’15 matches, 12 losses…’ Lotte is not serious, and was swept away by KT again ‘KT’s unstoppable 3-game winning streak’

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KT Wiz defeated the Lotte Giants and succeeded in sweeping the series토토사이트. The joys and sorrows of the two teams were clearly mixed. KT overcame extreme sluggishness at the beginning of the season and made the win-loss margin ‘-5 wins’. On the other hand, Lotte is showing an unusual appearance, losing 12 times in the last 15 games.

KT Wiz won 4-2 in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League home game (game 12 between teams) against the Lotte Giants held at KT Wiz Park in Suwon on the 22nd.

With this victory, KT blew the whistle for three consecutive wins, sweeping Lotte and three consecutive matches during the week. Marking 29 wins, 2 draws and 34 losses this season, there are only 5 wins left until the 50% win rate. On the other hand, Lotte has 32 wins and 31 losses, with a 50% win rate and only one win. The last 3 losses. Lotte suffered 6 consecutive losses against KT after the home game of Sajik on the 6th. The opponent record this season is 9 wins and 3 losses, KT’s advantage.

Prior to the game, KT coach Lee Kang-cheol said of Lee Ho-yeon, who was injured in the game the previous day (21st), “I was hit enough to make me feel sick. I’ll see if I can exercise while doing it,” he said. Lee Ho-yeon, who came to KT from Lotte through a trade last May, was hit hard in the face by a foul ball she hit in the 4th inning against Lotte the day before. Manager Lee expressed regret, saying, “I used it as an infield right-handed and left-handed agent, but it was a pity.”

Sutton Lotte coach also mentioned the injured player. It was Na Gyun-an, who complained of discomfort in his right shoulder during a pitch the day before. Coach Sutton said, “Currently, Cha Woo-chan is also one of the candidates with high potential. “I need a check every two days. I’ll keep an eye on it.”

Lotte starting pitcher Lee In-bok. Lee In-bok stepped on the first team stage for the first time this season after undergoing surgery to remove bone fragments in his elbow in January. Coach Sutton said of Lee In-bok before the game, “I have been preparing diligently in the 2nd team. I know how to throw the ball efficiently. I expect about 5 innings. I want him to fight like himself.”

◆ Lotte failed to score points in the 1st and 4th innings, while KT concentrated on scoring opportunities one by one.Lotte had a good opportunity to load bases in the 1st and 4th innings, but swallowed regret by not being able to connect with big innings. In the first inning, lead hitter Ko Seung-min hit hard and Yun Dong-hee walked on base, and Jeon Jun-woo struck out three pitches, but Rex walked after an eight-pitch game. 1 company with full bases chance. However, Ahn Chi-hong was out with catcher fly out and Yoo Kang-nam was out with 3rd base ground ball, respectively, and failed to score first.

It was an opportunity after a crisis. KT took 2 points at the end of the 1st inning and overpowered Lotte. After one run, Kim Min-hyeok hit the right middle and Alford hit the left, creating opportunities for first and second base. Here, Park Byung-ho struck a timely hit in the right middle, and even second base runner Kim Min-hyuk stepped home as the right fielder’s throwing

error overlapped. After one out, Yoon Dong-hee hit the left fielder, and after two outs, Rex hit in the infield in front of the pitcher. Ahn Chi-hong then hit a timely double that fell inside the right field line and pursued with a 2-1, one-point lead. However, Yoo Gang-nam was out with a floating ball to center fielder and Min-hyeok Kim to ground ball to shortstop, and they bowed their heads.

Lotte seized the opportunity to load the bases again in the 4th inning. After one out, Park Seung-wook hit a double in the middle right, and after two outs, Ko Seung-min and Yoon Dong-hee picked out consecutive walks. A golden opportunity for two outs to be loaded. However, Jeon Jun-woo failed to score as he ended up flying out to left field on the 4th pitch.

It was an opportunity after a crisis. After one out in the bottom of the 4th inning, KT went to base with an infield hit to the third baseman, and took advantage of Han Dong-hee’s throw to go to second base. Then, when Ahn Chi-young’s shortstop grounded, Bae Jeong-dae, who settled on third base, was able to dig home with Lee In-bok’s wild pitching when Kim Sang-soo’s subsequent at-bat came out

. . Coincidentally, it was similar to Han Dong-hee’s mistake situation earlier. This time, KT third baseman Hwang Jae-gyun threw a one-bound throw, but first baseman Park Byung-ho failed to catch it and threw it backwards. Meanwhile, An Chi-hong arrived safely at second base. The official record was Hwang Jae-gyun’s throwing error after the hit. However, Yoo Kang-nam struck out on a swing and Han Dong-hee was out with a shortstop ground ball, and they failed to score.

5th inning followed. KT ran away with another point. After one shot, Alford blew up the momentum by hitting a double in the middle right. Then, Park Byung-ho went to third base when shortstop hit deep infield, and Hwang Jae-gyun hit the right middle and came home. The score was 4-1. Here, the Lotte bench ended up putting Shin Jeong-rak on the mound instead of removing Lee In-bok. On this day, Lee In-bok’s performance was 4⅓ innings, 8 hits, 2 walks, 1 strikeout and 4 runs (3 earned). The total number of pitches was 78. Shin Jeong-rak, who followed, struck out Hyeon-woo Kang on a swing after a 9-pitch game, and Kyung-soo Park threw a fly ball to the left fielder on the first pitch, and did not concede any additional runs.

