Kang Baek-ho,스포츠토토 who suffered from the ceremony at the 2023 WBC and bought public resentment, once again caused trouble for his team KT with an insincere defense.
KT lost 5-9 in an away game against LG in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 18th.
Kang Baek-ho seemed to be regaining his sense of hitting, which had been sluggish recently, with a timely hit to tie the 1st and 2nd bases safely in the beginning of the 4th inning.
Afterwards, during an outfield fly by Seong-Woo Jang with the first out, third base runner Baek-Ho Kang boldly attempted a home tag-up, but was tagged out by catcher Dong-Won Park, who received a clothesline throw from Hae-Min Park. Kang Baek-ho, who touched the base to avoid the tag, requested a video review out of regret, but the centrifugal force remained intact and the inning ended.
The intention of the bold tag-up was good, but it was a play that poured cold water on the KT atmosphere that could have run away.
But the problem was in the bottom of the 5th inning.
At the end of the 5th inning, with KT leading 3-2, LG Kim Hyun-soo hit in front of the right fielder. Right fielder Kang Baek-ho caught the ball and threw an insincere Arirang to second baseman Jang Jun-won. Park Hae-min, a runner on first base who advanced all the way to third base, did not miss the gap and dug into the home base to tie the game.
Starting pitcher Koh Young-pyo and infield defenders all could not hide their depressed expressions.
After that, KT’s morale rapidly declined, allowing 6 runs in the 5th inning and virtually giving up the game that day.
Kang Baek-ho, who had forgotten the basics in the WBC match two months ago, received more criticism for his bonehead play that day.
What baseball genius Kang Baek-ho needs is not a sense of hitting, but a play that is faithful to the basics with urgency.
When will Kang Baek-ho, the ‘baseball genius’ who has forgotten his professionalism, wake up?