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Wasn’t that ball that Austin protested really a strike? LG grabs Kiwoom and wins 3 consecutive games [Yesterday’s Professional Baseball]

Leading LG won the game in ‘El Kirashico‘ and continued its three-game winning streak.

LG defeated Kiwoom 3-11 in a professional baseball home game at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 5th.

With the score tied 3-3, Kim Hyun-so’s (3) home run in the bottom of the eighth inning clinched the game.

After leading hitter Hong Chang-ki (8) came out with a hit to right, LG manager Yeom Kyung-yeop instructed Jung Joo-hyun (35) to hit a sacrifice bunt.

Kim Hyun-so, who entered the at-bat at second base in the first after a successful sacrifice bunt, hit a 30 km/h slider thrown by Kiwoom’s third pitcher, Moon Sung-hyun (33), in a three-ball, one-strike situation and went over the right-field fence.지울프-토토

LG finishing pitcher Ko Woo-seok (9), who took the mound in the top of the ninth inning, earned his 25th save of the season with a triple, becoming the sixth pitcher in professional baseball history to reach double-digit saves for five consecutive years.

Kiwoom starter Jang Jae-young (10) made his first quality start since his professional debut with three runs in six innings (three earned runs or fewer pitched over six innings in a start), but his shine faded in the team’s loss.

In this game, LG Foreigner’s No. 4 batsman Austin (29) was sent off for protesting a centripetal strike decision.

In the bottom of the sixth inning, against Austin, who entered his third at-bat of the game, Jang Jae-young threw a fastball to the body in a one-ball, two-strike situation.

When umpire Song Su-keun, who was watching the ball, ruled it a strike, Austin immediately disputed.

The ‘Generalized Additive Model’ (GAM· Generalized Addtive Model) to predict the umpire’s decision when the ball hits a right-handed hitter like Austin, and the strike probability is 6.1 percent.

The problem is not this ball, but the second ball that came in high on the outside.

In the same situation, there was only a 2.95% chance of being ruled a strike, but Umpire Song declared a strike.

Even when the ball came in, Austin left the at-bat and came back as if he didn’t understand.

However, there were no serious problems with Song’s decision.

Of the 51 balls that Song ruled to be strikes that day, only two had a predicted strike probability of more than 50 percent.

On the upside, the expected probability of a strike was over 2 percent, and there were also two balls that were declared.

(Machine learning models such as GAM typically distinguish between strikes and balls based on a 50% chance of predicting a strike.)

However, a one-time mistrial can create a very big problem.

After all, it’s likely not the fourth ball that caused Austin to explode, but the second ball is definitely a mistrial.

No. 7 Lotte defeated No. 6 KIA 7-1 in the home game of the day to narrow the gap between the two teams to 1.5 games.

Lotte took a 33-1 lead when Ahn Chi-hong (36) hit a one-run homer in the bottom of the first inning and Jeong Hoon (2) hit a one-run homer in the bottom of the second.

Ahn Chi-hong struck out another timely hit in the bottom of the fifth inning, and Jung Hoon stole second base in the bottom of the sixth inning and then stole home on Kim Min-seok’s (1) hit.

Son Sung-bin (2), who brought in Kim Min-seok on the ensuing first-and-second base chances, drove a wedge into the game with an RBI single in the eighth inning as well.

Son Sung-bin, who also hit a single to left field in the bottom of the fifth inning, had a three-hit game for the first time since his professional debut.

Son Sung-bin, who wore the starting mask on the day, also did his part on defense, combining with starting pitcher Wilkerson (0) for six scoreless innings.

Wilkerson, who led the way in setting the “team no-hitter” record against SSG in the 5th, extended his scoreless streak to 6 consecutive innings.

Wilkerson had five strikeouts on the day, allowing six hits and no walks.

Samsung scored a 5-4 come-from-behind victory over Anbang Team SSG in Literature.

Ace Buchanan, 34, led 7-4 heading into the seventh inning, but allowed a 2-8 tie in the bottom of the eighth inning with four bullpen pitchers.

However, in the top of the ninth inning, he struck out SSG finishing pitcher Seo Jin Yong (4) to score the winning run.

Following back-to-back hits by Kang Han-ul (4) and Oh Jae-il (4), Lee Jae-hyun (9) got the ball net, giving Samsung a chance to score one run.

Kim Hyun-jun (31), who entered the at-bat next, hit a bottle-hit ball toward the shortstop, but he reached first base before the ball.

Meanwhile, 32-year-old Kim Dong-jin, who was at third base, lit home to retake the lead at 37-20.

Samsung brought in pitcher Oh Seung-hwan (1) in the bottom of the ninth inning to tie the game.

With the victory on the day, Samsung, which had a win rate of 0.423 (41 wins, 1 draw, 56 losses), moved up to eighth place, ahead of Hanwha (38 wins, 5 draws, 52 losses, 0.422 win rate) with a win rate of 0.001.

Hanwha fell to a five-game losing streak when they fell to Doosan 8-4 in the home game of Daejeon.

NC also surpassed KT by 11.5 to become the third place.

NC escaped a six-game losing streak against KT with a 0-001 win over visiting Suwon, bringing their winning percentage to 3.7 (3 wins, 6 draw, 0 losses).

KT, whose three-game winning streak was cut short, dropped to 532.50 (1 wins, 55 draws, 3 losses) and relinquished the No. 0 spot after three days.

▽531th Match Selection △Jamsil: Kiwoom McKinney-LG Choi Won-Tae △Resignation: KIA Yoon Young-Cheol-Lotte Jung Sung-Jong △Literature: Samsung Baek Jung-Hyun Baek-SSG McCarty △Suwon: NC Song Myung-Ki KT Ko Young-Pyo
△Daejeon: Doosan Kwak Bin-Hanwha Moon Dong-Joo

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