“There was no problem in the United States or Taiwan. In the KBO league, each referee group speaks differently.”
Shim Jae-hak, general manager of the KIA Tigers, stepped up. It is because of the check action of new foreign pitcher Mario Sanchez. Shim said, “I hope the referees decide uniformly and precisely.”스포츠토토
Sanchez has been controversial for his set position since his first start.
In his first appearance against KT Wiz on July 9, his double kicking action drew attention from the referees due to the possibility of a balk. Also, after exchanging signs with the catcher, KT coach Lee Kang-cheol protested that it was a balk against the unusual motion of suddenly crouching toward first base and then taking a set position. At the time, the judges were consistent and judged that there was no problem.
Prior to the game against Samsung in Gwangju on July 11, Sanchez once again had his pitching motion verified with the referees. At the time, the referees cautioned Sanchez, saying, “If you suddenly check with the left shoulder closed when checking with first base, it can be seen as an act of deception against the runner on first base, so it will be a balk.”
However, on the 6th, in the 2nd inning against the Hanwha Eagles in Gwangju, there were two checks against Choi Jae-hoon, the first base runner with 2 outs and 1st base, but the first check, crouching down and trying to get up, was a problem. After the inning was over, the referees gathered and had a meeting, which was captured by the relay team. The referees cautioned Sanchez about that part after the game.
In fact, the part where I crouched down and immediately checked it was the part where the referees of the Samsung Games held in Pohang on the 1st first gave a note that it was a balk. In other words, it can be said that not calling the balk during Choi Jae-hun was a mistake by the referees.
On the KIA side, Sanchez said that confusion came again in this part. The confusion came because the judge did not make a balk decision for the part that the referee had previously called a balk.
Shim said to the reporters before the game against the LG Twins in Gwangju on the 8th, “Sanchez was not pointed out at all in the minor leagues and Taiwanese leagues, but when he came to the KBO league, he was pointed out and corrected and threw.” “I have to pay attention to the pitch, but I have to pay attention to the pitching motion. I’m throwing under stress. I hope the referees decide uniformly at once.”