“It’s our fault for not playing to the end”

The Doosan Bears suffered their first loss in July, falling 2-7 in their 10th home game of the season against the Lotte Giants of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on July 26.

Doosan had gone on a devastating winning streak, starting with the first game against Lotte at Munsu Baseball Stadium in Ulsan on July 1 and ending with a series against Lotte in Jamsil on July 26. Doosan set a new franchise record for most consecutive wins with a performance that made it seem like there was no way they could lose, and manager Lee Seung-yeop tied Jerry Royster for the most consecutive wins in a season by a manager in KBO history.

Doosan’s winning streak was halted by a loss on the previous day (26th), but it didn’t leave a pleasant taste in the mouth. That’s because of an error. Trailing 2-7 in the bottom of the ninth inning, Doosan’s leadoff hitter Cho Su-yeon battled Lotte’s Han Hyun-hee for eight pitches before being hit by a 130-kilometer changeup. Cho swung wildly, but when she saw that the ball had been dropped by Lotte catcher Yoo Kang-nam, she tried to run toward first base. At this point, the umpire called a ‘foul’.

The umpires immediately conducted a video review, which showed that the ball thrown by Han Hyun-hee had not touched Cho’s bat, meaning that if Cho had sprinted to first base for a strike, he would have had a last chance. However, the umpire called “foul” and Cho stopped, and after a video review, he struck out swinging.

After the video review, the umpire declared Cho a strikeout, and Lee rushed out of the dugout. If the umpire hadn’t called the foul, Cho would have gotten on base. However, he couldn’t overcome the outcome of the video review, and after talking to the umpire for a while, he returned to the dugout in disappointment. As the saying goes, “Baseball isn’t over until it’s over,” and for Lee and Doosan, it was a frustrating experience.

Before the game on the 27th, Lee said, “I agree with the video review of the missed swing. However, when we saw it, (Cho) Su-hyun was about to run, but the umpire called a foul and he stopped, so we went out to check it out,” he said, explaining why he went on the field to protest the umpire after the video review.토토사이트

It was a frustrating situation, but Lee noted that they didn’t play to the end. “We did the wrong thing,” he said. Even if the referee calls a (foul), it is basic to play until the end. However, the umpire and (Cho) Ha-soo were so close, and I think he didn’t play because he heard the foul call.” “On the other hand, Yoo Kang-nam played to the end despite the foul call because that’s how he felt. We threw away an out,” he said.

He emphasized that while the umpire’s decision is important, it is also important to play to the end no matter what. “It’s a play that shouldn’t have happened,” he said, “and you have to play to the end.”

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