“I regret it, but there was nothing I could do.”
The LG Twins and Hanwha Eagles recorded a 1-1 draw in the 5th game between the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League teams held at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 20th.
The match, which started at 5:00 p.m., was packed with 23,750 spectators at 5:25. It was the third sold-out LG home game this season. But it was stained with misfortune.
At the end of the ninth inning, where the score was fierce 1-1, pinch hitter Jung Joo-hyun entered the plate with no one on first base. It was a situation where LG had to send a runner in scoring position. The first base runner was Shin Min-jae. Hanwha Battery pitched out to prevent the stealing of Shin Min-jae, who was quick on his feet. Jung Joo-Hyun threw a bat to hit it somehow.
Choi Jae-hoon, who pitched out, tried to throw to prevent the stealing of second base. However, he was hit by Jung Joo-hyun’s bat and complained of his pain. The referees discussed this situation for a long time. Kwon Young-chul, Jeon Il-soo, Kim Byung-ju, and Yu Deok-hyung referees had a conversation and concluded that the catcher’s ‘obstruction of the hit’.
Hanwha coach Choi Won-ho immediately came out of the dugout and protested the decision. But there was no overturning of the judgment. He reached base with Jung Joo-hyeon due to ‘obstruction of hitting’ and became 1st and 2nd base safely. Afterwards, Park Sang-won induced Kim Min-seong to double-play, then treated Park Hae-min as a floating ball in center field, overcoming the crisis without conceding, and the game went into extension.
Neither team scored in extra time and the game ended in a draw. After the game, the KBO admitted that the ‘obstruction of hitting’ decision was an error. The KBO said, “As a result of the referee’s additional confirmation, it was a situation that should have been judged as defensive interference, not hitting,” and said, “We plan to take follow-up measures such as disciplinary action against the referee.”먹튀검증
Coach Choi Won-ho, who met with reporters ahead of the match against LG on the 21st, said about the situation at the time, “When I saw it at the dugout, I saw that my hand fell off the bat. I waited because the referee was talking. It was judged to be obstruction of the batting, so I went out to appeal. Video reading I had no choice but to appeal because I wasn’t the target.”
He continued, “I fully expressed my intentions. The referees also said that there was no overturning. I came in because the situation will not change even if I appeal for a long time.”
Manager Choi Won-ho said, “I was sorry, but the appeal was not accepted. All I could do was withdraw,” he said. “he said.
On the other hand, Hanwha played against LG on the 21st, Jeong Eun-won (2nd baseman) – Oh Seon-jin (designated hitter) – Chae Eun-seong (1st baseman) – Roh Si-hwan (3rd baseman) – Choi Jae-hoon (catcher) – Park Jeong-hyeon (shortstop) – Lee Jin-young (right fielder) – Kwon Kwang-min (left fielder) and Lee Won-seok (center fielder) lined up the batting line. The starting pitcher is Felix Pena.