While trying to stop Eric Peddie, who was angry at the ball decision, he almost had to be replaced before completing the fifth inning. NC Dinos coach Kang In-kwon made a mistake entering the ground. The referee applied the wrong rules and did not accept KT Wiz’s protest.
The first round of the playoffs (PO) was held at KT Wiz Park in Suwon on the 30th. At the bottom of the 5th inning, when NC was ahead 8-1, NC starting pitcher Peddie was excited at the bat of KT Moon Sang-cheol. This is because the high ball thrown in 3-ball-2-strike was judged to be a ball. On the screen, it appeared to be in the strike zone, but the referee’s hand did not rise. Second baseman Park Min-woo approached Peddie to stop him, and manager Kang In-kwon ran out of the dugout and headed toward umpire Lee Min-ho. Peddie managed to get his mind together and return to the mound.
NC pitching coach Soo-kyung Kim went to the mound and talked with Peddie. Then this time, KT coach Lee Kang-cheol came out and strongly protested to referee Lee Min-ho. Manager Kang In-kwon crossed the foul line, and it was considered that he had visited the mound twice in one inning, so the pitcher should be replaced.
According to Article 5, Section 10 of the Baseball Rules, Rule (i) regarding mound visits, if a manager or coach visits a pitcher twice in one inning, the pitcher must automatically step down to prevent delay in the game. According to ⑷, if the manager or coach goes to the pitcher and then leaves the 18-foot (5.486m) round area centered on the pitcher’s plate, he or she has visited the pitcher once. However, in [Note 1], it is stated that in Korea, the ’18-foot circumference surrounding the pitcher’s plate’ in this clause is replaced with the foul line.
메이저사이트Referee Lee Min-ho did not accept KT’s protest. A KBO official explained the umpire’s position, saying, “We judged that coach Kang In-kwon did not go to Peddy but to umpire Lee Min-ho, so we did not replace him.” However, if the rules were strictly applied, the referee would have to replace Peddie because he crossed the foul line. It was an application of rules that were unsuitable for the fall baseball stage that determines the best team.