Goals can change the course of a match

Goals can change the course of a match. If you lose it through an unexpected mistake, the damage is doubled.

That was the case for the NC Dinos against the Doosan Bears in Jamsil on the 19th. NC, who had lost 2-6 the day before in a controversial video replay, had red, bloodshot eyes. He didn’t say it, but it was clear he hadn’t slept all night. “It set a precedent for a call to be overturned after it was decided by video review,” Kang said, adding, “Nowadays, managers are appealing the (video) call without leaving the game, but I wonder if such scenes (of video calls being overturned) will happen again.”

Kang sent his ace Daniel Castano to the mound. He was determined to avenge the previous day’s loss and even the series. Castano lived up to his expectations, 토토사이트 retiring the first two batters he faced in the top of the first inning with ease.

After giving up a double to Henry Ramos to right field, Castano induced a grounder to Jae-Hwan Kim at the next at-bat. It was a 1-2 pitch, but first baseman Matt Davidson raced to the ball and snagged it, allowing Castano to quickly get into first base coverage.

Castano was handed the ball and it looked like the inning was over.

However, Davidson’s throw sailed well past Castano’s glove and rolled toward the Doosan first base dugout. Ramos took advantage of the gap and rounded third base to score and give Doosan the lead. Davidson’s puzzled expression was matched by Castano’s devastated one. Manager Kang, watching from the third base dugout, was red-faced.

Castano induced the next batter to fly out to end the first inning. NC attacked in the top of the second. Coincidentally, the leadoff batter was Davidson.

Facing Doosan’s Won-Jun Choi, Davidson swung at two high outside sliders in quick succession. In the third pitch, Davidson picked out a slider that was well outside the zone. In the fourth, Choi unleashed another slider on a high outside pitch. Davidson spun his bat, and the high fly ball beat the height of Doosan center fielder Jeong Soo-bin for the game-winning run.

There was no smile on Davidson’s face as he rounded the bases and headed for the dugout. Kang, watching with a stoic expression on his face, high-fived his teammate and reached out to Davidson as he returned to the dugout. If not for the error in the previous inning, NC could have taken the lead, but it was hard not to celebrate as it was a ‘redemption shot’.


Davidson’s pressure was eased when NC answered back with three runs in the top of the third inning. However, Doosan’s relentless pursuit kept the score at one until the end of the game.

Davidson’s smile returned to his face with the wedge. In the top of the eighth inning, with his team leading 5-4, Davidson stole second base. Facing Doosan’s Choi Ji-kang, Davidson lifted a 134-kilometer slider down the middle of the 1B1S for a two-run shot to left. Unlike his previous home run, which was emotionless, 사설 토토사이트 Davidson raised his right hand toward the dugout and flexed his fingers in a two-fingered gesture. After crossing home plate, he raised his arms in the air and smiled as he posed. It was a moment that lifted the weight of his mistake.

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