Sajik Stadium in Busan was sold out for two days in a row and was filled with hot heat. However, at this momentum, the other ships poured cold water into silence. He faced the losing series with 2 consecutive complete defeats in the crucial battle of the lead fight, such as recording 14 consecutive scoreless innings.
Lotte lost 3-6 in the regular season SSG Landers match of the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ held at Sajik Stadium in Busan on the 21st. With this, Lotte suffered a losing series in three consecutive matches against SSG with two consecutive losses. Lotte’s losing series is the first in 35 days since Daegu Samsung’s three consecutive matches (1 win, 2 losses) held from April 14 to 16.
During the period when there was no losing series for over a month, Lotte joined the fight for the lead with the momentum of 9 consecutive wins. While fighting for the ranks not inferior to SSG and LG, they succeeded in a soft landing at the top ranks. In the meantime, we faced a three-game series with SSG and the lead.
The resignation was hotter than ever. With 19,011 spectators in the game on the 19th, it recorded the largest number of spectators on a weekday this year, and took the lead with a 7-5 victory.
And in the two games on the 20th and 21st, all of them recorded a full crowd (22,990), confirming their passionate fan spirit for Lotte. However, unlike the hot fan heart, the other line was infinitely cold.
In the two games that recorded a full crowd, the other lines were silent side by side. In the game on the 20th, Lotte lowered its head to SSG starter Kim Gwang-hyun, getting only one hit in 6 innings. Looking at the entire game, it was two hits and no score. They didn’t even create any chances and lost 0-5.
Silence continued against SSG Kirk McCarty on the 21st. He occasionally reached base, but did not score runs. In the first inning, lead batter Kim Min-seok went on base with a hit, but Ahn Chi-hong’s double hit came out. In the 3rd inning, Ko Seung-min and Kim Min-soo’s consecutive walks created a chance for one company to 1st and 2nd base, but Kim Min-seok and Ahn Kwon-soo struck out side by side and missed the opportunity.
In the 1st inning Choi Jung scored 3 runs with a solo shot and in the 3rd inning with 3 runs, and in the 5th inning with a score of 0-4, Kang-Nam Yoo got an infield hit after one out, but he could not even hit a true base. The silence was getting longer.
It wasn’t until the 6th episode that I finally broke the silence. In the 6th inning, lead batter Kim Min-seok’s double and Ahn Kwon-soo’s walk gave him a chance to secure first and second base. However, the recent silence of the batting line has aroused impatience as a whole. Captain Ahn Chi-hong attempted a surprise bunt at the 1st and 2nd bases, but it floated shallowly into the foul area behind the catcher. He retired due to a catcher foul fly. The updraft broke.
However, Han Dong-hee made up for one point with a large, timely double that hit the top of the left wall directly. He scored for the first time in 14⅓ innings. It became 1-4. In the continued 1st 2nd and 3rd bases, Yoon Dong-hee pulled the reins in the pursuit by pulling out timely hits in the middle of the game. However, the continued 1 company 2nd and 3rd base situation could not be saved. Noh Jin-hyeok retreated with a grounder from third baseman, and Yu Kang-nam also failed to score an extra point as he stopped with a grounder from pitcher.
There was no chance after that. In the 8th inning, an opportunity was created for 2 outs and 1st and 2nd base, but the opportunity was canceled as pinch hitter Jeon Jun-woo’s well-hit fly ball went straight to the left fielder.토스카지노
In the end, Lotte, who failed to pursue any further, gave up the game with two additional runs in the top of the ninth inning. In the last attack at the bottom of the 9th inning, he had a chance to safely load the bases against SSG finisher Seo Jin-yong, but only scored one run. A series that drew a lot of attention due to the battle for the lead. In front of many Lotte fans, he left regret with his lethargic performance, and the appearance of falling behind in the lead fight was created.