“I won’t lose twice.”
The Korean baseball team is just one step away from winning its fourth straight Asian Games title. They succeeded in advancing to the finals and will face Taiwan. It’s a return match. It is a place of revenge. It will be played with a different bat than during the group round. I am determined to catch Lin Yumin (20), whom I will meet again.토토사이트
Korea will play the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games baseball final against Chinese Taipei at the first stadium of the Shaoxing Baseball and Softball Center in Shaoxing, Zhejiang, China, at 7 p.m. (Korean time) on the 7th.
We passed the group round with 2 wins and 1 loss. They aimed for 3 wins, but suffered a blow when they met Chinese Taipei on the 2nd. 0-4 complete defeat. There was talk of a ‘disaster’. That’s how well Taiwan has prepared its forces. Seven minor leaguers were included, including a player who played in Japan. This was not the Taiwan we knew.
Still, I succeeded in advancing to the finals. They defeated Japan 2-0 and China 8-1 in the super round. Together with Chinese Taipei, they recorded 2 wins and 1 loss in the super round. Japan and China both have 1 win and 2 losses. It takes place in the bronze medal match.
It’s time to avenge the loss in the group round. At the time, he was tied tightly to Taiwanese starter Lin Yu-min. Lee Yumin pitched 6 innings, allowing 4 hits, 1 walk, 6 strikeouts, and no runs. He showed off pitching worthy of being the top pitching prospect in Arizona.
Gu Linluyang, who came next, was also good with 1 hit, 2 strikeouts, and no runs in 2 innings, and Liu Zhilong also pitched 1 inning, 2 strikeouts, and no runs. He boasted a fast ball that easily exceeded 150 km/h and was also in control. Even Korean players said, “Taiwanese pitchers were so good.”
And it is expected that he will meet Lin Yumin again in the finals. After the victory against China on the 6th, coach Ryu Joong-il predicted, “I think the pitcher (Lin Yu-min) who appeared in the preliminary round will appear.”
Baseball is a sport dominated by ‘unfamiliarity’. And when facing an opponent for the first time, the pitcher is bound to have an advantage. Instead, the second may be different. The difference between dealing with something for the first time and sticking with it after experiencing it is like heaven and earth.
There is another one. The Korean batting line at the time of the group round and the current Korean batting line are on a different level. The frustration continued in the group rounds. He said, ‘The batting line ate 100 sweet potatoes.’
However, the atmosphere changed by successfully scoring multiple goals in the group round match against Thailand. He scored only 2 points in the Super Round against Japan after being blocked by the opposing pitcher, but scored 8 points against China. He also hit all of the starters.
More than anything, I’m glad that Kang Baek-ho exploded. In the game against China on the 6th, he had 3 hits, including a solo home run. His first home run in international competition. “I run with pressure,” he said. I want to do that much better. He looks different from 5 days ago.
Kim Hyeong-jun and Kim Seong-yoon, who showed disappointment after playing as numbers 8 and 9, also turned the tide in the match against China. Kim Hyeong-jun had 1 hit and 1 point, and Kim Seong-yoon had 2 hits and 1 point.
The table setters of Kim Hye-seong and Choi Ji-hoon are solid, and the batting lineup of Yoon Dong-hee, Noh Si-hwan and Moon Bo-kyung is also strong. Even the lower batting lineup, including No. 6 Kang Baek-ho, survived.
You shouldn’t get hit twice. As left-hander Cheon Kwan-wi, previously known as the ‘Korean killer’, lost his weapon of unfamiliarity, Korean hitters succeeded in attacking him.
Coach Ryu Joong-il showed his determination, saying, “We lost once in the group round, so we will do our best the second time.” The determination to win for sure. This is what is most needed right now.
The national team strengthened their resolve on the bus after losing to Taiwan in the group round. We gathered our strength and said, “Let’s try again.” The time has come to deliver the results. There is no defeat twice.