The Lotte Giants succeeded in winning 7 consecutive games in 11 years. Yoo Gang-nam (31), a free agent recruited catcher who paid 8 billion won after watching the defense, became the solution for two days in a row.
Lotte won 4-2 in the 2023 KBO League regular season Kiwoom Heroes match held at Sajik Stadium in Busan on the 28th. With this victory, Lotte kept third place with a season record of 13 wins and 8 losses. It is a 7-game winning streak from the KIA Tigers match on the 20th. It is the first time in 10 years, 10 months, and 3956 days since June 2012 that Lotte has won 7 consecutive wins.
Big innings made with the power of the batting line brought victory. In Lotte, catcher Yoo Gang-nam did not miss the opportunity to score at the end of the second inning. Yoo Gang-nam, who was the main catcher for the LG Twins until last year, has been attracting attention in recent years for his defense rather than batting.
However, following the final blow against the Hanwha Eagles on the 27th, he became the solution for two days in a row. Lotte took the lead by hitting a timely hit by Jack Rex and Ahn Chi-hong, and Noh Jin-hyeok’s sacrifice bunt for a chance to run second and third base. Ahn Chi-hong, who was the second base runner, was out while aiming for home, but Lotte finished the big inning 4-0 with follow-up batter Lee Hak-joo, Kim Min-seok’s 1 RBI double, and Ahn Kwon-soo’s 2 RBI double.
Kiwoom did not suffer as well. In Kiwoom’s defense in the beginning of the 3rd inning, Lee Hyung-jong hit 1 RBI and 2 bases, and foreign hitter Edison Russell also hit a grounder in the infield to pursue two runs.
But I couldn’t pursue it any further. At the end of the 8th inning, Noh Jin-hyeok’s 1 RBI double in the situation of 2 out 1 and 2 base put a wedge in the game’s victory. Noh Jin-hyeok is also a resource Lotte acquired by investing 5 billion won over four years to appoint him as the starting shortstop. Kim Won-joong, who took the mound in the top of the ninth inning, blocked one inning without a run and harvested his 6th save of the season with two consecutive saves.온라인카지노
11 years ago, Lotte was a strong team. Lotte, who was in the second year of coach Yang Seung-ho at the time, finished second in the regular season and built the strongest power since winning the championship in 1992. However, since then, he has not been able to regain his power, and he has been in fall baseball only once (2017) in 10 seasons until last year.
It is still April, but it is significant in that it is the first 7 consecutive wins since 2012. Some might call it ‘Bomde’, but little by little the smell of autumn started to come from Lotte.