‘KKKK’ Kim Jin-wook’s first victory in 354 days + Rex and Han Dong-hee’s home run… Lotte, KIA holding ‘Winning Series’

The Lotte Giants defeated the KIA Tigers with the solid pitching of ‘top prospect’ Kim Jin-wook and finished the three-week series with a ‘winning series’.

Lotte won 5-3 in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League KIA Tigers in the third game of the season at Sajik Stadium in Busan on the 20th.

On this day, Lotte’s starting ‘hairy ace’ Dan Strayley again left a disappointing pitch. This time, he recorded 66 pitches, 4 hits, 3 walks, 3 strikeouts and 3 runs (3 earned) in 3 innings, and was unable to accumulate a single win in 4 consecutive games after the season started. However, starting with Kim Jin-wook (3 innings), Kim Sang-soo (⅔ innings), Lee Tae-yeon, Koo Seung-min (1 inning), and Kim Won-joong (1⅓ innings) showed solid pitching. In particular, Kim Jin-wook tasted victory 354 days after the LG Twins match on May 1 last year.

In the other lineup, Jack Rex, who failed to produce hits in 3 consecutive games and showed a disappointing performance in the last two games defense, got 1 hit (1 home run), 2 RBIs, 2 runs, 2 walks, and Han Dong-hee went 3 at-bats, 1 hit (1 home run), 1 RBI, 1 run. Park Seung-wook scored the final blow and Noh Jin-hyeok scored a wedge.

Lotte caught the mood at the beginning of the game. In Lotte, in the absence of two out runners in the first inning, Koh Seung-min walks on base and turns the water on, Jack Rex, who had been silent for three consecutive games without a hit, attacked KIA starter Adonis Medina’s 7th pitch 152km outside high two-seam, crossed the left fence fired the first two-run home run. First home run of the season.

Lotte, who was in the mood, even scored a runaway point. At the end of the second inning, Lotte had no runners and Han Dong-hee, who had fallen to the 8th batting order, pulled Medina’s 4th pitch 132km cutter with all his might and crossed the middle left fence. The second home run of the season widened the score to 3-0.

However, KIA immediately struck a balance. In the top of the 3rd inning, with Park Chan-ho’s hit and stolen base and Ryu Ji-hyuk and Lee Chang-jin’s consecutive walks, KIA chased a point with Socrates Brito hitting a timely hit to right field. It was an assault hit, but Lotte starter Dan Strayley couldn’t hide his excitement as first baseman Ko Seung-min was able to catch it enough.

KIA continued to pursue Lotte to the bottom of the chin, with Hwang Dae-in getting a ball that fit the body with the first base loaded, and Choi Hyung-woo tied the score with a push-out walk, and the game became the starting point. KIA continued to have a good chance of one out and bases loaded, but Kim Seon-bin withdrew due to a double hit and was unable to score additional points. 스포츠토토

Lotte succeeded in holding the lead again. At the end of the 3rd inning, after Rex went on base with a walk, Park Seung-wook took Medina’s 3rd ball 147km two-seam in the 2nd 1st and 3rd bases prepared with Noh Jin-hyuk’s hit, pulling out a timely hit to regain the lead, and the gap again to 4-3. opened up And in the bottom of the 5th inning, Noh Jin-hyeok added another run with a sacrifice fly at 1 out 2nd and 3rd base, which was created by a walk by Koh Seung-min and Rex.

Lotte’s starter Dan Strayley went down the mound after 3 innings, but was ahead of KIA in the mound fight. In Lotte, Kim Jin-wook, who took the mound as the second pitcher, showed off his ability to block 3 scoreless innings, and Kim Sang-soo (⅔ innings), Lee Tae-yeon, Koo Seung-min (1 innings), and Kim Won-joong (1 1/3 innings) took the mound in turn to lead the KIA lineup. They tied it up and finished the 3 consecutive matches during the week with a winning series.

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