The atmosphere went over with one easy play. It was a play that buried good performance at the plate.
Kang Baek-ho (KT Wiz) started as the first hitter and right fielder in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League against the LG Twins held at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 18th.
Kang Baek-ho, who was withdrawn with a shortstop ground ball in the first at-bat in the first inning, walked on base in his second at-bat in the top of the second inning and succeeded in getting on base for the first time in the game. Then, at the beginning of the 4th inning, an opportunity came to Kang Baek-ho.
At the beginning of the 4th inning메이저놀이터, with KT trailing 1-2, LG starter Lee Ji-gang allowed lead batter Jang Joon-won to walk and then went down the mound. Park Myeong-geun, who pitched in relief, sent Min-seok Son with a ball that fit his body and became the 1st and 2nd bases safely. Kang Baek-ho at bat. Kang Baek-ho caught Park Myung-geun’s changeup and made a hit that rolled in front of the right fielder. Second base runner Jang Jun-won came home. It was a timely hit for Kang Baek-ho’s tie. Following this, Kim Sang-soo’s 1 RBI and timely hit came out and succeeded in reversing.
KT continued its opportunity. Moon Sang-cheol scored a hit and became the bases loaded safely. After Park Byeong-ho stepped down with a fly ball to shortstop, Jang Seong-wu was out with a fly ball to center fielder. The moment center fielder Park Hae-min caught the ball, third base runner Kang Baek-ho boldly tagged up. However, catcher Park Dong-won tagged and failed to score. Even a video review was requested, but the centrifuge was maintained.
At the end of the 5th inning, with KT leading 3-2, Kang Baek-ho’s fatal bone head play came out. Leading batter Park Hae-min got a hit and went out. Then, Kim Hyun-soo hit a hit in front of the right fielder. Park Hae-min went around second base and went to third base. Kang Baek-ho, who saw it, threw Arirang to second baseman Jang Jun-won. Park Hae-min, who did not miss the chance, dug into the home and tied the score.
After that, Ko Young-pyo collapsed. Austin Dean was treated as a floating ball by center fielder, but Oh Ji-hwan was allowed a double, and Moon Bo-kyung threw three balls in a row and sent it out with an automatic 4-pitch. Park Dong-won’s sweeping 3-RBI double hit, and Lee Jae-won’s 1-RBI hit just in time. LG’s offensive continued. Kim Min-sung hit and went out, becoming 1st and 1st and 2nd base. Hong Chang-ki struck out, but Park Hae-min hit a timely RBI one minute after the batter. In the end, Go Young-pyo, who allowed 6 runs in the 5th inning alone, came down from the mound.
After that, Kang Baek-ho made two more at-bats. In the top of the 6th inning, he retreated with a ground ball to the second baseman, but in the top of the 8th inning, he hit a hit in front of the center fielder with 2 out and 2 base. Second base runner Kang Min-seong came home.
On this day, Kang Baek-ho performed well at bat with 2 hits in 4 at-bats, 1 walk and 2 RBIs. He had a hitting streak in six games, multiple on-base and RBI in three consecutive games. However, all his performance was buried because of one unfortunate throw.