He made up for being tagged out after colliding with an umpire in an earlier at-bat.
Reporter Kim Joo-hee = After having the “bad luck” of colliding with an umpire, Lee Woo-sung (KIA Tigers) made up for it with his first career grand slam.
Lee Woo-sung hit his first career grand slam on Friday, batting sixth and playing right field against the Doosan Bears in the 2023 Shinhan Bank Solar KBO League at Gwangju-Kia Champions Field.
Lee stepped to the plate with the bases loaded in the fourth inning with his team trailing 1-2 and faced Doosan starter Brandon Waddell. On a two-pitch, two-strike count, Lee took a seven-pitch slider for a grand slam over the left field fence. It was Lee’s seventh home run of the season.
It was also Lee’s first grand slam since turning pro in 2013. Lee has now hit 18 arches in his career.
Lee’s blast gave KIA a 5-2 lead.
He also made up for his previous at-bat.
In the bottom of the second inning, with his team down 0-1, Lee batted first and hit a grounder to third base.
Third baseman Heo Kyung-min’s throw to first base went wide, allowing third baseman Choi Hyung-woo to cross home plate.
After stepping on first base and seeing that the ball was out of play, Lee turned and headed for second base.먹튀검증
However, first baseman Na Kwang-nam, who was watching the ball, was unable to avoid Lee, who collided with the first baseman and fell to the ground.
Meanwhile, second baseman Park Kye-beom tagged Lee. Lee, who could have stolen second base if he hadn’t collided with the umpire, had to turn around and run back to the dugout.
“Even if a runner collides with an umpire, the play remains in play,” a KBO official explained.