Lotte, 5 home runs in visiting games in 4800 days… DTD to reality this year too?

In 1992, novelist Lee Mun-yeol published a work titled ‘What falls has wings’.

Lotte, which took the top spot in the Korean Series of professional baseball that year, has been working hard to prove the theory of DTD (Down Team is Down, a baseball fan slang meaning ‘a team that will go down will go down’) for the next 21 years.

Lotte fans expected Kisei, which means ‘the shape or state of extending vigorously’, but this year, it was changed to Kisei, which means ‘to deceive the world’.

Lotte fell into a three-game losing streak on the 16th in a professional baseball visit to Munhak, kneeling 1-12 to the home team SSG. Their last 10 matches are 2 wins and 8 losses.

On this day, the Lotte pitching staff could not use their strength in front of SSG’s fire bat.

During 8 innings, Choi Joo-hwan (35, 2 innings), Oh Tae-gon (32, 4 innings, 2 points), Choi Jeong (36, 6 innings, 3 points), Choo Shin-soo (41, 7 innings, 3 points), Heredia (32, 7 innings) He gave up a total of 5 home runs.

It has been 737 days since the match against Doosan Sajik on June 9, 2021, that Lotte was hit with five home runs in one game.

At the time, it was a Lotte home game, so Doosan batters attacked up to the ninth inning.

It is the first time in 4,800 days since the Munhak SK game on April 25, 2010, that Lotte pitching staff gave up 5 or more home runs in 8 innings.

The problem is that it is not easy to find a reversal factor even in the remaining weekend games. 

This is because there is a high probability that SSG will start with a left-handed pitcher throughout the weekend’s three-game series.

SSG, which had fun with left-handed pitcher McCarty (28) as the starter, plans to start Kim Gwang-hyeon (35) on the 17th and Elias (35) on the 18th.

This year, Lotte is only 2-11 (0.154 win rate) in games where the opponent put forward a left-handed starter.

Batting average of 0.234/on-base percentage of 0.318/slugging power of 0.287 is all for left-handed starting pitchers.

In Suwon, KT defeated Samsung 7-6 with Lee Ho-yeon (28)’s final hit.

Lee Ho-yeon is a player who came to KT from Lotte through a trade on the 21st of last month.

In the bottom of the 9th inning when the score was tied 6-6, with runners on 1st and 2nd base safely, Samsung left-handed pitcher Lee Seung-hyeon (21)’s glove was hit with a heavy hit to decide the game.

Lee Ho-yeon has a batting average of 0.239 this season, but is recording 0.417 against left-handed pitchers.

KT, who recorded three consecutive victories with the victory that day, moved up to 8th place, overtaking Samsung.

From the bottom of the 8th inning, when the team was leading 6-4, Samsung tried to end its three-game losing streak by placing closer Oh Seung-hwan (41) on the mound.

However, after giving away a triple to pinch hitter Park Gyeong-soo (39) at the right time, third baseman Kim Young-woong (20) threw an error at first base, allowing the score to tie 6-6.

Kim Young-woong recorded a home run in the field with 2 outs 1st and 2nd base in the beginning of the second inning, but could not laugh because of this mistake. 

Samsung, which suffered a come-from-behind loss in 4 consecutive games, became chased by the lowest-ranked Hanwha by 0.5 games.

Hanwha recorded a 2-2 draw with Kiwoom in the Daejeon home game that day.

The leader, LG, defeated Doosan 7-4 in the home game in Jamsil on this day and went on a five-game winning streak.

In this game, Yang Seok-hwan (32) was hit by a ball thrown by LG pitcher Yoo Young-chan (26) in the situation of 2 out 1st and 3rd base when Doosan attacked in the beginning of the 7th inning when the score was tied 4-4, and the bench was cleared.

However, as Doosan Yang Eui-ji (36) and LG Kim Hyun-soo (35) intervened, the players from both teams returned to their respective dugouts in about 40 seconds.

Doosan fell into a 3-game losing streak due to the defeat on this day, and with 29 wins, 1 draw and 29 losses, it came to a win rate of 50%.

In the ‘Yongho Sangbak’ derby held in Gwangju, KIA scored 4 points at the end of the 8th inning and won 13-11 reversal against NC.

KIA was trailing 9-11 when they started attacking in the bottom of the 8th inning, but Lee Woo-seong (29) turned the game around by hitting a come-from-behind home run with runners on 1st and 3rd base in second out.스포츠토토

Afterwards, Hyung-Woo Choi (40) hit a home run in a row and put a wedge in the game.

KIA Lim Ki-young (30), who took the mound from the 8th inning, blocked the beginning of the 9th inning with a tripartite throw and earned his first win of the season.

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