Chasing team that breaks the will to pursue, it is difficult to block 1 inning

The difference in skill between the Pilseung and Pursuing Teams of the Lotte Giants, a professional baseball team that needs to fight, was clearly revealed. Except for the ‘KCK (Seungmin Koo-Junyong Choi-Wonjoong Kim) line’, there is no talent to stably block the back door. In order for Lotte to advance into fall baseball, it is pointed out that it is necessary to build a pursuit group as strong as the Pil Seung group.먹튀검증

Lotte lost 5-13 in the match against Sajik KIA on the 12th. The previous day, Lotte won the victory due to Aaron Wilkerson’s reverse fight and the explosion of the batting line, but this day showed weakness from the beginning of the game. The most painful thing was that Jeong Seong-jong, who started as a substitute starter in the absence of Na Kyun-an and Lee In-bok, collapsed with 6 runs in 1 and 1/3 innings. It was also a bad thing that the chase group, which was activated after the starting pitcher’s early steeling, collapsed. The chasing team, which consisted of Shim Jae-min, Kim Do-gyu, and Choi Young-hwan, showed uneasiness by providing opportunities to load the bases every time, and then contributed 7 runs.

Shim Jae-min, the first relief pitcher, allowed 2 runs (1 earned run) in 3 1/3 innings and made a good save. In the top of the second inning, trailing by 0-5, he took the mound with 1 out and 1st and 2nd base. He walked from the first batter, causing the bases loaded crisis, and Choi Hyung-woo hit a timely hit and lost one run in an instant. Kim Do-gyu, who took the mound after Shim Jae-min, took only one out count and gave up 1 point. Climbing the mound with 2 out and 1st base in the 5th inning, trailing 1-7, he gave up a hit to the first batter, Park Chan-ho, and then hit a timely 1 RBI hit by the follow-up batter, Kim Do-young. For Na Seong-beom, after the 8th pitch, he gave up a walk and allowed the base to be loaded. Fortunately, Hyung-Woo Choi was treated as a floating ball, preventing additional runs. However, after being hit six times in a row and sending the opposing runner to the scoring range, he was relegated.

The worst was third bullpen pitcher Choi Young-hwan. He gave up 4 runs in 2 and ⅔ innings, but Lotte scored 4 runs in the previous inning, so his sluggishness was inevitably accentuated. Choi Yeong-hwan, who took the mound from 1st and 2nd base safely in the 6th inning, trailing by 5-8, saw the first batter’s bunt ball float in front of him, but he failed to handle it properly and threw the ball to 3rd base, sending only the preceding runner out. Afterwards, he allowed Lee Woo-sung to hit 1 RBI and a timely double. In the 8th inning, he allowed a double, a heavy hit, and a walk in order to bring himself into a bases-loading crisis, before conceding a large number of runs with a push walk, a sacrifice fly, and an RBI double at the right time.

Lotte has succeeded in building a solid winning team called the KCK line, but it is seldom able to create a reliable ‘long relief’. Last year, Kim Do-gyu (4 wins, 8 holds, 3.71 ERA) played this role, but this year, he has not recovered his skills after surgery to remove bone fragments in his elbow. Before the start of the season, Lee Min-seok, Han Hyun-hee, and Kim Sang-soo were selected as long relief candidates, but all of them are not in a good position.

‘Fireballer’ Lee Min-seok, who wore a Lotte uniform as the first draft pick in 2022, was ruled out this season due to an injury. Free agent (free agent) Han Hyeon-hee recently joined the starting rotation as a fifth starter, so it is too much for her to assume the role of the bullpen. Kim Sang-soo, who moved to Lotte this year, is performing at the FA level, but is unable to come on the mound due to a recent injury.

As the batting cycle of Lotte’s batting line has recently risen and there are signs of a rebound, it seems possible to advance to fall baseball if a solid pursuit group is built in addition to the winning group.

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