“The moment I lay down on the bed and went to sleep, yesterday’s game came into my mind. I didn’t sleep well.”
It is a series of ‘sweet potato defeats’. The inside of the command tower is burning tight.
Lotte will play the last game of the weekend series against SSG Landers at Sajik Stadium in Busan on the 6th.
Of the seven series in July, there was only one winning (against Jamsil Doosan Bears on July 25-27). Even before the mood was reversed, he was immediately swept in three consecutive matches against the KIA Tigers in Gwangju.
The 6 home matches that followed were a series with an atmosphere in the second half for Lotte, who was shaken. However, after recording 1 win and 2 losses against NC Dinos, 2 consecutive losses and 3 consecutive series losing were confirmed in the ‘Distribution Derby’ with SSG.
Each defeat is a series of games that upset Lotte fans. In particular, even after winning all 3 games against NC, they suffered 2 defeats due to a reverse defeat. The 1st game was overturned in the 11th inning, and the 3rd game presented a life struggle to Widener, who was in a state of ‘exit confirmed’.
Against SSG, he was beaten 7 hits in 9 at-bats by Choo Shin-soo for two days, and suffered a come-from-behind defeat the previous day with 4 double hits and a series of absurd mistakes. The damage was extraordinary as it was a defeat suffered by a ‘distribution rival’ from a mart to a coffee shop.
The gap with the 5th place KT Wiz widened to 5 and a half games. The sluggishness in June and July continued into August. It’s hard to avoid the sarcastic remark, “Spring is a month longer.”
Lotte coach Larry Sutton, who I met before the game, said, “After the game, I had a delicious dinner with my family (in Korea). But the moment I fell asleep, I remembered the moments of yesterday’s game.” The somewhat bloodshot eyes and rough face showed the recent hardships of the heart.
In particular, the scene of a grounder on third base at the bottom of the fifth inning with one out and bases loaded with a 5-3 lead was the most heartbreaking part. Han Dong-hee, who raised the ground ball, stepped on third base and threw it home instead of first base. If catcher Jeong Bo-geun catches and tags the runner on third base, the inning ends, but Jeong Bo-geun stands blankly. That’s how I caught up with 1 point, and ended up losing. Subsequently, there was an appearance that Yoon Dong-hee could not catch up with Choi Joo-hwan’s left-handed fly ball.먹튀검증
what the hell was going on Manager Sutton explained, “Han Dong-hee’s batted ball was slow, so we decided that it was better to throw it at home rather than first base. However, Han Dong-hee caught the ball and shot third base almost at the same time, and Jung Bo-geun made the mistake of not checking it.”
Then, regarding Yoon Dong-hee, “Once the defensive position started in the left middle (according to the shift), the start and batting judgment were good. Normally, it was a ball to catch enough.” Bonnie couldn’t reach the ball,” he added.
Manager Sutton said, “Fortunately, the overall batting cycle is increasing. There are many left bases, but it means that we have created a lot of scoring situations. We are doing well on base, and the pitchers are fighting as much as possible,” he tried to find the positive part.