3 squeeze bunts → all failed… ‘Operation Baseball’ Overeager or Lack of Performance?
At the beginning of the season,스포츠토토 LG’s team colors are playing aggressive baseball with ‘running baseball’ and ‘strategy baseball’.
LG coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop tried to shake the opponent with ‘strategy baseball’. He attempted 3 squeeze bunts in one game. But he never had any success. Rather, he suffered a turnaround by 1 point due to overlapping bullpen hunting, defensive mistakes, and base play mistakes.
The match between LG and Hanwha was held on the 23rd at Hanwha Eagles Life Park in Daejeon. LG’s starting pitcher Hyo-Jong Kang gave up 2 points in the second inning due to a difficult game and was knocked out early in the 1st and 2nd bases with 1 company. Lee Woo-chan, who made a relief mound, was hit with a double with two RBIs and was dragged to 0-4.
LG followed the Hanwha bullpen step by step. In the 3rd inning, he scored 1 run against Kim Seo-hyun, and in the 5th, Moon Sung-joo hit a two-run home run against Jung Woo-ram. And in the 6th inning, lead batter Moon Bo-kyung walked and Oh Ji-hwan hit a triple in the middle right to tie the score at 4-4.
Continued safe 3rd base comeback chance. Park Dong-won bunted the second pitch in the first strike against Hanwha pitcher Yoon Dae-kyung. It rolled right in front of the pitcher, and third base runner Oh Ji-hwan tried to come home. out at first base. It seemed that Park Dong-won attempted a squeeze bunt, but Oh Ji-hwan did not run home at the same time as pitching. Something seemed to be an operation miss. One out count was dedicated for free.
Seo Geon-chang picked a walk and got 1 out, 1st and 3rd base. Park Hae-min was at bat. I tried to bunt on the first pitch, but it was a foul on the first base side. This time, third base runner Oh Ji-hwan ran home as soon as the pitcher threw the ball. It was a squeeze bunt, but Park Hae-min, who was good at bunts, failed due to a foul. Bench manager Yeom Kyung-yeop smiled bitterly.
Park Hae-min struck out, and Hong Chang-ki also withdrew with a floating ball in the outfield. He failed to turn it around as he missed two squeeze bunts on third base chances.
After LG scored one out in the 8th inning, tied 4-4, Park Dong-won, Seo Geon-chang, and Park Hae-min walked three consecutive batters and made the bases loaded. Hong Chang-ki put a squeeze bunt against pitcher Park Sang-won, who had changed. Third base runner Shin Min-jae ran close to home, but the ball became a foul on the third base side. Another squeeze bunt failure. Rather, he got one point for free with the catcher’s fastball, and ran away to 6-4 with Hong Chang-ki’s timely hit from 1st, 2nd and 3rd bases.
But at this time, there was a mistake in base play. Park Hae-min, runner on second base, knew that the batted ball would be caught, so he stopped between the second and third bases and tried to return to base, but after confirming the hit, he ran again. It was a good enough batted ball to come home, but he stopped at third base. Afterwards, Moon Seong-joo’s pitcher’s grounder in the first and third bases, and Austin’s shortstop’s grounder in the second out’s bases, in the end, Park Hae-min failed to score and missed the chance to run further.
In the end, successive squeeze bunt failures and base run mistakes gradually turned into snowballs, and a double defeat turned into a boomerang. In the bottom of the 8th inning, when Jung Woo-young’s hunting and sacrifice bunt hit the bullpen, third baseman Moon Bo-kyung and Jung Woo-young collided and were driven to the bases safely. In the end, he allowed a 6-7 comeback with consecutive hits and a sacrifice fly.
There was a chance in the last 9 times. In the chance of a tie with 1 company, 1st and 2nd base, Seo Kun-chang’s infield fly was tagged out due to the inexperienced runner on first base, and LG had to accept a meaningless defeat.