Baseball team, So-Jun Sohn and left-armed three musketeers sortie before evaluation with KIA
Coach Lee Kang-cheol of the World Baseball Classic (WBC) baseball team, 카지노 who won the first official game as a national team coach, will play the second evaluation match against the KIA Tigers on the 20th (Korean time). Also, the pitcher test continues.
The WBC team, led by coach Lee, won 8-2 in the first practice match against the NC Dinos on the 17th, two days after being called up.
In this game, the eldest of the pitching staff, Kim Kwang-hyeon (SSG Landers), Ko Young-pyo (kt wiz), Jeong Cheol-won (Doosan Bears), Won Tae-in (Samsung Lions), Jung Woo-young (LG Twins), Lee Eui-ri (KIA Tigers), Ko Woo-seok (LG ) climbed the mound in turn and threw one inning each to check his pitching.
Coach Lee Kang-cheol predicted after the game, “Pitchers who did not pitch today will take the mound in the second game, and depending on the condition, there will be pitchers who throw about 1⅔ to 2 innings.”
If the first practice match was a warm-up, it means that from the second evaluation match, we will speed up the entry into the main track.
Therefore, among the 15 pitching entries, the ‘left-handed trio’ leading to Yang Hyeon-jong (KIA), Koo Chang-mo (NC Dinos), and Kim Yun-sik (LG), who did not appear in the game against NC, and So-Jun Sohn (kt), Kwak Bin (Doosan Bears), Park Se-woong and Kim Won-joong (Above Lotte Giants), Lee Yong-chan (NC) and 8 others are waiting for the second game sortie.
Coach Lee plans to examine the pitchers’ ability to adapt to the WBC official ball, aggressive pitching that puts strikes first, and their ability to control the ball.
After defeating the NC, coach Lee emphasized, “Rather than trying to strike out, pitchers need to fill in two strikes early and actively cook the batter.”
Due to the limit on the number of pitches unique to the WBC and the mandatory rest rule for pitchers, it is most important for coach Lee to effectively block hitters with a small number of pitches in order to operate pitchers as planned.
In addition, the rule that ‘a pitcher must deal with at least three batters’ is also applied to this WBC, so if the worst walk is allowed, the strategy itself may collapse, so coach Lee orders pitchers to pitch more aggressively.
After watching 15 pitchers throw at a time in the first and second games of practice games, coach Lee and coaches are about to decide on the positions of pitchers such as starters and middle pitchers.
In Lee’s head, the starting pitcher and the bullpen player were already divided, but the pitcher’s current condition is the most important, so coach Lee is about to concentrate on checking and evaluating it with his own eyes.
Coach Lee said, “In short-term matches, we have no choice but to rely on a few players who are in the best condition.”
The national team returned to Korea on March 1st after completing five evaluation matches in Tucson, with matches against kt (23rd and 25th) and LG (27th), and held their 6th practice match against SSG on March 3rd to secure the position of pitching staff. tie a knot
The match against the Orix Buffaloes and the Hanshin Tigers, which will be held on March 6-7 in Osaka, Japan, is the final test ahead of the WBC main match.