Young players are taking their places one by one through a generational change, but it is still up to the veteran players to hold the center.
It is also the reason why the Lotte Giants are maintaining their current upward trend. Veterans wrote a come-from-behind drama together in front of a full crowd.
Lotte won 6-5 in the 7th game of the season against the KIA Tigers in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan on the 3rd and won two consecutive victories. Regardless of the match result on the 4th, the winning series was confirmed.
Jeon Jun-woo and Jung-hoon were both veterans who ‘uniquely’ made multi-hits within the team. Also, Ahn Chi-hong, who played 4 on-base games including 1 hit, is also one of the players who should play the role of the focal point.
Even at the beginning of the game, it was KIA that set the mood. He only scored 3 points at the beginning of the second inning, putting pressure on Lotte starter Na Kyun-an. On the other hand, the Lotte batting line suffered from not being able to capture KIA starter Adonis Medina.
It was in the bottom of the 6th inning that the atmosphere changed. ‘Veteran’ Jeon Jun-woo came out as the lead batter and hit a double in the middle left, and the follow-up hitter An Chi-hong raised the atmosphere with a walk. At the same time, he pulled Medina off the mound and started attacking the bullpen.
After Yoo Kang-nam’s two-run, timely hit from the bases loaded with two outs, KIA called left-hander Lee Jun-young instead of Lim Ki-young, but another veteran did the job. Jung Hoon, who came in as a pinch hitter, made a 4-3 comeback with two RBIs and a timely hit. If the veterans did not play their role in the other lines, it would be impossible to reverse.
In the bottom of the 7th, Ahn Chi-hong came out. He received Park Jun-pyo’s 7th forkball from 1st out and 2nd base and hit a heavy hit. In the meantime, Jeon Jun-woo, runner on second base, ran home with all his might and scored.먹튀검증
At the beginning of the 8th inning, KIA scored 5-5, but at the end of the 9th, Noh Jin-hyeok’s ending hit led to the team’s victory. Even in this process, the role of veterans stood out. After the lead hitter Park Seung-wook walked, Jeon Jun-woo and Ahn Chi-hong picked out walks in turn, leading to the bases loaded safely. From the point of view of KIA, which had exhausted almost all of the Pilseungjo, it was inevitable to be psychologically pursued by the veterans’ skillfulness.
Lotte coach Larry Sutton also said after the game, “I think we were able to score in the mid-to-late half because the hitters did not give up on Medina and showed their tenacity.” Because he continued, the chance came in the bottom of the ninth.”