“I was on the same team, but… This is a rule, so I asked for it to be followed.”
Command tower’s official protest at the moment of crisis. What were the results?
Starter Medina메이저사이트 was knocked out after 3 innings. I met KIA Tigers coach Kim Jong-guk ahead of the Lotte Giants match at Kia Champions Field in Gwangju on the 3rd.
He explained about Medina, “It was Tuesday and it went down too early, so the bullpen was under a lot of pressure. But it seemed like the atmosphere would continue to concede if left alone. The command didn’t work from the first inning. There were a lot of counter pitches.”
Let’s go back to the night before. Kim Dae-yu blocked the 4th inning, and Lim Ki-young, who took the mound in the 5th, relieved coach Kim by allowing 2 runs in 4 innings.
However, in the beginning of the 6th inning, after 2 outs, Park Seung-wook and Kim Min-seok’s consecutive hits came out and faced a crisis with 2 outs on 1st and 3rd base. Koh Seung-min is good at bat.
At this time, coach Kim went to the ground. He went back to the dugout after protesting something hard to the first base umpire.
Koh Seung-min hit a two-run triple here, putting a wedge in Lotte’s victory that day. KIA launched a counterattack at the end of the 9th inning, but only managed to make up for one point and could not stop Lotte from winning 9 consecutive wins.
If so, what kind of protest did director Kim make? “It was an appeal to the speed-up regulation,” he explained.
“(Kim Pyung-ho) Lotte base coach approached the runner on first base every pitch and gave instructions. I know it was prohibited under the speed-up regulation. I was trained that way. I appealed because it continued. “
At first, it was thought to be a protest against Coach Kim’s behavior outside the coach box and observing the pitcher’s habits. However, it was a protest to apply more precise regulations.
Coach Kim Pyeong-ho is a veteran coach who is called the master of strategic baseball. He is excellent at noticing pitchers’ habits and instructing runners to steal bases that take advantage of them. In the game that day, there was also a scene where third base runner Han Dong-hee scored with a double steal that caught KIA off guard.
Coach Kim was also a master of running during his active career, and also served as a running coach. He and coach Kim Pyeong-ho once ate together at KIA. But the world of winning is cold. Coach Kim said, “I have played for the same team, but shouldn’t it be a situation where only Lotte can do it and other teams don’t. He asked me to follow the exact rules. It’s an appeal play. The referee warns at first, but if it continues, you can leave. ” said
“Other coaches told me not to do that if you sign every pitch (the game slows down).”
Coach Kim smiled, saying, “(Coach Kim Pyeong-ho) is also an experienced person, so I knew right away. If I do it again, I could be sent off without warning, so I didn’t do it right away.”
On this day, KIA’s Yoon Young-cheol and Lotte’s Na Kyun-an will start.