Hwang Dae-in (27-KIA), who put down his bat and made an unspoken protest, was ejected for the first time in his career, and manager Kim Jong-kook revealed the circumstances.
Hwang Dae-in struck out looking in his second at-bat of the fourth inning against Hanwha in Daejeon on March 23. Hanwha pitcher Ricardo Sanchez’s four-pitch fastball to the body was called a strike. Hwang struck out. He threw his bat to the ground in frustration over the call.
Umpire Lee Young-jae tried to calm him down. Hwang Dae-in muttered something to himself and turned around without taking any action. However, umpire Lee Young-jae pointed to the bat and called out to Hwang Dae-in several times. Whether or not Hwang Dae-in heard him, he didn’t pick up the bat and headed for the third base dugout.메이저사이트
Umpire Lee Young-jae then ordered Hwang Dae-in to leave the game immediately. KIA head coach Kim Jong-guk and assistant coach Jin Gap-yong came onto the field to appeal, but there was no reversal.
It was Hwang Dae-in’s first ejection of the season due to a ball call, the first in his seven-season first team career.
Coach Kim Jong-kook said before the game on the 24th, “It was a protest against the strike call. Hwang Dae-in himself thought it was a ball, but it was called a strike,” explaining, “I wanted to go out and represent the player’s feelings.”
According to coach Kim Jong-guk, umpire Lee Young-jae repeatedly told him to take the bat three times. But Hwang ignored him and walked into the dugout.
“I think Hwang Dae-in thought for sure that the last pitch was a ball, and I think he did it (not listening to the umpire) as a protest,” Kim said.