Lotte reaches 30 wins, the fastest in 15 years…’Straight loss stopper’ Kyun An-shin did it!

In the end, the ‘loss-stopper’ ace saved the team from crisis.

The Lotte Giants escaped from a 4-game losing streak with the strong pitching of local ace Na Kyun-an.

On the 9th, Lotte won the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League Samsung Lions away match held at Samsung Lions Park in Daegu, 5-1 with Jeon Jun-woo’s solo home run and the cohesiveness of the batting line.

Lotte failed to reach 30 wins in 50 games in 24 years since 1999, but achieved 30 wins (22 losses, 0.577) in 52 games in 15 years following 2008.

As a result, 3rd place Lotte, which recently escaped its 4th consecutive loss, reduced the ride with the 2nd place LG Twins, who lost that day, by 1.5 games.

Na Kyun-ahn won a complete victory in the selection match between the pitchers selected to represent the Asian Games.

Na Kyun-an allowed 7 hits and 3 walks until the 7th inning, but showed crisis management ability by striking out 5 and blocking with 1 run.

Na Kyun-an, who was reborn as Lotte’s ace this season, shined even more in a losing streak.

On April 9, Na Kyun-an came up as a starter against Busan KT, where Lotte was losing three games in a row, and made a good pitch with 8 strikeouts in 7 scoreless innings. At that time, Lotte won 5-3. Thanks to Na Kyun-an’s performance, she escaped from a losing streak.

On the 23rd of last month, he started against Busan NC and recorded 5 strikeouts in 6 scoreless innings, breaking the team’s 2-game losing streak and playing the role of an ace-like ‘loss-loss stopper’. 

On this day, Lotte seized the opportunity to load the bases with one out amid an opponent’s error in the top of the 5th inning, and then Jack Rex hit a heavy hit to take the lead.

Lotte, who added one point with a wild throw, took a 4-0 lead with Koh Seung-min hitting two RBIs and a left-handed hit.

In the top of the 6th inning, Jeon Jun-woo added a point with a solo home run that went over the right fence with a straight hit.

Samsung, which rarely created a chance to score, made up for one point with a sacrifice fly by pinch hitter Kim Tae-gun in the bottom of the 6th inning with one out and bases loaded, but could not chase it anymore.

Samsung starter Won Tae-in became a losing pitcher as he allowed 4 runs (1 earned run) with 8 hits through the 5th inning.

■ Park Chan-ho, bullet-like batted ball, jump catch, etc.

The KIA Tigers, who lost three consecutive losses, defeated the home team Doosan Bears, who had won three consecutive victories, 7-3 in a visit to Jamsil.

In the top of the first inning, KIA lead hitter Ryu Ji-hyeok opened fire with a mid-month triple, and Ko Jong-wook hit a double in right field to take the lead 1-0.

In the top of the 4th inning, Socrates Brito, who hit a double in the middle right corner, scored on Lee Woo-sung’s sacrifice fly to lead 2-0.

After Doosan had a chance to load the bases with three walks at the end of the fourth inning, pinch hitter Kim Jae-hwan made it 2-2 with two RBIs and a left-handed hit.

In the top of the 5th inning, KIA scored 2 points with Ko Jong-wook’s double and Choi Hyeong-woo’s heavy hit and took a 4-2 lead again, but Doosan again pursued with a 1-point lead after Yang Eui-ji drew a left-handed solo arch after the karate shift.

However, in the bottom of the 6th inning, KIA Park Chan-ho added 1 point with a timely hit, and in the 7th, veteran Choi Hyung-woo added 1 point with a left-handed hit, leading the team to 6-3.

In the bottom of the 5th inning, Park Chan-ho succeeded in snatching Doosan pinch hitter Song Seung-hwan’s bullet-like hitting ball with a jump catch and played an active part in the offense and defense.

In the top of the ninth inning, Lee Woo-sung’s double hit added 1 run to the net.

Socrates led the offense with 3 runs scored on 3 hits in 4 at-bats.

