Now, there are 8 games left until the end of the first half. Can Lotte, which maintains a tie for third place, say goodbye to the ‘stagnation period’ and finish the first half?
Lotte has been on a rough road with 9 wins and 18 losses since June. Although he still maintains a .507 win rate (.507), he is continuing his uneasy walk as he suffered a losing series against Doosan last weekend with 1 win and 2 losses.
Lotte needs a twist. Lotte, which has been hit hard by the absence of injured players, is showing signs of a change in atmosphere as the composition of the ‘complete’ is imminent.
First of all, the ‘local ace’ Na Gyun-an and Pil Seung-jo Choi Jun-yong have returned to Lotte. Na Kyun-ahn returned from inflammation in his right elbow and started as a starting pitcher against Hanwha in Daejeon on the 5th, and Choi Jun-yong is also about to make a sortie after returning from a back injury.
Lotte coach Larry Sutton first said of Kyun-an Na, “There is no limit on the number of pitches for Kyun-an Na. We will continue to watch the game.” My physical condition is very good and I think I prepared well mentally.”
In addition, ‘FA shortstop’ Noh Jin-hyeok, who had been out of power due to a left flank injury, also started a strong comeback. In the Futures League match against KT held at Sangdong Stadium on the 4th, Noh Jin-hyeok started as the second hitter and shortstop and played ‘3 on base’ with 1 hit, 1 walk, 1 walk and 2 runs in 4 at-bats, 2 at bats. As he achieved satisfactory results in his first real match after his injury, he is expected to gain momentum in his return to the first team.
Sutton predicts that with their return, if the bullpen regains a sense of stability and the batting line gets out of a slump, it will be able to finish the first half in a good mood. “I hope to finish the first half in a strong manner by pushing as hard as I can until the All-Star break,” Sutton said.
Manager Sutton said, “I think it’s time for the bullpen pitchers to be consistent in their overall performance. Of course, we were able to come this far because the bullpen pitchers have done well so far. I want to show more steady performance in the role I play in the future.” “Hitters are also working hard. There are players who come out even before training and train with the concept of early work. There are players who stay after the game and train to overcome the stagnant atmosphere of the batting line. I hope that the batting cycle will increase.” said.토토사이트 순위
Lotte recorded 36 wins and 35 losses in 71 games, nearly half of 144 games. How much can Lotte benefit from the win-loss margin and finish the first half? Coach Sutton expressed his will to win the remaining games in the first half by saying, “If we finish the first half with +2 wins, +3 wins, +4 wins, or more from the current 50%, the team will be able to rise in a better mood.”