‘Head Drop the Ball’ came out and changed the air in Changwon. It was a moment when the Doosan Bears were robbed of the flow of the game they had barely regained. Due to a missed call play, neither second baseman Kang Seung-ho nor right fielder Kim Tae-geun were able to catch the ball, which eventually led to a come-from-behind run.
Doosan lost 9 to 14 in the first game of the wild card game against Changwon NC Dinos on October 19. Doosan, which entered the wild card match in 5th place, immediately confirmed its elimination from the fall baseball season after losing the first game and packed its bags.
On this day, Doosan took a 3-0 lead early in the game. Missing the opportunity to score additional points was a factor of concern, but Doosan starting pitcher Kwak Bin pitched scoreless pitches until the bottom of the third inning.
Doosan collapsed for a moment in the bottom of the fourth inning. Kwak Bin gave up two walks and a hit, allowing Seo Ho-cheol to hit a home run with the bases loaded and two outs. Subsequent hitter Kim Hyeong-jun also hit back-to-back solo home runs, widening the score gap to 3 to 5.
Doosan, who started a counterattack, started chasing in the top of the 5th inning with Yang Eui-ji’s 1 RBI and timely hit in the 1st and 2nd bases with no outs made by Kim Jae-ho’s walk and pinch hitter Kim Jae-hwan’s left-field hit. In the ensuing opportunity with one out and runners on second and third base, Kang Seung-ho’s ground ball RBI tied the score at 5-5.
However, Doosan lost the momentum of the game again in the bottom of the 5th inning with a vain ‘Hide Drop the Ball’. This was because leadoff hitter Martin’s ordinary fly ball to right field led to a catching error by Kang Seung-ho, who missed a called play with right fielder. Right fielder Kim Tae-geun, who spotted the drop zone, spread his hands wide and called a play, but second baseman Kang Seung-ho did not see it and intervened, causing a contact accident. On the broadcast screen, Kang Seung-ho appeared to say ‘I didn’t hear you’ to Kim Tae-geun after missing the ball.
For a moment, Doosan was on the verge of conceding a run with no outs and a run on second base, but eventually gave up a 5-6 comeback thanks to pitcher Lee Young-ha’s wild pitch with 2 outs and 3rd base on base. It was the moment when the flow of the game was lost due to a pointless catch error.
MBC SPORTS+ commentator Park Jae-hong, who broadcast this scene, said, “This scene is not a matter of hearing or not hearing the right fielder’s call, but of course it is a ball that the right fielder must handle. “There is no need for the second baseman to go to that position and catch it forcefully,” he pointed out.
This one point allowed as a mistake was huge. Doosan, who started to be dragged, gave up the win completely by allowing 2 runs in the bottom of the 7th inning and 6 runs in the bottom of the 8th inning. They caught up late with one run in the top of the 8th inning and 3 runs in the top of the 9th, but it was too late to overturn the gap that had already widened significantly.메이저사이트
Coach Lee Seung-yeop, who ended the fall baseball season in his first season in vain, said after the game, “Looking back on this season, there were many happy times. He had a winning percentage of over .500, winning a lot thanks to his players, and he also played fall baseball. I feel like I have gained confidence that I can go a little higher next year, even if only slightly. “I will make up for my shortcomings during the offseason and go to a higher place next year than I did this season,” he pledged.