An umpire read the future and made a “prophetic call” that changed the fate of a game.
“The runner on first would have been out at second even if I had called fair”토토사이트
The game between SSG and LG at Landers Fields in Incheon on the 21st saw a bizarre scene.
Down by two runs to LG’s Austin in the top of the first inning, SSG had a golden opportunity to tie the game in the bottom of the eighth.
Heredia drew a walk, Choi Jung-jeong doubled and Han Yu-seom singled to load the bases.
SSG’s Park Sung-hyun’s hit with the bases loaded in the bottom of the eighth inning hit Woo Hyo-dong at first base, causing a brief stoppage of play.
A single hit would have tied the game and shifted the momentum in SSG’s favor.
Park Sung-hyun stepped up to the plate and took advantage of LG pitcher Baek Seung-hyun’s fourth pitch, which was a hard-hit ball that crossed the first base foul line.
First baseman Kim Min-sung stretched out his glove but couldn’t catch it, and it fell to first baseman Woo Hyo-dong behind the plate.
At this moment, all eyes were on umpire Woo Hyo-dong. Umpire Woo Hyo-dong suspended the game and called the umpires together.
After talking for a while, the referees declared the match a tie. Immediately, coach Yeom Kyung-yup came out and requested a video review.
After 11 minutes, the video review began.
The KBO said, “The ball went past the first baseman’s glove and was called in play. Heredia, who had already crossed home plate, is allowed to score, but Han Yoo-seom, who had already crossed home plate, is out,” and decided to resume play with runners on second and third base.
Play was stopped when the ball hit the umpire, even though the umpire immediately called it fair. Han would not have made it to second base.
He also explained that the time limit does not apply because it is a runner-on-runner situation.
He pointed out that the runner on first base, Han Yusum, went to second base and returned to first base when he saw the umpire, while the batter, Park Sung Sung, stepped on first base.
The umpire calls it fair, and coach Yoon Kyung-yup asks for a video review.
Coach Kim Won-hyung jumped up and protested harshly. “The runner stopped running, but Han Yoo-seom stayed on first base because of the umpire’s ambiguous call,” he appealed.
The protest did not change the call. Kim Won-hyung was ejected for protesting the video review.
Even if the umpire deemed the hit unavoidable, it was an unfair situation for SSG.
There was no guarantee that Han Yoo-seom would be out, and if the umpire hadn’t called it, it could have been a double down the right field line that would have turned the game around. If not, at least the chance to tie the game was gone.
A lengthy review and protest quickly cooled the atmosphere. On the resumption of the game with runners on first and third, Oh Tae-gon was retired on a ground ball, and SSG lost the game 1-0. Incheon=Choi Moon-young reporter /2023.09.21/
SSG manager Kim Won-hyung is ejected for protesting the video review.