“This is a swing. It won’t be declared a dead ball, but I’m worried about the area hit by the ball. Huh? (Commentator Park Jae-hong)” The intention of the swing itself was there
. Was the timing when the ball came and hit the ball the problem?
The foreign pitcher raised his arms and shouted. When the command tower was judged to be a sand dune, it immediately protested fiercely. But the decision did not change.
This happened at the Lotte-Samsung game in Ulsan on the 6th. At the bottom of the 4th inning, Lotte attacked, with one out and runners on first base, Samsung starting pitcher Widener’s 144km two-seamer headed toward the body of batter Yoo Kang-nam.
Yoo Kang-nam, who was batting, appeared to flinch when the ball headed towards him. The body had already turned, and the swing was made after being hit by the ball. Commentator Park Jae-hong said, “This must have been a swing. Getting hit while trying to swing is different from getting hit while trying to stop. It looked like it was getting hit while swinging.”
The referee thought differently. ‘The moment the ball hit the batter’s body, a dead ball was declared, and a swing was made after hitting the ball.’ Commissioner Park added, “I think the umpire saw that the bat was spinning while he was flinching for fear of being hit by the ball.”
Samsung manager Park Jin-man and head coach Lee Byeong-gyu came out of the dugout early and were waiting. The two people protested strongly as soon as the referee’s decision of ‘no throw’ was made. Starting widener also burst into laughter and constantly expressed his dissatisfaction with angry movements and facial expressions, such as drawing a video review pose. Veteran catcher Kang Min-ho and captain Koo Ja-wook helped to calm Widener’s excitement.메이저사이트
What was the referee’s explanation? Coach Park, who met before the game on the 7th, said, “I took a swing, but as I was spinning, I was hit by the ball first. They say I was hit by the ball before the tip of the bat turned, but I’m still a little puzzled,” and “I think it was just one movement. . Regardless of whether it was hit first, it appealed because the swing was done in one complete movement. I think Widener was probably curious, saying, ‘Isn’t it a swing?’” he explained.
Fortunately, in the previous day’s game, Samsung won 7-2. Coach Park said, “Even though Widener was having a hard time, he did a good job of preventing the team from allowing 2 runs in 5 1/3 innings, and the bullpen played its role well, setting the stage for a comeback.” He added, “It’s fortunate that the flow was interrupted when a double play came out (right after Yoo Kang-nam’s walk). “If it had continued, it would have been a difficult game,” he emphasized.
On the other hand, Lotte acting manager Jong-woon Lee responded, “It hit the body before swinging and the bat spun. I think the umpire saw it normally.”