder’s choice ended the inning.
Park, 28, went undrafted in the 2013 rookie draft and joined Doosan as a developmental player. He spent the next two years in the second team before making his professional debut in 2015. He appeared in three games, posting a winless record and an ERA of 11.57 (3 runs in 2.1 innings).
After the 2015 season, he served in the military, and it took him a while to break into the first team again. After his discharge, he didn’t make the first team in the 2018-2019 season.
Park returned to the mound for the first time in five years in the 2020 season. On June 20, 2020, he started against LG and faced LG ace Kelly. He threw six innings, striking out three and walking none to earn his first win in six years. In 22 games in 2021, he went 4-0 with a 5.73 ERA.
This season, he has made three appearances in the Futures League, going 1-0 with a 0.90 ERA in 10 innings.
Trailing 1-0 in the seventh inning, Kim pitched one inning of one-run ball with three strikeouts. She allowed three singles to load the bases with one out. A grounder to the second baseman allowed the third run to score. In the eighth inning, Kim pitched one inning of scoreless relief with one strikeout.
The combined Doosan-Samsung bats were held scoreless on four hits. Park Ji-hoon (shortstop), Gong Min-kyu (third base), Yoon Jung-bin (right field), Oh Hyun-seok (first base), Hong Sung-ho (designated hitter), Park Jang-min (second base), Yang Chan-yeol (center field), Song Seung-hwan (left field), and Yoon Jun-ho (catcher) were in the starting lineup.
In the top of the first inning, Gong Min-gyu singled up the middle, but Yoon Jung-bin and Oh Hyun-seok struck out in succession. The second and third innings ended with a triple play.
In the fourth inning, we couldn’t capitalize on our bases-loaded opportunity. After the first out, Yoon Jung-bin singled to center and Hong Sung-ho singled to right. Park Jang-min then drew a walk to load the bases, but Yang Chan-yeol was thrown out at first base. 스포츠토토
In the fifth through seventh innings, the batters drew only one walk and were all retired. In the eighth, Park Min-jun led off with a single to left, but Park Ji-hoon fouled out to second and Gong Min-gyu grounded out to second.
In the ninth inning, leadoff hitter Kim Do-hwan