The Lotte Giants defeated the Doosan Bears and won a valuable one.
Lotte won 3-0 in the home game against Doosan in the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank Sol KBO League’ held at Sajik Stadium in Busan on the 10th.
Lotte (16-10), who escaped from 2 consecutive losses, is still running in 3rd place.
Lotte starter Charlie Barnes had 2 hits, 2 walks, 8 strikeouts and no runs in 6⅔ innings, earning his 2nd win (1 loss) of the season. Sajik Stadium has escaped from the quagmire of four consecutive losses. Barnes’ season ERA fell from 7.58 to 5.61.
An Chi-hong played an active role with 2 hits, 1 RBI, and 1 point in 3 at-bats, including the season 2 solo home run, and Ko Seung-min contributed to the victory by hitting the final 1 RBI and double in the top of the 3rd inning.
Doosan recorded 14 wins, 1 draw and 15 losses in the season, and it was again far from the 50% win rate.
Doosan starter Choi Won-joon pitched well with 7 hits, 6 strikeouts and 3 runs in 7 innings, but was unable to receive support from other lines and recorded his 3rd loss of the season. Choi Won-joon has recently recorded 7 consecutive losses, 3 consecutive losses against Lotte, and 4 consecutive losses against Lotte.
On this day, the Doosan lineup only had two hits.
Lotte took the lead first.
Lotte added one point with Ahn Chi-hong’s solo home run in the fourth inning. An Chi-hong pulled Choi Won-joon’s high slider vigorously to create a long hit. It was a valuable shot that brought the flow of the game to Lotte.안전놀이터
Lotte created a chance in the top of the 3rd inning with consecutive hits by lead batters Yoo Kang-nam and Yoon Dong-hee. Afterwards, Kim Min-seok stepped back with a strikeout, but Ko Seung-min’s 1 RBI double hit the starting line. Then, Jeon Jun-woo and Jack Rex stepped back with a beomta and failed to score additional points.
Lotte seized the opportunity in the 7th inning with a hit by lead batter Noh Jin-hyeok and a sacrifice bunt by Park Seung-wook, and then added one more run with Yoo Kang-nam’s double.
Lotte’s second pitcher, Seung-min Koo, recorded his ninth hold of the season with a no-hit, no-run reverse pitch in 1⅓ innings, and finisher Won-joong Kim, who took the mound in the top of the 9th inning, made 8 saves (1 win, 1 loss) of the season by pitching a good pitch with no hits and no runs in 1 inning.