The unreasonable judgment of the referee left a bitter aftertaste.
Lotte Giants lost 1-7 against KT Wiz in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Sajik Stadium in Busan on the 7th. Losing is also losing, but it was regrettable that the miscarriage scene, which was an unexpected variable in a game that was progressing in a pitcher’s battle until the middle of the game.토토사이트
At the beginning of the 4th inning, when KT was leading 2-0, Kim Sang-soo’s batted ball became a problem in the situation of 2 out 1 and 3 base. The ball hit by Kim Sang-soo hit second baseman Lee Young-jae, deflected sharply, and rolled into the outfield. In the meantime, the runner on third base stepped on the groove and the runner on first base arrived at third base.
Afterwards, the referee sent Park Kyung-soo, who had advanced to third base, back to second base due to a dead ball situation. However, third base runner Cho Yong-ho’s score was recognized as it was.
The miscarriage of the problem came out in this scene. As a rule, the runner on third base had to return to third base. According to Article 6 of KBO Official Baseball Rules 5.06(c), ‘when a fair ball that does not touch an infielder (including pitcher) is hit by a runner or umpire in fair territory, or a fair ball that does not pass through an infielder (excluding pitcher) is hit by an umpire, Case – Each runner who must clear a base by becoming a runner advances.’
According to the rules, since the situation was on 1st and 3rd base, batter runner Kim Sang-soo should advance to 1st base, 1st base runner Park Gyeong-soo should be pushed to 2nd base, and 3rd base runner Cho Yong-ho should stay at 3rd base instead of going home. In other words, the game should have continued with two outs loaded and the score 2-0. However, the game was played with 2 out 1st and 2nd base 3-0.
The referee later admitted the mistake. The referee said, “It is true and admits that the referee made a mistake by applying the rules incorrectly,” but said, “However, the score is recognized as it is because Lotte did not appeal.”
I admitted my mistake, but the aftertaste is not clear. The difference in scores widened from 2 points to 3 points due to a misjudgment. It was a result theory, but Han Hyun-hee treated the follow-up hitter Kim Min-hyeok as a floating ball in center field and ended the inning. If there hadn’t been an uncomfortable extra run, I don’t know how the game flow would have been different.
Despite an obvious misjudgment, Lotte Dugout made no gestures. Rather, KT coach Lee Kang-cheol came out to inquire about the situation. Even while the referee explained the situation through public broadcasting, none of the Lotte coaching staff, including coach Sutton, noticed the mistake and missed the opportunity to appeal.
Of course, the biggest problem is that the osim happened in the first place. The referees said they proceeded as it was because there was no protest from Lotte, but the biggest responsibility lies with the referee who failed to properly apply the rules from the beginning. Because referees are also human, they can make wrong judgments in a moment, but there are four referees on the field. Even if one person can confuse the rules, the decision can be overturned through a 4-sim agreement. However, none of the four referees applied the rules properly that day. Even though they had a chance to correct the mistake, the explanation that seemed to pass on responsibility, saying, ‘Because there was no appeal from Lotte,’ left a great deal of regret.