LG played an away game against the Hanwha Eagles in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at Daejeon Hanwha Life Eagles Park at 2 pm on the 23rd. In this game, LG lost a lot in the 8th inning and lost 4-6.
At the end of the eighth inning, LG led 6-4, and right-hander Jung Woo-young climbed the mound. Jung Woo-young gave a shortstop infield hit to lead batter Noh Si-hwan. Then, he allowed Chae Eun-seong a left-handed hit and drove to the 1st and 2nd base safely.
At the moment of conceding crisis, LG made an embarrassing defensive mistake. Third baseman Moon Bo-kyung and pitcher Jung Woo-young rushed at the same time to catch Lee Seong-gon’s sacrifice bunt. The two collided and fell as they took a catcher’s stance.
In the end, no one caught the ball, and LG created a crisis with a full base safely. Afterwards, Jung Woo-young was knocked out after being hit by Eurogyeol for 1 RBI in the left field. Kim Jin-seong then took over the mound, but gave up an additional run, and Jung Woo-young became a losing pitcher, recording 3 runs and 2 earned runs without an outcount.
LG’s defensive mistake at the end of the 8th provided an excuse for a comeback. In baseball, calling plays between fielders is a fundamental part of defense. If call play is not done properly, the risk of injury increases. LG, which missed the basic part like this, faced the result of one small defensive mistake leading to a large number of points.
In baseball, when catching a ground ball in the infield, the third baseman has priority. On this day, LG’s defensive mistake was also recorded as a catch error by third baseman Moon Bo-kyung. However, if the batted ball falls in an ambiguous position and the defensive range overlaps, the priority may change depending on the call play. At that time, Jung Woo-young also played a call, but it seems that he and Moon Bo-kyung did not match. 메이저사이트
LG made another futile mistake in the 9th inning of the game. In the last attack in the top of the 9th inning, lead batter Moon Bo-kyung scored a heavy hit. Then, Kim Ki-yeon, who came to bat from 1 out 1 base, walked to base and created a chance to score 1 out 1st and 2nd base.
After that, Seo Geon-chang, the follow-up hitter, stepped down as pitcher infield fly. Originally, it should have been 2 out, 1st and 2nd base, but first base runner Kim Ki-yeon ran toward second base and was tagged out by the shortstop. In the end, the game ended as it was, and LG lost in vain.