KIA Tigers outfielder Lee Chang-jin showed off a play that goes back and forth between hell and heaven.
KIA Lee Chang-jin started as the second batter and right fielder in the match against Lotte held at Sajik Stadium in Busan on the 19th.
He took his second at-bat on first and second base in the third inning without an out. 메이저사이트Lee Chang-jin tried to bunt Lotte Han Hyeon-hee’s first pitch at 122 km curve, but was dismissed due to a foul fly.
The bunt ball flew high in the direction of the catcher and was caught by Lotte catcher Gangnam Yoo. He was supposed to advance runners, but he didn’t. The next batter, Socrates, withdrew due to a double hit by the second baseman, and the opportunity to secure first and second base was unfortunately destroyed.
If Lee Chang-jin’s bunt was successful, the third base runner could have scored, so the bunt failure was all the more regrettable.
Another opportunity came to Lee Chang-jin in the 4th episode. In the KIA, Hwang Dae-in, the lead batter in the 4th inning, went on base with a heavy hit. The next batters Choi Hyeong-woo and Kim Seon-bin got consecutive walks, creating a chance with no bases loaded.
Goh Jong-wook’s right-handed hit scored the first run. Hyo-sang Joo and Chan-ho Park struck out consecutively from Hyun-hee Han in the continued chance, and the bases were loaded with two outs. Next, Ryu Ji-hyeok hit an assault ball in front of the pitcher and added 1 RBI with an infield hit.
The team scored 2 runs first, and as the chances of the bases loaded with 2 out continued, Lee Chang-jin went to bat. Lee Chang-jin, who got another chance, hit a 2-ball 125km curve against faltering Lotte starter Han Hyun-hee and hit a 3 RBI triple that escaped the side of the left fielder.
Lotte left fielder Ahn Kwon-soo threw himself to catch the ball, but the ball slipped out and rolled all the way to the fence. When the ball fell out, Lee Chang-jin ran to third base, sliding vigorously and becoming safe.
Lotte left fielder Ahn Kwon-soo played a disappointing defense due to a misjudgment of the batted ball, but it was not recorded as an error. With Lee Chang-jin’s 3 RBIs and 3 bases, the team was able to take a huge lead.
Lee Chang-jin, who suffered a sprained finger while sliding on third base and was injured, was replaced by Kim Ho-ryeong after the 4th inning and finished the game.
Lee Chang-jin was once hit by Han Hyun-hee’s same type of curve, and once hit 3 RBIs on time.
With Lee Chang-jin’s 3 RBIs and 3 bases, the team took a 5-0 lead, and KIA eventually won against Lotte. With Lee Chang-jin’s concentrated hitting, the team was able to escape from a 5-game losing streak.