Forget about knee pain and sprint towards first place… The roar of a scoring predator, this is the solution

He showed off his true character as a solver.

Lotte won 5-3 in the regular season match against Kiwoom Heroes of the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ held at Sajik Stadium in Busan on the 30th, and won 8 consecutive wins, rising to first place alone.

Lotte’s last 8-game winning streak was in 2010. From June 3rd to 12th, 2010, it has been 4705 days since winning 8 games in a row. In addition, with a season 14-8 win rate of .636, it rose to first place alone, beating SSG (15-9, win rate .625), which lost to Doosan that day. It is only 3,949 days since July 7, 2012 (72 matches, 39 wins, 39 losses, 3 draws, winning rate of .565) that Lotte rose to the top spot after 20 games. 

It was a reversal victory like a lie. All the luck seemed to be gathering at Sajik Stadium and Lotte. They attacked Ahn Woo-jin, the strongest ace in the league. He gave up 2 runs (1 earned run) in 5 innings and had him come down the mound. An Woo-jin played the fewest innings this season.

After leading 2-0, he allowed 3 runs in the 5th inning, but he was preparing for the back. In the 7th inning, Ahn Kwon-soo and Kim Min-seok’s consecutive hits and Koh Seung-min’s second baseman’s ground ball made it possible for Lotte to get 2nd out and 1st and 3rd base. And Jack Rex’s at-bat. At this time, Kim Dong-hyuk of the Kiwoom mound committed a balk, and the score was tied 3-3. Rex was waiting. Rex pulled Kim 메이저사이트Dong-hyuk’s 134km two-seam and pulled out a timely double that was to be eliminated as a priority prize. He called in the second base’s late Seung-min. 4-3 come-from-behind. 

Rex was suffering from knee pain, but after a timely hit, he sprinted as if he had forgotten the pain, and after reaching second base, he roared. Later, when Jeon Jun-woo’s lucky hit hit, Rex ran vigorously once again and stepped on the home. The result of the day was 4 at-bats, 2 hits, 1 RBI and 1 run. 

After joining Lotte as a substitute foreign player last year, Rex left a strong impression after only playing for three months. In particular, in last year’s scoring zone, he showed the appearance of a “scoring predator” with a batting average of .

It is the same this year too. Although the figure is lower than last year, the batting average is 3.57 (10 hits in 28 bats), 1 home run and 15 RBIs in scoring position. He once again showed off his true character as a solver.

After the match, Rex said, “All the team members are showing good performances in all areas, including offense and defense, and the coaching staff helps us with all their might. We are all improving day by day.”

He then recalled the moment of the final stroke, saying, “I knew that if we won today, we would be number one, so I was even more happy when I hit the come-from-behind hit, and the moment I stepped on the base, the ceremony came out emotionally without my knowledge.”

“There was a time when I was at a loss at the beginning of the season, but it seems that I am gradually returning to my own trajectory. Hitting coaches also prepare everything I need. I am grateful to them,” he said.

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