The Lotte Giants, who drew attention by rising to first place at the beginning of the season, fell to fourth place.안전놀이터
Lotte lost 4-8 in the home game against the Hanwha Eagles in the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank Sol KBO League’ held at Sajik Stadium on the 14th.
Foreign pitcher Dan Strayley collapsed with 7 hits and 6 runs in 4 innings, and the other line could not overcome the large number of runs in the early game.
Lotte, who recorded 31 wins and 25 losses in the season, was pushed to 4th place. The ride with the 5th place Doosan Bears (29 wins, 1 draw, 27 losses) is only 2 games.
Lotte posted an uneasy record of 4 wins and 8 losses in June.
In the starting lineup, Na Gyun-an (6-1, 2.43 ERA) and Han Hyun-hee (4-6, 4.44 ERA) are struggling, but foreign pitchers Straley (3-5) and Charlie Barnes (3-3) are 6-6. ended up collaborating with
Both foreign pitchers have an average ERA of only 4 points. There are only 4 quality starts each.
Strayley and Barnes have shown insecurity with their rollo-coaster pitching all season.
However, Lotte has yet to show any movement to replace foreign players.
Lotte has excellent bullpen resources such as Koo Seung-min, Kim Sang-soo, and Kim Jin-wook, but there is a limit to blocking them with the bullpen.
The role of foreign pitchers is absolutely necessary for Lotte to rise to the top again.
The sluggishness of foreign hitter Jack Rex is also regrettable. Rex had a batting average of 0.241 this year with two homers and 23 RBIs. Both his accuracy and destructive power are disappointing compared to other foreign hitters.
Ahn Chi-hong and Jeon Jun-woo are struggling in the Lotte batting line, but they lack firepower.
Lotte’s team home run is 22, which is the lowest among 10 clubs. This is less than the 23 homers hit by Choi Jeong (12 home runs) and Choi Ju-hwan (11 home runs) of SSG Landers.
Lotte will face off against Hanwha again at 6:30 pm on the 15th.
Na Kyun-an, who emerged as an ace this year, will be on the starting mound to refresh the atmosphere.