“It felt really good”… ‘Boom!’ Seo Dong-wook and Jeong Dae-seon’s first hit, a ‘smile’ that never left Actor Lee Jong-woon’s mouth 

“It felt really good”… ‘Boom!’ Seo Dong-wook and Jeong Dae-seon’s first hit, a ‘smile’ that never left Actor Lee Jong-woon’s mouth 

The smile did not leave the face of Lotte Giants acting manager Jong-woon Lee. This is because of the performance of the rookies who have enjoyed a meal together in the second team.

Lotte succeeded in escaping two consecutive losses by winning 5-2 in the 14th game away match between the teams and SSG Landers of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on the 22nd.

It was a meaningful victory that broke the losing streak as the season had not yet been given up, but it was doubled because it was a game where the performance of young prospects stood out. Jeong Dae-seon, who was called up to the first team the day before (22nd) and was named to the starting lineup for the first time, went 2 hits in 4 at-bats with 1 RBI and 1 run, and Seo Dong-wook, who played as a pinch hitter, went 1 hit in 1 at-bat.

The young players’ performance shone in the most important moments. In the top of the 7th inning, with the score tied at 2-2, and with no runners on base and one out, Jeong Dae-seon faced SSG ‘ace’ Kim Gwang-hyeon. Jeong Dae-seon retired with a hit in his previous two at-bats, but hit the ball in the ‘sweet spot’ of the bat in both of them. In his third at-bat, he pushed Kim Gwang-hyun’s changeup and scored a hit to right field, experiencing the joy of his first hit in his debut.

Seo Dong-wook came on as a pinch hitter with one out and runners on first base on Jeong Dae-seon’s hit. Seo Dong-wook, who had appeared in 6 games until the 22nd but failed to produce a hit, also put out his bat for a changeup against Kim Gwang-hyun and hit a double to left field, recording his first hit. Lotte took the lead in the game, 3-2, with Dong-hee Yoon scoring a run with a ground ball with the bases loaded due to consecutive hits by the rookies.

The good performance continued after that. In the top of the 8th inning, where the score was 4-2, with one out and runners on first and second base, Jeong Dae-seon competed with SSG’s Ko Hyo-jun, and this time he targeted a forkball and produced a hit toward the left fielder. And at this time, Ahn Kwon-soo, who was a runner on second base, was running toward home, and Jeong Dae-seon had multiple hits and an RBI in his first start.

Acting coach Jong-woon Lee could not hide his happy smile when asked questions from the ‘rookies’ before the game on the 23rd. The head coach said with a big smile, “I felt really good,” and added, “Jeong Dae-sun and Seo Dong-wook are players who played together in the second team as well. Jeong Dae-seon has good contact ability and is a player who had a lot of expectations. There was talk that he lacked speed, but that wasn’t the case. “Seo Dong-wook and Jeong Dae-seon were key players in the second team, and it was great to see them play yesterday,” he said.

Currently, Lotte’s ‘Captain’ Ahn Chi-hong has been expunged from the first team due to a cold. Therefore, there is a shortage of second baseman resources. I plan to give Jeong Dae-seon a chance. Acting manager Lee Jong-woon explained, “Jeong Dae-seon initially came in as a shortstop, but he seemed comfortable at second base. We decided that it would be better to play second base first and gradually develop (other positions) as well. He has been practicing as second base in the second team as well.” did.스포츠토토

Jeong Dae-seon’s performance was outstanding, but it was also significant that Seo Dong-wook, who had not produced a single hit in six games, broke his silence. This is because even if given the opportunity, if no results are obtained, he may be prosecuted. Acting manager Lee Jong-woon laughed, saying, “Seo Dong-wook is definitely a good player, but he couldn’t hit a hit and then hit it out. He’s a very good hitter, but it must have been difficult for him to go back and forth without being able to hit a hit.”

Acting manager Lee Jong-woon said, “We are currently in a situation where key players have left due to injuries and the Asian Games. If new players come and show their abilities, it will stimulate other players. And if these players do well, we can become a better team.” “There is,” he emphasized.


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