Lotte Giants Nico Gudrum takes on the 4th heavy duty for the first time since his debut. And Noh Jin-hyeok prepares for the game behind the scenes.
Lotte will have a 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League Kiwoom Heroes face-to-face game 10 of the season at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 9th. The previous day (8th), Lotte defeated Kiwoom 3-1 and won two consecutive wins, and Kiwoom suffered the shame of Thailand, the club’s most consecutive defeat.
On this day, Lotte brought a change to the starting lineup. Lotte: Ahn Kwon-soo (left fielder) – Kim Min-seok (center fielder) – Lee Jung-hoon (designated hitter) – Nico Gudrum (shortstop) – Ahn Chi-hong (2nd baseman) – Yoon Dong-hee (right fielder) – Park Seung-wook (3rd baseman) – Koh Seung-min (1st baseman) – The starting lineup was formed in the order of Jung Bo-geun (catcher). The most notable is Goodrum’s 4th sortie.
Goodrum, who entered the KBO League as a substitute foreign player for Jack Rex, played in 16 games until the game on the 9th, recording 15 hits, 9 RBIs, 6 runs, a batting average of 0.246 OPS and 0.671. Gudrum, who was evaluated as having noticeably improved his ‘seonguan’ while wearing glasses before putting on the Lotte uniform, was very disappointed in the early days of joining. This is because his batting average was only 0.219 in 9 games in July.
It is true that foreign players need a period of adaptation, but in a situation where they are aiming to advance to the postseason, they cannot wait for the revival of Gudrum. However, Goodrum is showing an upward curve by scoring hits in 5 consecutive games until the 6th, including 3 hits against the NC Dinos on the 2nd.먹튀검증
Prior to the game on the 9th, coach Larry Sutton said, “One of the things we did well at the beginning of the season was that the table setters were active. 1) They also got a hit, and Kim Min-seok is showing a hot hitting feeling in the second half. Since Ahn Kwon-soo and Kim Min-seok were active as table setters, they had no choice but to adjust the batting order of Goodrum. Because Goodrum is also showing improvement at the plate. It was used four times,” he explained.
On this day, as Gudrum played as a shortstop, Noh Jin-hyeok, who made a good hit the previous day (8th), starts from the bench. The reason was that his record against Hurado was not good. Noh Jin-hyuk is not very good with 1 hit in 5 at-bats, 1 walk, 1 run against Hurado, with a batting average of 0.200. The head coach said, “Noh Jin-hyeok made a good batting ball yesterday. He seemed to have improved his confidence at the plate. However, he was excluded because his past matchup against Hurado was not good.”
Although he is out of the starting lineup, he is likely to play as a pinch hitter in the second half of the game as he is not in a situation where he has a problem with his physical condition. The command tower added, “A sortie is always possible in the second half of the game,” adding, “Tomorrow, I will return as a starter because I played very well against starter Jeong Chan-heon