A choice that everyone saw as reckless. However, that choice eventually became a bold decision and became a decisive scene that changed the atmosphere at the beginning of the game. Ahn Kwon-soo, who was ‘lucky in April’ but was sluggish in May, led the winning series. 메이저사이트
In the match against the NC Dinos held at Sajik Stadium in Busan on the 25th, Ahn Kwon-soo started as the second left fielder and recorded 1 hit and 1 point in 4 at-bats. He was not the hero of the game, but he was a player who made a decisive play that changed the atmosphere of the game.
It is Ahn Kwon-soo who energized Lotte’s batting line with a batting average of .301.8, 2 home runs, 12 RBIs, and 10 runs. Ahn Kwon-soo, who took another chance at Lotte after being released from Doosan last year, became an indispensable player for Lotte within a month.
However, Ahn Kwon-soo’s May was somewhat ups and downs. He played regularly, but suffered from discomfort in his right elbow. He was often seen not turning his swing properly. It was difficult for him to travel while managing the pain. In his May, his batting average dropped to 1.85. He also had a .452 OPS.
Foreign hitter Jack Rex is missing, and Hwang Seong-bin, who formed the assault team together, has been away for over a month due to an injury. In addition, as Ahn Kwon-soo was sluggish, the vigor of the other line decreased somewhat. Here, the batting line was also in a collective slump. The previous four games had three or fewer runs.
Moreover, the NC starting pitcher on this day was Lee Yong-jun. In the face-to-face confrontation on April 23, the Lotte batting line failed to hit Lee Yong-jun. At that time, Lee Yong-jun perfectly blocked the Lotte batting line with 6 innings, 3 walks, 5 strikeouts, no runs and no hitters. In the series 1 win 1 loss situation, I had to deal with a pitcher with a painful memory. It was the crisis of the 2nd consecutive losing series.
In the end, the first priority was to shake off the fear of Lee Yong-jun. That’s why the atmosphere at the beginning of the first episode was important. First of all, at the end of the first inning, lead batter Kim Min-seok walked out and took the opportunity. And the second time Ahn Kwon-soo appeared. Ahn Kwon-soo tried a sacrifice bunt but failed. I was driven to 2 strikes. However, with 1 ball and 2 strikes, Ahn Kwon-su pulled out a heavy hit with tenacity. It was Lotte’s first hit against Lee Yong-jun this year.
Kim Min-seok headed to third base. And taking advantage of the NC relay play being somewhat loose, Ahn Kwon-soo challenged second base. NC also confirmed the movement of Ahn Kwon-soo, and second baseman Park Min-woo quickly came in to cover and created a close game at second base. The initial decision was out. However, Ahn Kwon-soo applied for a video reading with a confident expression. Park Min-woo’s tag was on Kwon-soo Ahn’s right thigh, but it was confirmed that Kwon-su Ahn’s foot reached second base first. The verdict was overturned to Safe. Ahn Kwon-soo’s decision that could have been reckless eventually became a bold choice.
In the end, Lotte, who seized the chance to secure 2nd and 3rd base, scored 1 point with Jeon Jun-woo’s lucky second baseman infield hit and 1 more point with An Chi-hong’s center fielder sacrifice fly.
Lotte, who took a 2-0 lead in the first inning, drove the atmosphere. And in the second inning, 1 company, 1st, 3rd base, he played baseball again and scored an extra point. 1 company, 1st and 3rd base scored a runaway score of 3-0 with double steals, and in the 3rd inning, they scored 5 runs in a big inning, putting a wedge in the game early. Lotte’s 11-1 victory, winning series, left for Gocheok Kiwoom expedition.