Even after the 5th World Baseball Classic (WBC) national team won its first victory in three games, it was not easy to laugh. The national team won 7-3 in the third match of the first round (Group B) of the tournament against the Czech Republic at the Tokyo Dome on the 12th. Starting pitcher Park Se-woong (Lotte Giants) pitched 4.2 innings with 1 hit, 4 walks, 8 strikeouts, and no runs. In the other lineup, Kim Ha-seong (San Diego Padres) hit two homers, reporting the first hit and multi-hit of the tournament at once. But it was difficult to smile. It was because it was impossible for them to advance to the quarterfinals on their own, as they lost consecutively in the first and second games against Australia and Japan on the 9th and 10th.
After the match against the Czech Republic, national team coach Lee Kang-cheol said, “For now, we have done what we can. Today (12th), the direction of the game was set to the most innings and the least runs. It’s unfortunate that the 3 runs came out at the end of the game, but since we won once, I think we’ll have to wait.” Everyone will have many thoughts, but this time, I said, ‘Let’s think about it after tomorrow’s (13th) game is over.’ 먹튀검증
On the 13th, China, the last opponent of the national team in the 1st round, had already lost 3 times and was unable to advance to the quarterfinals. However, this director is determined not to let his guard down. He said, “It is a team that has improved a lot compared to the past and has improved skills. The pitcher and batting line are not bad either. However, it is a game that must be won, so I will give my all to win.”
Ha-seong Kim also kept quiet. Since the situation the national team is in is by no means light, even two home runs were not a happy thing. He said, “I did my best. I think I will have to wait now.” As it is the last game in the first round, I will do my best tomorrow (13th) as well. Losing (to Australia and Japan) is now inevitable. There are still games to come. (Even after 2 losses) I only thought that I should do my best in today’s and tomorrow’s matches.”