‘Did you forget the WBC?’ Kang Baek-ho’s Habitual Bone Head Ringed Twice by Director Lee Kang-chul

Kang Baek-ho, an outfielder for kt Wiz, inflicted damage on the team by committing another fatal bonehead play.

kt lost 5-9 in the 2023 KBO League away game against the LG Twins held at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 18th. As a result, kt recorded a losing series with LG and 3 consecutive matches during the week, and suffered 2 consecutive losses and maintained a 2.5 game gap with Hanwha in 9th place.

Unexpectedly, 안전놀이터kt, which is at the bottom this season due to sluggish performance, tried to win a winning series by sortieing local ace Young-pyo Ko at a time when they desperately needed a rebound, but Baek-ho Kang made a play that should not have come out and collapsed.

The situation was this. At the end of the 5th inning when LG was trailing 2-3, Park Hae-min, the lead hitter, opened the door with a hit to the left. When Hyun-soo Kim hit right-handed through the gap between 1st and 2nd base, Park Hae-min used his quick feet to run to 3rd base.

Then kt right fielder Kang Baek-ho, as if expecting Park Hae-min to stay at third base, threw a high and slow ‘Arirang throw’ to second baseman Jang Joon-won.

Ko Young-pyo, who had dedicated the tie in vain, was shaken sharply afterwards. Austin was treated as a floating ball by center fielder, but Oh Ji-hwan had a double and Moon Bo-kyung had an automatic 4-pitch, facing a crisis with a base loaded. Then, Young-Pyo Ko gave Park Dong-Won, the home run lead, a 2-RBI sweeping triple and collapsed.

LG took advantage of Kang Baek-ho’s complacent play and completed a big inning with 6 points only in the attack at the end of the 5th inning, and the game tilted here.

Kang Baek-ho, who committed the Bone Head play. ⓒ Newsis
Kang Baek-ho, kt’s leading hitter, again caused damage to the team with his crazy Bonehead play.

Kang Baek-ho, who was selected for the national team ahead of this season and played in the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC), came out as a pinch hitter in the first round match against Australia, hit a double and roared, but fell off the base and was thrown out.

The national team suffered the humiliation of being knocked out in the first round of three consecutive WBC tournaments by losing to Australia, and criticism was directed at Kang Baek-ho.

Coach Lee Kang-cheol, who took the baton at the time, also bowed his head due to the sluggish performance of the national team.

Coincidentally, Kang Baek-ho is with coach Lee Kang-chul in the national team and his team, but he has already made Lee cry twice this year with his complacent play.

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