Sweep hand → 3 days rest, Lotte finished breathing… Director Sutton expects “It will be of great help to the pitching part”
Did the three-day break after three consecutive losses really help the Lotte Giants?
Lotte, led by coach Larry Sutton, will play game 12 of the season against the LG Twins in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul on the 24th. Charlie Barnes, who is on the rise with an average ERA of 1.21, 4 wins in 6 games in the second half, will face off with Casey Kelly for the start.메이저놀이터
On this day, Lotte played Ahn Kwon-soo (left fielder) – Kim Min-seok (center fielder) – Lee Jung-hoon (designated hitter) – Ahn Chi-hong (2nd baseman) – Yun Dong-hee (right fielder) – Ko Seung-min (1st baseman) – Jung Bo-geun Jeong (catcher) – Noh Jin-hyeok (shortstop) – Nico Koo The lineup was organized in order of drums (third baseman).
There is nothing special about it, but it is noteworthy that foreign batter Gudrum was placed in No. 9. Manager Sutton said, “Our team has no typical 3rd to 5th hitter, and no hitter who can hit big, so we have to flexibly build a lineup according to the opposing team’s starting pitcher, and then we have a player who is good at going on base, and an RBI after that. Players who can be raised have been arranged in this way, so I went to number 9,” he explained the background.
Lotte lost all three consecutive away matches against Kiwoom Heroes last weekend, and the flow slowed down. However, through rest, they had time to reorganize, and the exhausted players were able to catch their breath.
Sutton said, “I think it helps the team a lot about resting up to 3 days. If you don’t play for 4-5 days, the timing or rhythm may break down, but up to 2-3 days can be a positive factor for recovery. Yes. I think it will be of great help especially to the pitching part.”
Lotte, who is in a hurry to ‘build multipliers’, will have three weekend matches against KT Wiz at Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan on the 25th and 27th following the match against LG on the 24th. It might be burdensome to face off against the top two teams, but it is also difficult to lose many times. In the end, it is expected that the key will be not to be pushed back in the starting fight against two teams that boast solid mounds.
Coach Sutton, who can’t help but think about running the bullpen after the middle of the game, said, “If the starting pitcher throws long, it won’t be necessary to run an aggressive bullpen. It has allowed us to operate a more aggressive bullpen.”