“It’s part of the game, so don’t worry about it.” “I have to meet you in person and apologize, but I’m sorry.”
SSG Landers outfielder Han Yu-seom (34) read more from junior pitcher Lee Byung-hun (20, Doosan Bears) who would have been more surprised by the sand dune that could have led to a serious injury 메이저놀이터. Even in a situation where he could be angry, he understood Young-geon, who was going through a lot of trouble, and talked about his wish that Lee Byung-hun would not worry about this anymore. After the game, Lee Byung-hun was notified of his transfer to the 2nd Army and contacted Hanyu Island, saying, “I’m sorry I couldn’t meet you in person and apologize.”
Hanyu Island started against Doosan in Jamsil on the 26th and faced Lee Byung-Hun in the top of the 5th inning with a chance to load one out. Lee Byung-hun threw 43 pitches in 1⅔ innings that day and recorded 5 on 4 pitches, so it was a day when he did not control his pitches at all. The Doosan bench was unable to quickly change pitchers as starting pitcher Kim Min-gyu was knocked out early after 2⅔ innings, and second pitcher Lee Byung-hun could not get off early. Even in the bases-loading crisis, Lee Byung-hun was left-handed hitter Hanyu-seom, and Lee Young-ha was kept ready in the bullpen.
Lee Byung-hun continued to fight unfavorably with the ball count 3-0 in the face-to-face confrontation with Hanyu Island. Then, he endured well until the full count, but on the 6th pitch, the 147km/h fastball missed and headed for Hanyu Island’s shoulder. As the blow hit him on the shoulder, his helmet came off, and a loud blow was heard, and Hanyu Island fell to the plate as it was. Lee Byung-hun’s expression froze as soon as Hanyu Island collapsed, and he walked over to Hanyu Island and continued to check his body condition.
Fortunately, it did not result in any major injuries. Han Yu-seom received a check-up at the hospital after she was replaced with major runner Kim Kang-min, and she was told that there was nothing wrong with her. SSG coach Kim Won-hyung said, “His physical condition is fine. First of all, it seems to be fine because he was hit by the helmet side while brushing his shoulder.”
Lee Byung-hun was replaced for a medical examination at the hospital and went after Hanyu Island to the dugout and apologized. Hanyu Island patted Lee Byung-hun on the shoulder and hoped that the young pitcher would not blame himself too much. Lee Byung-hun was immediately replaced by Lee Young-ha, and it is said that he was so surprised by his sand dunes that he could not easily control his emotions in the locker room after the replacement.
Doosan coach Lee Seung-yeop removed Lee Byung-hun from the first-team entry prior to the SSG game in Jamsil on the 27th. Director Lee said, “We were also surprised. It is the opposing team, but it is the same baseball. There was no intention to hit it on purpose, and Lee Byung-hun himself was also surprised. Although it is the opposing team, the head side is always dangerous, so we were also very worried.”
“Lee Byung-hun had a lot of pitches and balls yesterday (26th). (Kim) Kang-ryul was not feeling well, so it was a break, and (Kim) Myung-shin also had to take a break, so it was difficult to change quickly. Going into the second inning, The strike rate has dropped significantly. Byung-hun has to be given a break today, but there is no room for the pitching staff, so it was unavoidably replaced. Byung-hun also goes down to the 2nd team, adjusts, and shows a good performance, then he can come back up. Now change I thought giving was the right thing to do,” he added.
After the game on the 26th, Lee Byung-hun called Hanyu Island to apologize. It was after Doosan captain Heo Kyung-min first contacted Hanyu-seom to check his condition and convey his apology. Lee Byung-hun lowered his head once more, saying, “I want to meet you in person and apologize, but I can’t see you because I’m in the 2nd division. I’m sorry.”
Hanyu Island responded to Lee Byung-hun by saying, “It’s part of the game, so don’t worry about it. Prepare well and come up to the first team.”