The Korean national baseball team aims for revenge against Taiwan and at the same time wins its fourth consecutive Asian Games title.
The national team led by coach Ryu Joong-il will play the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games baseball final against Taiwan at Stadium 1 of the Shaoxing Baseball and Softball Sports Center in Zhejiang, China, on the afternoon of the 7th.메이저사이트
Korea, which previously won 10-0 against Hong Kong in the first game of the group stage, was defeated 0-4 in the second game against Chinese Taipei. The batting line lost face by failing to target Taiwan’s pitching staff.
Korea advanced to the super round by defeating Thailand 17-0 and fortunately defeated Japan and China in turn to advance to the finals.
If Korea wins this game, it will not only avenge the humiliation of being completely defeated in the group stage, but also achieve its fourth consecutive Asian Games victory following wins in Guangzhou in 2010, Incheon in 2014, and Jakarta and Palembang in 2018.
Fortunately, the batting lineup, which had been lethargic ahead of the finals, came back to life. Above all, it is positive that the players’ confidence has increased.
Kang Baek-ho (KT Wiz) and Kim Joo-won (NC Dinos) improved their batting skills with multiple hits, including a home run, in the game against China the previous day. Hitters such as Choi Ji-hoon (SSG Landers) and Noh Si-hwan (Hanwha Eagles) also plan to focus their firepower on the final match against Taiwan.
Kang Baek-ho expressed confidence, saying, “I think Taiwanese pitchers are good,” and “But I think our players have also improved their sense of the game, so I think they will be able to attack well.”
Manager Ryu said, “It is encouraging that Kang Baek-ho has survived. I hope the batting lineup performs well in the last game.” He added, “I think the left-handed pitcher (Lin Yu-min) who appeared in the preliminary round will appear in the finals. Since I was defeated once, I will focus and attack well this time.” “He promised.
We plan to put forth an all-out effort on the mound, regardless of whether we are a starter or a bullpen.
Choi Ji-min (KIA Tigers) and Park Young-hyun (KT), who are showing off their powerful pitches in this tournament, will stand by in the bullpen in crisis situations, while fastball pitchers such as Moon Dong-ju (Hanwha) and Kwak Bin (Doosan Bears) can handle long innings. Also waiting to take the mound.
Coach Ryu also expressed his intention to use Kwak Bin, who has not yet pitched once due to symptoms of phlegm, in the finals.
Meanwhile, Korea has an advantage over Taiwan with 19 wins and 10 losses in international competitions involving professional players.