The NC Dinos are playing a home game against the SSG Landers in the third round of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO Postseason Semifinals at Changwon NC Park on May 25. Two players were hit by balls and replaced.
The starting lineup was Son Asub (designated hitter), Park Min-woo (second base), Park Geon-woo (right field), Jason Martin (center field), Kwon Hee-dong (left field), Seo Ho-cheol (third base), Kim Hyung-joon (catcher), Kim Joo-won (shortstop), and Do Tae-hoon (first base). The starting pitcher is Tanner Tully.
Tanner was knocked off the mound early, allowing five runs on five hits (one home run) in two innings with three walks and two strikeouts. Lee Jae-hak came on as the second pitcher with the bases loaded in the top of the third inning with a 7-5 lead. After getting Park Sung-hyun to ground out to third base, he gave up back-to-back singles to Kim Sung-hyun and Oh Tae-gon. With the bases loaded, he faced Choi Ji-hoon, who replaced Kim Min-sik. With the count 2-2, he threw a five-pitch fastball for a double play. The shortstop, second baseman, and first baseman made a clean play to end the inning.
Lee Jae-hak took the mound in the top of the fourth inning. He got Shin-Soo Choo to ground out to first base and Guillermo Heredia to fly out to left field. He gave up a walk to Choi Jeong. Han Yoo-seom followed with an RBI double. The score was 7-6, one run. He didn’t allow the tying run to score. Ha Jae-hoon grounded out to shortstop.
Lee Jae-hak led off the fifth inning. He got Park Sung-ho to ground out to the catcher and walked Kim Sung-hyun. He faced Oh Tae-gon at first base. Oh took the first pitch from Lee Jae-hak. However, the ball flew quickly toward Lee Jae-hak. Lee Jae-hak was hit directly in the right hand of his throwing hand. Despite the pain, he looked for the ball. He picked up the ball by his feet and caught Oh Tae-gon at first base. He came off the mound only after the pitcher grounded out.
Kim Young-gyu took over for Batong in the sudden change. With two outs, he struck out Lee Jae-won on a fly ball to center field to put out the fire.
NC said, “Lee Jae-hak was replaced due to a bruise on the back of his right hand from a hard hit ball. He is being treated with icing and will be taken to the hospital for a checkup.”
Earlier, Do Tae-hoon was also replaced early in the game after being hit by a pitch. Do, who led off the second inning, was hit in the left forearm by a seven-pitch fastball from opposing starter Oh Won-seok. After a brief check, he walked to first base. He was on base. Park Min-woo walked and took second on a wild pitch. Park raced home on Gun-woo Park’s single to left. He scored as SSG’s video review upheld the safe call at home. 짱구카지노 도메인
Do Tae-hoon also played defense in the top of the third. When he came up to bat with the bases loaded in the bottom of the third, he was replaced by pinch-hitter Oh Young-soo and finished the game.
NC said, “Do Tae-hoon was replaced for player protection due to a left forearm contusion caused by a hard hit ball. He is being treated with icing.”