Correspondent Lee Dae-ho = The Korean national baseball team’s starting third baseman Choi Jeong (SSG Landers), who had been concerned about poor health, finally returned to the starting lineup.
The Korean baseball team, led by coach Lee Kang-cheol, will play the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) evaluation match against the Hanshin Tigers at the Kyocera Dome in Osaka, Japan at noon on the 7th.
This match, which takes place two days before the opening of the tournament, is the last chance to check your strength.
Choi Jeong-eun, who was excluded from the starting match on the 3rd (SSG) and 6th (Orix Buffaloes) due to poor physical condition after returning to Korea on the 1st, was named in the starting lineup as the 7th batter and 3rd baseman in the match.
Choi Jung-eun replaced Oh Ji-hwan against Orix on the 6th, played one at-bat, and defended third base normally.
With Choi Jeong-jin getting fit and returning to the lineup, manager Lee Kang-cheol was able to erase the “Plan B” in his mind of using Oh Ji-hwan as the shortstop and Kim Ha-seong as the third baseman.
Oh Ji-hwan, who started as a shortstop against Orix the day before, showed his defense faltering with two mistakes and one misstep. 메이저사이트
On this day, the national team formed the table setter with Tommy Hyun-su Edman (St. Louis Cardinals, second baseman) and Kim Ha-seong (San Diego Padres, shortstop).
The center batting line is in order of Lee Jung-hoo (Kiwoom Heroes, center fielder) – Kim Hyun-soo (LG Twins, left fielder) – Park Byung-ho (kt wiz, first baseman).
Batter 1 through 5 are the same as against Orix the previous day, so there is a high possibility that the match against Australia, the first round of the WBC group stage, will continue.
Na Seong-beom (KIA Tigers, right fielder) will be the 6th hitter who should serve as a link to the other line.
Na Seong-beom, who batted number 8 in the game the previous day, showed off a good sense of hitting by hitting 1 hit in 3 at-bats and sending balls deep into the outfield twice.
Choi Jeong, Yang Eui-ji (Doosan Bears, catcher), and Kang Baek-ho (kt, designated hitter) were placed in the bottom batting order from the 7th.
Placing Kang Baek-ho, who has a good sense of hitting, at number 9 seems to be a paving stone to double the destructive power of ‘big league table setters’ Edmund and Kim Ha-seong.