Lotte took the winning series in a crucial weekend home three-game series. They kept their dream of reaching the best-of-five series alive.
The Lotte Giants won 6-1 at home against the KIA Tigers in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at Sajik Stadium in Busan on the 13th. The Giants clinched the series with a 2-1 victory in the three-game weekend series at home. They now have 47 wins and 51 losses. Sixth-placed KIA remains in sixth place with 45 wins, 46 losses and two ties.
온라인카지노 Charlie Barnes smiles against a foreign starter. He pitched seven innings of three-hit ball, striking out five, walking two and allowing one run (unearned) to improve to 9-6 on the season. Lowered his ERA to 3.63. KIA starter Mario Sanchez allowed five runs (one earned) on seven hits and seven walks with one strikeout in five innings. His season ERA is 5.74.
The Lotte bats came together in the third inning. Ahn Kwon-soo led off with a single up the middle. Ahn Chi-hong drew a walk. Lee Jung-hoon hit a line drive in front of second baseman Kim Kyu-sung, but Kim couldn’t get it out of bounds and the ball went out of the infield. An error. Ahn Kwon-soo scored the go-ahead run.
Barnes retired the side. Lotte needs to get as many wins as possible when Barnes, who has been reliable in the second half, is out there/Lotte Giants
Kia manager Kim Jong-kook then took Kim Kyu-sung off and brought in Choi Jeong-yong. Lotte then loaded the bases with one out when Jeon Jun-woo singled up the middle. Niko Gudrum struck out on three pitches, but Park Seung-wook hit an infield single to the second baseman. Choi Jeong-yong caught a ball that almost escaped the outfield on a 1-2 pitch to keep the score at one.
Lotte retired Kim Min-seok on a strikeout, but Noh Jin-hyuk followed with a sweeping three-run double over the height of left fielder Lee Chang-jin. Noh, who has suffered from a severe hitting slump this season, set the stage for a comeback in the three-game series this weekend.
Noh also has the long ball. Suk-Sul celebrates after his three-run double/Lotte Giants
After that, it was back to the lull. In the top of the sixth, KIA’s leadoff hitter Kim Tae-gun was thrown out trying to advance to second base after dropping a pitch to left-centre field. Choi Jeong-yong followed with a single to right-centre and moved to third on a wild pitch. Park Chan-ho followed with a single and Kim Do-young’s sacrifice fly to centre field saved the day.
Veteran Jeon Jun-woo also quietly gave his team a boost with a multi-hit game/Lotte Giants
Lotte closed out the game with Koo Seung-min in the top of the eighth and Kim Won-joong in the bottom of the ninth. In the bottom of the eighth, a leadoff double by Noh Jin-hyuk and a leadoff triple by Choi Jung-geun drove in a run. Unlike the previous day, Kia’s bats were unable to take advantage of the Lotte ace and the Pilseung-Seung-Hyeon duo, ending their three-game weekend series in Luzhou. They deployed right-handed batters against Barnes, but it didn’t work. Lee Jun-young, Jeon Sang-hyun, and Jung Hae-young took the mound to check their form.
Jun-woo Jeon bats. The veterans will have to step up to the plate in the race for the top spot/Lotte Giants