Samsung Lions second baseman Kim Ji-chan was replaced after his first at-bat.
Kim Ji-chan started the 10th game of the season against KIA at Pohang Baseball Stadium on Wednesday, batting ninth.
With runners on first and second in the top of the second inning, leading 4-1, Won Tae-in’s grounder hit the second base line and rolled backward.
Won’s throw was slightly sideways, but Kim Ji-chan’s throw was also a bit late, allowing runners to advance to first and second. Runners on second and third. But Won Tae-in struck out Kim Do-young to end the inning without allowing a run.
Kim Ji-chan led off the bottom of the second inning. After a drawn-out, full-count battle with KIA starter Lee Yi-ri that lasted eight pitches, he struck out looking on a changeup.안전놀이터
Kim Ji-chan was replaced by Kim Dong-jin from defense in the top of the third inning.
A Samsung representative explained, “He suffered a slight back pain in the second inning while catching, so he was replaced for player protection.”