First hit of comeback in Nakdong River derby, ‘win’ ceremony to dugout roar…’I’m a Lotte man now, right?
‘Lotte Man’ Kook Hae-sung scored his first hit after his transfer.
Lotte’s Kook Hae-sung came to the plate as a pinch-hitter for Noh Jin-hyuk in the bottom of the seventh inning with the score 9-1 in favour of NC at Sajik Stadium in Busan on the 25th.
Kook Hae-sung took aim at NC’s third pitcher, Jeon Jae-min’s first pitch.메이저사이트
Kook Hae-sung drove a 147-kilometre fastball down the middle of the plate, and the ball landed in the left-centre gap.
It was Kook Hae-sung’s first hit in a Lotte uniform. The Lotte fans in the first-base bleachers cheered and chanted Kook’s name after his first hit.
After Kook Hae-sung reached first base with a delightful hit, it was Lotte’s turn to perform their batting ceremony.
Lotte players raise their arms and spread their fingers after a hit. It means “win, win, win” in Korean.
In the dugout, pitching coach Bae Young-soo and players Han Hyun-hee and Ji Ji-wan requested the gesture by singing the national anthem.
After seeing the dugout, Kook Hae-sung raised his right hand in the air and repeatedly opened and closed his hand, signalling to the fans that he had become a true Lotte Man.