The blast of the Lotte Giants continued.
Lotte won 7-3 against the Hanwha Eagles in the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ held at Daejeon Hanwha Life Insurance Eagles Park on the 18th. Lotte achieved a winning series by catching Hanwha until this day following a 3-1 victory in the 10th overtime on the 16th. 2nd place Lotte recorded a season record of 21 wins and 12 losses, closely chasing the leader SSG Landers (24 wins, 13 losses and 1 draw), and 9th place Hanwha recorded a season record of 13 wins, 22 losses and 2 draws.
Starting pitcher Han Hyun-hee took his 4th win (2nd loss) of the season. He threw a perfect pitch with 96 pitches in 6 innings, 1 hit, 4 walks, 6 strikeouts and no run. From the 7th inning, Kim Jin-wook (1 inning) – Shin Jeong-rak (1 inning) – Na Won-tak (⅔ innings, 3 runs) – Choi Yi-jun (⅓ innings) kept the victory.
Super rookie Kim Min-seok started as the first batter in center field and finished off with his debut home run. He had a perfect performance, going 3-for-6 with 1 RBI and 2 runs scored. An Chi-hong, who started as designated hitter No. 4, added strength with 1 hit in 3 at-bats, 2 walks and 2 RBIs.
Lotte coach Larry Sutton said, “Han Hyun-hee showed good pitching as a starter in an important situation where we had to achieve a winning series, and led the team to victory when needed. ‘s score was low, but today (18th) helped Han Hyun-hee become a winning pitcher by scoring two runs from the beginning of the game.”
He added, “Even in the second half of the game, the hitters continued to score extra points without losing concentration. I think today’s victory and winning series were won because we fought as a team. We will continue this good atmosphere to Busan.”메이저놀이터
From the 19th, Lotte will play three consecutive weekend matches against SSG Landers, who are in first place. With Park Se-woong in Lotte and Park Jong-hoon in SSG as starting pitchers, they are trying to win the lead in the battle for the lead. Like Sutton’s wish, can Lotte lead this trend to Busan and regain the lead?