Someone will be broken. In a situation where full crowds were predicted, SSG and Lotte’s second 1st place battle will unfold.
SSG and Lotte will face off in the third game of the season at Sajik Stadium in Busan on the 20th. This is the second No. 1 battle. In the game held the previous day (19th), Lotte won first place with a complete victory 7-5.
Lotte provided momentum for a rebound with Park Se-woong’s good pitching of 6 innings and 1 run in the previous day’s game, and completely calmed the atmosphere of SSG with strategy and kicking in the right place. In front of 19,011 spectators, Lotte once again rose to the top.
Lotte, which rose to first place alone with 14 wins and 8 losses in April, is continuing its momentum with 8 wins and 4 losses in May. In addition, the starting lineup such as Park Se-woong, Dan Strayley, Charlie Barnes, Na Kyun-an, and Han Hyun-hee all survived, and they played an equal game no matter which team they met. And it stays at the top.
In a situation where this momentum continues, Lotte faces its natural enemy. As the starting pitcher on the 20th, SSG will present left-handed ace Kim Gwang-hyun. Kim Gwang-Hyun has an average ERA of 4.08 with 2 wins and 1 loss in 7 games this season. Although he was temporarily excluded from the first team entry due to inflammation of his left shoulder bursitis, he has since returned and pitched with a sense of stability. On the 14th, against Hanwha, he had a good fight with 6 hits, 3 walks, 5 strikeouts and 2 runs in 6⅓ innings. However, the overwhelming aspect of Ace is not appearing.
But meeting Lotte is different. Since 2015, Kim Gwang-hyun has been running 10 consecutive wins against Lotte. On September 10, 2014, in the match against Sajik Lotte, he suffered the yoke of defeat with 11 hits, 3 walks, 2 strikeouts and 9 runs in 5⅓ innings, and he did not lose for 9 years. From May 27, 2015, Munhak game (6 scoreless innings), 1 win, undefeated average ERA of 2.13 in 17 games (16 starts). In the 17 games in which Kim Gwang-hyun started, the team recorded an extremely strong record of 14 wins, 2 losses and 1 draw.먹튀검증
The most recent confrontation was a literary match on August 28 of last year, and Kim Gwang-hyun was 5⅔ innings, 4 hits, 6 walks, 4 strikeouts and 1 run (visa), and withdrew to a no-decision. The match was won by Lotte.
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Attention is focusing on whether Kim Gwang-hyun’s data from the Lotte match will be applied against the recent Lotte. This year’s Lotte is continuing its momentum by defeating these extreme aces one after another. From the end of April, when Lotte began to gain momentum, they took down each team’s A’s in turn. Defeated KIA Sean Anderson (5-3 wins) on April 18, NC Gu Chang-mo (3-2 wins) on the 21st, Choi Won-tae (5-2 wins) at Kiwoom on the 28th, and Ahn Woo-jin (7-4 wins) on the 30th. I started doing it in May.
In May, the starting lineup took the lead in the game with a matchup that was not pushed back. The appearance of not being pushed back even against the aces of each team, and the appearance of attacking opponents in detail with a solid structure, speak of a changed Lotte. However, in any case, either Kim Gwang-hyun’s data or Lotte’s momentum are bound to break from this day.
On the other hand, the confrontation will be held in front of a full crowd. It will be held as a ‘Busan Festival with Cloud’ and all spectators will be provided with cheap camellia uniforms to dye the stadium red. Starting with the Fan Love Festival in 2017, Lotte’s representative event that has recorded 10,000 spectators every year opened a reservation site early, and the second sale of the season was confirmed early.