In an interview with the International Newspaper on the 29th, Lotte Giants pitcher Yoon Myeong-jun, who allowed a home run with bases loaded in the game against the Kiwoom Heroes on the 28th, couldn’t hide his apologetic heart.
Yoon Myeong-jun said, “Actually, (yesterday) was the worst situation I could face in a season.” I am sorry,” he said.
Lotte suffered a 5-7, reverse defeat against Kiwoom the day before. Lotte continued to take the lead until the beginning of the 8th inning with Na Kyun-an, who played well with 1 run in 6 innings. The problem was in the bottom of the 8th inning. Kim Sang-soo, who came to the mound as Lotte’s third reliever, allowed three hits in a row, causing a crisis with no bases loaded. Kim Sang-soo allowed Kim Dong-heon to score a sacrifice hit, and then a follow-up hitter immediately hit him, allowing the bases to be loaded again.
Lotte chose Yoon Myung-jun as the fourth reliever. This is because Koo Seung-min, who took a day off in place of “long-haired closer” Kim Won-joong, who appeared in the previous two games in a row and had a heavy physical burden, decided to pitch as the closer. But the price of rest was severe. Yoon Myeong-jun struck out the first batter on three pitches, but was beaten by Lim Ji-yeol with a home run.
Yoon Myeong-jun said, “I didn’t feel any pressure because it was a pitch with full bases. Anyway, since the team was winning, I only thought about connecting well with (Old) Seung-min or (Kim) Won-joong, who will be on the mound behind me,” he said.
Next, Myung-Jun Yoon said, “I always do my best, but now the team is doing well, so I put in more effort and try to get good results.” will do,” he said.스포츠토토
Pitching coach Bae Young-soo of Lotte also expressed regret over the previous day’s game. Coach Bae said, “Yoon Myeong-jun was in good condition, so I put him on the mound.” He continued, “If there is no case, but even if I go back to that time, there would be only Yoon Myung-jun as an option.”
After resting for a day, Lotte plans to compete for the lead with the LG Twins at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul from the 30th through three consecutive matches during the week. In Lotte’s first game against LG, Han Hyeon-hee was selected as the starter against opponent Lee Min-ho.