Lotte is in trouble ahead of the opening of professional baseball on the 1st of next month.
In the exhibition game, it ranked 9th out of 10 teams, and even bad news overlapped, such as the release of pitcher Seo Jun-won, who was a candidate for the 5th selection, for a sexual offense.
Reporter Lee Sang-jun reports.
Lotte recorded 4 wins, 1 draw and 8 losses in the exhibition games held ahead of the season’s opening, and ranked 9th out of 10 teams. 메이저놀이터
To make matters worse, pitcher Seo Jun-won, who was mentioned as a candidate for the 5th starting pitcher, was suddenly released after being involved in sexual assault with a minor.
A situation where the team atmosphere cannot be good, but with the opening right around the corner, the players are trying to pick up the atmosphere and show a different baseball than last year.
[Soundbite] Park Heung-sik/Lotte Head Coach: “People around us are very concerned about it, but that’s something we have to show at the actual game arena, so I think you can look forward to it. I don’t think you need to worry too much.”] Lotte’s batting lineup this season is
No. 2nd Ahn Chi-hong, 3rd Rex, 4th Han Dong-hee, 5th Jeon Jun-woo, 6th Seung-min Ko, 7th shortstop Noh Jin-hyeok, 8th catcher Yu Gang-nam, and 9th Hwang Seong-bin are strong, especially in the bottom line.
[Soundbite Noh Jin-hyuk/Lotte Shortstop] : “I think we need to make the Lotte fans cheer with a stable defense and one-hit strike.
” , Kim Do-gyu, etc. will be finished by Kim Won-joong.
[Soundbite] Kim Won-joong/Lotte Closer : “If I don’t get sick and keep playing, my grades will follow. My goal this year is to play as many games as possible without injury.”] We will play the season opener against the new Doosan.
Lotte will have a home opening game against KT in Sajik on April 7, next Friday after playing 5 consecutive away games after the opening.