‘Foot talent is alive~’ KBO 2nd round foreigner’s sudden break in front of home plate, dazzling tap dance that embarrassed the 3rd year catcher
Edison Russell’s flamboyant footwork that fooled the opposing catcher made the Kiwoom dugout laugh.
In the match between Kiwoom and SSG held at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on the 23rd, SSG took a 3-0 lead with Choi Jung’s preemptive three-runner with one out and 2nd and 3rd bases in the 3rd inning.
Kiwoom made up for one point with three consecutive hits by Lee Jeong-hoo and Russell Kim Tae-jin in the attack in the top of the 4th inning that immediately followed, and continued the chance.
1 company, 1st, 2nd base chance, follow-up hitter Kim Hui-jip hit a big foul fly in the right field direction. At this time, Russell’s aggressive running as the second base runner embarrassed the opponent’s infield.
When right fielder Choi Ji-hoon caught the ball, Russell started running to third base without hesitation. Choi Ji-hoon’s throw to third base continued, but it was already safe. 안전놀이터
Russell’s amazing running base play continued.
With the bases loaded with the first out, Lee Ji-young’s batted ball went to first baseman Oh Tae-gon. Oh Tae-gon caught the ball, stepped on first base, and quickly threw the ball to catch Russell, who was running home.
The out-timing was perfect no matter who saw it, but a twist occurred.
While running home, Russell slid far in front of the home plate and came to a sudden stop.
Catcher Cho Hyeong-woo’s tag after Oh Tae-gon’s throw followed, but it didn’t reach Russell’s leg, and Russell, who didn’t miss the moment, stretched out his leg again and touched the home plate, making it safe.
When referee Kwon Young-cheol declared safe, Cho Hyung-woo was clearly disappointed.
A video review was requested from the SSG dugout, but the slow picture on the billboard made it clear that it was safe. Russell and Kiwoom players who watched this scene in the dugout, and fans in the third base crowd cheered together.
On this day, Russell played an active role with 2 hits and 3 RBIs in 4 at-bats, including two outs and bases loaded in the top of the 8th inning when the team fell behind 4-6, and 2 RBIs that set the game at the starting point. is making an appearance.
Although the light faded due to the team’s defeat, he is expected to play an active role this season as he quickly adapted to the KBO league that came back.