‘Ji-Hwan, Chang-Gi, you don’t get a break’ When former teammates Oh Ji-Hwan and Hong Chang-Gi stepped up to the plate, the excitement was short-lived as catcher Yoo Kang-Nam sealed the deal with a waist-deep ball.
21,089 baseball fans traveled to Jamsil Stadium to watch the El Lucho game. The LG Twins and Lotte Giants have been in a tight battle this season. The head-to-head record is three wins and three losses. Recently, Lotte has gone 3-13 in 16 games, and they couldn’t afford to fall any further behind as they were swept by KT in a three-game series last week.
At Jamsil Stadium, Lotte outfielder Yoo Kang-nam snapped a three-game losing streak against his hometown team LG with an RBI single that gave them a comfortable lead and a late-game tiebreaker.
LOTTE’s Yoo Kang-nam, who started at catcher in the No. 8 spot, looked over to the familiar first base dugout and waved to the coaching staff just before the game started. When LG’s Hong Chang-ki, who is a favorite of Seon-Gu-an and a tricky opponent, stepped up to bat as the leadoff hitter, he slapped his hips to let them know he didn’t want to be called out. Catcher Yoo Kang-nam won the first at-bat.
With a fastball, Lotte catcher Yoo Kang-nam got leadoff hitter Hong Chang-ki to fly out to center field. Park Hae-min flied out to left field and Kim Hyun-soo grounded out to shortstop, ending the first inning with only seven pitches thrown by starting pitcher Park Se-woong.
In the top of the second inning, LG’s Oh Ji-hwan came to the plate and exchanged glances with Yoo Kang-nam. The older brother hoping for a good pitch and the younger brother trying to prevent a run. Oh Ji-hwan and Yoo Kang-nam spent a lot of time together as LG players. Yoo Kang-nam, who switched uniforms ahead of this season, played coldly against his older brother, Oh Ji-hwan.
After striking out Oh with a mix of fastballs and curves, Yoo glanced at him as he headed to the dugout.
Catcher Yoo Kang-nam led off the eighth inning against Lotte starter Park Se-woong. His 20 percent stolen base rate was not a weakness on this day.
In the third inning, with the score tied at 0-0, LG’s Moon Sung-joo led off with a single and stole second base. LOTTE catcher Yoo Kang-nam made an accurate throw to get the runner out. After the inning, Park Se-woong came off the mound and thanked Yoo Kang-nam for the double steal.
Against the hometown team LG, Park Se-woong and catcher Yoo Kang-nam, who gave up only one run in eight innings, performed like Altorans on offense.
In the eighth inning, trailing 1-0, Yoo came to bat as the leadoff hitter and singled against LG starter Kelly. After being replaced by pinch-hitter Hwang Sung-bin, Yoo entered the dugout to applause.
When Kim Min-seok’s outfield bunt collided with shortstop Oh Ji-hwan, Hwang Sung-bin advanced to third base on an interference call. On Ko Seung-min’s sacrifice fly, Hwang Sung-bin tagged up and scored. Lotte tied the game shortly after the run, bringing the game back to even.
In the ninth inning, LOTTE had runners on first and third with a walk to Jeon Jun-woo and a single by Ahn Chi-hong against LG closer Ko Woo-seok. One out later, Park Seung-wook came to bat and delivered a double, and reliever Kim Won-joong pitched a perfect game to preserve the one-run lead and end LOTTE’s three-game losing streak.메이저사이트
Catcher Yoo Kang-nam led starter Park Se-woong with a stable lead until the eighth inning. He overcame his weakness of stealing bases and earned a 100-point performance in defense on the day. After the one-run victory, Yoo applauded the Lotte fans for their enthusiastic support and left the field.