An unexpected long break. In the end, it became ‘poison’.
Lotte lost 1-5 in a home game against Doosan Bears held in Sajikguja, Busan on the 9th. After 9 wins in a row, 2 losses in a row.
Last week Lotte really took a good rest. After losing 2-10 against the KIA Tigers in Gwangju on the 3rd, the winning streak ended, and the KIA match on the 4th was canceled due to rain. We went to Changwon to prepare for three weekend matches against the NC Dinos, but none of them were held due to rain.
Lotte coach Larry Sutton said, “I don’t remember if this happened during my active career, but it was strange.” “We continued training during the canceled period. The players showed good energy and concentration. Today (9th) In the past, I came a little earlier to train, and I paid attention to the basics,” he explained.
I made various preparations, but there was definitely an aftermath of a long break.
The silence on the other line was painful. Starting pitcher Dan Strayley gave up 3 runs in 6 innings and pitched for the first time this season with a quality start (3 earned runs in 6 or more starting innings).
The batting line was tied to Doosan’s “ace” Raul Alcantara. Up to the 7th inning, he only got 3 hits against Alcantara, but he could not attack. Only two hits came out in the first inning, but after that, a three-way offense continued.
By actively putting out the bat from the beginning, Alcantara was able to solve the game while conserving the number of pitches. 먹튀검증
The hard-earned chance in the bottom of the 8th inning was not fully saved. With Alcantara down, Noh Jin-hyeok went on base due to an error by the first baseman. Han Dong-hee hit and continued to have chances for 1st and 2nd base, but Yoo Kang-nam hit the second baseman-shortstop-1st baseman with a double hit and was splashed with cold water.
Kim Min-seok made up for one point with a timely hit, but the follow-up, Ahn Kwon-soo, struck out Lee Byung-hun, and the chase eventually failed.
In the bottom of the ninth inning, Rex got a hit after one out, but the follow-up batter came out with a double hit, and in the end, the first game of the week had to start with a loss.