There is no sanctuary. It’s summer now. I can’t wait any longer
The Lotte Giants have changed. It is not a ‘baseball of faith’ that leans on the experience of a veteran. Calmly judge and make decisions quickly.
The Busan KIA Tigers game on the 3rd was like that. On this day, Lotte made bold decisions and overturned the game, which was trailing 0-3, to 6-5.
Apart from the game, Lotte’s bench’s quick and bold decision was a standout match.
At the end of the 4th inning, trailing by 0-3, Lotte took the opportunity to get one base full by tying up walks and hits, opponent errors and four balls. A desperate situation that requires pursuit even by one point. Han Dong-hee entered the plate.
However, Han Dong-hee is not able to show the same one shot as last year. In the first at-bat of the day, he hit a clean heavy hit, but in this at-bat, he hit 643 double hits.
Lotte took another chance to chase in the bottom of the 6th inning. Leading batter Jeon Jun-woo got on base with a lucky double, and An Chi-hong walked out with a walk and pulled down KIA starter Medina, who was throwing well.
However, here, Donghee Yoon and Jinhyeok Noh stepped back as Beomta one after another. Han Dong-hee batted in 2nd out, 1st and 2nd base. Here, Lotte manager Larry Sutton chose Koh Seung-min as a pinch hitter.
Koh Seung-min got a walk and continued the opportunity with 2 outs and bases loaded, and Yoo Kang-nam’s 2 RBIs and doubles in the right field heated up the scene. Lotte caught up 2-3.
KIA coach Kim Jong-guk raised left-handed pitcher Lee Jun-young, aiming for the next hitter, Kim Min-seok, but Lotte twisted once more. The ‘left-handed killer’ pinch hitter Jeong Hoon was appointed. Hoon Jeong reciprocated the expectations of the bench with a timely hit with two RBIs that separated the three intervals.
Pitching coach Bae Young-soo, who took office this year, is also characterized by quick and bold decisions in mound management. Lotte fans call it ‘baseball of distrust’ with affection and trust.
It continued on this day too. In the top of the 8th inning, Kim Jin-wook, who started as the third pitcher, gave up a walk to Choi Hyung-woo, the first batter, and was replaced without delay. The next pitcher, Kim Sang-su, allowed a tie, and when the 2nd out and 1st and 3rd bases were cornered, this time, Kim Won-joong, the finisher, was quickly raised and blocked.
In the bottom of the ninth, Lotte took the third chance to load the bases with Park Seung-wook, Jeon Jun-woo, and Ahn Chi-hong choosing walks one after another. After one out, the player who entered the plate was Noh Jin-hyeok.스포츠토토
Although he struck out twice earlier, Noh Jin-hyeok boasted the highest productivity in the team this year and showed a particularly strong appearance in his chances. Noh Jin-hyeok put an end to the long game with an intense finish by hitting the right fence directly.