Lotte snaps 3-game losing streak with win over SSG

Lotte snaps 3-game losing streak with win over SSG

The Lotte Giants snapped a three-game losing streak with a team no-hitter.

Lotte won 1-0 at home against SSG Landers in the 2023 Shinhan Bank Solar KBO League at Sajik Stadium on June 6.

It was Lotte’s third team no-hitter in franchise history. The first team no-hitter in KBO history was achieved by the LG Twins against the NC Dinos on October 6, 2014. The second was completed by SSG on April 2 last year in their opening game against the NC Dinos.

Lotte starter Aaron Wilkerson pitched seven scoreless innings with six strikeouts, while Koo Seung-min (one scoreless inning) and Kim Won-joong (one scoreless inning) tossed two scoreless innings. The pitching staff combined for a team no-hitter, giving up just two walks and no hits.

With the thrilling new win, Lotte (43-49) snapped a three-game losing streak. SSG (52-1-39), on the other hand, had their three-game winning streak snapped.

Lotte’s Wilkerson pitched seven scoreless innings to help the team snap the losing streak, and Yoon Dong-hee came in as a pinch hitter in the eighth inning to deliver the game-winning hit.

SSG starter Kirk McCarty did his part with seven innings of three-hit, one-run ball, striking out nine, but the bats finally went silent.

The first inning was a masterpiece from both starting pitchers.

In the first inning, Wilkerson needed 13 pitches to complete a three-hit shutout, and McCarty followed with two strikeouts.

Lotte got on the board in the bottom of the second when Ahn Chi-hong singled down the left field line. However, Jeon Jun-woo struck out swinging and Han Dong-hee retired the side.

Wilkerson continued to cruise.

In the top of the third, he got Han Yoo-seom to fly out to center field and then induced back-to-back groundouts from Kim Sung-hyun and Cho Hyung-woo. In the top of the fourth, he walked Choo Shin-soo and Choi Ji-hoon and struck out Choi Joo-hwan on a wild pitch.

Lotte failed to capitalize in the bottom of the fourth inning as Jeong drew a walk, but Ahn Chi-hong struck out swinging.

Wilkerson, who was perfect through the fifth inning, retired Choi Jeong-jeong and Park Sung-sung in order in the top of the sixth before striking out Ha Jae-hoon on a wild pitch.

The perfect game was broken in the top of the seventh when Wilkerson gave up a walk to leadoff hitter Shin-Soo Choo. He then gave up a sacrifice bunt to Choi Ji-hoon, but got Choi Joo-hwan to fly out to center field and Choi Jung to strike out swinging.

Lotte finally broke the 0-0 tie.

In the bottom of the eighth, Lee Jung-hoon led off with a single to right and then Ko Seung-min laid down a sacrifice bunt. Pinch-hitter Yoon Dong-hee followed with an RBI double to right.

In the top of the ninth, LOTTE closer Kim Won-joong took the mound. After retiring Kim Sung-hyun and Cho Hyung-woo on a grounder to third base and a strikeout respectively, Kim gave up a single to Choo Shin-soo, but retired Choi Ji-hoon on a grounder to first base.

With the lead, Kim earned his 19th save of the season. 카지노사이트

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