The Lotte Giants take on a challenge for the first time in 13 years. Han Hyun-hee stands at the forefront.
Lotte will face off against Kiwoom Heroes at Sajik Stadium in Busan on the 30th.
It is the stage to challenge 8 consecutive wins in 13 years.
Lotte won all 7 games, starting with the KIA Tigers on the 20th and ending with Kiwoom on the 27th.
It is only 3956 days since June 21-28, 2012 that Lotte has won 7 consecutive wins.
The 8-game winning streak goes back even further.
The most recent 8-game winning streak for Lotte was from the match against Sajik LG Twins on June 3, 2010 to the match against Hanwha Eagles on the 12th. After running 4 consecutive victories, he drew his breath against Nexen Heroes (now Kiwoom) on the 8th, and then swept 4 more victories to complete an 8-game winning streak.
Initially, Lotte was aiming for 8 consecutive wins against Kiwoom on the 29th, but the challenge was postponed to the 30th as the match was postponed due to rain.
Lotte showed amazing mound power during this winning streak. The team’s ERA during this period is 2.11, which is second.
The starting team recorded an average ERA of 3.09 (4th place), but the salvation team laid the foundation for victory day after day by spreading the salty water with an average ERA of 0.93. Just looking at the fact that there were 2 starting wins and 5 relief wins out of 7 wins, one can gauge the back mind.
The team’s batting average remained at 0.249 (7th place), but the scoring range rose to 0.317 (2nd place), demonstrating outstanding concentration. The pinch hit success rate is also 0.429, which is tied for first place during this period.
The team rankings also rose vertically. Lotte, which fell to ninth place right after the opening, stayed in eighth until the 19th, before the winning streak began.
However, after the winning streak began, he jumped to the middle rank and rose to third place on the 28th. And on the 29th, the second place LG Twins piled up losses on the 29th, a day off due to the cancellation of rain, and Lotte pushed LG and took second place.
Han Hyun-hee stands on the starting mound for Lotte, which is challenging 8 consecutive wins in 13 years.
Unfortunately, Han Hyun-hee took the lead in the team’s winning streak against the ‘parent team’.
Han Hyun-hee wore the Heroes uniform until last year after being nominated by Nexen in the 2nd place in the 1st round in 2012. Ahead of the 2023 season, he earned his first free agent (FA) qualification and transferred to Lotte.
This is the first time Han Hyun-hee, who is writing 2 wins, 2 losses and an average ERA of 7.56 in 4 games this season, is playing against Kiwoom. 스포츠토토
Now that the team has jumped into full-fledged leading competition, Han Hyun-hee’s good fight is essential for Lotte.
The opponent is not formidable.
Kiwoom sets up Ahn Woo-jin, who is considered the league’s representative ace, on the starting mound on the 30th.
An Woo-jin, who took first place in the average ERA (2.11) and strikeouts (224) last year, is active again this year with an average ERA of 0.84, 2 wins and 1 loss in 5 games.