On the 22nd at 1:00 pm, the Lotte Giants held their first match against the Chiba Lotte Marines 2nd Team at the Ishigaki Municipal Stadium in Ishigaki Island, Japan.메이저사이트
The exchange match was conducted in such a way that as many players as possible could participate under the agreement of both teams, even if they were replaced during the game, they could be put back in and play.
Starting pitcher Na Kyun-an threw 41 pitches in 3 innings, striking out 3 and allowing no runs. He recorded the highest fastball speed of 145 km, and was selected as a distinguished player for his cutter, curve, and forkball.
Another distinguished pitcher, Kim Jin-wook, recorded a maximum velocity of 143 km and blocked an inning with 12 pitches, 1 strikeout and no hits. In the batting line, Jack Rex went 3 at-bats, 1 hit, 1 home run and 1 RBI, and Lee Hak-joo went 2 at-bats, 1 hit and 1 RBI, and was selected as the Distinguished Batter.
Meanwhile, Kim Min-seok, the only rookie to participate in the 2nd camp, also recorded his first hit.
After the match, Lotte coach Larry Sutton said, “I am very satisfied with the preparation process and performance of the team. Our pitchers attacked the zone aggressively from the first inning. Na Kyun-an did not allow a single hit for 3 innings and created the atmosphere. He also showed good defense and identified some areas that need improvement. The hitters made good scoring opportunities, which is our point, and did not miss them. Juru is also very satisfied.”
“I tried to throw as many strikes as possible, but I got a satisfactory result,” said Kyun-an Na, who is the number one contributor to the victory. I took the tempo fast with the mindset of fighting the batter. And (Yu) Gangnam, his brother gave me the lead in the right place to throw the balls I wanted to throw.”
Yoo Kang-nam, who boasted the best collaboration with Na Kyun-an, said, “(Na) Kyun-an had good understanding of pitches, control, and balance from the time of practice. He must have felt burdened because it was his first match, but when he received the ball, he felt that he had prepared well. He used various pitches evenly with good balance.”