Last in pitching power, low in batting, sluggish with 3 foreigners.
But 9 wins and 8 losses. 메이저놀이터The position of the Lotte Giants is 4th on the leaderboard.
I used to insult myself by saying ‘Spring Day’, saying that I only go out well in spring. After finishing second in April of last year, even when he had a sudden drop, he was teased without fail.
Could this year be different? It’s a reverse run rather than a cruise. Despite repeated bad news, the atmosphere is different.
Lotte won 10-6 against Changwon NC Dinos on the 22nd, confirming 3 consecutive wins and winning the weekend series. Of the last 4 3-game series, 3 winnings were confirmed and they rose to 4th place
With the opening, bad news overlapped, such as key pitchers being out of the season. The winning process is also not satisfactory. It’s a blood clot every game. In this Changwon series, the first game ended with a new win, and the second game was a slugfest, exchanging 16 points even though the opponent self-destructed with 5 errors.
The team’s ERA (5.69) is last overall. Strayley (6.27) and Barnes (8.40), the two foreign pitchers’ combined sluggishness is great. The number of quality starts (less than 3 earned runs in 6 starting innings) is also 3 times, which is the last. Batting is also 7th in team OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage 0.689) and team WAR 2.18 (contribution to victory versus substitute players, based on stats). The performance of foreign hitter Jack Rex is also not good.
The most important thing is victory itself. Winning a victory in a tough match is a necessary virtue for a strong player
It’s because they score when they have to and don’t miss a game they can win. Above all, Lotte coach Larry Sutton’s winning streak, which has become more bold and strong, stands out.
Finisher Kim Won-joong’s mounding is a typical example. Kim Won-joong went to the mound in the 9th inning and ended the game with a scoreless inning. It was not a save situation because it was a 4-point difference, and it was 3 consecutive fights from the resignation KIA Tigers match on the 20th.
However, on this day, when the atmosphere of the NC lineup was unusual, he boldly put it in. Pil Seung-jo Choi Jun-yong, who had just returned to the first team, also kept the team’s winning streak by appearing in two consecutive games following the previous day. Director Sutton’s true intention to win the game is revealed.
In addition to this, it is clear that he has changed his appearance, such as replacing Strayley early in 3 innings and using Ko Seung-min as it is against left-handed pitchers. Ahn Kwon-soo and Hwang Seong-bin’s ‘running baseball’ are also gradually establishing themselves in the team.
Noh Jin-hyeok, Yu Gang-nam, Han Hyeon-hee, and 3 free agents were not enough, so the selection to sweep away veterans such as Kim Sang-soo, Shin Jeong-rak, and Yoon Myung-jun is a great success so far. He is playing an active role as the main axis of the shaky bullpen. Thanks to their performance, we were able to give Choi Jun-yong, who was shaken during the exhibition match, enough time to recover. Kwon-soo Ahn, who hit his first home run and multiple home runs in his debut in the KBO League on this day, is a pain in the ass to say.
This year, which must be different, can Lotte be reborn as a strong Lotte?