“I realized we had a first.”
On the day that Lotte became the third team in baseball history to complete a no-hitter. Wearing the starting mask and protecting the bullpen was 21-year-old Son Sung-bin. A rookie with less than 50 games of first-team experience. He sensed something was amiss early on. “I was perfect until the fourth inning, and then I thought, ‘If I’m really good, I can make something happen,'” he said. Needless to say, the tension was higher than usual. “After the fifth inning, I honestly got nervous and focused more on not making mistakes,” said Son.
“I’m happy to be a part of history,” he said, “but honestly, I don’t think I did much. The pitchers threw so well. The Yasoo seniors also played tight defense, so I think the result was good.” He humbled himself. What they lacked in experience, they made up for in valuable advice from the coaching staff. “The pitching coaches kept talking to us after every inning,” said Son. Thanks to them, I was able to continue the game more easily than I thought,” he said.토토사이트
It’s a rare sight to see. As it turns out, Lotte had quite a few players who experienced team no-hitters. Pitcher Shin Jeong-rak and battery coach Choi Kyung-chul. On October 6, 2014, when they were both members of LG, they shared the first team no-hitter in KBO history against NC. Shin was the starting pitcher and shared the battery with Choi Kyung-cheol. He gave up just two hits in 7⅓ innings. “I didn’t realize it, but after the game, (Shin) came over and told me. He said it was his second experience.” He was surprised.