Lotte Giants won the winning series in Incheon. The 2023 season’s ‘distribution rivals’ showdown ended with 8 wins and 8 losses.안전놀이터
Lotte won 8-1 in the final regular season match against SSG Landers in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on the 24th, recording 60 wins and 67 losses (0.472). On the other hand, SSG, who was satisfied with one win in this series, had 64 wins, 2 draws, and 62 losses (0.508).
On this day, Lotte had Kim Dong-hyuk (right fielder) – Han Dong-hee (third baseman) – Lee Jeong-hoon (designated hitter) – Jeon Jun-woo (left fielder) – Jeong Hoon (first baseman) – Nico Goodrum (shortstop) – Jeong Dae-seon (second baseman) – Son Seong-bin (catcher) – An The lineup was organized in the order of Kwon Soo (center fielder). The starting pitcher is Aaron Wilkerson.
SSG is Choo Shin-soo (designated hitter) – Oh Tae-gon (first baseman) – Choi Joo-hwan (second baseman) – Guillermo Heredia (left fielder) – Han Yu-seom (right fielder) – Kim Kang-min (center fielder) – Choi Hang (third baseman) – Kim Seong-hyeon (shortstop) – Lee The lineup was organized in the order of Heungryeon (catcher). Seung-won Moon took on the responsibility of selection.
Choo Shin-soo, who hit a leadoff first-pitch home run in the bottom of the first inning two days ago, announced the start of the game with a leadoff home run in the bottom of the first inning again. With the ball count 2-1, he pulled Wilkerson’s 4th pitch cut fastball and drew a solo arch that went over the right wall. 11th home run this season.
Then Lotte immediately launched a counterattack. After Gudrum and Jeong Dae-seon’s consecutive hits with one out and one out in the top of the second inning, Son Seong-bin pulled Seung-won Moon’s fifth pitch fastball with one out and runners on first and second base and called second base runner Gu Drum home with a single to left. The score is 1-1.
Son Seong-bin, the ‘main character of the tiebreaker’, once again demonstrated concentration. In the top of the 4th inning, leadoff hitters Jeon Jun-woo and Jeong Hoon provided a scoring opportunity with consecutive singles, and after Goodrum’s strikeout and Jeong Dae-seon’s body hit, Son Seong-bin hit a hit to right, guiding runner Jeon Jun-woo home on third base. At this time, catcher Lee Heung-ryeon, who missed the right fielder’s throw, let the ball go backwards, and even second base runner Jeong Hoon scored.
Han Dong-hee, who had been quiet throughout the second half, also contributed. He appeared as the leadoff hitter in the top of the 5th inning, hit Seung-won Moon’s 2nd pitch fastball with the ball count at 1-0, and fired a mid-month solo shot that went over the center fence. The fifth home run of the season came 73 days after the Changwon NC Dinos game on July 13th. With Han Dong-hee’s first home run of the second half, the score became 4-1.
SSG, who wanted to catch up, replaced Seung-won Moon with Jong-hoon Park with one out in the top of the 5th inning, but two walks and a hit left the bases loaded with one out, and Dae-seon Jeong added one run with a push walk, bringing the gap between the two teams to four points. It happened.
Lotte scored one run in the top of the 7th inning on Dae-seon Jeong’s sacrifice fly, and in the top of the 9th inning, thanks to Dae-seon Jeong’s timely hit with an RBI and Hak-joo Lee’s push-out walk, Lotte solidified its victory and finished the game without giving up a run.
Starting pitcher Wilkerson, who threw 106 pitches, earned his 5th win of the season with 3 hits (1 home run), 3 walks, 7 strikeouts, and 1 run in 6 innings, and Jaemin Shim, Jung-rak Shin, and Do-gyu Kim, who pitched 1 inning each, stopped SSG’s pursuit with scoreless pitches. . In the batting lineup that had a whopping 14 hits, ‘rookie’ Jeong Dae-seon went 2-for-2 with 3 RBIs and got on base 4 times, including a walk and a hit to the body, while Goodrum had a big hit with 3 hits. In addition, Han Dong-hee, Jeong Hoon, Son Seong-bin, and An Kwon-soo also contributed to the team’s victory with multiple hits.
On the other hand, SSG starter Seung-won Moon took the loss with 7 hits (1 home run), 2 walks, 3 strikeouts, and 4 runs (3 earned) in 4⅓ innings. Park Jong-hoon, who came next, failed to record a single out and showed a pitching performance below expectations, allowing one hit, three walks, and one walk. Choi Hang, who played as the starting third baseman in place of his older brother Choi Jeong, was the only player on the team to record multiple hits, but was disappointed as he showed signs of instability in defense.
Lotte will take a break without a game schedule until the 27th and play a two-game series against the Hanwha Eagles at Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan on the 28th and 29th. SSG is aiming for a turnaround in a three-game series against the Doosan Bears (double header on the 27th) at Incheon SSG Landers Field on the 26th and 27th.