KT Wiz centre fielder Kang Baek-ho, 23, fell victim to a triple play in his return to the KBO.카지노사이트
Kang was at the plate with runners on first and second in the top of the third inning of KT Wiz’s 2-0 win over the visiting Kiwoom Heroes at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on Wednesday.
After a full-count battle with Kiwoom starter Ariel Furado, Kang turned his bat on a seven-pitch two-seam fastball, which flew directly in front of Kiwoom shortstop Shin Jun-woo.
Almost on the spot, Shin quickly stepped on second base and sprayed the ball to first for the third out of the inning. The runners, who had already moved to the next base, did not return home.
It was the 81st triple in the KBO and the first of the season. Kiwoom Yasoo-jin became the fourth player in franchise history to complete a triple.
Coincidentally, it was Kang Baek-ho’s first start in 36 days after being out of the first team for a while due to physical and mental fatigue.
He started his comeback with a single to right in the top of the first inning, but a triple in his second at-bat put an end to that.
On 17 June last year against the Doosan Bears, Kang Baek-ho also dedicated a triple to the opposing outfield in the top of the fourth inning when he walked with runners on first and second with no outs and two runners stranded.
The KBO defines a triple play as “a play in which the defence throws out three offensive players in consecutive plays.
A triple play that involves two runners and a batter being put out by a single ground ball is counted separately as a grounded into triple play.
Baek-ho Kang did not record a triple as he was out on a straight hit, not a ground ball.