Lotte won a come-from-behind victory against KIA.
Lotte won a 6-2 come-from-behind victory against the KIA Tigers at Sajik Stadium in Busan on the 27th. As a result, Lotte won 3 wins (8 losses and 1 draw) in the demonstration games. KIA recorded 5 wins, 5 losses and 2 draws in the civil games.
The first half of the game was played in a tense pitching battle. KIA starter Lee Eui-ri and Lotte starter Na Kyun-an continued their starting struggles.
The team that broke the balance was KIA. After 2 outs in the top of the 5th inning, Kim Seok-hwan hit Lotte Na Kyun-an’s 143km high fastball in the 2 out 1st base opportunity created by Joo Hyo-sang’s left-handed hit and fired a superior two-run four. KIA took the lead.
Lotte was seldom on base as it was suppressed by Lee Eui-ri’s pitch. In the first inning, he had a chance to load the bases with two outs, but he could not connect to the score. However, he attacked the KIA bullpen in the 6th inning. And KIA also self-destructed due to a mistake.
Leading batter An Chi-hong seized the opportunity with a double hit. Jeon Jun-woo hit the shortstop’s ground ball, but the shortstop’s throw to first base made an error, and the chance led to the first and second base safely, and Han Dong-hee’s left-handed hit made up for one point.
In the continued safe 1st and 2nd base, KIA left-handed pitcher Kim Dae-yu’s second base check fell to the center fielder. A situation where the runners couldn’t move. However, center fielder Lee Woo-sung could not cover it properly and missed the throw. The runner on second base stepped home and a chance to third base continued.
In the end, Koh Seung-min attacked Kim Dae-yu and pulled out a timely hit in the middle match, succeeding in a 3-2 comeback. Afterwards, in the safe 1st and 2nd bases, which continued with Jeong-hoon’s heavy hits, additional points were scored as the pitcher’s throw to 1st base error occurred during Park Seung-wook’s sacrifice bunt.
Afterwards, Yoo Kang-nam’s right fielder’s sacrifice fly and Ahn Kwon-soo’s timely hit added two more points to make it 6-2.
There was no turning point in the game after that. Lotte kept a 4-point lead and ended the exhibition game losing streak.
For Lotte, starter Na Kyun-an came down the mound with 6 hits (1 home run), 1 walk, 2 strikeouts and 2 runs in 5 innings. Lee Min-seok and Choi Jun-yong,먹튀검증 who had been sluggish in previous games, also pitched scoreless.
On the other line, Jeong-hoon, who had been silent with no hits in 21 at-bats in the demonstration game, reported the first hit in the demonstration game. Kwon-soo Ahn had 2 hits and 1 RBI, while Dong-hee Han and Seung-min Koh accumulated hits and RBIs.
In the KIA, starter Lee Eui-ri played a counterattack with 1 hit, 2 walks, 1 walk, 6 strikeouts and no runs in 4⅓ innings. However, he self-destructed while committing a pile of 5 errors in the defensive line.