1 foul home run → 1 hit the wall… Lotte’s End Manrupo, God Turned Away Twice

God twice turned away from the most dramatic scenes.

The Lotte Giants won 6-5 in the match against the KIA Tigers of the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ held at Sajik Stadium in Busan on the 4th.메이저놀이터

It was a great match that made my hands sweat until the end. The last team to laugh was Lotte. Lotte won the victory with Noh Jin-hyeok’s finishing hit in the ninth inning with a run-out chance.

In fact, there were two scenes where Lotte almost finished the game with a walk-off home run rather than a run-off hit.

First, Yoon Dong-hee, who appeared with no bases loaded at the end of the 9th inning, hit Jang Hyeon-shik’s 146 km body fastball and hit a big ball toward the left outfield. Yoon Dong-hee, who flipped the bat and stared at the batted ball, confirmed that his batted ball was outside the foul line and could not hide his regretful expression. The same was true of the 22,990 spectators who filled Sajik Stadium.

Lotte applied for a video review, but the result did not change, and Yoon Dong-hee returned to bat. But is it because he lost his energy because of the foul home run? Yoon Dong-hee ended up striking out on a swing and withdrew.

Still, Lotte continued to have a golden chance of one company full base, and this time Noh Jin-hyuk hit Jang Hyun-sik’s first pitch 139km forkball. The direction of this hit was the right outfield. The ball hit the top of the fence. No hits to finish. If the batted ball had gone a little higher, it was a batted ball that could lead to a grand finale home run.

After the game, Noh Jin-hyeok said, “I had a chance, but in fact, I had a desire for (Yoon) Dong-hee to finish at the end.” “I don’t think I passed because it was Sajik Stadium. I think I would have passed if it was a different stadium.” Noh Jin-hyeok, who said, “I’ve been under a lot of stress lately because of the RBIs,” laughed, saying, “If it went over, it would have been 4 RBIs, but it’s a pity.”

What if it is not a grand finale home run? Anyway, with a dramatic victory, Lotte secured a winning series in this weekend’s three-game series, and succeeded in reducing the gap with second-place LG to one game, continuing the blast. Nothing feels better than winning.

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