“It’s a competitive world….”
Gwangju Champions Field on the 15th. KIA Tigers Lee Woo-seong (29) was hit in the hamstring area by a ball thrown by Doosan Bears pitcher Kim Myeong-shin (30) in the bottom of the 8th inning.안전놀이터
Lee Woo-sung, who collapsed at the plate, tried to continue the game after stepping on first base, but after seeing the first pitch from the follow-up batter, he was eventually replaced by a pinch runner and finished the game.
Lee Woo-sung needed a break. Ahead of the game on the 16th, KIA coach Kim Jong-guk said, “I don’t think it will be easy to play for the next 2 to 3 days. I feel like I got hit yesterday.”
Lee Woo-sung explained his physical condition, saying, “I was hit in the hamstring muscle area, where there is not much muscle. I feel like I get a little cramp when I run.”
Kim Myung-shin looked at Lee Woo-sung with a worried expression after he died. He also expressed his regret for the scene where he was replaced.
Even after the game ended, Kim Myung-shin’s worries did not end. Even after the game, he sent a text message to check on his condition. Lee Woo-seong said he was fine, but in the morning, he checked his physical condition once again. Lee Woo-sung said, “I got a call this morning and asked if I was okay, and I said I was okay. We’ve been good friends since I was at Doosan, and we’ve been in contact ever since. Yesterday, I said I was sorry, but I said it was okay because it’s a competitive world anyway.” .
The two have known each other since middle school. Although Kim Myung-shin is one year older, we often met at games while repeating a grade.
Kim Myeong-shin looked back and said, “We are in the same grade. We have been together often since middle school. I also remember meeting in the finals. At that time, Lee Woo-sung was an ace pitcher.”
Kim Myung-shin said about the situation with a pitched ball, “In the first at-bat, (Lee) Woo-seong showed good batting skills by hitting a home run with all bases loaded. So, while trying to win the game in the corner of the strike zone, the ball went in too deep.”
Kim Myung-shin said, “We’ve been showing really good performances recently, and I’m really sorry that Sagu has come out. I hope we can show good performances to both of us in the future.”
Lee Woo-sung said, “I hope I do well until the end.”
Meanwhile, while Doosan won 8 to 6 in the game on the 15th, the game on the 16th was postponed due to rain. On the 17th, KIA replaced the starting pitcher from Hwang Dong-ha to Thomas Panoni. Doosan’s Raul Alcantara, who had announced on the 16th, will appear on the 17th.