Choi Hyung-woo, who rounded third base to score, and catcher Yang Yang-ji, who was playing defense, stopped at first base.
In the bottom of the second inning of the game between Doosan and KIA at Kia Champions Field in Gwangju on May 15, with KIA trailing 1-0, Choi Hyung-woo led off with a double.안전놀이터
After stealing second, Choi advanced to third on Kim Sun-bin’s grounder to first, giving KIA a chance to score with runners on first and third.
The next batter, Lee Woo-sung, stepped up to the plate. Lee hit Brandon’s first pitch and the ball rolled in front of third baseman Heo Kyung-min. Heo’s throw to first base was not good.
Heo’s throw went off the mitt of first baseman Kang Seung-ho and behind him. Choi Hyung-woo, the third baseman, took a leisurely step and crossed home plate.
Here’s what happened. Lee Woo-sung, who was heading to second base when he saw the ball go out of play, collided with first base umpire Na Kwang-nam. Due to the strong impact, Na and Lee fell to the ground, and Park Kye-beom, who had the ball in his glove, tagged Lee for the out. Colliding with an umpire is not considered defensive interference under baseball rules.
Choi Hyung-woo scored, but with Lee Woo-sung out, there were no runners on base and Hwang Dae-in, the next batter, struck out looking to end the inning.
Lee Woo-sung’s bad luck in his first at-bat, which included a dizzying collision with the first base umpire, was reversed in his next at-bat.
With the bases loaded in the bottom of the fourth inning, Lee pulled a slider from Brandon for a grand slam over the left field wall. It was Lee’s seventh home run and his first career grand slam.
KIA made it a 5-2 game with Lee’s grand slam, but they couldn’t hold on and lost 8-6 in a game that was full of comebacks and comebacks.