The Lotte Giants started the week fresh. But Sutton wasn’t satisfied.
Lotte won a 10-5 come-from-behind victory against SSG Landers in the regular season of the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ held at Sajik Stadium in Busan on the 15th. With this, Lotte ran two consecutive wins and marked the season with 48 wins and 51 losses. SSG lost 2 consecutive wins and stayed at 55 wins, 42 losses and 1 draw.
Starter Park Se-woong succeeded in escaping his 5th consecutive loss by showing quality start pitching, 4 hits, 2 walks, 3 strikeouts and 2 runs in 6 innings. Park Se-woong harvested 5 wins of the season. At bat, Jung Bo-geun was responsible for scoring the team’s points, completing a personal record of 5 on-base games with 4 at-bats, 3 hits, 2 RBIs and 2 walks. Noh Jin-hyeok also played an active role with 3 hits and 3 RBIs in 5 at-bats.
However, coach Larry Sutton expressed regret as he looked back on the situation that resulted in three mistakes that day. On this day, in the 4th inning, Joo-hwan Choi’s double in the 4th inning, 1st base, gave up a run first. During the relay play, left fielder Lee Jung-hoon and second baseman An Chi-hong’s relay creaked and recorded an error. It was officially recorded as a throw error by left fielder, but it was reasonable to view it as a catch error by second baseman An Chi-hong. 꽁머니사이트
Even in the 7th inning with one company on first base, third baseman Goodrum missed Kim Seong-hyun’s ground ball. And in the ninth inning, with a lead of 10-5, second baseman Park Seung-wook, who was put into great defense, dropped a fly ball hit by lead batter Oh Tae-gon, causing a crisis. In the end, I was driven to a situation where I had to put in Kim Won-jung, the finisher.
Coach Sutton explained, “Compared to starter Park Se-woong’s previous selections, today was a game in which he showed concentration and adjustments by inning. Also, we achieved a quality start with effective pitching rather than a large number of pitches.”
“It’s a game won by one team, but it’s a game with homework to supplement the details,” he said, pointing out a defensive mistake.