“The base coach ordered a stop, but the momentum…” The
SSG Landers were fierce in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League LG Twins season 2 away match held at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 25th. At the end of the match, he suffered a 4-5 defeat and fell to second place.
The most decisive moment was the 9th episode. SSG seized the opportunity in the top of the 9th inning with no runners and Guillermo Heredia hitting LG’s finisher Ko Woo-seok and getting on base. And the follow-up hitter, Han Yu-seom, hit a double to right field. At this time, Heredia ran toward home through third base.
Heredia had a fight with catcher Park Dong-won at home and succeeded in stepping on the home play with his right foot. The first referee’s decision is safe. However, as a result of video reading, it was confirmed that Ereddy was tagged first in the process of stepping on home plate, and the result was reversed from safe to out. In the end, SSG blew a decisive chance and in the bottom of the ninth Noh Kyung-eun got a finishing hit from Oh Ji-hwan and knelt down.
Coach Won-hyeong Kim looked back on the home run of Heredia the previous day (25th) prior to the match against LG in Jamsil on the 26th. He laughed bitterly, saying, “The base base coach ordered me to stop, but it didn’t seem to stop because of the elasticity.” Of course, it was a disappointing run base play, but if Heredia had been a little quicker to step on the home base, it could have led to a ‘super play’.
Director Kim Won-hyeong said, “I think it was because I was trying too hard because I was two outs. If there was a little miss in the opponent’s relay play, I could have lived.” On the bench, I judged that ‘I couldn’t come home.’ No matter how fast Heredia was, it didn’t seem possible.”
It was a disappointing base run the day before, but it is clear that Heredia is an indispensable presence in SSG. Heredia is recording 27 hits, 2 homers, 0.365 OPS and 0.954 in 19 games this season. The command tower also smiled heartily at the sight of Heredia adapting smoothly to the KBO league.
The command tower said, 메이저놀이터“Personally, I think that 100 at-bats is the standard for foreign hitters, but now Heredia is doing very well. I didn’t expect long hits when I was younger, so I’m completely satisfied with the play, such as surviving a lot.”
SSG, who lost to LG the previous day and lost first place, is challenging to ‘recapture’. SSG on this day was Choo Shin-soo (DH) – Choi Ji-hoon (Right fielder) – Choi Jeong (3rd baseman) – Guillermo Heredia (left fielder) – Kim Kang-min (center fielder) – Oh Tae-gon (1st baseman) – Park Seong-han (shortstop) – Kim Seong-hyeon (2nd baseman) – Kim Min-sik (catcher) formed a lineup.
[SSG Heredia is delighted after hitting a double with 1 out, 1.2 bases and 1 RBI in the beginning of the 7th inning of the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ match between SSG Landers and LG Twins at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul on the afternoon of the 25th.