Lotte Giants’ unstoppable winning streak continues. In front of the home fans who sold out for the first time in the season, they won 8 consecutive victories and became the sole leader in about 11 years.
Lotte won 5-3 in the home game against Kiwoom Heroes in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Sajik Stadium in Busan on the 30th.
With this, Lotte succeeded in winning 8 games from the KIA Tigers match on the 20th.
It is only about 12 years and 10 months and 4705 days since June 3-12, 2010 that Lotte has won 8 consecutive wins. At the time, the KBO League had an eight-team system, and Lotte’s command tower was coach Jerry Royster.
In addition, Lotte, which had a season record of 14 wins and 8 losses (0.636), rose to the lead as SSG Landers lost 0-2 to Doosan Bears on the same day.
It is the first time in about 10 years and 9 months, 3949 days since July 7, 2012, that Lotte took the lead after more than 10 games in the season.
Afterwards, he took the lead on April 12, 2017, but at that time he was tied with the KIA Tigers.
Lotte, with Han Hyun-hee as the starter, scored points without hesitation even against “League Ace” An Woo-jin.
At the end of the second inning, Lotte scored the first run with Ahn Kwon-soo’s sacrifice fly. At the end of the 3rd inning, after 2 outs, Jeon Jun-woo’s hit and An Woo-jin’s wild throw resulted in 2nd out and 2nd base, An Chi-hong’s left-middle double hit one more point.
In the beginning of the 5th inning, Lotte allowed Han Hyun-hee to turn around sharply. Edison Russell hit a 1 RBI double from 2nd out and 2nd base, and Lee Won-seok hit a timely hit to tie the game.
However, by bringing down An Woo-jin in 5 innings, Lotte promoted the second half of the game and did not miss a chance.
After one run at the end of the 7th inning, Lotte created a chance for 1 out and 1st and 3 bases with consecutive hits by Ahn Kwon-soo and Kim Min-seok. Here, Ko Seung-min became 2nd out, 1st and 3rd base with an infield grounder, and the flow seemed to be cut off.
However, a balk was declared as Kiwoom’s third pitcher, Kim Dong-hyuk, did not throw the ball after taking a motion to check third base while stepping on the pitch. The runner on third base easily tied the game as he stepped on the home run.
Lotte, who gained momentum, overturned the game with Jack Rex’s double to the right field. In the continued chance, Jeon Jun-woo struck a right-handed hit at the right time and scored a key point.
Lotte kept the victory by tying up Kiwoom’s batting line with Seung-min Koo in the 8th inning and Won-jung Kim’s ‘Pil Seung-jo’ in the 9th inning.
Lotte’s third pitcher, Kim Sang-soo, took his 2nd win (1 save) of the season, and Kim Won-jung harvested 7 saves (1 win, 1 loss).
In Suwon, the Samsung Lions defeated the KT Wiz 1-0 thanks to Oh Jae-il’s final solo shot in the top of the 10th inning.
Samsung, which had 5 consecutive victories, recovered its win rate to 50% with 12 wins and 12 losses, and became the 7th place alone.
On the other hand, KT fell into the pit of 9 consecutive losses (1 draw). It is only 6 years and 8 months, 2451 days since August 4-13, 2016, the second year of the first team league, that KT lost 9 consecutive losses.
On this day, KT had 14 runners on base, including 5 hits, 8 walks, and 1 error, but all of them were left behind and played a frustrating game.
The game, which went into overtime because the score was 0-0 until the ninth inning, was divided into ‘one shot’.
Samsung’s ‘Captain’ Jae-il Oh, who appeared after one out in the top of the 10th inning, hit a solo home run over the right fence against KT finisher Jae-yoon Kim.
At the end of the 10th inning, Kim Tae-hoon, a ‘transfer student’, took the mound and overcame the crisis of 1st and 2nd base and kept the victory. Kim Tae-hoon, who was traded from Kiwoom on the 27th, appeared in 3 games in 4 days and won 1 win and 2 saves.
In Incheon, Doosan defeated SSG 2-0. Doosan, who came out of the mire of 4 consecutive losses, maintained a tie for 5th place with KIA with a total of 12 wins, 1 draw and 11 losses throughout the season.
On the other hand, SSG, which had lost two consecutive wins, became 15-9 and fell to second place behind Lotte.
Doosan starter Gwak Bin tied up the SSG batting line and won his 3rd win (1 loss) of the season with an excellent pitch that allowed 2 hits, 4 walks, 7 strikeouts and no runs in 6 innings.
Doosan foreign hitter José Rojas made a long-awaited performance with 2 hits and 1 RBI in 4 at-bats, including the final hit. Rojas’ batting order went down to number 8 due to a recent sluggish performance, but he fired a signal to escape the sluggish performance in the game that day.
In Jamsil, KIA won 12-8 after a slugfest with the LG Twins.
KIA, which swept 3 consecutive matches, became 12-11 (tied for 5th place) in the season with 5 consecutive wins. LG, who lost 3 times in a row, became 15-11 (3rd place).
KIA scored the final point with Hwang Dae-in’s timely hit in the 1st and 2nd bases safely in the beginning of the 9th inning against 8-8. In the continued chance, Socrates Brito hit a three-run home run over the right-middle fence to seal the game.
KIA finisher Jeong Hae-young took the mound at the end of the 8th inning and made a blown save after a timely hit, but with the help of the other line, he had 3 wins (1 loss and 3 saves) of the season.
On the other hand, Ko Woo-seok of LG not only recorded a blown save after getting a timely hit in the top of the 8th inning, but also came up in the 9th inning and failed to catch a single outcount and gave up 4 runs. Ko Woo-seok, who scored 4 runs in ⅓ innings, soared to 6.35 with his first loss of the season (1 win, 2 saves).
In Changwon, the NC Dinos defeated the lowest-ranking Hanwha Eagles 4-1 and swept a three-game series.
NC maintained 4th place with 14 wins and 12 losses, and Hanwha, the last player, recorded 6 wins, 1 draw and 17 losses with 3 consecutive losses.먹튀검증
NC starter Pedi pitched with no hits until 1 company in the 7th inning, and on this day, 7 innings, 1 hit, 3 walks, 11 strikeouts, no runs, and 4 wins (1 loss) were harvested with outstanding pitching. The average ERA is 0.47, which is first in the league.
After a 12-day break, Hanwha Young-Geon Mun Dong-Joo faltered with 8 hits, 1 walk, 7 strikeouts and 4 runs in 6 innings, holding his 2nd loss (1 win) of the season.