Every game is a struggle.
Lotte Giants Ko Seung-min and Ahn Kwon-soo were dropped from the starting lineup against the Gochuk Kiwoom Heroes on Tuesday. Ahn Chi-hong was named first baseman and Jeon Jun-woo moved to left field.
Manager Larry Sutton explained in a pregame interview that the move was made to help the Heroes’ starter, Chung Chan-heon. Of course, there were many factors that were taken into consideration, such as the current batting form and the opponent’s record. In the previous day’s game, Go Seung-min batted eighth and Ahn Kwon-soo batted first and left field.
Go Seung-min made a fielding error that led to a run on the 9th. In the top of the first inning, he caught a grounder hit by Heroes’ Lee Ju-hyung and sent it home, but it turned into an error. It was a heartbreaking mistake that led to two runs. The players themselves must have been under a lot of pressure
Ahn Kwon-soo failed to make an impact in the leadoff spot. He went 0-for-3 with a walk and two strikeouts. Lotte scored five runs in the top of the ninth inning, but couldn’t overcome the early deficit and lost 8-10.
Manager Larry Sutton said, “Go Seung-min just came back from injury, so his batting cycle hasn’t come up yet. He made a fielding error yesterday, and I wanted to give him time to mentally get over it.”
Ahn Kwon-soo is also not hitting well. Since his return on July 30, he has gone 1-for-23 with one home run and a 4-for-3 average in nine games.
Jeon Jun-woo, who moved into left field in place of Ahn, has been good against Chung Chan-heon, going 4-for-7 from last year to this year.메이저사이트
Sutton said, “Our outfielders are good these days, including Kim Min-seok and Yoon Dong-hee. I considered Jun-woo Jeon’s record against Chan-heon Jung. I plan to utilize Ahn Kwon-soo as a pinch hitter or pinch runner.”