There were two ejections in the LG-NC game at Changwon NC Park on the 27th. LG pitcher Im Chan-kyu and NC manager Kang Myung-hwa were ejected for different reasons.
Im was ejected in the first inning for a head shot. With the bases loaded and nobody out, he threw a fastball to NC’s Park Gun-woo in the face. It struck Park’s gladiator helmet protector on the left side of his face.
The impact of the ball knocked the protector off his helmet. Park collapsed in the batter’s box and complained of pain, but he quickly got to his feet and walked to first base. Im Chan-kyu approached Park and apologized, and Park hugged him back.
Park, who was replaced to protect the players, was taken to the hospital, and Im was ejected under the headshot rule. It was the 24th ejection of the season and the 10th headshot ejection.
LG brought in Choi Dong-hwan as a relief pitcher after Im Chan-gyu went down after nine pitches without recording a single out. With the bases loaded, Choi gave up a push single to Jason Martin but got Kwon Hee-dong to fly out to catcher Paul Fry and Do Tae-hoon to ground out to first base to end the inning with one run.
In the top of the third, NC manager Kang In-hwa was ejected for protesting the video review.
With runners on first and third, LG’s Shin Min-jae hit a ball between second and center field. NC second baseman Ba Min-woo made a dynamic catch and threw to first base. Hong Chang-ki, who was running to second, threw to first for a double, and the inning seemed to end without a run.
The fielders all came into the dugout, but LG claimed that Park Hae-min, the third baseman, had reached first before Hong Chang-gi was out. Park Min-woo pitched to first base and Park Hae-min retouched from third base and came home. The umpires agreed, and LG was awarded a run. Shin Min-jae tied the game at 1-1 with a sacrifice fly to second base.안전놀이터
NC immediately protested the call. They requested a video review, but the call was not overturned, and head coach Kang Myung-ho came out on the field to make a strong appeal. If the manager appeals the video review, he is automatically ejected. This was the 11th ejection of a coach this season, and nine of them were due to video review appeals, including Kang’s.