The ball I was sure was out. But the unfamiliar gray ceiling blew away the victory.
Lotte Giants played an away game against Kiwoom Heroes at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 19th. The Lotte starting pitcher that day was Na Kyun-an. Na Kyun-an, who was named the ‘Monthly MVP’ with 4 wins, 33⅔ innings and an ERA of 1.34 in 5 games in April this year, has been unable to play due to hamstring pain since the match against Doosan on the 25th of last month.토토사이트
Lotte brought the atmosphere in the beginning. In the top of the first inning, lead batter Ahn Kwon-soo got a hit, and Kim Min-seok hit a double. In the second and third base chances without a hit, Lee Jung-hoon’s grounder scored the first point.
Lotte continued to score in the top of the second inning. After one run, Noh Jin-hyeok hit, and the opponent’s error led him to second base. After that, Yoo Kang-nam and Lee Hak-joo walked to make the bases loaded, and Ahn Kwon-su’s sacrifice fly opened the score to 2-0.
In the bottom of the 4th, Kiwoom launched a counterattack. Kim Hwi-jip’s double, Joo Seong-won’s true base, and Lee Ju-hyung’s sacrifice fly came out.
In the bottom of the fifth inning, pinch hitter Kim Jun-wan, who came out as the lead batter, got a hit. Kim Tae-jin’s sacrifice bunt, Kim Hye-seong’s fly ball, and Dawson’s infield hit made it 2 out, 1st and 3rd base. Dawson stole second base from Song Seong-moon at bat, and became second and third base.
After that, Song Seong-moon’s batted ball flew to the left field. The ball flew high and went up to the ceiling of Gocheok Dome. A batted ball left fielder Lee Jung-hoon could catch. However, Lee Jeong-hoon, who was running forward, hesitated momentarily and the batted ball landed right in front of him.
There are many cases where batted balls are missed on the ceiling of Gocheok Dome, which is a gray color similar to a baseball. Lee Jung-hoon was originally a catcher, and after being released from KIA last year, he came to Lotte and started playing as an outfielder. He didn’t have many chances to defend the fly ball at Gocheok Dome.
Na Kyun Ahn sat down the moment Lee Jung-hoon missed the ball, lowering his head and expressing deep regret.
As Song Seong-moon’s batted ball became a hit, runners on second and third base all stepped on the home plate. Kiwoom succeeded in reversing with a score of 3-2. Na Kyun-an ended the inning by striking out Kim Hui-jib.
With Lotte’s batting line not bursting, Song Seong-moon’s two RBIs and a timely hit remained the final blow of the game that day. Kiwoom added one point with Kim Dong-heon’s solo home run in the 6th inning, putting a wedge in the game and winning 4-2.
Na Gyun-an, who threw a total of 99 pitches, including a fastball of up to 145km, mixed forks (32), cutters (13), and curves (13), eventually finished the game with 6 hits, 4 balls, 2 runs, 5 strikeouts and 3 runs in 5 innings. finished
It wasn’t a bad performance after coming back from injury. However, he had no choice but to end the game with a sense of regret for one ball that flew too high.