Samsung shortstop Lee Jae-hyun 꽁머니지급 (20), who suffered a shoulder dislocation injury while defending a diving catch, endured extreme pain and threw to second base, erasing the team’s risk of conceding a point.
The match between SSG Landers and Samsung Lions in the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ held at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on the afternoon of the 13th.
Samsung recruited foreign pitcher Widener in the midst of a sense of crisis that ‘you can never be in last place’, and the opponent’s SSG was ace Kim Gwang-hyun.
Samsung’s defense at the end of the 3rd inning, which was trailing 0-2 after losing momentum in the early stages. Choo Shin-soo’s double in left-center put him in danger of conceding an additional run. Lee Jae-hyeon, Samsung shortstop, threw his body without losing concentration on the batted ball from second hitter Choi Ji-hoon.
The moment he threw himself into his batted ball and led out the line drive, he felt extreme pain as his left shoulder collided with the ground. Choo Shin-soo, runner on second base, judged the ball to be a good hit, and was already more than halfway to third base.
Lee Jae-hyeon, who judged the second base runner’s lead situation despite the tremendous pain, threw to second base in pain and forced out runner Choo Shin-soo.
Right after the out situation, Lee Jae-hyun stretched out his right hand and called for dugout with his colleagues. Fellow fielders and coaching staff gathered for Lee Jae-hyeon, worried about his condition, and were replaced with the support of head coach Lee Byeong-gyu.
Lee Jae-hyun made an out by throwing to second base, enduring unimaginable pain. Can the two-year-old baby lion’s fighting spirit wake up the sleeping lions? The game is currently trailing 0-3 in the 7th inning.