In a 3-3 tie, runners on first and second with one out. Sacrifice bunt failed – winner determined by success. The difference was in the details
The same runners on first and second with no outs. But the outcome was completely different. The contrast between a successful sacrifice bunt and a failed sacrifice bunt is stark.
The NC Dinos, who had a chance to end the game in the bottom of the ninth inning, failed to make a sacrifice bunt and ended up scoring no runs, while LG, who made sacrifice bunts at first and second base in the top of the 10th inning, secured the upset victory with a large number of runs.
The key to the closely contested LG-NC game in Changwon on the 21st was the runners on first and second base in the ninth and 10th innings. The outcome was very different. The importance of the sacrifice bunt was emphasized.
With the score tied at 3-3, NC had runners on first and second in the bottom of the 9th. Jason Martin drew a leadoff walk against LG closer Ko Woo-seok, and Kim Sung-wook’s sacrifice bunt was caught by Ko and missed, putting runners on first and second. No. 6 Yoon Hyung-jun laid down a sacrifice bunt. The first didn’t bunt and was called a strike. The second bunt was fouled off. With a ball count of 2S, a bunt was not possible. Yoon Hyung-joon, who hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the fourth inning, struck out swinging on a 153-kilometer fastball.스포츠토토
The 2023 KBO League game between the NC Dinos and LG Twins was held at Changwon NC Park on the 21st. NC Yoon Hyung-jun. Changwon=Park Jae-man 기자[email protected]/2023.06.21/
Seo Ho-chul, batting seventh, had a situation at the plate. At 1B1S, Seo swung at a low slider, but the ball bounced back and rolled sideways off the mitt of catcher Park Dong-won. Martin, the second baseman, ran to third, and Park, who quickly caught the ball, threw to third. The call was safe. However, third baseman Moon Bo-kyung argued for an out and asked the bench for a video review, which was overturned. Moon’s glove hit Martin’s knee before his foot touched third base. Martin drove into a gap in the defense, but Park was too good.
Runners at first and second turned into runners at second and first, and Seo Ho-cheol was retired on a grounder to shortstop to extend the game.
The 2023 KBO League game between the NC Dinos and LG Twins was held at Changwon NC Park on the 21st. LG’s Hong Chang-ki hits a single in the 10th inning with runners on first and second and third. Changwon=Park Jae-man 기자[email protected]/2023.06.21/
In the top of the 10th inning, LG put runners on first and second with no outs. From the new pitcher, Jeon Jae-min, Kim Min-sung led off with a walk. Then, Park Hae-min laid down a sacrifice bunt, which was not caught by Jeon Jae-min and became an infield hit, putting runners on first and second. No. 9 Shin Min-jae laid down a sacrifice bunt. The first baseman was very forward and the third baseman was in the middle, ready for the bunt. With the 2B’s favorable count, Shin laid down a sacrifice bunt to third base on the third pitch, allowing the runners to safely advance to second and third.
With runners on first and third, NC played a forward defense, and 1B Hong Chang-ki hit a single up the middle to bring home two runners to make it 5-3. The LG batting lineup then exploded, scoring six runs in a row to give LG a 9-3 victory.
LG also made good on an earlier sacrifice bunt. In the top of the eighth inning, with the bases loaded and no outs, Kim Min-sung hit a four-pitch bunt to 3B, and Park Hae-min singled to tie the game at 3-3. In the top of the ninth, with no outs, No. 4 Park Dong-won laid down a sacrifice bunt on the first pitch. Despite the fact that Park Dong-won is a long ball hitter with 14 home runs and was batting fourth on the day, LG coach Yeom Kyung-yeop instructed the team to bunt to win the game, and the players all stuck to the plan, ultimately securing the victory.