Lotte won the final game of the season against Hanwha in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League 7-2 at Hanwha Life Eagles Park in Daejeon on the 16th.
Jeon Joon-woo played 3 hits and 1 RBI in 4 at-bats, and Han Dong-hee played 2 hits and 1 RBI in 3 at-bats. Ahn Kwon-soo, who had a farewell match, said goodbye with a timely hit in the last at-bat in the eighth inning. 토토사이트
Lotte, which ended its three-game losing streak, finished the season with 68 wins and 76 losses (winning rate of .472). Hanwha, which was able to finish eighth in the victory on the day, was caught up by Lotte and finished in ninth place in the final ranking with 58 wins, 80 losses and six draws (winning rate of .420).
Lotte, which failed to advance to the postseason as of the 10th and was confirmed to be seventh in the final ranking, played its last game under acting coach Lee Jong-un. Shortly after the game began at 6:30 p.m., SBS Sports commentator Kim Tae-hyung was reported to be going to Lotte as the new head coach. Lotte said, “It’s not a confirmed issue. We will appoint a new coach by the end of this month,” he said.
However, inside and outside the baseball world, there are constant talks about former Doosan manager Kim Tae-hyung’s trip to Lotte. It has been considered a strong candidate since former coach Larry Sutton stepped down at the end of August, and it has been known that he has had enough sympathy recently. It is not surprising that Lotte, which is thirsty for performance as the best leader who led the Doosan Dynasty, will recruit former coach Kim Tae-hyung.
Amid rumors of manager Kim Tae-hyung’s appointment, Lotte’s starter Shim Jae-min gave up one point in the first inning, but immediately followed up with one point in the second inning. Lotte, which balanced 1-1 with Han Dong-hee’s grounder to shortstop in the third base with one out, which led to Jeon Joon-woo’s left double, succeeded in turning the game 2-1 in the fifth inning with Yoo Kang-nam’s hit, Han Dong-hee’s double, and Chung Dae-sun’s sacrifice fly.