“The opposing pitcher’s pitch was good.”
National baseball team infielder Noh Si-hwan (Hanwha) acknowledged complete defeat.
Noh Si-hwan met with reporters and said this after losing the second game 0-4 to Chinese Taipei in Group B of the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games baseball first round held at the Shaoxing Baseball and Softball Sports Center in Zhejiang, China on the 2nd. On this day, he started as the third batter and third baseman, going 1 hit and 1 walk in 3 at-bats. Noh Si-hwan failed to score an RBI, and Korea lost to Taiwan. 온라인바카라
Noh Si-hwan said, “I thought we analyzed Taiwan well, but the Taiwanese pitchers’ pitches were really good,” and “I tried to deal with the fast pitches, but the pitchers’ pitches had power.” He then looked back and said, “When I went in aiming for a fastball, a breaking ball came in,” and “I was careful not to get the batting point late, but I was nervous when I got to bat, so it didn’t work out.”
He evaluated that Taiwanese pitchers were sophisticated. Noh Si-hwan bowed his head and said, “The control was good and there were no missed throws,” and “It was difficult for batters to attack.” In addition, Noh Si-hwan said, “I feel sorry for those who came to the stadium in person today,” and added, “We will prepare carefully to show our international competitiveness in the remaining games.”
Korean baseball, which suffered the pain of being eliminated in the first round of the World Baseball Classic (WBC) held earlier this year by losing to Australia and Japan, used this tournament as a stage to restore its honor. However, they have to go through a difficult schedule as they are caught by Taiwan.
After the actual game, the players’ expressions were dark. All players who left the common coverage area (mixed zone) avoided being interviewed. On the other hand, Taiwanese players enjoyed their victory by communicating with fans on site.
But the competition is not over yet, and the hope of winning the gold medal is still alive. Noh Si-hwan also learned a lesson from today’s defeat and expressed his determination to win next time.
Noh Si-hwan said, “We are not completely eliminated yet, so we have a chance to make up for it,” and pledged, “We will win all the remaining games and get revenge when we meet Chinese Taipei again.”