“I shuddered while watching the ballpark full of fans.”
The Lotte Giants won the Sajik home game against the Kiwoom Heroes on the 30th of last month with a 5-3 victory and sprinted to a 8-game winning streak. With a season record of 14 wins and 8 losses and an odds rate of 0.636, I enjoyed the joy of rising to first place, beating SSG Landers (15 wins, 9 losses, an odds ratio of 0.625).
It is the first time in 3949 days since July 7, 2012, that Lotte has risen to first place based on more than 10 opening games. The 8-game winning streak dates back to 13 years ago. It is a splendid achievement in 4706 days since the match against LG Twins in Busan on June 3, 2010, and the match against Hanwha Eagles in Busan on June 11.
Coach Larry Sutton said, “In the beginning of the season, the pitching and batting balance was not balanced, but looking back over the last two weeks, we became a strong team thanks to the combination of good defense and strong pitching staff.” It is not baseball that we play, but we play strong baseball that fights as a team.”
What made Sutton the happiest was the cheers of the home fans who filled Sajik Stadium the moment he took first place. For Lotte, all 22,990 seats for the home game were sold out for the first time since the opening against Kiwoom on the 30th of last month.
Lotte attracted an average of more than 15,000 fans per game in the home opener series against KT Wiz on the 7th and 9th of last month, but failed to mobilize 10,000 spectators until the Hanwha Eagles game on the 26th. 메이저놀이터
However, based on recent good results, Lotte fans are again gathering at Sajik Baseball Stadium. On the 27th of last month, Lotte achieved the first full crowd of the season on the 30th, following 10,393 people against the Hanwha Eagles and 14,343 people against the Kiwoom on the 28th.
Manager Sutton said, “I was so happy to see the incredible sight of last Sunday’s game. I am grateful that Lotte fans in Busan and other areas came to the baseball stadium to support me.” More fans came to the baseball field and the players received good energy and played the game.”
He also expressed his pride, saying, “Last Sunday’s game was the first sold-out home game this year. Watching the baseball field full of fans, I shuddered.” “In the Changwon series against NC, half of the baseball field was filled by Lotte fans.”