Did you really have to challenge for an inside the park home run? As Lotte lost a valuable scoring chance, it led to defeat.
Lotte ended their 3-game series against Doosan comfortably with a winning series. This time, Lotte, who went on an expedition to Suwon, lost 1-2 in a match against KT in the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ held at Suwon KT Wiz Park on the 12th. They played a close game to the 10th inning, but were frustrated by Moon Sang-cheol’s home run.
On this day, Lotte had considerable difficulties in producing points. KT’s national team starting pitcher Koh Young-pyo got only one point from a reverse throw. Koh Young-pyo perfectly dominated the Lotte batting line, pitching hard with only 5 hits and 1 run in 8 innings.
In the beginning of the second inning, Lotte took a lead with Han Dong-hee’s timely hit in the middle left, and there was no score after that. Of course, the opportunity was not entirely absent. With 2 outs in the top of the 6th inning when the score was tied 1-1, foreign hitter Jack Rex kicked up Young-pyo Koh’s 110km changeup and exploded a long hit that hit the top of the center fence. It took quite a long time for right fielder Cho Yong-ho to handle the ball instead of center fielder Jung Joon-yeong, who could not catch it. Rex went around 1st and 2nd base and headed for 3rd base. At this time, he confirmed that the arm of 3rd base base coach Jeon Jun-ho was busy, and did not stop running to the home plate.토스카지노
However, it was an excessive base play. After the relay play, the ball ended up in the hands of catcher Seong-Woo Jang, and Rex was devastated as he was eventually tagged out. Rex’s batted ball was recorded as a triple.
In baseball, if assumptions are useless, but what if we had stopped Rex at third base? It was a bout that the wrong choice of the moment left regret. Unfortunately, after Rex’s triple, the Lotte batters failed to produce a single hit until the 10th inning. Perhaps the flow was interrupted when Rex was tagged out near the home plate.
On this day, Rex showed a crazy run even though he appeared as a designated hitter due to discomfort in his knee, but the result was a futile out. Coincidentally, the opponent KT was in a state where a large number of key players had left due to injuries, and it was a team that was struggling in the mire of 6 consecutive losses, so it came as a more regrettable defeat for Lotte.