The Lotte Giants, who had been struggling in the 5th round, succeeded in reversing the atmosphere after a long time. Lotte won 9-1 against the Doosan Bears held at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 27th. Starter Charlie Barnes’ 7 innings, 1 run, and Jeon Jun-woo and Ahn Chi-hong, who each scored 3 RBIs, stood out. Lotte decorated the first 3 consecutive matches in the second half with a dominant series (3 wins or 2 wins, 1 loss or more). On the previous day (26th), Doosan, who had been running for 11 consecutive wins, the most in the history of the club, was defeated 7-2 and put the brakes on the upward trend, and cheered for two days in a row.
It is the first time in 53 days since the KIA Tigers match on June 2-4 that Lotte won a series of superiority based on three consecutive matches. There were times when only 1 or 2 games were held due to rain delays, and even considering the fact that the All-Star break was included, it was too long. 먹튀검증 At the time of the KIA game on June 2-4, the most recent series of dominance, Lotte was in third place. However, from the next day, there were far more days of defeat than victories. The win rate and ranking gradually fell. From June 5th to last weekend’s three consecutive weekend matches against Kiwoom Heroes, the record was 10-22 and the winning rate was only 0.313. Lotte, which had been fighting for the lead with the LG Twins and SSG Landers until early June, fell to the middle ranks, making it impossible to guarantee advances to the postseason.
Ahn Kwon-soo, Noh Jin-hyuk, and Choi Jun-yong left due to injuries and sluggish performances, and the sluggishness of foreign players overlapped. Team infighting also occurred. Changes were also made with the transfer of the coaching staff. Lotte, which is challenging fall baseball for the first time in six years, started to change the atmosphere around the All-Star break. Both foreign player substitution cards have been exhausted. An official from the club said, “We need to rebound after the All-Star break. It’s time to increase the number of wins.” Lotte put the brakes on the winning streak and reversed the mood in July when Doosan, the team’s number one win rate, was hit. As soon as the second half started, they reaped a long-awaited series of dominance, foreshadowing a great counterattack in August.
Captain Ahn Chi-hong said, “Aaron Wilkerson won his first start in the KBO League yesterday (26th). I think that momentum continued with Barnes.” We will be able to continue a better flow.” Jeon Jun-woo welcomed, saying, “Last weekend, the team lost a little bit, but everyone seems to have gained a little bit of confidence through the streak.” Lotte coach Larry Sutton said, “I want to continue the good atmosphere until the weekend in Gwangju (KIA Tigers game).”