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Lotte Giants Park Sung-wook (second from the left) cheers when he hit the finish line on the second, first and third bases in the bottom of the 9th inning against NC Dinos in the 2022 KBO League at Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan. increase. 11th. Lotto wins 6-5.News from Busan / Yonhap News

“To be honest, I was in a bad mood last year, but I came to baseball because I liked baseball. But recently I’ve come to the baseball field to enjoy Lotte baseball. I’m sure I’ll play baseball this year. Hakujeong (68), who met at the Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan on the 10th when the match between Lotte Giants and NCC Dinos was held, said that he was “excited” every time he came to baseball every day. .. He has been buying season tickets since the beginning of professional baseball (1982), and in his opinion Lotte has become a “more structured two-game structure team.” .. So he is looking forward to the first baseball game in five years. In fact, the outlook before Lotte opened was not good.Before The Hankyoreh categorized 10 KBO clubs into five categories: offensive, defensive, shooting, organization, and leadership, with an average of six commentators from three broadcasters, each with five points. At that time, Lotte was in 9th place with 3.31 points, slightly ahead of the Hanwha Eagles (3.06 points). In other words, he was selected as the “weakest 2 teams” out of 10 teams. However, Lotte is proudly competing for the top of the season, contrary to expert expectations. In particular, the results of the team reorganization focused on training young players show the results of this year. Park Yong-taik commentator predicted that Lotte could become a “weak” before the season began, saying, “Veterans like Lee Dae-Ho and newcomers, Lotte seems to be showing her best. “I said on the phone. You can probably “do”.

Lotte Giants’ Han Dong-hee jumped into the bunker after playing a solo pitch five times in the KBO 2022 League match against Samsung Lions at Daegu Samsung Park on the 24th of last month.Daegu / Yonhap News

The main character of the first storm is “Little Dejo” Handonhee (23)... Her fifth year of debut, Han Dong-hee has shown explosive performance this season, showing off her skills, including being named MVP (Most Valuable Player) in the KBO League in April. .. Han Dong-hee, who played 24 games in April, ranked first in average batting average (0.427), batting average (0.764), on-base percentage (0.485), home run (7)) and OPS. Her (1,249) in her warhitter was first in the division (2.16), second in the hit (38) and second in the RBI (22 points). Support is also solid. As of the 11th, the weather was very good, so two of the three who tied in 1st place (5 wins) are Lotte players. First of all, foreign sniper Charlie Burns, 27, has a good personality and quenches the thirst of foreign snipers. Burns played six games in April, recording 41⅓ innings and the most wins (5 wins).

Lotte Giants' Park Se-woong smiled and headed for Doug Out after finishing a goalless 6 inning with NC Dinos in the 2022 KBO League match at Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan on the 10th.News from Busan / Yonhap News

Lotte Giants’ Park Se-woong smiled and headed for Doug Out after finishing a goalless 6 inning with NC Dinos in the 2022 KBO League match at Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan on the 10th.News from Busan / Yonhap News

Park Se-woong’s “Ace of Glasses” also has a good personality. He was second in ERA (1.21) this season and remains tenth in a small room. In a match with NC Dinos At the beginning of the fifth inning, he hit all three opponents with nine balls and wrote the history of “perfect innings” for the first time in Team Lotte. Lotte manager Larry Sutton also said, “It’s fun to see Park Se-woong grow up.” The fact that this season is the last igniter for Lee Dae-Ho (40), who is about to retire, also encourages the players. Please cooperate with desire to show Lee Dae-Ho’s desire to win K-TV. For this reason, the mood of the team was strong despite recording four consecutive losses in May. Park Se-woong emerged as a rookie in the 10th minute, winning North Carolina, saying, “Jun-woo (former) has rejuvenated the lead and his juniors have made good progress. I think the team is getting stronger and stronger. “

Lotte Giants' Lee Dae-Ho scored 1st and 2nd base RBI at the bottom of the first half of the 2022 KBO League match against NC Dinos at Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan on the 11th.News from Busan / Yonhap

Lotte Giants’ Lee Dae-Ho scored 1st and 2nd base RBI at the bottom of the first half of the 2022 KBO League match against NC Dinos at Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan on the 11th.News from Busan / Yonhap

Fans agree to feel the urge to fight more than ever in Lotte this season. Park Jae-sun (51) said, “Because Lee Dae-Ho last season, I think the players have an atmosphere of being’sweet’.” Fans who felt passionate about the team filled the Sasik Stadium for two consecutive days on the 6th and 7th, increasing their strength. It is the first time in three years since May 2019 that the Sasik Stadium is crowded with spectators. Lotte’s home average (9,714) is third in the league this season, behind SSG Landers (13,740) and LG Twins (11,284). Of course, there are concerns about Lotte this season. In particular, the correct pitch gap that appeared when Son Ah-seop (34) switched to NC is the gap. Ku Seung-min, Jo Se-jin, and Shin Young-soo, who were included in the opening entry, suffered when they transferred to two teams, and Cho Jae-hyun, who remains in one team, is still thin. Another problem is that foreign players are below expectations, with the exception of Burns. “Burns is doing well, but it’s a shame that players (Glenn) Sparkman and batter (DJ) Peters aren’t doing what they expected,” commentator Park Min-young said.

Lotte Giants fans will receive a signature from Choi Jun-young after the KBO League match against NC Dinos at the Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan in 2022.Busan Reporter / Lee Jun Hee

Lotte Giants fans will receive a signature from Choi Jun-young after the KBO League match against NC Dinos at the Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan in 2022.Busan Reporter / Lee Jun Hee

Lotte works well in spring, so I gave it an unnecessary nickname “Bonde” (Spring + Lotte), but the grade will decline over time. However, I feel that the atmosphere of the players and the fans is different this season. “There are a lot of greedy players who want to get good results. As long as the fans support me, I’ll be fine.” (Park Si-eun) Like Myrtus communis, Lotte’s Spring Will it continue until the fall of this season? Obviously, the enthusiasm of the players and fans packed with Sagic Stadium is extraordinary.Busan / Lee Jun-hee, Team Reporter Givenhappy@hani.co.kr

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