A last-minute error raised eyebrows in the third game of the KBO Korean Series (KS) on Tuesday, when the LG Twins pulled off a thrilling 8-7 comeback victory thanks to Oh Ji-hwan’s two-out, three-run homer in the ninth inning. Down 7-8 in the top of the ninth at Katie Weeds Park in Suwon, KT brought in Kim Jun-tae with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth. On a two-ball, one-strike count, Kim Jun-tae put his bat on a fastball from LG pitcher Ko Woo-seok and stopped .Unsure if it was a swing or not, Jeon asked umpire Choi Won-su, who was standing at third base, to check. If it was, the ball count would be two balls and two strikes, but if it wasn’t, it would be three balls and one strike .At such a crucial moment, umpire Choi also paused for a moment, as if he didn’t see it properly, before declaring it a swing. In the slowed-down version of the KBS broadcast, Kim Jun-tae realized it was a ball and stopped his bat completely. Even the umpire who made the call wasn’t sure if his call was correct. KT manager Lee Kang-cheol immediately stormed off the bench .After protesting the call directly to umpire Choi, Lee was ordered to leave the game.

It was the third managerial ejection in the history of the Korean Series .In the end, Choi’s call did not directly affect the outcome of the game. Kim Jun-tae was hit by a pitch and advanced to second base. Even if it didn’t affect the outcome of the game, it shouldn’t have happened in the Korean Series, where only veteran umpires are assigned to improve the accuracy of calls. Even after the game, Lee looked puzzled.” I made a mistake, so I should have been sent off,” he said sarcastically in a postgame interview.” We played a good game, but the luck went to them (LG),” Lee said. If there was any consolation for KT, it was the return of the silent Park Byung-ho and Anthony Alford. Park went 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBIs, while Alford also went 2-for-5 with a home run, one RBI and one run scored. “The bats tend to come alive, so we’ll do a good job tomorrow,” Lee said .As for Lee Sang-dong, who pitched two scoreless innings out of the bullpen, Lee concluded the 온라인카지노 interview by saying that he will use him as the closer for the rest of the series.

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