■ Jang Seong-woo, 10 times overtime, Hee-ta…

KT Wiz defeated Kiwoom Heroes 3-2 after an extended match in Suwon .

8th place kt, who won 6 consecutive victories in a row, chased 7th place Samsung without riding, and was looking to jump into the upper middle ranks.

Kiwoom took the lead.

Kiwoom scored first by pushing away while kt starter Wes Benjamin threw 4 walks in the attack at the beginning of the 2nd inning.

At the end of the 3rd inning, Kim Min-hyeok from 2nd and 3rd base scored a heavy hit to make it 1-1.

However, when Kiwoom Lee Hyeong-jong, who chose to walk in the top of the 6th inning, went to second base with a wild throw, Kim Hui-jip called in a heavy hit to tie the game 2-2.

The game was decided at the end of the 10th inning.

For kt, Jung Joon-young hit infield and Hwang Jae-kyun hit left-handed, and Jang Seong-woo from 1st and 3rd base made a large sacrifice fly to left field to score a valuable finish.

■ Hanwha beats LG with Go Woo-seok’s closing shot at the bottom of the 9th inning and escapes from 3 consecutive losses

In the match, the bottom Hanwha Eagles beat the LG Twins 6-5 and escaped their 3-game losing streak.

In the top of the 3rd inning, LG took a 3-0 lead with Kim Hyun-soo’s infield hit and Austin Dean’s 2-run heavy hit with two outs and bases loaded.

At the end of the 6th inning, Hanwha made up 1 point with Chae Eun-seong hitting a timely hit in the middle of the 1st and 2nd base.

In the continued one-out run, Choi Jae-hoon’s push-out walk and Moon Hyun-bin’s infield grounder scored one point each to tie the score 3-3.

At the beginning of the 7th inning, LG added a point with Kim Hyun-soo’s double and took a 4-3 lead again, but Hanwha scored a devastating right-middle double against LG’s changed pitcher Park Myeong-geun in the bottom of the 7th inning with 2 outs 1st and 2nd base. turned the tide of the war with

At the beginning of the 9th inning, when the defeat was strong, LG took a chance to load bases with 3 walks, and then Kim Hyun-soo scored 1 point with an infield ground ball to tie the game 5-5.

However, Ko Woo-seok, the finisher he believed in, collapsed.

In the bottom of the ninth inning, Hanwha scored a dramatic finish by stepping on the home runner on third base when Go Woo-seok made a wild pitch in the 1st and 3rd bases with Noh Si-hwan and Kim In-hwan’s hits.

■ Foreign ace Pedy, achieved at least 10 wins… 3 wins in a row by holding NC and SSG 

In Changwon, the NC Dinos won 3 consecutive wins by beating SSG Landers 5-2.

Eric Peddy, who started as an NC starter, struck out 5 in 6 innings and blocked 6 hits and 2 runs, becoming the first to reach 10 wins (1 loss).

In particular, Peddy achieved 10 wins in 12 games this season, setting a tie record for the lowest 10 wins in KBO League history.

In the bottom of the 5th inning, following consecutive hits by Jason Martin and Park Seok-min, NC Se-hyeok Park picked a walk and took the chance to secure the bases safely.

Following Yun Hyeong-jun and Kim Joo-won’s consecutive hits in the mass scoring chance, Son Ah-seop blew a sacrifice fly to lead 3-0.

SSG pursued with a single home run in the top of the 6th inning.

Leading batter Choi Jeong chose a walk, then Guillermo Heredia drew a two-point arch over the left-middle fence and caught up with the score 2-3.

However, at the end of the 6th inning, Park Se-hyeok hit a 2 RBI triple with 2 out, 1st and 2nd base, and ran away 5-2, seizing the victory.안전놀이터

After Pedi, Ha Jun-young, Cho Min-seok, and Kim Si-hoon threw one inning each in NC to keep the team winning.

SSG Oh Won-seok allowed 5 runs with 6 hits and 4 walks in 6 innings, becoming a losing pitcher.

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