“We abandoned (Outcount).”
Doosan Bears coach Lee Seung-yeop raised his voice regarding the ambiguous referee’s decision in the previous game before the Lotte Giants game in Jamsil on the 27th. The first mistake was the referee, but in the same situation, Lotte catcher Yoo Kang-nam’s play made Lee have no choice but to accept the decision.
On the 26th, Doosan made a pinch hitter in the bottom of the 9th inning when the loss was dark 2-7 against Lotte in Jamsil. Even if there was a group that overturned the game, it was necessary to create a chasing flow in order not to fall into a losing streak. In the ball count of 2-2, when Jo Soo-haeng misses pitcher Han Hyeon-hee’s 8th pitch curve, the ball falls behind the catcher. Jo Soo-haeng and catcher Yoo Gang-nam both recognized the situation as a strike-out, not-out situation and tried to play, but the referee called for a foul.
Jo Soo-haeng, who was about to run to first base, stopped immediately at the referee’s call, and Yoo Gang-nam continued playing by throwing the ball to first base until the end. Lotte applied for a video review related to a swing/foul, and as a result of the reading, it was reversed as a swing, not a foul. Jo Su-haeng, who tried to continue his chances at bat, was struck out as a strike out, not out.
Coach Lee immediately asked the referee for an opinion on the call mistake. Then, the referees explained the situation by explaining, “The players were notified two or three years ago to play to the end regardless of the referee’s gesture.” Baseball commentator Kim Tae-hyung, who was in charge of the broadcast that day, emphasized that players should wait for the decision after playing until the end, saying, “I remember the referees explaining that (when I was a manager).”
Coach Lee said, “Of course, I agree with the miss-swing decision. (Cho) Su-haeng tried to run, but he stopped because he declared a foul. I tried to confirm that, but of course we were wrong. Even if the referee calls, the play continues It’s basic. It seems that the referee and the attendant were close, so I didn’t run. The first mistake was the referee, but I accept that the player didn’t play to the end.”
However, Kangnam Yoo did not stop playing. This is why coach Lee couldn’t just blame the referee. Coach Lee emphasized, “Even though Yoo Gang-nam made a foul call, he played the play to the end with his own feeling and got an out count, and we threw it away. It’s a play that the players shouldn’t come out next. We have to do it to the end.”먹튀검증
Kang-nam Yoo signed a free agent contract with the Lotte Giants for 4 years and 8 billion won ahead of this season, and has quenched Lotte’s long-standing thirst for catchers by keeping his home safely this season. And on this day, in a situation where there was a variable enough to be acknowledged by coach Lee, he proved his worth by playing to keep the standard. Thanks to this, Lotte was able to win 7-2, ending its three-game losing streak, and completely stopping Doosan’s 12-game winning streak.