“One of the most important roles as a manager is to protect the players.”
Larry Sutton (53), manager of the Lotte Giants, was indignant. In the end, he was sent off, and the team was defeated after an overtime match. In a situation where the team atmosphere could sink, Sutton wrapped up the players.
Lotte played a home game against Kiwoom Heroes at Sajik Stadium in Busan on the 23rd. After more than 6 hours of bloody fighting, they suffered a painful defeat 6-7.
In the beginning of the 5th inning, when the team was leading 4-3, the scene in question was created after Lotte pitcher Shim Jae-min gave up a strave walk after being hit by Ronnie Dawson. With the bases loaded safely, manager Sutton went up to the mound and made a pitcher change.
Afterwards, manager Sutton strongly appealed to the referee and was immediately ordered to leave. It was an appeal to the strike zone.
Coach Sutton said, “I received a lot of messages (about him) outside of the game and saw it myself,” ahead of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League visiting game with Doosan Bears at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 25th.
Regarding the reason for protesting after replacing the pitcher first, he drew a line saying, “I respect the question itself, but I have nothing more to say.”
Afterwards, Lotte attempted to reverse the game with Jeon Jun-woo’s two-run home run at the end of the 8th inning despite difficult situations such as stopping the game due to heavy rain, but ended up bowing his head at the end of the game while the manager was away.
He then supported the players who did their best even in difficult situations. “It was a fighting game where we didn’t give up from the 1st to the 9th inning and fought until the end, so I am very satisfied with the players,” he said.
“Lee In-bok tried his best to play his role as a starting pitcher, and the players fought to the end as we scored 4 runs in one inning and turned around,” he said. “It was a game in which the players did their best in their positions.”먹튀검증
For Lotte, Na Kyun-an will be the starter on this day. Doosan’s Brandon Waddell will face off.
Lotte, who is in a two-game losing streak, is in 5th place with 39 wins and 41 losses. The ride with 6th place KT Wiz is only 0.5 games. Will it be possible to reverse Doosan’s winning streak on this day and turn the mood around?