As of the 11th, Lotte is ranked seventh on the list. It is eight games away from the fifth place, the Maginot Line of autumn baseball. It is also five games apart from sixth-place Doosan.
Unless teams in the top five do not slip due to consecutive losses, Lotte’s chances of autumn baseball are becoming increasingly slim.
Lotte must draw a turnaround from this week’s schedule in order to revive the faint hope. Professional baseball will begin the rest of the game in earnest from the 12th. Lotte has all six games allocated for the week from the 12th to the 17th.
First of all, they will face NC on the 12th. Lotte, which faced NC at Changwon NC Park in four games, including a double header, over the weekend for 8-10 days, ended the week with a record of 1 win and 3 losses. 토토
And now move the stage to home and call NC. NC is currently in third place. The gap with second-place KT has narrowed to 0.5 games, continuing its upward trend. The winning rate in September was 8 wins, 2 losses, and 0.800, ranking first during the same period. If you go up a little bit, you can aim for second place.
Lotte, which has lost its pride in Changwon, seeks revenge at home. Na Kyun-an will be the starting pitcher. NC will put Shin Min-hyuk on the mound.
Na Kyun-an has 6 wins, 6 losses, and a 3.39 ERA in 20 games this season. He has recorded quality starts in the past two consecutive games, regaining his performance at the beginning of the season. He had one win, one loss, and a 2.12 ERA in three games against NC this season.
There is a reason why Lotte should put the first button well in the first game of the week against NC.
After playing one game in Sajik, Lotte will move to Gwangju and play two consecutive games against KIA from the 13th to the 14th.
KIA is the strongest team in recent years along with NC. In September, he recorded 7 wins and 2 losses in 9 games. In particular, the sense of hitting has risen. The team’s batting average in September was 0.332, ranking first among 10 clubs. He also hit 13 home runs, more than double the average of five during the period.
Lotte, which has a 3.04 ERA in September after NC (2.43) and Doosan (2.79), should prevent KIA’s rising lineup as much as possible. However, KIA is also looking higher after entering the fourth place, so an all-out war is expected. This is because the gap between KIA and third-place NC is also 1.5 games, all of which are tied from second to fifth place.
Lotte needs to revive its sense of hitting that has run out. The team’s batting average in September remains at the bottom with 0.247. This is the cause of the defeat even though the pitcher is performing well. Lotte had a not bad performance against KIA this season with a batting average of 0.271.
After playing two consecutive games against KIA, they will meet lower-ranked teams one by one. From the 15th to the 16th, they will call 10th-ranked Kiwoom at Sajik Stadium and go to Daegu on the 17th to face 9th-ranked Samsung.
But you can’t be relieved just because it’s a lower-ranked team. This is because you may be scolded by the strong red pepper powder. Lotte has been tied with Kiwoom with 7 wins and 7 losses this season, and its relative record against Samsung is a little ahead with 6 wins and 5 losses.