스포츠토토 The runner, who had flung himself toward home to score the go-ahead run, and the catcher, who attempted to tag the ball immediately after catching it, collided at home and collapsed.
When the downed runner, Kim In-tae, was unable to get up due to pain, even the head coaches of both teams rushed out to check the condition of the downed player.
19th, Jamsil Stadium. The game between the Doosan Bears and the NC Dinos produced a dizzying scene in the third inning.
Doosan, who were looking to end a five-game losing streak, and NC, who were starting their ace Pedi, collided with NC catcher Ahn Jung-yeol and collapsed after flying out to center field for the game’s first run.
Doosan attacked in the 3rd inning with the game tied at 0-0. They had a chance to take the lead against NC starter Pedi. Kim In-tae, the leadoff hitter, drew a seven-pitch walk. Park Yoo-yeon followed up with a successful bunt to put runners on first and second. Park Jun-young singled to center field to put runners on first and third. On a 1B 2S unfavorable pitch count, Jung Soo-bin pulled a four-pitch low changeup from NC starter Pedi.
First baseman Yoon Hyung-joon, who was playing forward defense, caught the ball and promptly threw home.
Third baseman Kim In-tae ran full speed to score the go-ahead run. First baseman Yoon Hyung-joon’s throw was high, and catcher Ahn Joong-yeol made a jumping catch, landing on his feet to make the tag.
Catcher Ahn Jung-yeol jumps to catch a high fly ball and Kim In-tae slides toward home plate: ‘Two players doing their best’
As Kim In-tae slid toward home, his left foot was caught by Ahn Jung-yeol’s spike as he landed. Kim fell to the ground in pain. NC catcher Ahn Jung-yeol looked worriedly at the runner who collided with him, even though it was not intentional. NC’s Jeon Seon-do and Doosan’s Kim Han-soo rushed out to check on the downed runner. Fortunately, Kim In-tae was not seriously injured and got up with the help of a trainer.
Meanwhile, after Jung Jong-soo was called out for the collision at home, Lee Seung-yeop requested a video review to see if the catcher had blocked the home base. The review showed that it was a natural part of the defense and the call was upheld.
Kim In-tae made a bold move when it was crucial to take the lead early in the game to end a five-game losing streak. Even though he was out at home, the fans in the stadium applauded Kim In-tae for making the play to end the losing streak.
Doosan took the lead in the fifth inning when Kim Jae-ho hit a two-run double against NC starter Pedi with runners on second and third. In the seventh inning, with runners on first and second, Cho Su-hyung’s infield hit allowed Kim In-tae to score from second on an error, and Rojas scored from first on a passed ball.
With the 4-1 win, Doosan snapped a five-game losing streak.
NC catcher Ahn Jung-yeol and Doosan’s Kim In-tae ‘unavoidable moment’ after colliding at home
Kim In-tae collapsed in pain after the collision.
Kim Han-soo and Jeon Jeon-do, the head coaches of both teams, rushed out to check on Kim In-tae.
Luckily, Kim In-tae got up with the help of a trainer without any major injuries.