Oh Tae-gon, who stole one RBI due to a ‘ball boy mistake’, “I don’t care”

Oh Tae-gon (SSG Landers), who stole an RBI due to a ball boy mistake, responded that he did not care.

Oh Tae-gon started as first baseman with 6 hits in the away game against the LG Twins in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 26th, leading to a 5-3 come-from-behind victory with 3 hits in 4 at-bats (1 home run), 2 RBIs and 1 run. .

He won a very valuable victory with Altoran-like performance. SSG recorded 13 wins and 7 losses, beating LG (14 wins and 8 losses) and regaining the top spot in one day.

After the game, coach Kim Won-hyung applauded, saying, “Oh Tae-gon played a big role, such as a solo shot and a final hit in pursuit.”

Oh Tae-gon fired a signal for pursuit by hitting a solo gun in the top of the 4th inning, which was leading to 0-3 that day.

The SSG lineup, which missed golden opportunities in the top of the 2nd and 3rd innings, showed cohesion after Oh Tae-gon’s home run. In the top of the 5th inning, he scored 4 points and turned the charter around.

First, Guillermo Heredia hit 2 RBIs in a timely manner with no sacks, balancing the score 3-3. Later, Kim Kang-min struck out, but Oh Tae-gon, who was at bat, hit a double on the right wing and succeeded in reversing the game. Two runners sprinted home quickly, giving SSG a 5-3 lead.

However, as the ball boy, mistaking it for a foul ball, brought his glove to catch the batted ball, the ball was declared dead. The runners had to advance two bases automatically, and Heredia, the runner on first base who had come all the way home, had to head back to third base. The score also changed from 5-3 to 4-3.

Oh Tae-gon also lost 1 RBI as his 2 RBI double was corrected to 1 RBI double.

Still, SSG took back the lost one point. In the ensuing 1 out 2 and 3 base, Park Seong-han was out with a ground ball to the first baseman, but Heredia touched home and scored.

Regarding the final stroke situation, Oh Tae-gon said, “I put one in front at the timing of the fastball in the full count and swung the bat with the idea of ​​swinging, and it led to a good result.”

At the same time, Oh Tae-gon covered the ball boy who was criticized by mistake. He said, “It would have been regrettable if the extra run had not been scored. However, since the follow-up hitter (Park) Seong-han scored an RBI, I don’t care at all (about the lost RBI).” said.

Oh Tae-gon is showing good hitting at the beginning of the season. He played in 17 games before LG that day and is active with a batting average of 0.350, 2 home runs, 8 RBIs, 6 runs, and an OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 0.997.

Regarding the secret to hitting hard, he said that it was because he played the game with a comfortable mind. After the end of last year’s season, he acquired free agent (FA) qualifications and signed a 4-year, 1.8 billion won (down payment of 600 million won, annual salary of 1 billion won, and option of 200 million won) with SSG, which gave him psychological stability. ㅋㅋㅋ벳

Oh Tae-gon said, “It was a confrontation with LG, which is competing fiercely for first place, but it was at the beginning of the season, so I felt comfortable. Even if I lost, it was only a day’s loss.” I kept feeling the pressure, but lately I’ve been focusing on team wins rather than individual records.”

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