The opening of the 2023 KBO League is just around the corner, but the national teams who participated in the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) are strangely unable to find their condition.
As the national team members, everyone is the team’s main pitcher and hitter. However, there are players who cannot participate in the demonstration game at all due to injury, and there are players who literally die in the demonstration game. As much as that, it is making the coaches suffer from headaches ahead of the opening of the regular season. 카지노
First of all, pitchers include Hyeon-Jong Yang (KIA Tigers), Gwang-Hyun Kim (SSG Landers), who are national veterans and left-handed aces of the KBO League, Woo-Seok Ko (LG Twins), and Jun Sohn (Kt Wiz). Other batters include Kim Hyun-soo (LG Twins), Na Seong-beom (KIA Tigers), Yang Eui-ji (Doosan Bears), Kim Hye-seong (Kiwoom Heroes), Park Gun-woo (NC Dinos), Park Hae-min (LG Twins), and Park Byung-ho (kt Wiz).
First of all, the story that the sluggishness in the WBC continues is convincing.
Representatively, Yang Hyeon-jong went to the bullpen in the WBC Group B round 1 match against Australia, got two hits in a row, allowed Robbie Perkins a three-run home run, and came down with only one hitter. After that, he was unable to play in the remaining three matches of the first round.
Yang Hyeon-jong seemed to clean up the sluggishness of the WBC by pitching well in 3⅓ innings with 1 hit, 4 walks, 3 strikeouts, and no runs in an exhibition game against Doosan on the 19th, his first appearance since the WBC. However, in his second run on the 25th in Gwangju home game against NC, he allowed 5 hits, 2 walks and 3 runs in 4 innings. The speed was good, but the ball was driven to the middle, giving 1 point each in the 1st, 2nd and 4th innings and getting 3 long hits.
Kim Gwang-hyun is also not in a normal state. Against Hanwha on the 21st, he pitched 3⅔innings, giving up 2 hits, 4 strikeouts, and no runs. However, before the opening of the regular season, he gave up 3 runs in 3⅔innings, 4 hits, and 3 walks in the last demonstration game against kt on the 26th. As a starting pitcher, he had to raise the pitching innings, but as he could not properly control his pitches, a series of walks came out, and the balls he threw to catch strikes were driven to the center. It was difficult to see Kim Gwang-hyun’s condition as normal.
The same goes for Sohn Joon, the native ace of kt. In the most important WBC game against Australia, he took the mound with a 2-point lead and gave up 5 hits, 2 walks and 5 runs in 3 1/3 innings against Doosan in Suwon on the 21st, perhaps because of the sluggish afterimage of 1 hit and 1 walk in ⅓ innings. Above all, Joon Sohn showed an extreme performance with an average ERA of 1.64, 9 wins and 1 loss against Doosan, so the sluggishness on this day was enough to surprise the surroundings.
In addition, Go Woo-seok, who ranked first in saves last year, could not participate in the WBC due to neck pain and is still not showing up in the demonstration game.
Hitters are in a similar situation. Na Seong-beom said it was because of calf pain, but he has not been able to participate in the exhibition game yet. Kim Hyeon-soo, who flew wildly when he played as a national team player, is in a batting slump where he has not yet scored a single hit after playing 4 exhibition games as if he was greatly shocked by the sluggish performance of the WBC. It is hard to see Kim Hyun-soo.
Yang Eui-ji, who played an active role in the WBC match against Australia by hitting 3 come-from-behind runs to wash away the sluggishness of the national team at once, only has 1 hit in 5 games (0.091 batting average), and Kim Hye-sung, Park Hae-min, Bug Gun-woo, and Park Byeong-ho are all in the early 20% range.
Unlike them, Lee Jung-hoo (Kiwoom) hit 8 hits in 19 at-bats (batting average 0.421) and even hit 2 home runs, and Kang Baek-ho (kt) is also doing her part with 6 hits in 16 at-bats (batting average 0.375) and 1 home run. Lions) and bullpens Lee Yong-chan (NC) and Kim Won-joong (Lotte) pitched effortlessly.