Doosan captain Huh Kyung-min rose three notches from No. 9 to No. 6.
Doosan launched the lineup in the order of Jung Soo-bin (center fielder), Kim Jae-ho (shortstop), Jose Rojas (right fielder), Yang Seok-hwan (first baseman), 꽁머니지급 Kim Jae-hwan (left fielder), Huh Kyung-min (nominated hitter), Park Joon-young (third baseman), Park Yoo-yeon (catcher) and Ahn Jae-seok (second baseman) against Daejeon Hanwha on the 12th. The starting pitcher is Kwak Bin.
Heo Kyung-min, who has been the ninth batter in five of the last six games since the match against KT in Jamsil on the 4th, has risen to the sixth designated hitter on the day with a batting average of .476 (10 hits in 21 at-bats), one home run and five RBIs.
Doosan manager Lee Seung-yeop said in an interview before the game, “Hur Kyung-min played well in the lower batting line.” “I put him as a designated hitter because he had a good batting sense and needed a defensive break. (Koto Koji) The batting coach raised the batting order, but I think it’s not too much, so I go like this,” he said.
Infielder Park Joon-young will start as the third baseman with his return to the first division. Park Joon-young, who was replaced with a left calf pain in the match against Hanwha in Daejeon on the 1st, returned after completing the 10-day deadline.
Park Joon-young, who came to Doosan as an FA compensation player for Park Se-hyuk, who moved to NC, completed rehabilitation after shoulder surgery and held a transfer declaration ceremony on the 7th of last month. He showed an impactful batting average of .333 (10 hits in 30 at-bats) with one home run and eight RBIs in 12 games, OPS 1.042.
Ahn Jae-seok, who came out as a substitute the previous day (11th) and hit a timely hit in the fifth inning, also had a chance to start as a second baseman. Coach Lee Seung-yeop said, “I let go of the low ball and hit it well. “It’s definitely better than before I went to the second division,” he said adding, “Our infield has a competitive structure including Kim Jae-ho, Huh Kyung-min, Kang Seung-ho, Park Gye-beom, and Park Joon-young.” “I hope you only have happy thoughts about which player should play,” he expected.