The 19-year-old boy with glasses, who believed, could not overcome the stronghold of a genius hitter.
The Lotte Giants lost 3-7 in the match against KT Wiz in the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ held at Sajik Stadium in Busan on the 8th.
Lotte had a difficult start as starting pitcher 온라인바카라Dan Strayley gave up three runs from the first inning. Still, at the end of the 2nd inning, housewife Yoo Kang-nam reported Lotte’s first home run, and at the end of the 3rd inning, foreign hitter Jack Rex hit 2 RBIs to bring in 2 runners.
Even though Lotte gave up one more point in the top of the 4th inning on Kang Baek-ho’s sacrifice fly, they were still in a position to follow with a two-point lead.
However, Lotte’s hopes were dashed in the defense in the top of the 7th inning. Lotte put Lee Tae-yeon, a rookie left-hander, on the mound instead of Strayley, who gave up 5 runs until the 6th inning.
Lee Tae-yeon recorded 1 hold and an average ERA of 0.00 in 3 games before the match, and is a fearsome newcomer who has emerged as the hope of the Lotte bullpen.
Lotte’s home opening game against Sajik KT on the 7th was also held scoreless in ⅓ innings, receiving applause from Lotte fans who filled the first base crowd. Not befitting his 19-year-old age, his calm pitching is impressive. Lotte coach Larry Sutton also said, “Lee Tae-yeon is a player who blocks noise well. He knows how to block out not only the noise of the stadium but also the noise inside. player,” he praised.
However, Lee Tae-yeon was already in his 4th game. It is a time when a gobi may come at least once. There was no room. Leading batsman Kim Min-hyeok hit Lee Tae-yeon with four consecutive foul balls, and eventually got a hit in the direction of first base. Then Lee Tae-yeon, who threw two balls at Kang Baek-ho in a row and was driven to an unfavorable ball count, used a 121km slider, but was frustrated by Woo Joong-wol’s two-run home run.
The moment Lotte allowed a lead to 3-7. The joys and sorrows of both teams were so completely mixed. The trusted ace shook again from the first inning, and the other line could not reproduce the active volcano-like appearance they showed in the opening match. From the standpoint of a 19-year-old rookie pitcher, the pressure that he must never give up runs must have been great. Lotte eventually had to accept a 3-game losing streak with a 3-7 defeat.