Lotte Giants infielder Nico Goodrum pushed the team into a losing streak colder than ice.
On the 26th, in the match against the Lotte Giants in the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ held at Sajik Stadium, Gudrum started as the 6th hitter and 3rd baseman.
Goodrum made a throwing error 먹튀검증 in the defense in the top of the second inning when the team was leading 1-0, allowing the game to tie. Oh Yoon-seok’s hit to the left came out on the 1st and 2nd bases. Third baseman Goodrum moved to the center of the infield as a cutman, and caught left fielder Jeon Jun-woo’s throw to check the situation. Then, he threw a throw to Noh Jin-hyeok, who entered third base cover to catch Anthony Alford, who overrun.
Up to this point, he had done his part as a cutman, but after that, his throwing was not good, so everything was wrong. The throw fell high, and in the meantime Alford scored to tie the score 1-1.
Goodrum immediately took advantage of the scoring opportunity in his second at-bat. At the end of the 4th inning, Bae Jae-seong hit a four-seam fastball at 1st and 3rd base, giving him a 2-1 lead with an RBI and a timely hit. It seemed to relieve the burden on his heart a little by hitting the expiation blow.
But the good flow ended here. Soon after, Goodrum made another fatal mistake through overzealousness. Goodrum, who went to second base, ran to third base on Jeong Bo-geun’s line drive hit from 1st out, 2nd and 3rd base. However, the ball went into left fielder Alford’s glove, and Gu Drum, who grasped the situation, quickly returned to the loop and even slid head first, but he could not beat the ball. In the end, Lotte failed to score an extra point due to a double play.
Goodrum showed another uneasy throw in defense. At the beginning of the 7th inning, he caught a grounder from Seong-Woo Jang on 1st and 2nd base, stepped on 3rd base, and threw it to 1st base. However, the ball deviated a bit and first baseman Koh Seung-min barely caught it, and quickly stepped on the first base to complete a double stroke. It was the song of Gudrum, who couldn’t relax until the last moment.
In the end, Goodrum’s throwing, which was like a time bomb, caught the ankle in the second half of the game. In the top of the 8th inning, when the team was leading 5-3, Park Kyung-soo hit to the left with two outs and bases loaded. Left fielder Ahn Kwon-soo attempted a sliding catch, but the ball bounced and he picked it up again and threw it to Kurtman Goodrum. Goodrum, who received the ball, threw it home, but the throw was biased to the side, and even 1st base runner Kim Min-hyeok allowed a score, turning the score 5-6.
A similar scene appeared in the beginning of the 9th inning when the game was tight 6-6. Third baseman Goodrum caught the grounder from the batting team with the bases loaded with 1 out and threw it home, but it missed. In the meantime, he gave up a run to the third base runner and allowed the turnaround to be 6-7, and then gave up a sacrifice fly to Shin Bong-ki to kneel at 6-8.
Goodrum, who was sluggish on defense, did not play his part at the plate either. In the bottom of the 6th inning, with 1 out and 2 base, the shortstop grounded the ball and turned to dugout. At the end of the ninth inning, with one company on first and second base, he struck out with a swing and broke the pulse.
Goodrum finished with 1 hit and 1 RBI in 5 at-bats. What was more bitter than that was that all three throwing errors were connected to the point in the game. Lotte, who was in the middle of a 5-game losing streak, had to turn around lonely on this day, unable to break the losing streak.