In the beginning of the 6th inning, Lotte again broke the flow of attack, but KT catcher Kang Hyeon-woo’s throw was decisive. The situation where the pitcher changed from Benjamin to Ju Kwon. After one out, Hwang Seong-bin went on base with a straight walk. The next hitter is Koh Seung-min. At this time, Hwang Seong-bin attempted to steal second base, but was caught by Kang Hyeon-woo’s throw to second base and ended up being out. The inning ended with Ko Seung-min also being pulled out with a fly out to left field.

◆ Match: Lotte, behind 1-4, had a chance to load bases with one out in the top of the 7th inning, Yoo Kang-nam’s big ball was caught in front of the fence, and Han Dong-hee’s catcher fly-out ‘inning ended’However, in the top of the 7th inning, Lotte once again seized the golden opportunity. While KT replaced the pitcher from Jugwon to Son Dong-hyun, lead batter Yoon Dong-hee got on base with a hit that was hit by the pitcher and deflected toward the right fielder. After one out, when Rex got on base with a right-handed hit, the KT bench moved. In place of Son Dong-hyun, KT’s most reliable bullpen pitcher, Park Young-hyun, was put in. However, as soon as Park Young-hyun got on the mound, he allowed An Chi-hong to walk, causing a crisis with a full base.

The next hitter is Yoo Kang-nam. It was Lotte’s third full base opportunity that day. It was also the winning point of the match. Yoo Kang-nam kicked up Park Young-hyeon’s 7th pitch slider (122km) on the ball count of 2-2 and sent a big hit to the left center. However, as he was sucked into the left fielder’s glove, the out count increased, and in the meantime, third base runner Dong-hee Yoon stepped home. Gangnam Yoo’s sacrifice fly RBI. The score was narrowed to 4-2, 2 points. Han Dong-hee then went to bat, but hung his head as the catcher foul fly out.

After pursuing with a two-point lead, Lotte put Kim Sang-soo on the mound instead of Shim Jae-min at the end of the 7th inning. Suwon KT Wiz Park suddenly started to rain. In KT, Park Byeong-ho picked out a walk after one out, but Hwang Jae-gyun stepped back with a double hit in front of the shortstop. Park Young-hyeon, who came to the mound in the 8th inning, met the expectations of KT fans with good pitching. He struck out Park Seung-wook on the 5th pitch and caught Hwang Seong-bin with a floating ball to center fielder on the first pitch. When Ko Seung-min was allowed a hit, the KT bench put up Kim “Closer” Jae-yoon. 4 out save situation. Kim Jae-yoon ended the inning by inducing Yoon Dong-hee to ground to second base. In the end, Kim Jae-yoon, who stepped on the mound in the ninth inning, calmly treated the Lotte batting line as a three-way offense and protected the team’s victory.
KT succeeded in achieving 7 wins (3 losses) in the season with starter Benjamin fighting hard with 6 hits, 4 walks and 1 run (1 earned) in 5 innings. Then, Ju Kwon (14 pitches in 1 inning), Dong-Hyun Son (10 pitches in 1 run in 1/3 innings), Young-Hyun Park (25 pitches in 1 1/3 innings), and Jae-Yoon Kim (1 1/3 innings) came out in turn to protect the team victory. In the lineup with 8 hits, Park Byeong-ho played a big role with 3 hits in 3 at-bats, 1 walk and 1 RBI, and Alford also performed well with 2 hits and 2 runs.

On the other hand, while starter Lee In-bok faltered in Lotte, Shin Jeong-rak (1 inning), Shim Jae-min (⅔ innings), Kim Sang-soo (1 inning), and Koo Seung-min (1 inning) came out in turn and scattered the ball. In the other lineup with a total of 9 hits, Koh Seung-min, Yoon Dong-hee, Rex, and Ahn Chi-hong struggled with multi-hits, but could not prevent the team from losing.

Coach Lee Kang-cheol, the “winner,” said, “Starter Benjamin fulfilled his role as a starter by suppressing runs as much as possible. I look forward to better pitching in the future. After overcoming the crisis in the first inning, he made good use of his chances and brought the atmosphere to the game. After that, he was able to win with an extra point. The players worked hard in the inclement weather, and I am grateful to the fans who watched until the end.”

Lotte lost 12 of the last 15 games with this defeat. It started with a 0-6 loss to KIA on the 4th in the last game of 3 consecutive weekend matches. Then, from the 6th to the 8th, he suffered a sweeping defeat in three consecutive matches against KT Wiz at the Sajik Baseball Stadium. From the 9th to the 11th, in the away game against the Samsung Lions, they won 1 win, 2 losses, and won a losing series. From the 13th to the 15th, they ended up in a losing series with 1 win and 2 losses in their 3 home matches with Hanwha, and last weekend they also stayed with 1 win and 2 losses in their 3 away matches with SSG (16-18). And this time, I gave up a sweep in 3 consecutive matches with KT during the week.

Now, Lotte will move to Jamsil and play against the LG Twins, who are running at the top, in a weekend three-game series. On the other hand, KT will go on an expedition to Gwangju and play three consecutive matches against the KIA Tigers on the weekend.


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