The match between Doosan and KT at Jamsil Baseball Stadium on the 23rd ended in a 1-1 draw after 12 overtime matches.
For Doosan,스포츠토토 who was aiming for a sweep against KT along with 4 consecutive victories, there were always regrettable scenes.
Doosan’s lineup was unable to use the strength of KT starter Koh Young-pyo’s good pitching and was dragged 0-1 until the 7th inning.
The opportunity came in the bottom of the 7th inning. Kim Jae-hwan and Yang Seok-hwan’s consecutive hits resulted in a safe first and second base chance, followed by a defensive mistake when Rojas grounded second base.
In the meantime, second base runner Kim Jae-hwan rushed around second base and rushed home to tie the game 1-1.
In the bottom of the 8th inning, he had a chance to come back. After the second death, Kim Jae-hwan chose a walk, and Yang Eui-ji hit a double that broke through the third base line.
If you were a fast runner, the batted ball went deep enough to aim for home.
Doosan bet on Kim Jae-hwan’s feet.
Operations coach Jeong Su-seong’s arm turned vigorously, and Kim Jae-hwan ran toward the home without stopping.
It was a situation where the center batting line was over, so he hurriedly ventured into the game.
The problem is that Jaehwan Kim is not a fast hitter and his knees are not in good condition.
Because of his knee injury, he has refrained from even defending, playing only as a pinch hitter and designated hitter in the last four games. He felt uncomfortable while running.
On the other hand, KT’s relay play was accurate and unobstructed.
Following Lohas, the ball thrown by Kim Sang-soo hit Jang Seong-wu’s mitt.
Jang Seong-woo’s accurate tag continued towards Kim Jae-hwan, who rushed toward the home. In a state of exhaustion, Kim Jae-hwan, who was blocked by Jang Seong-wu, lay down as it was.
Was it because he wanted to give something to Kim Jae-hwan, who was having a hard time as if he was exhausted?
Jang Seong-woo put on an apologetic expression and slipped the ball into Kim Jae-hwan’s hand.
Kim Jae-hwan burst into tears at Seong-wu Jang’s humorous behavior, telling him to take at least the ‘Out Memorial Ball’.
Kim Jae-hwan moved his steps with the support of his coaching staff.
The only match that could end the game went like that.
The innings changed, and Jo Soo-haeng, who came out as the lead batter in the top of the ninth, hit the left-hander. There is no chance in baseball, but the home game at the end of the 8th inning was a moment when I felt more regretful.
If the reliable No. 6 hitter had been holding on, Kim Jae-hwan would not have had to strain his knees, and he would have been able to secure the victory.
Jose Rojas was the starting 6th hitter in the game that day. Rojas, who recorded no hits in 3 at-bats, hit an infield grounder in the 7th inning and was replaced with Jo Su-haeng. Rojas’ batting average this season is staying at 0.172 (10 hits in 58 at-bats).