Professional baseball’s Hanwha Eagles ended a three-game losing streak after a lot of hard work. The LG Twins, who were leading the way, put an empty end to the seesaw game with the absurd ‘Bone Head Play’. Daejeon Hanwha Life Insurance Eagles Park on the 23rd, where Hanhwa led LG by 7-6 by one point. LG took the opportunity to turn around in the top of the ninth inning when lead batter Moon Bo-kyung went on base with a heavy hit. After one out, Kim Ki-yeon picked a walk and continued the chances of first and second base.
The next hitter, Seo Geon-chang, hit the second pitch of Hanwha pitcher Park Sang-won. The batted ball rose high above the infield, and the referee declared an infield fly. The infield fly is a rule created to prevent the ‘exploit’ of the defensive team aiming for a double-out by intentionally dropping a ball when the runners are on 1st, 2nd or full bases with no out or 1 out. Even if the fielder fails to catch the ball and drops it on the ground, the batter runner is automatically treated as a fly out.
However, the rule is that runners must keep their original base when an infield fly is declared. However, LG first base runner Kim Ki-yeon didn’t seem to see the referee’s infield fly call, so she started with second base and quickly reached the next base. In the end, Seo Kun-chang was automatically out and Kim Ki-yeon was tagged out at second base, and the game ended as it was.
It was a close match in which both teams put in 15 pitchers (8 for Hanwha and 7 for LG). Hanwha designated this day as ‘Bullpen Day’ and sent out bullpen pitcher Lee Tae-yang as a ‘tinker starter’. It was a measure to give Moon Dong-ju, the existing starter, a break. While Lee Tae-tae held off the first two innings with no runs, the other line scored four runs at the end of the second inning and dismissed LG starter Kang Hyo-jong early. LG did not stand still. He attacked Kim Seo-hyun, who came out as Hanwha’s second pitcher, and chased 1 point in the top of the 3rd inning. In the beginning of the 5th inning, Hanwha veteran bullpen Jeong Woo-ram was beaten to turn the game around.
LG succeeded in reversing the gear in the top of the 8th inning. Park Dong-won, Seo Geon-chang, and Park Hae-min calmly earned consecutive walks while Hanwha’s 7th pitcher Kang Jae-min’s pitch was shaken. Hanwha pitcher Park Sang-won’s 3rd pitch forkball, which was loaded with bases, was thrown back while catcher Park Sang-eon failed to catch it, and the runner on third base stepped on the groove. Then, Hong Chang-ki hit a timely hit in the middle and added one more point.
The game, which seemed to end as it was, turned into a new flow at the end of the 8th inning. Lee Seong-gon put a sacrifice bunt on first and second base, which was made with Hanwha Noh Si-hwan and Chae Eun-seong’s consecutive hits, and LG pitcher Jung Woo-young and third baseman Moon Bo-gyeong ran into each other to handle the batted ball. All three players, including the batter and runner, survived and reached the bases full, and as a result of the next batter’s run, Jeong Eun-won tied the game with consecutive timely hits. In the following run with bases loaded, Oh Seon-jin scored the winning run with a sacrifice fly.
Seohyun Kim, a rookie pitcher with the Hanwha fastball, threw a fastball with a maximum speed of 159.5 km per hour (according to the team’s Trackman standard) on this day as well. He blocked 2 innings with 1 hit, 4 strikeouts and 1 run, meeting the expectations of Hanwha fans who expect a pitcher to finish with a ‘fast ball’.
Meanwhile,온라인카지노 Choi Hyeong-woo of the KIA Tigers set a new record for the most doubles (465) in the KBO League career by hitting a double at the right time in the bottom of the first inning against the Samsung Lions in Gwangju. The previous record was 464 left by Doosan coach Lee Seung-yeop. Choi Hyung-woo added a solo home run at the end of the 7th inning, leading the KIA to a 5-3 victory. SSG Landers defeated the Kiwoom Heroes 9-7 with pinch hitter Joo-Hwan Choi’s 3-run homer at the end of the 8th inning. SSG went on a 4-game winning streak, pushing LG out and rising to first place.
The Lotte Giants won the game against the NC Dinos in Changwon 5-3 by showing off their back heart by scoring 5 points at once in the beginning of the 9th inning, trailing 0-3. NC fell into a shocking 5-game losing streak as closer pitcher Lee Yong-chan collapsed. In Jamsil, Doosan Bears and KT Wiz were tied 1-1 after 12 overtime matches. This is the second draw this season.