Kim Sang-soo (KT Wiz), the ‘2.9 billion shortstop’ he believed, bowed his head after committing a fatal throwing mistake.
The third match of the season between KT Wiz and Doosan Bears in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 23rd.
KT, who was in the second three-game losing streak of the season before the game, set out to escape the crisis with local ace Koh Young-pyo at the fore. And, like an ace, Koh Young-pyo showed off an effortless counterattack, following the energy of winning 2 runs in 7 innings against Suwon SSG on the 18th. Last year, Koh Young-pyo made a name for himself as a bear hunter with a good fight against Doosan with an average ERA of 2.55 and 5 wins and 1 loss in 6 games.안전놀이터
After two outs in the 3rd inning, he hit 8 consecutive hitters until he got a left-handed hit by Soo-bin Jeong. Sue-Bin’s stolen base led to 2 out and 2nd base, but Yang Chan-Yeol was caught with a floating ball from the 3rd baseman and did not concede. In the 4th inning, after two outs, Kim Jae-hwan and Yang Eui-ji hit consecutive hits, sending Jose Rojas back with a floating ball to center fielder. The 5th and 6th innings were neat triplets, and the other line supported 1 point with Kang Baek-ho’s timely hit in the 4th inning, and even the victory requirements were met.
Ko Young-pyo was still shaken sharply in the 7th inning, leading 1-0. Leading players Kim Jae-hwan and Yang Eui-ji met and were hit in a row and were in danger of being on the 1st and 2nd base safely. Afterwards, Lohas calmly induced an infield grounder, and a double hit was expected, but shortstop Kim Sang-soo, who covered the second base base, received a throw from second baseman Park Kyung-soo and committed a fatal evil throw to first base. While the thrown ball fell back beyond the height of the first baseman, second base runner Kim Jae-hwan passed through third base and stepped on the groove, allowing the score to be tied in vain.
Kim Sang-soo’s mistake eventually led to tragedy. Starter Ko Young-pyo failed to become a winning pitcher despite a good pitching with 7 hits, 7 hits, 3 strikeouts and 1 run in 7 innings.
KT is heading to Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, the home of Kiwoom, in the midst of three consecutive losses. Director Lee Kang-cheol emphasized, “We must end the losing streak today (23rd) because we meet Kiwoom’s 1st, 2nd, and 3rd starters in three consecutive matches during the week,” but the wish did not come true.