On the 20th, in the second game of the 3 weekend games between the LG Twins and the Hanwha Eagles held at Jamsil Baseball Stadium, another controversial misjudgment occurred.
The controversial misjudgment occurred in LG’s attack at the end of the 9th inning, where the score was 1-1.
In the bottom of the ninth inning, Shin Min-jae, who started as the lead batter in the LG attack, got a right-handed hit and used his quick feet to steal the second base.
At this time, pinch hitter Jung Joo-won, who replaced Lee Jae-won, pretended to bunt and threw the bat. At the same time, Hanwha pitcher Park Sang-won, expecting a stolen base, threw the ball outside the batter, and catcher Choi Jae-hoon stood up outside the batter to catch the ball. It was about the same time.
The bat thrown by pinch hitter Jung Joo-won hit catcher Choi Jae-won.
The 4 judges agreed on this scene. The conclusion reached after a lengthy agreement is to obstruct strikes. Therefore, Jung Joo-hyeon got an automatic qualification and became the 1st and 2nd base. Director Choi Won-ho immediately protested, but the decision was not overturned.
In the continued safe 1st and 2nd base, Kim Min-seong stopped at 3rd baseman, and Park Hae-min was also out with a fly to center fielder, so the misjudgment did not lead to a score. Fortunately, there could have been a big controversy, but it seemed to go over safely thanks to no score.
However, about an hour later, the KBO recognized it as a mistake. The KBO said, “Through the 4th trial agreement, the decision was judged as Choi Jae-hoon’s hitting interference, but as a result of additional confirmation by the KBO refereeing committee, it should have been judged as defensive interference, not hitting interference.” We plan to take follow-up measures such as disciplinary action.”
Experts who watched the game that day also expressed their opinion that it was more appropriate to conduct a video reading with the referee’s authority rather than a 4-sim agreement. 안전놀이터
In the end, Hanwha and LG fought closely until the 12th inning, but it was a 1-1 draw.
As a result, SSG and LG, who avenged Lotte for the loss the day before, took the lead, and Lotte was pushed to third place.