The Lotte Giants once again bowed their heads, unable to overcome the wall of ‘left-handed starting pitcher’. I made a big change to the lineup to break the weakness of the left-handed opponent, but as a result, it didn’t have a big effect.스포츠토토
Lotte lost 1-3 in the 5th game of the season against the NC Dinos of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan on the 24th. Starting pitcher Han Hyun-hee gave up the minimum amount by giving up 2 runs in 4 innings, and the bullpen, which started operating from the 5th inning, prevented additional runs until the 9th, but the other line was silenced.
Lotte coach Larry Sutton excluded existing hitters such as Noh Jin-hyuk, Ko Seung-min, Ahn Kwon-soo, and Yoo Kang-nam from the starting lineup that day. Kim Min-seok (center fielder) – Han Dong-hee (3 baseman) – Jeon Jun-woo (left fielder) – Ahn Chi-hong (2nd baseman) – Yoon Dong-hee (right fielder) – Kuk Hae-seong (DH) – Kim Min-soo (1st baseman) – Ji Si-wan (catcher) – Lee Hak-joo (shortstop) made up the batting order.
Ahn Kwon-soo, who suffered from wrist pain, and Yoo Gang-nam, who suffered a knee pain from a fall during a game the previous day, were for player management, but Roh Jin-hyeok and Ko Seung-min took into account the fact that their records against left-handed pitchers this season were not good.
Lotte was in 3rd place with 23 wins and 14 losses in the season before the game, but in the game against a particularly left-handed starting pitcher, the winning rate was not good with 1 win and 7 losses. The batting average of left-handed pitchers was 0.216, the lowest among 10 clubs, and the gap was wide with the league average of 0.249.
Coach Sutton said, “The problem we need to solve is to play a winning game when facing a left-handed starter, so I made a decision (today’s lineup).” And I will try to prove it.”
However, Lotte only scored 1 point against Choi Seong-young until the 5th inning. In the bottom of the first inning with two outs and bases loaded, Kook Hae-seong’s well-hit ball ended up as a fly ball to center fielder, and at the end of the third inning, with two outs and first and second bases, Yoon Dong-hee withdrew with a fly ball to left fielder. After one out in the bottom of the 5th inning, Jeon Jun-woo hit a triple, and An Chi-hong’s shortstop grounder scored a point on the day, which was the only score.
After Choi Seong-young went down the mound from first base unscathed at the end of the 6th inning, he failed to attack the NC bullpen. In the 2023 season, the record against left-handed starting opponents got worse with 1 win and 8 losses, and the undefeated march against NC this season also stopped at ‘4’.