It’s Kang Baek-ho again. Fans were disappointed again with an unexpected Bonehead play. Defensive this time
KT Wiz Kang Baek-ho’s stupid throw ruined the game. In an away game against the LG Twins held in Jamsil on the 18th, Kang Baek-ho dedicated a tie with a ridiculous throw in the bottom of the 5th inning with a 3-2 lead, and this play changed the flow of the game and KT lost.
It was the bottom of the 5th inning. Koh Young-pyo, who had maintained a one-point lead overcoming the crisis, allowed Park Hae-min a left-handed hit. Following this, Kim Hyun-soo’s right-handed hit came out 3 times. Park Hae-min, who is fast-paced, quickly passed the second base and ran to the third base. When right fielder Kang Baek-ho caught the ball and saw third base, he was already in a situation where he could not throw. The situation happened at this time. Kang Baek-ho slowly threw the ball to the second baseman and it flew high. Park Hae-min, who saw the scene after arriving at third base, ran home without delay. By the time second baseman Sohn Seok-min grabbed the ball and looked at home, it was already too late. He threw the ball home and was safe. The KT atmosphere has completely subsided, while the LG atmosphere has heated up.
In a 1-1 match, Ko Young-pyo, the team’s most trusted player, was the starter. In addition, the opponent was LG, who ran whenever there was a gap. The runner was Park Hae-min, who had been a stealer for 4 consecutive years, and was on third base. It was a situation that I couldn’t understand that I was playing without thinking in an important situation in an important game.
After that, the LG bat exploded. After one out, third baseman Kang Min-seong failed to catch Oh Ji-hwan’s foul fly on third base, and Oh Ji-hwan immediately hit a double in the right field and became second and third base. Ko Young-pyo collapsed rapidly due to a series of defensive mistakes. With the 6th Mun Bo-kyung, 3 consecutive balls went in, and eventually the bases were loaded with an automatic intentional 4 pitches. The hitter I met in the worst situation was Park Dong-won, one of the scariest batters in LG recently. The uneasy premonition was not wrong, and Park Dong-won hit a sweeping 3 RBI double that split right and middle. 3-6. Lee Jae-won was also allowed a timely hit to make the score 3-7, followed by a right-handed hit by Park Hae-min from the 2nd 1st and 2nd base and the score went up to 3-8. To make matters worse, catcher Jang Seong-wu, who was tagging Lee Jae-won, who was sliding into the home, felt pain in his arm and was replaced.
The KT bench, which was trying to finish the 5th episode, eventually replaced Koh Young-pyo. KT’s defense at the end of the 5th inning, which had been long, ended as the sovereignty came up and caught Kim Hyun-soo with a fly in left field. Afterwards, KT also pursued, but the game was KT’s defeat with a score of 5 to 9. They are in last place with 10 wins, 2 draws and 24 losses. It is 2.5 games behind the 9th place Hanwha Eagles.
Kang Baek-ho, who was in the limelight as a genius hitter, has recently been criticized by fans for absurd scenes. In the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, in a situation where the defeat in the bronze medal match against the Dominican Republic was deepening, the scene of chewing gum badly in the dugout was broadcast and criticized by fans. In the WBC held last March, in the most important game against Australia, he hit a double and celebrated, but his foot fell off second base and he was tagged out.
This time, he showed complacency and insincere defense. It was different from the previous two incidents. It was like forgetting the basics of the basics.
Kang Baek-ho did his best to win the team that day. In the beginning of the 4th inning, 1 RBI was timely hit, although it was out while going to the video reading, but it showed aggressive running play by retouching home during a short center field fly, and 1 RBI in pursuit in the top of the 8th inning, 2 RBIs, 2 hits in 4 at bats.
However, that one careless play ruined the game. In addition, another scene was added to fans who had a bad image of Kang Baek-ho. Now, rather than believing in Kang Baek-ho, it is getting to the level where you have to worry about what kind of strange play he will do.먹튀검증
On April 16th, in a game against the Hanwha Eagles, Kang Baek-ho showed his fighting spirit by hitting Chae Eun-seong’s batted ball against the fence and catching it. But that wonderful play is now buried in this absurd throw.
They keep forgetting the basics of the basics of doing their best in every play on the ground. He is absolutely unacceptable no matter how genius he is.