Ahead of Lotte’s game against Kiwoom at Gocheok Sky Dome on the 25th, catcher Lee Jung-geun’s performance the day before was a hot topic of conversation.메이저사이트
In the NC game against Sajik on the 24th, Lee was named to the lineup as the No. 8 catcher and partnered with starting pitcher Park Se-woong. On that day, Park pitched his best game of the season, allowing two hits, one walk, and eight strikeouts in seven innings. The team went on to win 11-1, wrapping up a three-game midweek series with a sweep.
In addition to Park’s strong pitching performance, Lee Jung-geun also provided a boost from the offense, going 1-for-3 with a home run, two RBIs, and a run scored.
Lotte’s starting catcher is Yoo Kang-nam, who switched teams last winter as a free agent signing. Lotte signed him to a four-year, 8 billion won deal. The signing solved a long-standing need for the team, and they’ve been reaping the benefits since the start of the season.
Before Yoo Kang-nam’s arrival, Lee Jeong-geun was one of the Anbang resources who was given a chance as a starting catcher. This year, he’s been relegated to backup catcher, but he’s made his presence felt. Sutton plans to pair him with Park Se-woong in the next game as well.
Even before the game, he was full of praise. “He was really good in all aspects of the game,” Sutton said. “On defense, he read well, blocked well, and on offense, he hit to help the team win.”