‘Sweeping triple’ KIA Lee Chang-jin, finger injury… Replaced Ryu Ji-hyeok

 KIA Tigers Lee Chang-jin was replaced during the Lotte Giants match.

In the match against Lotte held at Sajik Stadium in Busan on the 19th, Lee Chang-jin hit a sweeping triple that split the middle left with two outs loaded in the top of the 4th inning with the team leading 2-0. Lotte left fielder Ahn Kwon-soo stretched out his glove at the liner ball, but missed the direction of the batted ball that entered the light and fell back. With all the runners on the home base, Lee Chang-jin landed on third base with a head-first slide. This hit was recorded as Lee Chang-jin’s triple, not Ahn Kwon-soo’s mistake.스포츠토토

But Lee Chang-jin couldn’t laugh. He injured his finger in the base sliding process. Lee Chang-jin, who had not been able to stand up for a while, sent a sign saying he was okay, but was replaced by Kim Ho-ryeong after the innings were over. Ryu Ji-hyeok, who recorded an infield hit with a ball that hit Han Hyun-hee’s right hand in the previous at-bat, was also replaced by Kim Kyu-seong.

A KIA official said, “Lee Chang-jin sprained his right fourth finger during the sliding process. The examination will be decided after watching the progress. Ryu Ji-hyuk felt uncomfortable in the quadriceps area during the base run process, so he replaced it to protect the player.”