The decision came after the judges agreed in the 3rd episode. KIA Tigers coach Kim Jong-guk immediately came out of the dugout and protested strongly.
KIA played the second game of the season against Kiwoom Heroes in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 15th, and a messy situation occurred in the third.
In the bottom of the 3rd inning, Yoon Yeong-cheol faced off with Kim Dong-heon and sent it out with a ball that fit his body. Yoon Young-cheol’s 137km/h fastball hit Kim Dong-heon’s elbow, but it was somewhat ambiguous. 메이저사이트
At this time, referee Ham Ji-woong approached first base and had a conversation with the first base referee, and soon all the referees gathered to discuss the decision. After sharing opinions with the referees, referee Ham Ji-woong made a four ball decision.
Director Kim Jong-guk immediately approached referee Ham Ji-woong and protested vehemently. Dong-Hun Kim repeatedly gestured that he had become a sand dune by sticking out his elbow. Coach Kim Jong-guk continued to protest strongly to the referees for a while and conveyed his intentions.
However, the decision was not overturned and Kim Dong-heon was located at first base. After the end of the 3rd inning, coach Kim Jong-guk talked with referee Ham Ji-woong again about the 4 ball decision.
Director Kim Jong-kook’s protest on the same day was unusual. In the meantime, manager Kim Jong-guk has not protested with emotions about the referee’s decision. But this day was different. The team was trailing 1-5, and Yoon Young-cheol, who had made his debut as a starting pitcher, was going through an ordeal by conceding 5 points in the first inning. Indeed, the game did not turn out the way KIA wanted.
Team morale fell as soon as it fell. I desperately needed something to change the mood, even for a moment. After manager Kim Jong-guk protested, Yoon Young-cheol tied 4 out of 5 batters with a hitter and no more runs.
In the end, KIA lost 1-6 and failed to escape their losing streak. However, the command tower’s protest was like a much-needed message to the team.