‘Let’s go to the quarterfinals this time’ WBC Korean national team gathers in Arizona on the 15th￼
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Korean baseball once again challenges the World Baseball Classic (WBC) semifinals in 14 years.
The Korean national team, led by kt coach Lee Kang-cheol, gathers in Tucson, Arizona, the U.S. training ground, on the 15th and has five evaluation matches while working together for two weeks. Currently, Arizona has kt, KIA, LG, NC, and Kiwoom spring camps, so players from these teams have no difficulty joining the national team. Players from Samsung, Lotte, Doosan, and SSG, who are training in Japan, Guam, Australia, and the United States, will gather in Tucson on their own flights.
After that, he will return to Korea on the 1st of next month and will go to Tokyo, Japan, where the group stage will be held on the 4th. Ha-seong Kim and Tony Edman, who are playing in the major leagues, will join the team on the 2nd and 5th of next month, respectively.
“There is no humiliation of ‘dropping out in the first round’ at this year’s WBC”
Korea, which belongs to Group B with Japan, Australia, China, and the Czech Republic, will play the group stage starting with the first match against Australia at 12:00 noon on the 9th of next month. As for Korean baseball, the resolution to face this tournament is stronger than before.
Korea, which overpowered baseball powerhouses by winning third place in the first competition in 2006 and runner-up in the second competition in 2009, was humiliated by being eliminated in the first round in both the third and fourth competitions. If in the 1st and 2nd innings, it was regrettable that we missed the chance to win due to the deformed tournament method that was difficult to understand, in the 3rd and 4th innings, the Netherlands (2 losses) and Israel (1 loss) were caught in the net, and baseball fans were beyond disappointed and angry. I did too.
Prior to this tournament, SSG’s Choo Shin-soo made a subjective remark about the selection of the national team and faced a strong backlash.
Among the 20 teams divided into 4 groups of 5 teams, Group B, which Korea belongs to, is evaluated as passable. In terms of power, Japan’s group 1st place is likely, but Korea is likely to advance to the quarterfinals, where it is awarded up to 2nd place, if it defeats only Australia. Korea will face the home team Japan on the 12th.
Group A includes Taiwan, Netherlands, Cuba, Italy, and Panama, Group C includes the United States, Mexico, Colombia, Canada, and England, and Group D includes Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Dominica, Israel, and Nicaragua.
‘Weak starting pitching staff’… The division of roles between lefties and middle pitchers is important
After moving to Japan, Korea will have two practice matches against Japanese professional teams in Osaka, and will have its first match against Australia at the Tokyo Dome on the 9th. 메이저사이트
It is evaluated that Korea is definitely inferior to Japan in terms of pitching power.
Ryu Hyun-jin is missing, and veterans Kim Gwang-hyun and Yang Hyeon-jong are in good health, but the starting pitching staff that can surely overwhelm strong teams such as Japan seems to be somewhat lacking. The division of roles between lefties such as Koo Chang-mo, Lee Eui-ri, and Kim Yun-sik and Park Se-woong, So Hyeong-jun, Ko Young-pyo, and Won Tae-in seems important. The bullpen pitchers Ko Woo-seok, Jung Woo-young, Lee Yong-chan, and Kim Won-joong are considered worthy of a try.
In the other lines, Yang Eui-ji, Lee Jeong-hoo, Choi Jeong, Kim Hyeon-soo, Kim Ha-seong, Edmon, and Na Seong-beom hold the center. Park Hae-min and Choi Ji-hoon’s quick feet, and Park Byeong-ho and Kang Baek-ho’s one shot also raise expectations.
In the U.S., there is a lot of interest in last year’s MVP Lee Jung-hoo, who is challenging the major leagues after this season. For Lee Jung-hoo, the performance in this tournament can be of great help in advancing to the US next year.
Korean baseball once again challenges the World Baseball Classic (WBC) semifinals in 14 years. The Korean national team, led by kt coach Lee Kang-cheol, gathers in Tucson, Arizona, the U.S. training ground, on the 15th and has five evaluation matches while working together for two weeks. Currently, Arizona has kt, KIA, LG, NC, and Kiwoom spring…