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‘If you don’t catch me, I’ll swing for the fences,’

After throwing a pitch that he was sure was a strike and the ABS called it a ball, Yoo was disappointed and got revenge on the machine by striking out the next batter.

Everyone was worried about the framing craftsman, but he adapted to the ABS perfectly. In fact, it helped him secure a more stable lead and a no-hitter.

An exhibition game between Samsung and Lotte in the KBO League at Samsung Lions Park in Daegu, South Korea, on Thursday. Yoo Kang-nam, who started at catcher and batted sixth, had a strong performance on offense.

LOTTE catcher Yoo Kang-nam, who is in his final warm-up before the season, produced good results from the first contact with Barnes, who is expected to be the first starter, much to the delight of manager Kim Tae-hyung.

Yoo, who had played in three exhibition games leading up to the game, 토토사이트 went 0-for-3 offensively and focused on adjusting to the automated ball judgment system that was introduced ahead of the season.

There were many expectations that Yoo, the KBO’s top framing catcher, would no longer be able to frame pitches that were slightly over the borderline for strikes due to the introduction of the automatic ball judgment system.

In fact, the game was one of the most worrisome.

In the bottom of the third inning, with two outs and Samsung’s Kim Jae-hyuk on first base, Lotte catcher Yoo Kang-nam caught Barnes’ five-pitch, 143-kilometer fastball with his trademark framing on a 1B 2S count. As Yoo’s hand went up, the robot umpire called it a ball.

Thinking that the pitch was just inside the boundary line, Yoo Kang-nam threw the ball toward first base, confident of a strikeout, but was disappointed by the umpire’s call. After walking Kim Jae-hyuk on a full count, Yoo got his revenge on the robot umpire by striking out the next batter, Jeon Byung-woo, on a wild pitch.

Barnes, who was paired with Yoo Kang-nam for the first time this season, pitched a complete game with 68 pitches, two hits, two walks and seven strikeouts in four innings. With or without the automatic ball judgment system, 파워볼실시간 Yoo’s pitch mix was aggressive and his unique framing made him more exciting to watch on the mound.

With Yoo’s steady lead, Lotte did not allow a single run against Samsung until the ninth inning and won 7-0.

The introduction of the automated ball judgment system, which everyone was worried about, was not a problem for Yoo.




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