Why did the Lotte Giants invest a whopping 8 billion won to recruit Yoo Kang-nam? The reason became clear.
Lotte lost 2-7 in an exhibition game against the LG Twins held at Sajik Stadium in Busan on the 18th.
Since it was an exhibition game, Barnes and Kelly, who started out, went down the mound in four innings. The mound, the field operation, and the aggressiveness of the tactics all had a strong test nature.
However, the test can yield meaningful results. This is because you can know the opponent’s preparation or response level by trying to go one step further than usual.스포츠토토
Gangnam Yoo did not participate in the game that drew attention with the ‘Yoo Gangnam Derby’. He was only caught exchanging friendly greetings with his former teammates before the game.
On this day, the starting mask was worn by Lee Jung-hoon. From the beginning of the 6th inning, Ji Ji-wan, who came on as a pinch hitter, was in charge of the living room. Both players are catchers who have been pointed out as relatively weak in defensive power.
The start was once. Oh Ji-hwan, who hit a timely hit to take the lead, immediately stole second base. When Park Dong-Won’s timely hit followed, he stepped on the groove.
In the second inning, Moon Bo-gyeong, who went out with a double, stole the third base after a run. Then, Song Chan-eui’s sacrifice fly came out, leading to another score.
Commentator Lee Dae-hyung, a ‘base stealer’, pointed out, “LG players seem to be stealing bases at the right time. There are cases where they just run when the pitcher raises his leg, rather than running after watching.”
Lotte Battery did not miss this either. In the beginning of the 3rd inning, Seongju Moon and in the beginning of the 5th, Song Chanui were caught as checks.
If it was a regular season, LG might have been careful about this. However, this stage is an exhibition game. LG ran and ran again and again. And the gains thus obtained were directly linked to scoring.
In the 6th inning, after Seo Geon-chang stole 2nd base from 1 out 1st base, Song Chan-eui hit at the right time. In the 7th inning, after Shin Min-jae succeeded in stealing the second base, Hong Chang-ki hit at the right time. Hong Chang-ki continued to steal third base, but no points were scored in the subsequent chance for one company to second and third base.
In the 8th inning, lead hitter Son Ho-young went out with a hit and succeeded in stealing second base. Shin Min-jae also succeeded in stealing third base, but double hits came out at 1st and 3rd base. In the ninth inning, Jung Joo-hyun, who went on base with a hit, reached second base right away.
Previously, Oh Ji-hwan said, “I will hold a ceremony after I succeed in stealing bases in front of Yoo Kang-nam.” On this day, the stealing of LG players seemed to appeal to Yoo Kang-nam, who kept the dugout consistently, saying, ‘If you can stop it, try to stop it.’