‘We’re the Pepper Squad’ Kium upsets Lotte for second straight day

A comeback with a win rate of 50% was in sight. But it turned out to be not easy.

The Lotte Giants swept all three home games during the week against SSG Landers, who were second in Sajik Stadium, their hometown. It became 50-51 and narrowed the win-loss margin to ‘-1’.

It was an away game, but the opponent 안전놀이터 for the weekend’s three-game series was the Kiwoom Heroes, who fell to the bottom (10th). From Lotte’s point of view, the goal was to turn the win-loss margin into a plus in this three-game series and return to a 50% win rate.

However, growing up was not easy. I rang Lotte two days in a row. Kiwoom won 5-2 in the home game against Lotte held at Gocheok Sky Dome on the 19th.

The previous day (18th), the game that was dragged overturned 5-4 and smiled, but the same was the case today. The game, which was leading 0-2, was reversed to 5-2. Two days in a row, they won thrilling come-from-behind victories.

As Lotte became 50-53, the win-loss margin became ‘-3’. Kiwoom confirmed the winning series of three consecutive matches after a long time.

The mound did its part. Ahn Woo-jin, who returned to the first team after 11 days and started, pitched well with 2 runs in 6 innings.

Kim Jae-woong and Moon Seong-hyeon, who came out in the middle of the relief pitch, also went scoreless in one inning each, and Lim Chang-min, who finished the game in the top of the ninth, locked the back door well. Lim Chang-min succeeded in saving for two days in a row and climbed the 20th save mark for the season.

In the other line, the performance of the substitute was outstanding. Kim Dong-heon hit a solo home run that led to a runaway score, and Kim Jun-wan boasted a good sense of hitting with 3 hits and 1 RBI. Both Kim Dong-heon and Kim Jun-wan were left out of the starting lineup that day, but after being substituted in the bottom of the 5th inning (Kim Jun-wan) and the beginning of the 6th inning (Kim Dong-heon) as a pinch hitter and great defense, they performed like Altoran.

After the game against Lotte, Hong Won-ki Kiwoom coach said, “First of all, An Woo-jin, who started again after 10 days, pitched well until the 6th inning even in difficult situations.” did.

He also mentioned the bullpen. Manager Hong said, “Even the pitching team took responsibility for the innings without conceding any runs.” “In particular, I congratulate Lim Chang-min, who is silently fulfilling his role as the eldest member of the pitching staff, on his 20 saves.”

He also spoke about Kim Jun-wan, Kim Dong-heon and Song Seong-moon, the main character of the final stroke that day. Song Seong-moon hit a timely hit with two RBIs that changed the flow in the bottom of the 5th inning when the score was 1-2.

Manager Hong emphasized, “Kim Jun-wan, who was put in the middle, pierced the attacking path. Song Seong-moon’s two RBIs and timely hits brought the flow of the game. Kim Dong-heon struck a decisive wedge.”

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