The Lotte Giants are recalling old memories as they go on a winning streak. How do players who contributed to winning streaks in the past feel these days?
Lotte is running on an eight-game winning streak, starting with Sajik KIA Tigers on the 20th of last month. In all three consecutive matches with the NC Dinos and Changwon, he won a come-from-behind victory even after allowing the first point, and in the game on the 30th of last month, he showed no push even against KBO’s representative ace Ahn Woo-jin (24, Kiwoom).
With this, Lotte ended the regular season in first place alone. It’s been 11 years since 2012 that Lotte started as the leader in May, and it’s the first time since July 7 of that year that Lotte took first place after playing more than a month in the season. It’s really causing a ‘Lotte sensation’.
As the winning streak goes up, Lotte is recalling past records one by one. The 7th consecutive win was in 3956 days since 2012 (June 21-28), and the 8th consecutive win also happened in 4705 days since 2010 (June 3-12). If you do, you are summoning the past for more than 10 years.
Now, the next goal is 9 consecutive wins set in 1992 (June 2-11) and 2008 (July 27-September 2, the club’s highest ever 11 wins). In both seasons, Lotte created a sensation and finished 3rd in the regular season.
Lotte, who had been in 4th place with 9 consecutive wins in 1992, rose to 3rd place and eventually won the Korean Series that year. In 2008, Lotte, which was ranked 5th at the start of the winning streak, once reached the 2nd place through 11 consecutive victories and a subsequent 7 victories.
Currently, the remaining members from 1992 in Lotte are Jeon Joon-ho (54), first-team outfield defensive coach, and Lee Jong-woon (57), Futures manager. At the time, coach Jeon performed well as the number one hitter with a batting average of 0.343 (12 hits in 35 at-bats) during the 9-game winning streak. In particular, against Sajik LG on June 3 of that year, he recorded 4 hits and 3 steals in 5 at-bats, contributing to the team’s 9-1 victory.
Coach Jeon recently met with Star News and recalled that time, saying, “When you are on a winning streak, you are unlikely to lose even if you lose, and you have the confidence to change the flow of the game even if you are always behind.” At the same time, he said, “I hope our juniors will write a new history by breaking the record of 9 consecutive wins in 1992.”
Coach Jeon is currently in charge of running base for Lotte along with first base coach Kim Pyeong-ho (60). “Before I came to the first team, they said that runners on second base couldn’t come home with a single hit,” he said. said. At the same time, he said, “The results are revealing now, and that kind of play is becoming the basis.”
Veteran Jeon Jun-woo (37) is a person who shared Lotte’s heyday in the late 2000s and early 2010s, including 11 consecutive wins and 7 consecutive wins in 2008 and 8 consecutive wins in 2009 and 2010. Although his 11th consecutive win in 2008, his first year as a professional, he was called up during the expansion entry in September and only experienced the last game, but since then he has been the main player and led it.
Jeon Jun-woo said, “They said it was about 10 years ago. I can’t remember what it felt like because my memory is low.” raised
It is Jeon Jun-woo, who is contributing to the team in the recent winning streak. On the 23rd of last month, in the game against NC in Changwon, I came out with a pinch hit in the beginning of the 9th inning when I was trailing 1-3 and hit a strong infield hit that tied the score. Then, in the match against Sajik Kiwoom on the 30th of last month, 2 hits and 1 RBI in 4 at-bats served as a stepping stone to a 5-3 come-from-behind victory. During the 8th consecutive win period, he is showing an activity like Altoran with a batting average of 0.375 (9 hits in 24 at-bats) and 4 RBIs.토토사이트
Jeon Jun-woo analyzed the reason for the streak, saying, “If you keep winning like this, the unspoken effect of ‘they think something else will happen’ will appear on the opponent team, and that (the opponent) is getting good results while being anxious.” He then added, “The thing to be most careful of when winning a streak is injury. You have to do it without getting hurt.”
In the end, what they said in unison was ‘an atmosphere that seems like they won’t lose even if they lose’. This trend, which has spread throughout the team, is driving Lotte’s recent rise. Experienced people have already felt this.