‘It feels like a blow… ‘Is the ‘local keystone’ variable [SC Focus]
“I’m in good condition enough to run as a starter. I’m worried. You did so well.”
Can a native keystone threaten the position of a major league team?토토사이트
In the 2023 WBC (World Baseball Classic), Lee Kang-cheol-ho along with Lee Jung-hoo (Kiwoom) received the most attention as a major leaguer Keystone combination consisting of Kim Ha-seong (San Diego Padres) and Tommy Hyeon-soo Edman (St. Louis Cardinals).
It does not discriminate domestically and internationally. The Japanese media, which aimed directly at the Korea-Japan match, point to Kim Ha-seong and Edmund as the greatest strength of the Korean national team. Even national team pitchers, including Koh Young-pyo, said, “It’s reassuring to have two major league infielders behind me. I’ll throw comfortably.”
However, director Lee Kang-cheol also has concerns. Major leaguers participating in the WBC are only allowed to participate in two official practice matches held right before the tournament. Because of this, even after joining the national team, he only participated in live betting and could not participate in practice games. On the 6th and 7th, the practice matches against the Orix Buffaloes and the Hanshin Tigers are all. On the 9th, the national team’s WBC schedule will begin, starting with the game against Australia.
Director Lee Kang-cheol’s trust is solid. On the 3rd, the national team revealed the actual batting order in a practice game against SSG Landers 2nd Army. Second baseman Kim Hye-seong took first, and shortstop Oh Ji-hwan took second. Manager Lee, who we met after the game, explained, “You can say that those players (Ha-seong Kim and Edman) go out as table setters.” In the sense of fixing the batting order, Kim Hye-sung and Oh Ji-hwan only played.
However, the variable is that both players are in good condition. On this day, Kim Hye-seong was very active with 2 hits in 3 at-bats, 1 walk, and 1 sacrifice hit, and Ji-Hwan Oh, 3 hits in 4 at-bats (1 double), 3 RBIs and 1 walk. There was nothing lacking in the role of an attacking advance guard. In particular, Oh Ji-hwan, along with Park Kun-woo (3 hits and 4 RBIs including a home run), took on the role of a solver, and in defense, he showed successive defenses worthy of the best shortstop in the KBO.
As Choi Jung, who suffered from a long bus trip due to a plane breakdown, is in poor physical condition, there is a possibility that Kim Ha-seong will play third base. In this case, there is a high possibility that Edmon will be left at second base and Oh Ji-hwan will be placed at shortstop.
Coach Lee said, “Starting from Arizona, Kim Hye-seong and Oh Ji-hwan are in such good condition that I wonder if they should be the starting pitchers. They did a good job to the point of worrying.” I think it will come up,” he said.