“I have back pain. I’m feeling uncomfortable.”
The Lotte Giants, coached by Larry Sutton, will play the Samsung Lions of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League on Sept. 9 at Samsung Lions Park in Daegu.
Lotte urgently needs to turn things around. It’s on the line in the ninth inning. With 29 wins (22 losses) on the season, they are mired in a four-game losing streak with 30 games to go. In particular, they lost both games against KT Wiz at home from June 6 to 8.
Lotte’s lineup will be Kim Min-seok (center fielder), Jeon Jun-woo (designated hitter), Ahn Chi-hong (second baseman), Jack Rex (left fielder), Yoon Dong-hee (right fielder), Ko Seung-min (first baseman), Park Seung-wook (shortstop), Kim Min-soo (third baseman), and Jeong Jung-geun (catcher). The starting pitcher is Na Kyun-an.
Noh Jin-hyuk, who withdrew due to back pain the day before, was left out of the lineup. “We’ll rest him today and focus on his treatment and recovery,” Sutton said before the game 안전놀이터.
Samsung is in need of a turnaround as much as Lotte. They’ve managed just one run in their last two games despite pounding out 18 hits.
Before the game, Samsung coach Park Jin-man said, “The batters are getting on base well, but they lack concentration. “It’s not that we’re not hitting well,” he said, “it’s just that we’re not in a good rhythm. I’m sure they’ll give us a good flow today.”
Samsung’s lineup is Kim Ji-chan (second base), Kim Hyun-joon (center field), Jose Pirela (left field), Kang Min-ho (catcher), Kim Dong-yup (designated hitter), Oh Jae-il (first base), Lee Jae-hyun (shortstop), Yoon Jung-bin (right field), and Kim Ho-jae (third base). The starting pitcher is Won Tae-in.