Han Seung-taek · Byeon Woo-hyuk’s malignant mistake and one man’s decision… Lethargic KIA, 1 point is not enough
KIA was so lethargic in the last game of the weekend’s three-game series. Overall, it showed a difference in power with LG and finished with 1 win and 2 losses, the losing series.안전놀이터
KIA got off to a bad start this week, collapsing with 1 win and 2 losses against Hanwha midweek. However, the opponent LG in the weekend 3 consecutive games was a higher mountain. At the end of April, they won three consecutive victories in the Jamsil expedition, but at the time, LG was cluttered with runners and mistakes, and KIA had a relatively good flow.
The flow of the two teams, which met again after a month, was opposite. In May, LG showed high-quality baseball by refraining from stealing a little and reducing runs and errors. Recently, the offense has been organized to the extent that it is not necessary to distinguish the batting order. Kim Hyun-soo’s sluggishness is not so marked.
So KIA had to add details to the 1-point game. Moreover, in the game on the 27th, great pitcher Yang Hyeon-jong broke the losing streak and achieved the second most wins (162 wins) in KBO history, raising the mood. However, KIA could not continue the good flow of the previous day at all.
In particular, catcher Han Seung-taek and third baseman Byeon Woo-hyeok were replaced after making mistakes or erroneous plays from the beginning. It is interpreted that director Kim Jong-guk’s reprimanding instructions were projected. At the beginning of the first inning, Woo-hyeok Byun failed to properly catch Mun Seong-joo’s batted ball from first baseman. MBC commentator Jeong Min-cheol, who relayed the game, pointed out that Woo-hyeok Byun had to step a little more and handle it with his backhand, but there was little movement.
In the end, this weighed heavily on starting pitcher Shawn Anderson. Anderson had been somewhat underwhelming all through May, and he faltered early on with no help from pitchers. In the second inning, lead batter Park Hae-min walked on base. After that, Han Seung-taek and Byun Woo-hyeok made disappointing plays one after another. Anderson’s high fastball was hit by Han Seung-taek’s mitt and deflected greatly, and Park Hae-min entered third base.
Afterwards, Anderson threw a slider, and Han Seung-taek immediately threw a third base check ball. Park Hae-min also had a relatively wide lead. However, Byun Woo-hyeok was not ready to catch it. Han Seung-taek’s throw was high in the dashing situation, and Byeon Woo-hyuk stretched his arm high but missed it. Park Hae-min’s score was actually made by KIA’s disappointing defense.
Then, coach Kim Jong-guk took out Byun Woo-hyeok ahead of the defense in the beginning of the third inning and put in Yoon Do-hyun, a second-year infielder registered with the first team that day. Han Seung-taek, who was supposed to be the lead batter at the end of the 3rd inning, was replaced by pinch hitter Shin Beom-soo. However, after that, Anderson collapsed and the other line was blocked by LG starting pitcher Lim Chan-gyu, resulting in a lethargic game. Anderson also caught a bunt in the third inning and threw a bad throw to first base. In the end, KIA lost 1-7.