Hanwha 33-year-old FA solver, despair even with 3 hits… To think that the ball was ignoring the glove
That hit ball ignored the glove like that…
The two opening games between Kiwoom and Hanwha held at메이저놀이터Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 1st and 2nd were far from high-end baseball in terms of content. Looking at the development process and results of the game, Kiwoom won the final victory two days in a row. However, both teams had frequent mistakes, both recorded and unrecorded. There were many things to improve, such as catch and throw errors, relay play misses, and belated backups.
The most fatal moment was Kiwoom Lee Yong-kyu’s batted ball at the bottom of the 8th inning. In the beginning of the 8th inning, Kiwoom was turned over with 3 runs due to third baseman Song Seong-moon’s absurd throwing error. However, at the end of the 8th inning, he immediately scored 2 runs to balance, and won the end of the 9th inning.
In the process of scoring two runs at the end of the 8th inning, Hanwha’s defense was not smooth. The two teams exchanged defensive misses several times in the opening two-game series, but as a result, it was the defense of Hanwha right fielder Chae Eun-seong with one out and third base at the end of the 8th inning that led to Kiwoom’s two consecutive wins.
Lee Yong-kyu at bat. In the ball count 1B1S, Kang Jae-min’s 3-ball slider was hit and the ball was hit deep in the right area. However, right fielder Chae Eun-seong (33) was positioned in the middle right and had to run at full speed. He touched the glove while sliding the bent leg, but the ball grazed the side of the glove and fell to the ground.
In the end, Kiwoom chased 5-6, and after two outs, Kim Hye-seong tied the score with 1 RBI and 2 bases, setting the stage for victory at the end of the 9th inning. The scorers acknowledged Lee Yong-gyu’s batted ball as a triple. Chae Eun-seong found it difficult to handle in the first place. However, he was a batted ball that he could have handled if he had been a little astute. Lee Yong-gyu is a left-handed hitter and spray hitter, but Hanwha did not place Chae Eun-seong on the line. It should be seen that he was more conscious of hitting balls in the middle left and right.
Chae Eun-seong signed a free agency contract for 6 years and 9 billion won and wore a Hanwha uniform. However, in the opening game on the 1st, he suffered no hits in 5 at-bats and struck out 2, destroying his self-esteem. On this day, with 3 hits and 3 RBIs, I did my part to the plate. It was exactly the kind of solution Hanwha hoped for. However, the unsympathetic defense in the second half of the game provided the decisive cause of the reversal defeat. It’s true that bad luck has been mixed, and both the players and the bench have been less alert. It’s a conclusion theory, but if Chae Eun-sung handled the batted ball, Hanwha could have reached the 9th inning with a 1-point lead.