Hwang Seong-bin (26), the leading offensive player of the Lotte Giants, stood tall as the main character of the ninth inning with his quick feet and fighting spirit.
On the 23rd, Hwang Seong-bin started as the second batter left fielder against the Changwon NC Dinos and contributed to the team’s 5-3 come-from-behind victory with 2 hits, 1 RBI and 1 run in 5 at-bats. Lotte, who had won 4 consecutive wins since the match against Sajik KIA Tigers on the 20th, climbed to 4th place with 10 wins and 8 losses.
Lotte struggled quite a bit on this day. The other line failed to pick up a single hit from NC starter Lee Yong-jun. The first hit of the day did not come until the top of the 7th inning when Lee Yong-jun went down from the mound. An Chi-hong hit a left-handed hit against Kim Jin-ho, who made a relief mound, but subsequent hitters struggled one after another. Even at the beginning of the 8th inning, there was no one to support Yun Dong-hee’s hit that broke out after two shots.
Lotte’s defeat was deep. According to the win probability graph provided by Sports 2I, an official KBO record statistics company, Lotte’s chance of winning was only about 5% in the beginning of the 9th inning that day.
It is Seongbin Hwang who takes the lead in the band electrode. As the lead batter in the top of the ninth inning, he hit NC finisher Lee Yong-chan’s first pitch and scored an infield hit. He attacked a fastball that lay low on the outside and sent the ball deep to the left of the shortstop, and even though the NC defense moved quickly, his feet were quicker. Hwang Seong-bin, who settled on third base thanks to consecutive hits from follow-up hitters An Chi-hong and Jack Rex, scored the team’s first run of the day when Noh Jin-hyeok’s walk with no bases loaded.먹튀검증
NC was greatly shaken. Lotte, who was looking for a gap, scored two more points when the infield hit of pinch hitter Jeon Jun-woo continued with no bases loaded. A fast and strong ball hit the body of third baseman Do Tae-hoon and was deflected, but in a hurry, even the thrown ball deviated greatly from the first baseman’s mitt. Continuing the opportunity, Lotte reversed itself with Yoon Dong-hee’s push walk with the first bases loaded, and Hwang Seong-bin’s one RBI with the second bases loaded continued to drive a wedge. With this hit, Lotte’s chance of winning soared to 88.7%.
Hwang Seong-bin, whose left index finger was slightly broken while running base against Sajik LG Twins on the 11th, returned to the plate on the 22nd and made a splash with multi-hits in two consecutive games. It’s a big success comparable to his quick recovery. There is a reason why Lotte coach Larry Sutton praised him as “a player who acts like a spark plug in our batting line.”