The Lotte Giants are desperate to end their losing streak. Acting head coach Lee Jong-woon said he is not thinking about the pressure and excitement of the first game, but only about ending the losing streak.
Lotte will face the Hanwha Eagles in the 11th game of the series at 6:30 p.m. on March 31 at Hanwha Life Eagles Park in Daejeon.
Lotte is in seventh place with 50 wins,메이저놀이터50 losses, and a 0.463 winning percentage. They have been in a bad mood lately. They are on a seven-game losing streak.
During this time, the team has changed managers. Head coach Larry Sutton resigned on Aug. 28 for health reasons. His assistant coach, Lee Jong-woon, was named acting head coach for the remainder of the season.
It was Jong-woon’s first game as acting head coach as the 29th and 30th were canceled due to rain for two consecutive days.
Lee said, “I don’t think about my debut, I will do my best in my position. There is only one thing on my mind: ending the losing streak. (Hanwha is also on a losing streak), but we are also eager,” Lee said.
Before the game, the starting lineups were revealed.
Lotte will start with Yoon Dong-hee (right fielder), Lee Jeong-hoon (designated hitter), Ahn Chi-hong (second baseman), Jeon Jun-woo (left fielder), Jeong-hoon (first baseman), Gudrum (third baseman), Yoo Kang-nam (catcher), Noh Jin-hyuk (shortstop), and Kim Min-seok (center fielder). The starting pitcher is Aaron Wilkerson.
Lee Jung-hoon is in the batting order. After being released by KIA at the end of last season, Lee was given a fresh start by Lotte. In 29 games this season, he is batting .385 with one home run and 10 RBIs, helping to power the Lotte offense.
His highest batting order this season has been third. Otherwise, he has batted fifth and sixth. Today, however, he batted second for the first time this season.
Acting manager Lee Jong-woon said, “We’re going to be aggressive from the beginning by batting Lee Jung-hoon in the second spot.”
Lotte Giants’ Lee Jung-hoon./My Daily