Tightly contested Elotracico comes down to a single call in the top of the eighth inning.카지노사이트
The game between the LG Twins and the Lotte Giants of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League was held at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Songpa-gu, Seoul, on March 23.
On the day, Lotte earned a thrilling 2-1 victory over LG behind starter Park Se-woong, who pitched eight innings of three-hit, five-strikeout ball, and a game-winning RBI single by Park Seung-wook in the top of the ninth.
In what was a masterful pitching battle between LG’s Kelly and Lotte’s Park Se-woong, there was a call that changed the course of the game.
In the top of the eighth inning, Lotte’s leadoff hitter Han Dong-hee singled. She was replaced by pinch-hitter Hwang Sung-bin, and then Kim Min-seok laid down a sacrifice bunt.
During the sacrifice bunt, Hwang Sung-bin advanced to second base and collided with LG shortstop Oh Ji-hwan, who was standing near second base, causing him to fall and complain of pain. Oh Ji-hwan, who had no intention of doing so, had a puzzled look on his face.
Lotte manager Sutton came out onto the field immediately after the collision and appealed to the umpires about whether or not he had interfered with the runner.
After a four-way consensus, the umpires ruled it was an obstruction. The third base was empty and Hwang Sung-bin could have easily advanced to third base, but Oh Ji-hwan blocked his path.
LG manager Yeom Kyung-yup came out of the dugout and protested that Oh was just standing next to second base, but the umpires reiterated that it was obstruction and Yeom had no choice but to accept the call and go home.
As a result, even though he didn’t intentionally interfere with the runner’s progress, he was ruled to have obstructed the runner. Oh approached the umpire in a panic, but the call was not overturned, and Hwang Sung-bin advanced to third base.
Then, in the top of the eighth inning, with runners on first and third, Lotte’s Ko Seung-min hit a sacrifice fly that scored Hwang Sung-bin from third base to tie the game.
At first, Oh thought it was just a collision, but he didn’t realize he had interfered with the runner until the call was made.
One small action changed the course of a tense game. Oh shrugged off his disappointment and walked off the field.
Lotte’s Hwang Sung-bin collided with LG shortstop Oh Ji-hwan, who was standing next to the base, while trying to advance to second base.
A somewhat puzzled Oh looks on in disbelief
‘I thought it was a simple collision,’ says Oh Ji-hwan
Coach Lotte Sutton appeals for Oh’s interference on the basepaths
Hwang Sung-bin advances to third base after Oh Ji-hwan is called out for obstructing a base.
Oh Ji-hwan, ‘I’m the one who obstructed the base?
LG manager Yeom Kyung-yup protests
A frustrated Oh Ji-hwan
Oh Ji-hwan’s play that was penalized