Should we keep using Lotte Goodrum’s ‘one error every three games’?
Already 10 errors in 33 games and a less than stellar batting performance.
In 33 games, Goodrum is batting .260 (32-for-123) with 20 RBIs.
He has no home runs and no stolen bases, 스포츠토토 and five walks to break up his offense.
His OPS (on-base percentage plus slugging percentage) is 0.658, which is hard to believe for a player making $400,000 for only half a season.
The bigger problem is his defense.
Lotte expected him to be a “right-handed batting utility player who can play both infield and outfield defense,” but his lack of focus is constantly on display.
Even if his nagging thigh muscle pain is to blame, the Lotte infield is a ticking time bomb that could explode at any moment.
Goodrum made seven errors in games at third base and three errors in games at shortstop.
In total, he’s made 10 errors in 33 games, or about one every three games.
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Against the Samsung Lions in Ulsan on June 6, Goodrum gave up a run on an error.
Gudrum, who started at shortstop, missed Oh Jae-il’s routine grounder with runners on first and second base.
Starter Na Gyun-an didn’t falter and minimized the damage with a sacrifice fly, but by this time, the pitch count had increased and Na Gyun-an only lasted until the sixth inning.
With Lotte leading 2-1 through six innings, the bullpen collapsed in the seventh inning and lost the game 2-7, so Goodrum, 토토 who was unable to help the pitchers, was also responsible for the loss.
Acting manager Lee Jong-woon said he would continue to give Goodrum opportunities.
Han Dong-hee, who is supposed to be the main third baseman, hasn’t been able to break out of his slump, and the club can’t easily let go of a player they invested $400,000 in.
But Goodrum has yet to repay the bench’s trust.
With 31 games left in the regular season, the seventh-place Lotte has widened its gap to seven games over the fifth-place KIA Tigers.
Even with the postseason virtually out of reach, the players and bench are determined to keep fighting until the end.
Continuing to use underperforming foreign players because they cost a small amount of money will only hurt the team’s performance and atmosphere.
It’s worth noting that the Hanwha Eagles recently dropped Nick Williams, a $400,000 foreign batsman like Goodrum, 스포츠토토링크 from their starting lineup altogether.