The Lotte Giants are aiming to recapture the No. 1 spot by defeating the Hanwha Eagles.
Lotte won 7-3 in an away game against Hanwha in the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank Sol KBO League’ held at Daejeon Hanwha Life Insurance Eagles Park on the 18th.
2nd place Lotte, who recorded 21 wins and 12 losses in the season, chased SSG Landers (24 wins, 1 draw, 13 losses) in 1st place by one game.
Lotte starter Han Hyun-hee harvested his 4th win (2 losses) of the season with 1 hit, 4 walks, 6 strikeouts and no runs in 6 innings. Han Hyun-hee, who showed off 6 scoreless innings in 2 consecutive games, lowered the average ERA of the season to 4.59.
Han Hyun-hee has recently won 3 consecutive wins against Hanwha. In addition, Han Hyun-hee left a name as a player who broke through 1,000 innings for the 87th time in the KBO league.
Lotte leadoff Kim Min-seok decorated the final arch with his first home run in the first inning. It is also his personal first lead-off home run. Kim Min-seok played an active part on this day with 3 hits, 1 RBI and 2 points in 6 at-bats.
Noh Jin-hyuk contributed to the victory with 2 hits, 1 RBI and 1 run in 4 at-bats, including his 3rd solo home run of the season.
Hanwha (13 wins, 2 draws, 22 losses) stayed in 9th place.
Hanwha starter Jang Min-jae suffered 3 losses (2 wins) of the season as he was sluggish with 6 hits (2 homers), 4 walks and 4 runs in 5⅓ innings. He recorded three consecutive losses against Lotte.
Hanwha Kwang-min Kwon hit a three-run home run, the first of his personal career, after two outs at the end of the ninth inning, but it was not enough to turn the tide of the battle.
Lotte took the lead in the first inning with a solo home run by lead batter Kim Min-seok. After that, Ahn Kwon-soo hit and Ko Seung-min walked to make 1 out, 2nd and 3rd bases, and Han Dong-hee’s sacrifice fly added 1 point.체스카지노
Lotte, who kept an uneasy lead, took a chance to score with Ahn Kwon-soo’s hit and stolen base after two outs in the 5th inning. Afterwards, Koh Seung-min’s timely hit broke out and the score was 3-0.
Lotte made it 4-0 with Noh Jin-hyeok’s solo home run in the 6th inning.
Lotte actually split the game by adding 3 points in the 8th inning.
Kim Jin-wook, who took the mound in the 7th inning, kept the lead with 1 inning no-hit, 2 strikeouts, no runs, and Shin Jeong-rak also showed off 1 inning no-run pitching. Na Won-tak and Choi Yi-jun blocked one inning and ended the game.