After the shocking ninth-inning comeback loss… “I’m sorry,” said a humbled Ko Woo-seok and his teammate Moon Bo-kyung.
A three-run lead in the bottom of the ninth inning. It was a nightmare night for the LG Twins, who suffered a 4-3 loss in Suwon on June 6.먹튀검증
Closer Ko Woo-seok, who gave up four runs, and third baseman Moon Bo-kyung, who gave up an unforced error, were left in the dust.
Two seniors stepped in to clean up the mess. Captain Oh Ji-hwan and eldest brother Kim Hyun-soo took the two shocked players aside and embraced them after the game.
LG coach Yeom Kyung-yup also came to their aid.
Go Woo-seok bowed his head to Yeom, saying, “I’m so sorry that I made the team suffer. Coach Yeom threw up his hands.
“What are you talking about? How many games did we win because of you,” he said, embracing the extraordinary finish. “Today’s failure will be a great lesson and strength for the remaining 30 games, for the big games in the future, and for Go Woo-seok’s entire baseball life.”
Yeom did the same for Moon, who allowed the game to end on a misplay.
In response to Moon’s apology, he said, “It’s all experience. There are a lot of games where you hit the game-winning home run and we won because of you,” he said.
He also gave her some advice. “When you have a runner in front, the next runner will come much faster than you think (because of the deep lead). The second baseman (Kim Sang-soo) came to third base faster than you thought, and you panicked because you were trying to take third base. In the future, it’s more likely to step back and throw to first base.” Moon tried to touch third base to end the inning, but Hwang Jae-gyun’s hard-bound grounder went behind him. She hesitated and panicked at the error, unable to leave the field during the other team’s ceremony.
Manager Yoon Kyung-yeop said, “Oh Ji-hwan in the early days when he played shortstop after pitching a lot, and Kim Ha-seong in his Nexen days, went through countless trials and errors. Moon tends to make fewer (mistakes),” he said, adding, “I have no intention of taking him out. If you do, you can’t develop players. You have to go out and win. Oh Ji-hwan and Kim Ha-seong all became the best like that.”
“I’m thankful to have two seniors (Kim Hyun-soo and Oh Ji-hwan),” Yeom said, adding that the staff also moved well (for Go Woo-seok and Moon Bo-kyung).
LG fielded its best lineup of Hong Chang-ki (right fielder), Shin Min-jae (second baseman), Kim Hyun-soo (designated hitter), Austin Dean (first baseman), Moon Bok-kyung (third baseman), Oh Ji-hwan (shortstop), Park Dong-won (catcher), Moon Sung-joo (left fielder), and Park Hae-min (center fielder). Moon Bo-kyung will start at third base, the same position as the previous day. The starting pitcher will be right-hander Lee Jung-yong, who has been on a roll lately.
“Go Woo-seok, Baek Seung-hyun, and Kim Jin-sung, who have been struggling, will not pitch today,” said Yeom Kyung-yeop, explaining his bullpen plan, “I’ll bring up Yoo Young-chan if I need to close the game, or rest him if not.”