There was no ‘miracle ‘ of
winning a cold game in China on the final front
The baseball team was eventually eliminated in the first round of the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC). In the match between the Czech Republic and Australia in the first round of the 2023 WBC Group B held at the Tokyo Dome in Japan on the afternoon of the 13th, Australia won 8-3 and finished second in the group following Japan (4 wins) with 3 wins and 1 loss. Following 2013 and 2017, Korea accepted the result of being eliminated in the first round of the WBC 3 times in a row and went to the final group B match against China in the evening. The national team, which had already hit the bottom despite the lack of momentum, won a cold game 22-2 in the fifth inning against China, the lowest place in Group B, with a completely different pitch and hard hit compared to the previous three games. In the history of the WBC tournament, he set the record for the most points scored in a game, but ended the tournament in the first round with 2 wins and 2 losses and 3rd place in the group.먹튀검증

I put the first button wrong. The first goal that I had to catch, the first match against Australia, I lost 7-8. It was a bitter defeat. After that, the calculations went completely wrong. In the game against Australia, he planned to save pitchers as much as possible and do his best against Japan, but he used up 8 pitchers. They lost 4-13 to Japan, the favorite for the championship, and managed to avoid a cold game loss, and 10 pitchers were put in.

They beat the Czech Republic 7-3, but struggled again after mid-game. With 24 points conceded in 3 games, the mound was unable to pass the first round.

Most of the pitchers did not show their condition amid bad news that last season’s salvation king, Ko Woo-seok (LG), was unable to pitch even once due to neck muscle pain. Left-hander Koo Chang-mo (NC), who was likely to be selected for the game against Japan, failed to gain confidence as he struggled from the practice game. Veteran Yang Hyeon-jong (KIA) also hit a three-run home run against Australia, and expected young pitchers such as So-jun So (KT) and Eui-ri Lee (KIA) failed to do their part. Most of the pitchers couldn’t even fight the opposing batter properly due to pitch anxiety.

Hitting wasn’t cool either. In the game against Australia, he suffered from binta until the middle of the game. In the situation where they were trailing by one point, Kang Baek-ho (KT) was tagged out after hitting a double, but his feet fell off the base while celebrating.

The performance of Tommy Edman (St. Louis), the first mixed-race player in the Korean baseball team, who was ambitiously selected, was also disappointing. Edmund showed batting difficulties and was pushed to the ninth batting order against the Czech Republic.

The result of this event reminds me of the Tokyo Olympics two years ago.

Korea, which had memories of winning the Beijing Games in 2008, was greatly shocked when it ended up with a no medal at the Tokyo Olympics. Head coach Lee Kang-cheol stressed ahead of this tournament, “Recently, overall international competition results have been poor, so this year, in order to respond to the support of the KBO league and fans, we must do our best in one game and achieve good results.” However, this tournament also showed that Korean baseball could not move forward one step. Pitchers were dragged around with pitches that could not overwhelm opponent batters due to anxiety over control, unable to even fight the count. The hitters’ empty space and lack of concentration were also problems.

After the last season, the KBO League sent tens of billions of won to recruit free agents (FA), and the Stove League was hotter than ever. In the domestic market, the ransom of players is skyrocketing. However, the national team, which gathered the best players, could not overwhelm even low-cost amateur players on the international stage. Rival Japan has reduced the difference in skills to the extent that it is difficult to look at them now. Korean baseball, which has confirmed the current address full of bubbles and a mountain of homework, should take the report card of this tournament seriously.

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