The flow diverged in a moment.
The match between the KIA Tigers and the LG Twins took place on the 26th at Kia Champions Field in Gwangju. KIA Adonis Medina, who faced LG Oh Ji-hwan in the top of the 3rd inning with 0-1 behind, chose a slider that bent from the outside as the deciding ball in a full count match. Both catcher Shin Beom-soo and Medina predicted a strikeout call at the ball across the home plate, but the umpire’s hand did not rise. Medina sat down, expressed her regret, and smiled bitterly.
Commentator Park Yong-taek, who participated in the TV broadcast that day, said of this ball, “It was judged to be a ball, but if it becomes the ninth ball, the left-handed batter has no choice but to keep watching.” It’s the ball coming in,” he explained.
After this walk,안전놀이터 Medina, shaken, faced Austin Dean, who gave up the first solo shot, and allowed the base to advance with a wild throw, and scored 3 runs with 2 RBIs and 2 bases that exceeded the height of the left fielder. The number of pitches also increased while dealing with Kim Hyun-soo. Medina, who conceded four additional runs, was responsible for the fifth inning, but was already looking at the number of pitches close to the limit of 100. Medina took the mound again in the 6th inning and recorded the most pitches this season, but the victory did not follow. 6 innings, 4 hits, 2 walks, 5 strikeouts, 4 runs, a total of 110 pitches.
On the 25th, against Hanwha in Daejeon, KIA had to play a bullpen day game that mobilized all of its bullpen resources as starter Eui-ri Lee was automatically ejected with a headshot in the top of the second inning. With all of the bullpen pitchers on the mound, except for closer Jeong Hae-young, Kim Ki-hoon and Jeon Sang-hyun were canceled from the 1st team and Kim Yu-shin and Park Jun-pyo were called up from the Futures (2nd team) ahead of the LG match. KIA coach Kim Jong-guk expressed his wish before the game, “I hope Medina will take care of as many innings as possible.” He was tired of throwing over 100 pitches and devoted himself to the mound for the team, but it was a night where a fleeting scene could not help but linger in his head.