‘If you lose → you are eliminated from the finals’ Although they have won 10 times in 10 matches in history, China is not easy… You have to explode the bat to avoid embarrassment
The Hangzhou Asian Games baseball team, led by coach Ryu Joong-il, has moved one step closer to advancing to the finals.
Korea, which advanced to the Super Round in second place in Group B with 2 wins and 1 loss, defeated its archrival Japan 2-0 on the 5th (Korean time). ‘Glasses Ace’ Park Se-woong, who took the starting mound, silenced the opposing batting lineup with 2 hits, 2 walks, 9 strikeouts, and no runs in 6 innings. Noh Si-hwan, who took on the responsibility of batting number four, led the attack by scoring two RBIs. Park Young-hyun, who is ranked first in holds in the KBO League this season, earned a save by allowing no runs in two innings.
On this day, Taiwan won 4-1 in the first match of the Super Round against China, giving Korea a chance to advance to the finals on its own. If Korea beats China on the 6th, it will be confirmed to advance to the finals regardless of the result of the Taiwan-Japan match.
Korea had an overwhelming advantage over China with 10 wins out of 10 in previous international competitions involving professional players, including the 1998 Bangkok Asian Games.
China, which had been on the outskirts of baseball until now, caused a stir by beating Japan 1-0 on the 3rd and advanced to the Super Round as first place in Group A by winning all three games. It was truly a surprise. A baseball reporter for a Taiwanese media outlet said, “I never imagined that China would beat Japan. “I really can’t believe it,” he said.
If you think of it as the Chinese baseball you used to know, you could get seriously hurt. China had the same number of hits in the game against Taiwan, at 6. Chinese pitchers fell behind, allowing 11 walks. Nevertheless, there were not many goals conceded.메이저사이트
Coach Ryu Joong-il said after winning the first game of the Super Round against Japan, “Chinese baseball has improved a lot. Has good pitching ability. I will prepare well. “I will definitely win tomorrow,” he said.
Fourth hitter Noh Si-hwan also said, “I was very surprised to see China defeat Japan, a ‘baseball powerhouse.’ Because the Japanese pitchers were so talented, they did not expect China to win at all. Just as China beat Japan, we don’t know what will happen to baseball. I will approach the match against China with the mindset that it is the final. He did not let down his guard, saying, “I will not take it lightly.”
Chinese spectators are famous for their enthusiastic cheering. Regardless of the sport, every stadium is filled with people constantly shouting ‘Jjayo!’, the Chinese word for ‘let’s go!’. Terrible home territory is also something that must be overcome. It appears that Ryu Joong-il’s young players will have to keep their mentality strong.
There is a possibility that Kwak Bin, who was expected to be the national team’s ace but whose pitching schedule was postponed due to symptoms of phlegm, will start pitching against China. It seems like there will be more leeway in operating the mound. Coach Ryu Joong-il said, “My physical condition has improved a lot. He predicted that it would be possible to deploy it before China.”
The hitters need to give more strength. Korea beat Japan 2-0, but was assessed as lacking concentration in scoring situations. Korea was scoreless against Taiwan. The Chinese pitching staff held Japan scoreless.
Kang Baek-ho, who went down from number 4 to number 6, must improve his hitting skills to become more active in his attacks. China is no longer an easy opponent. You must never let down your guard. You must keep in mind that this is an opponent you must overcome to advance to the finals.