It wasn’t a recorded error, but a series of plays that required reflection. The Doosan Bears’ outfielders had a “mental breakdown,” and starting pitcher Jang Won-jun gave up a bunch of runs.
Jang Won-jun took the mound against the LG Twins at Jamsil Stadium on April 18. The veteran has been on a resurgence this season. In his previous three starts, he won all three. In his most recent outing, on March 13 against the Changwon NC, he threw six innings of three-hit ball with two walks and one strikeout to pick up his third win of the season.
However, he ran into trouble in the first inning against LG after four days of rest. The defense turned its back on Jang Won-jun. The Doosan bats made one error after another in the first inning.
In the bottom of the first inning, they gave up a leadoff single to Hong Chang-ki, and then Jang Won-jun made a throwing error to first base while handling Park Hae-min’s sacrifice bunt. The throw went far enough back to allow Hong to round third base and come home. Park Hae-min advanced to second.
A bases-loaded jam ensued. After giving up an RBI double to Austin Dean, Jang Won-jun walked Oh Ji-hwan and Park Dong-won to end the first inning with two runs.
Doosan got a run back in the top of the second, but the bottom of the inning was even tougher. With one out, Lee gave up a double to Lee Jae-won. Left fielder Kim Jae-hwan’s misjudgment of the throw led to an unearned run. He then gave up a single to Kim Min-sung and another to Hong Chang-ki, deepening the crisis.
With runners on second and third, Park Hae-min’s bunt was turned into another hit by right fielder Hong Sung-ho. It wasn’t recorded as an error, but he was standing in the wrong place, completely missing the direction of an easy catch. It was a hit, and the runner from third scored. Jang Won-jun gave up another two-run double to Kim Hyun-soo, and eventually left the game without getting out of the second inning.
It didn’t end there. Jang Won-jun retired the side with one out, but the next pitcher, Lee Hyung-beom, gave up a grounder to center field to Austin.메이저놀이터
It was a grounder, but once again, a misjudgment by center fielder Jung Soo-bin proved fatal. Soo-bin rushed out and stretched his glove, but the ball sailed behind him, allowing Austin to round third base and come home. The score was already 1-8. Jang’s final line was 1 1/3 innings, 7 hits, 2 walks, 7 runs (6 earned).