If you missed it, you lost it, and Kim super catch is still thrilling to watch again
Dinosaur Legion shortstop Kim Joo-won made an instinctive defensive play to save his team from a game-ending defeat.
The Dinosaurs won their second straight game on the 31st with a 3-2 victory in Game 2 of the playoffs at KT Wiz Park in Suwon, Korea, 바카라사이트 putting them just one win away from advancing to the Korean Series. The win extended NC’s winning streak to six games in the postseason, which began with the wild-card game.
Shin Min-hyuk pitched ⅓ innings of one-hit ball, striking out two and walking none, his second straight quality start in the postseason. In his first career postseason start, Shin threw 5⅔ innings of one-hit ball with one walk and three strikeouts in Game 1 of the semi-finals on 22 April.
NC got on the board first with a leadoff double by Park Gun-woo in the top of the first inning. Park lifted a 139km body cutter from starter Benjamin for a two-run shot over the left field fence.
NC added another run in the top of the third. Leadoff hitter Kim Joo-won hit a triple to right-centre field on a full count, and Son As-seob’s quick throw to first base was misplayed by Park Byung-ho, who raced home to score.
KT tacked on a run in the bottom of the eighth. After pinch-hitter Kim Min-hyuk walked, Oh Yoon-seok hit a sacrifice fly to put runners on second and third with one out. With two outs, Kim Sang-soo hit a lucky fly ball to centre field that just missed reliever Lee Yong-chan, bringing the score to 3-2.
In the bottom of the ninth, KT had the final chance to win the game. After leadoff hitter Park Byung-ho singled, second baseman Park Min-woo, who was defending against Jang Jang-woo’s infield grounder, was caught in the act and the ball bounced off his glove, leaving runners on first and third with no outs.
With two outs, Oh Yun-seok came to bat, and on a 2B1S pitch, he hit a four-pitch ball from Lee Yong-chan with all his might, but his bat broke and the ball flew to third base. The long ball found its way to shortstop Kim Joo-won, who made a sensational leaping catch to keep the ball in his glove for the final out.
NC, which has won nine straight postseason games, including three straight in the 2020 Korean Series, tied the franchise record of nine consecutive wins set by HaeTae in 1987-1988.