‘Surely it’s a swing?’ Lee Yong-kyu is furious at the dubious call, protests furiously and is sent off[Busan Focus]

토토사이트Lee Yong-kyu, who returned to the first team after more than two months, was sent off for protesting a questionable call by the umpire.

On the 23rd, the final game of a three-game weekend series between Lotte and Kiwoom in the KBO took place at Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan. Lee’s ejection came in the sixth inning of a tightly contested game.

The game was suspended for nearly an hour and a half due to a sudden downpour of rain before resuming.

In the sixth inning, with runners on first and second, Kiwoom Yong-kyu faced Lotte’s Koo Seung-min again on a two-ball no-strike.

Koo took three pitches for strikes. The problem came when Koo Seung-min threw a four-pitch 130km forkball.

Koo Seung-min’s forkball sailed outside and out of the strike zone, but umpire Kim Seo-soo ruled Yong-gyu’s check swing as a swing. Lee Yong-kyu appealed, saying it was not a swing, but it was not accepted.

The umpire’s call was ambiguous. The umpire was a little slow to call a strike or a check swing, and Lee protested that the bat did not turn.

In a two-ball, two-strike at-bat, Yong-gyu hit Koo Seung-min’s five-pitch at-bat, but was called out on a fly to centre field. The umpire’s ruling on the swing was not enough for Yong-kyu, who protested again to umpire Kim.

Lee Yong-kyu is unable to control his anger.

Coach Hong Won-ki stops Yong-kyu from protesting.

Coach Hong Won-ki listens to the referee’s explanation.

Lee Yong-kyu is impatient even when his teammates stop him.

Coach Hong Won-ki quickly rushed over to stop him, but the referee immediately ordered Yong-gyu to leave the field when he protested again after his first protest.

Lee Yong-kyu was furious at being sent off. Even as the players tried to calm him down, he couldn’t contain his anger.

“Are you sure it was a swing?” he shouted at the umpire, double-checking his swing. The umpires gathered and informed coach Hong Won-ki of the situation, and Yong-kyu’s ejection remained unchanged.

Impatient, Yong-kyu continued to protest for a while before his teammates stopped him and headed to the dugout. The third-base cheering section, the Kiwoom fans, continued to shout.

The umpire could have asked the third base umpire to call the swing instead of making the call himself. The umpire’s sole judgement created a situation that could have been unfair to Lee Yong-gyu. After Yong-gyu’s first and second protests, he was ordered to leave the game.

After returning to the first team for the first time in two months, Yong-kyu played a multi-hit game, but a questionable call led to a disappointing ejection.

Lee vehemently protested the decision, but his ejection was not overturned. The veteran walked out of the dugout, impatient with his teammates’ consolations.

Surely it was a swing?

Lee Yong-kyu is impatient with the ejection order.