Lotte Giants continued their victory streak in the ‘Nakdong River Derby’ this season, using the strong pitching of their native ace as a stepping stone.
Lotte won 2-0 in the 4th game of the season against the NC Dinos of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan on the 23rd. We started the week in a good mood after brushing aside the regret of losing in a row to SSG Landers last weekend.
On this day, starting pitcher Na Kyun-an laid the foundation for victory with a perfect pitch with 5 hits, 1 walk, 5 strikeouts and no runs in 6 innings. Na Kyun-an also won 5 wins in the season after his 4th challenge since the match against Hanwha Eagles on the 27th of last month.
Lotte Pil Seung-jo, who took the mound after Na Kyun-an, also calmed NC’s pursuit. Kim Sang-soo, Koo Seung-min, and Kim Won-jung kept the 7th, 8th, and 9th innings scoreless and kept a two-point lead.
For the first time in club history, Koo Seung-min wrote a history of recording double-digit holds for four consecutive years. Kim Won-jung also tasted the joy of winning 10 saves for 4 consecutive years, the first Lotte franchise player.
In the other lineup, Han Dong-hee went 2 at-bats, 2 hits and 1 RBI, An Chi-hong went 3 at-bats, 1 hit and 1 run, and Noh Jin-hyeok went 3 at-bats, 1 hit and 1 RBI.메이저놀이터
Lotte coach Larry Sutton expressed satisfaction, saying, “Na Gyun-an showed off excellent pitching at the beginning of the week and was able to win. He led the opposing batters according to his pattern while using accurate pitches to and from both plates and changing balls at the right place at the same time.”
In addition, he praised him, saying, “The batters also showed a good sense of hitting, but it was just a pity that the ball went to the front of the fielder.