“Lotte is Lotte.”
After Jeong Yong-jin, owner of SSG Landers, returned to the top of the Korean Professional Baseball (KBO) league, he posted his reaction to the Lotte Giants on his SNS and became a hot topic.
On the night of the 19th, owner Jeong commented, “Lotte is Lotte,” to a follower’s reply to her Instagram post, “Today, Lotte will win one win first out of three consecutive matches!” The post was followed by replies from owner Jung, followed by comments from Lotte fans and SSG fans. A follower presumed to be a Lotte fan even replied, “Topde is Topde,” using “Topde,” which means “Lotte + League No. 1.”
Previously, Lotte won 7-5 in the second game of the season against SSG held at Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan on the 19th. Lotte defeated SSG with Park Se-woong’s 6 innings, 1 run, 6 strikeouts and multi-hits by Ahn Chi-hong, Noh Jin-hyuk and Park Seung-wook. Lotte pushed SSG, which had been running first until the match, and returned to the top of the league in three days.스포츠토토
The match between Lotte and SSG on this day attracted great interest from baseball fans enough to be called ‘the Korean series to watch in May’. Prior to the match, SSG and Lotte, which were in first place, had a fierce match. The match at Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan on the 20th, when the third showdown of the season between the two teams, called the ‘Distribution Derby’, was already sold out a long time ago.
Lotte presents “hairy ace” Dan Straley (1 win, 3 losses) as the starting pitcher for the third game of the season against SSG on the 20th. SSG will be played by Kim Gwang-hyeon (2 wins, 1 loss). Lotte will challenge the ‘fourth consecutive winning series’ with a series of victories against SSG in the game on the 20th.