An incorrect call ruined the game. Manager Lee Kang-cheol was ejected for protesting the call, preventing his team from taking the field in the bottom of the ninth inning.
KT Wiz Park in Suwon, South Korea, where the third game of the Korean Series between the KT Wiz and LG Twins was held on the 11th. In the bottom of the ninth inning, KT manager Lee Kang-cheol was ejected.
In the bottom of the eighth inning, Park Byung-ho hit a game-winning two-run homer to make it 7-5. It was a decisive home run that seemed to be on the verge of victory. The defense in the top of the ninth inning with a two-run lead. We sent our closer, Kim Jae-yoon, to the mound. KT had already used up Son Dong-hyun and Park Young-hyun.
But this time, Kim Jae-yoon was shaky. After getting two outs, he couldn’t match Austin Dean and gave up a walk. He then gave up a three-run home run to Oh Ji-Hwan. Back to 7-8.
Kim Jun-tae worked well against Ko Woo-seok with 2B1S, but was stopped by a 149km fastball on the fourth pitch. The umpire, Jeon Il-su, 먹튀검증토토사이트 asked the third base umpire, Choi Soo-soo, to check for a swing. In such cases, either the first or third umpire can decide whether the ball was swung or not.
Umpire Choi Soo-soo paused for a moment before calling it a swing. Kim Jun-tae’s ball count became 2b2s.
However, the baseball people watching the scene thought it was a ‘north swing’.
KBS commentator Yoon Hee-sang, a former pitcher, clearly explained that the bat did not turn. However, the call had already been made and Kim Jun-tae was in a bad count.
That’s when head coach Lee Kang-cheol came running off the bench. He went to the third base umpire and actively appealed to the umpires. He was very emotional. Soon after, the umpire called Lee out. He grabbed the on-field microphone and explained, “Manager ejected for protesting the call.” Lee then left the dugout.
In the ensuing at-bat, Kim Jun-tae was hit by a pitch, but you never know. Depending on the count, the outcome of a batter’s at-bat can change drastically, as can the count of a batter’s at-bat.
To top it all off, KT had to play the rest of the game without their manager, as he was ejected for protesting a bad call. Coincidentally, KT had the bases loaded, but couldn’t capitalize, and the game ended on a Kim Sang-soo single. When asked about his ejection after the game, Lee Kang-cheol simply replied, “I must have made a mistake and was ejected,” and did not add any further explanation.
The game was a back-and-forth affair, but the officiating was a blot on the game.