Although it was a game on Tuesday, which is said to have the fewest spectators among weekday games, 15,047 spectators were seated at Sajik Stadium in Busan. Most of them were to watch the rise of the Lotte Giants with their own eyes.
Like this, Lotte, who has been with a strong home crowd throughout this season, won a 2-0 victory against the NC Dinos held at Sajik Stadium on the 23rd. This season, he won 4 matches against NC and continued to dominate in the ‘Nakdong River Derby’.
For Lotte, starting pitcher Na Kyun-an’s strong pitching was outstanding. Na Kyun-ahn, who is showing the best performance this season, pitched 86 pitches in 6 innings, giving up 5 hits, 5 strikeouts and no runs. It’s already the 5th win (1 loss). He overpowered the NC lineup with a fastball with a maximum speed of 147km and a forkball with a large drop of around 130km.
Pil Seung-jo’s setup man, Koo Seung-min, who came up in the bottom of the 8th inning, and Kim Won-joong, the closer who took the mound in the 9th, kept one scoreless inning side by side and kept the 2-0 victory. Koo Seung-min achieved 10 holds for the club’s first four years in a row, and Kim Won-joong also achieved 10 saves for the club’s first four consecutive years. In the other lineup, third baseman Han Dong-hee, number 6, played an active role with 2 hits and 1 RBI in 2 at-bats.
NC starting pitcher Shin Min-hyuk became a losing pitcher with 5 hits and 2 runs in 5 innings.
Lotte took the lead. After one out in the 4th inning, Jeon Jun-woo went on base with a hit in front of the center fielder. Then, An Chi-hong made 1 company 2nd and 3rd base with a big left-handed double, and Jeon Jun-woo stepped home when Han Dong-hee’s left fielder sacrifice fly. It was a long hitting course, but NC left fielder Son Ah-seop threw his body and caught the ball. Instead, Lotte added 1 point to Roh Jin-hyuk’s right-handed hit and ran away 2-0.
NC also seized the chance. In the 5th inning, lead batter Yoon Hyung-jun hit a left-handed double. Seo Ho-cheol then scored a left-handed hit and made the first and third bases safe. However, the follow-up did not fire. Kim Joo-won retreated with a ground ball in front of the third baseman, and Do Tae-hoon and Son Ah-seop both struck out. Na Kyun-an’s sensuous forkball pulled the two out of swing.
Lotte, who overcame the crisis, overpowered NC with the height of the mound. Na Kyun-an pitched scoreless until the 6th inning, and Pil Seung-jo, who led Kim Sang-soo, Koo Seung-min and Kim Won-joong, was responsible for the 3 innings.
On the other hand, the LG Twins defeated the SSG Landers 9-1 in the Incheon game, which attracted attention with a tie for first place on the same day. In the 4th inning, 1-1, with 2 outs and bases loaded, Kim Min-seong pulled off a decisive left-running home run from opponent starting pitcher Oh Won-seok. Starting pitcher Lim Chan-gyu pitched 95 pitches in 6 innings, giving up 3 hits, 3 strikeouts and 1 run.
Jang Won-joon, a veteran left-handed pitcher of the Doosan Bears, started as a starting pitcher in a home game against the Samsung Lions at Jamsil Stadium and achieved 130 personal wins. He was sluggish with 7 hits and 4 runs in 5 innings, but he was supported by the batting line and became the protagonist of a 7-5 victory.메이저놀이터
In Suwon, Kiwoom Heroes defeated KT Wiz 3-1. Kiwoom starting pitcher Jeong Chan-heon recorded 6 scoreless innings and reported victory this season. In Daejeon, the Hanwha Eagles defeated the KIA Tigers 9-5.