7th place in the league with the 3rd ‘sweep loss’ of the season… Lotte Fall Baseball Emergency

Professional baseball Lotte Giants were swept for the third time this season. With him, the league standings fell to 7th place. This year, a ‘red light’ was turned on to advance to fall baseball.

Lotte lost 3-6 against KIA held at Kia Champions Field in Gwangju on the 30th. As a result, I was swept in three consecutive weekend matches that started on the 28th. It was the third sweep loss of the season after the kt match held on the 20th and 22nd of last month. The league standings dropped one notch to 7th.

Ahn Kwon-soo of the professional baseball Lotte Giants had a comeback match against KIA in Gwangju on the 30th. Courtesy of Lotte Giants 먹튀검증

On this day, Lotte put forward Han Hyun-hee instead of Na Kyun-an as the starter. Na Kyun-an was diagnosed with a hamstring sprain and took a day off. Han Hyun-hee played relatively well with 2 hits, 2 walks, 3 strikeouts and 1 run (1 earned run) in 4 innings, but Koo Seung-min, who was on the mound as the third pitcher in the 7th inning, was hit by 3 hits and allowed 2 runs. Choi Yi-jun, who took the mound as the fourth pitcher in the 7th inning, gave up two doubles and two walks while getting an out count, allowing the bases to be loaded.

In the Lotte batting line, he applied with 11 hits (1 home run), but the scorer burst late in the second half of the game, leaving regret. First, Jung-hoon made a big success by hitting 3 hits including a solo shot. It was Jung-hoon’s first home run of the season. Then, Kim Min-seok flew with a multi-hit. Ahn Kwon-soo, who returned early due to poor team circumstances, only had no hits in 5 at-bats before returning. Ahn Kwon-su devoted himself to rehabilitation after undergoing bone fragment removal surgery on June 8, and returned on this day, more than a month earlier than the original scheduled return in September. Before joining the 1st team, Ahn Kwon-soo had acquired a sense of actual combat by recording 5 hits in 7 at-bats in the 2nd team league.

Koo Seung-min of the Lotte Giants in professional baseball. Courtesy of Lotte Giants

At the beginning of the game, a fierce pitching battle between the two starting teams unfolded, and it was difficult to score. KIA was the first to break the silence. At the end of the 4th inning, Lotte starter Han Hyun-hee gave up a walk to lead hitter Choi Won-joon, and then Kim Do-young hit a double at the right time with an RBI first.

Lotte gave up 2 additional runs in the 6th inning. After Koo Seung-min was hit by Na Seong-beom, Choi Hyeong-woo was set up with a straight hit, but Socrates hit a double at the right time with 1 RBI. Lee Woo-sung’s 1 RBI grounder put Lotte behind 0-3.

Lotte lost 3 runs in the 7th inning. Kim Jin-wook, who took the mound in relief instead of Choi Lee-jun, who brought the bases loaded crisis by himself, was hit by Choi Hyung-woo with two RBIs in a timely manner, and then Socrates hit a sacrifice fly, allowing three runs in an instant. Jin Seung-hyun, who took the mound with another pitcher change, caught the other batter and finished the inning.

Jung Hoon of the Lotte Giants in professional baseball. On the 30th, Jung Hoon played an active part in the game against KIA in Gwangju, hitting his first home run of the season. Courtesy of Lotte Giants

Lotte scored the first goal in the 8th inning. After lead hitter Ahn Kwon-soo retreated with a ground ball, Jung-hoon fired a solo shot. It was Jung-hoon’s first home run of the season. Lotte’s attack continued. Lotte, who tied up Jeon Jun-woo’s walk and Kim Min-seok’s hit, took the opportunity to get 2 out, 1st and 2nd base, and scored an additional point with Son Seong-bin’s 1 RBI and timely double.

Lotte added 1 point at the end of the game, but could not turn the game over. In the bottom of the 9th inning, pinch hitters Han Dong-hee and Yoon Dong-hee saved the chance for first and second base safely with consecutive hits, but Ahn Kwon-soo poured cold water on them with a double hit. Jung-hoon revived the atmosphere with an RBI, but Lotte lost 3-6 as Jeon Jun-woo retreated with a fly ball.

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