“It feels good to win on a day when the atmosphere could be low.”
The shock was great, so I was depressed. The sluggish atmosphere could have continued, but Lotte broke the chain of 5 consecutive losses in demonstration games. It was a victory tasted 10 days after the match against Sajik Doosan on the 14th. The Lotte command tower encouraged the players, saying that although they were concerned about the sluggish atmosphere, they were able to win as a team.
In an exhibition game against NC held at Changwon NC Park on the 24th, Lotte won by one point, 6-5, as the concentration of the other line revived. Although starting pitcher Charlie Barnes was shaken that day, Jack Rex and Ahn Chi-Hong’s home runs, Ahn Kwon-Soo’s multi-hit and come-from-behind final blow contributed to the victory. 토토사이트
In fact, the atmosphere in Lotte before the game was calm. This is because pitcher Seo Jun-won (22) was released the previous day after being found guilty of sexual offenses against minors. Everyone including the players, coaches, coaching staff, and Lotte fans were shocked.
Lotte coach Larry Sutton did not hide his great disappointment before the game. At the same time, he felt a sense of responsibility to prevent a recurrence. When asked about his personal disappointment, he fell into deep thought, and his voice, which he struggled to bring out, was locked before he knew it. Director Sutton said, “Very… I was very disappointed.”
In a tough time, Lotte won. Despite conceding a goal in the early stages, the players united and reaped a valuable victory by one point, 6-5.
After the game, coach Sutton said, “It feels good to be able to win on a day when the atmosphere can be down like today.”
Mentioned and praised the players who showed their concentration until the end. He said, “The bullpen resources did excellent pitching, and Rex and An Chi-hong’s home runs contributed greatly to the team’s victory. Their sense of hitting is also a valuable income from today’s game.” Encouraged.
However, he also pointed out some regrets about starting Barnes. Coach Sutton advised, “Barnes threw well, but he needs to pay more attention to his control and improve pitching efficiency.”
It was thanks to Ahn Chi-hong’s two-run home run that Lotte took the lead again in the tie situation that day. Ahn Chi-hong hit base with a hit after two deaths in the 5th inning attack, Ahn Kwon-soo, went to bat, hit NC pitcher Song Myeong-ki’s 139km fastball on the second pitch, and hit a 2-run home run that went over the left fence.
After the match, An Chi-hong said, “I haven’t gotten my condition to a satisfactory level yet, but it seems to be getting better.” As the team captain, I will communicate so that the players can move forward as one.”