The Lotte Giants made another winning number.
Lotte deployed Nico Goodrum as the second hitter and left fielder in an away game against the Doosan Bears at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 26th. Goodrum came out as the second hitter and third baseman the previous day (25th) and recorded 3 hits and 2 RBIs. He recorded his first RBI in the KBO League.
On the 11th, Lotte signed a contract with Gudrum for a total of $400,000 as a substitute for foreign hitter Jack Rex. Rex couldn’t get out of the sluggishness after a knee injury, and it was judged that he needed a replacement.
At the time of recruitment, Lotte introduced Gudrum as a player capable of both infield and outfield defense.
Gudrum, who made his debut against the Kiwoom Heroes in Busan on the 21st, played as an infielder for four consecutive games. He showed off his ‘all-round talent’ by playing 3 games at third base and 1 game as shortstop.
This time he goes outfield. Lotte coach Larry Sutton said, “It was a step to strengthen the lineup,” and “We needed to change the team atmosphere.
Lotte recently fell to 6th place after losing three consecutive games. It’s been about three months since I dropped out of ‘River of 5’.꽁머니사이트
Coach Sutton said, “Gudrum is also a player with good outfield defense skills. Park Seung-wook is also good at defending third base. Currently, Kwon-soo Ahn and Seung-min Ko are out of the outfield due to injuries. Other outfielders in the first team are also struggling. there is,” he said.
Gudrum’s outfield defense is expected to have no problems. Having played 402 career games in the major leagues, he played a total of 68 games as an outfielder. It is a small number compared to the total of 217 games played as an infielder, but it is not without experience in the outfield.
Lotte: Yoon Dong-hee (right fielder) – Gu Drumm (left fielder) – Ahn Chi-hong (2nd baseman) – Jeon Jun-woo (designated hitter) – Han Dong-hee (1st baseman) – Park Seung-wook (3rd baseman) – Yoo Kang-nam (catcher) – Noh Jin-hyeok (shortstop) – Kim Min-seok (center fielder) ), the starting lineup was formed in order.
On this day, Lotte will also debut a new foreign pitcher. Aaron Wilkerson starts. Coach Sutton said, “I saw him training, and his pitching was good. I think it would be nice to have his own weapon and pitch aggressively,” Sutton said. said.