“I just need to get better at hitting…” Scoreless silence, broken by the ‘No. 2’ Lee Jung-hoon card
Can the Lotte Giants overcome the aftermath of a scoreless shutout?
Lotte manager Lee Jong-woon revealed his starting lineup for the game against the Doosan Bears at Sajik Stadium in Busan on Thursday.토토사이트
Lotte’s starting lineup is Yoon Dong-hee (right fielder), Lee Jung-hoon (designated hitter), Ahn Chi-hong (second baseman), Jeon Jun-woo (left fielder), Jeong Hoon (first baseman), Gudrum (third baseman), Lee Jung-geun (catcher), Noh Jin-hyuk (shortstop), and Kim Min-seok (center fielder). The starting pitcher is Park Se-woong.
Lotte managed just five scattered hits in the previous day’s game, falling to 0-2. Starter Charlie Barnes pitched seven innings of one-run ball, but the offense couldn’t back it up.
Acting manager Jong-woon Lee said, “Yesterday, the pitchers did their job. The bullpen gave up one run, but overall, the two runs were well-contained. We lost because our bats didn’t hit. So it’s disappointing. We had our chances, but we didn’t capitalize on them.”
It was a shame that Goodrum’s throw to third base in the fourth inning of the previous day’s game was caught by Doosan shortstop Kim Jae-ho. Goodrum’s throw got stuck in the infield, which was defended in front of him, and the out count went up, leaving him unable to score. “That was the most crucial play,” Lee said, “If I had fielded it behind the plate, it would have been a hit. “If we had gotten a run, it would have tied the game at 1-1 and made the game more interesting,” Lee said.
In the end, the bats had to come through. On this day, Lotte will bat Lee Jung-hoon as the No. 2 hitter, hoping to end their losing streak. “We made the batting lineup more focused by putting Lee Jung-hoon in the second spot, but the players have to perform and show,” Lee said, “I expect them to hit well today. Our pitching staff is very stable right now, so I think we will have an upside if our batting improves.”