The Lotte Giants continued their winning streak.
Lotte won 3-1 in an away game against Hanwha Eagles held at Daejeon Hanwha Life Insurance Eagles Park on the 16th. Lotte stepped on the heights of 20 wins (11 losses) in the season while running 3 consecutive wins. Hanwha lost 2 in a row. The season record was 12 wins, 2 draws and 21 losses.
On this day, Lotte played Kim Min-seok (center fielder) – Jack Rex (left fielder) – Han Dong-hee (3rd baseman) – Ahn Chi-hong (2nd baseman) – Jeon Jun-woo (designated hitter) – Noh Jin-hyeok (shortstop) – Ko Seung-min (1st baseman) – Yu Kang-nam (catcher) – Yoon Sun-nyeong The starting lineup was formed in the order of (right fielder).
Hanwha: Jeong Eun-won (2nd baseman) – Noh Si-hwan (3rd baseman) – Chae Eun-seong (1st baseman) – Kim In-hwan (designated hitter) – Choi Jae-hoon (catcher) – Oh Seon-jin (shortstop) – Ogredi (left fielder) – Eurogyeol (right fielder) – Lee Won-seok (center fielder) started the game.
The starting pitchers on both teams did their part. Lotte starting pitcher Charlie Barnes gave up 1 run in 7 innings, and Hanwha Pena gave up 1 run in 6 innings. Both teams had quality starts from starting pitchers, and Lotte took the lead.
At the beginning of the first inning, lead batter Kim Min-seok walked and stole second base after a run. Afterwards, Ahn Chi-hong hit a double headed toward left field and took a 1-0 lead.
In the bottom of the 5th inning, lead hitter Choi Jae-hoon’s double and Oh Seon-jin’s sacrifice bunt made Hanwha one run and third base. However, after O’Grady struck out, Eurogyel failed to score on a grounder to second baseman.
Hanwha’s silence was broken in the 8th inning. In the bottom of the 8th inning, lead batter Oh Seon-jin hit a double. Lotte lowered Barnes and put in Koo Seung-min. Hanwha also made a decision. Instead of O’Grady, Park Jung-hyun was put in and a bunt operation was made. In the process, the ball came out, and it became 1st and 2nd base safely. As Seung-min Koo’s pitch hit the front of Park Jung-hyun’s helmet, Seung-min Koo was ejected. Kim Sang-soo climbed the mound. 스포츠토토
Pinch hitter Lee Jin-young struck out, but Jeong Eun-won’s timely hit brought the two teams to a 1-1 balance.
In the beginning of the ninth, Kang-Nam Yoo’s walk and Kwon-Soo Ahn’s hit made Lotte one out, 1st and 2nd bases. Afterwards, Lotte withdrew without scoring as Han Dong-hee’s pitcher hit and a ball that went in front of the shortstop was blocked by Oh Seon-jin’s lake rain.
While Hanhwa withdrew without any profit in the bottom of the ninth, Lotte took the lead again in the top of the 10th. Leading batter An Chi-hong hit, and after one out, An Chi-hong fired a home run that went behind the right fielder and took a 3-1 lead.
In the bottom of the 10th inning, Hanwha’s lead batter Oh Seon-jin got a hit, but the follow-up hitter failed to catch up and failed to catch up.