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The WBC national team showed off a hot blow in their first practice game against NC.
The pitching staff still seemed to be less relaxed.
This is Reporter Kim Soo-geun from Tucson, USA.
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The first actual stage wearing a uniform with ‘Korea’ written on the chest.
It was a forced march only two days after the call, but the concentration of the other lines stood out.
Kang Baek-ho opened the water.
In the second inning, he fired a preemptive two-run four over the middle right against NC Song Myeong-ki, starting to recover his pride that had been crumpled by the salary cut.
While Choi Jeong-do showed off his sense of hitting with a solo shot, Na Seong-beom and Park Byung-ho also added timely hits, recording 14 hits and 8 runs in 7 innings.
[Choi Jeong/WBC national team]
“Everyone seemed worried, saying, ‘I have never hit an official ball,’ but as soon as I entered the game, my concentration increased.
On the mound, Ko Young-pyo stood out.
He faced 5 batters and showed off his good physical condition with 1 hit and 2 strikeouts.
[Ko Young-pyo / WBC national team]
“I think the part I was going to throw went well and I gained confidence. If I maintain a good condition with this rhythm in the future, wouldn’t I be able to pitch well in competitions…”
On the other hand, Gwang-Hyun Kim, who allowed 2 hits as a starter, and Woo-Young Jung, who gave up 2 runs due to a difficult pitch, seemed less adapted to the cold weather and slippery official ball.
[Lee Kang-cheol / WBC national team coach]
“As you throw the ball, you have no choice but to improve (condition) through the game, so pitchers have to wait a bit anyway. At that time, discuss with the pitching coach…” Meanwhile, in today’s game, the Yankees, Boston, and LA
Dodgers Scouts from nine other clubs, including Japanese reporters, joined in to collect information, but Lee Jung-hoo, who was the most interested, was silent in both at-bats. 안전놀이터
The national team will play four more practice matches in the future.
Lee Kang-cheol-ho, who won the first practice game with the power of the batting line, also had the task of improving the relatively slow pitcher’s physical condition.