Seniors voiced deep regret at the downfall of the Korean baseball team.
South Korea lost 4-13 in the 2023 World Baseball (WBC) 메이저놀이터 Group B group match against Japan held at Tokyo Dome, Japan on the 10th. Korea recorded 2 matches and 2 losses following a 7-8 shock loss to Australia on the 9th, and stayed at the bottom of Group B with China. The odds of the quarterfinals were significantly reduced.
Korea scored 3 points in the beginning of the 3rd inning, starting with Yang Eui-ji’s preemptive two-run gun. However, starting with starter Kim Gwang-hyeon (2 innings, 4 runs), 10 pitchers allowed a come-from-behind defeat with 13 hits, 9 runs and 13 runs.
In particular, due to the nature of Japan with many left-handed hitters, it was expected that the utilization of lefties such as Kim Gwang-hyun, Lee Eui-ri, Koo Chang-mo, and Kim Yun-sik would be high, but Kim Yun-sik gave up 3 runs on 3 runs in 0 innings, Chang-mo Koo gave up 2 runs on 2 hits in ⅓ innings, and Eui-ri Lee swayed with 3 walks in ⅓ innings and won. It played a decisive role in handing over the .
Commentator Lee Sun-cheol, who relayed the match between Korea and Japan in Japan, said, “(Korean baseball) has no choice but to become a frog in the well. Yesterday, I was playing completely out of the basics. I bought a disgrace. Today, young pitchers are playing a difficult game because they can’t control themselves. It’s disastrous.”
Lee Dae-ho, who served as a special commentator, also pointed out the difficulty of control by Korean pitchers, saying, “The pitchers have no control, so they have no choice but to push in and get hits.
Commissioner Lee Soon-chul said, “We have to think carefully about amateur leaders. The juniors are not able to carry on the status of Korean baseball that the seniors have built, and it is making it miserable. Being in a cold game crisis is another matter,” he continued to point out.
In addition to the pitcher, when Lars Nutba hit right in the 7th inning with 1 out and 1 base, Nutba advanced to 2nd base with a throw from the right fielder to 3rd base and became 1 out 2nd and 3rd base. It’s okay. I’m playing without thinking at all, “he criticized sharply.
The performance that even the seniors couldn’t cover led to the disaster of the Japanese War. Even if Korea wins 2 of the remaining 2 games, assuming that Japan wins 4, it should try to advance to the 2nd place in Group B based on the winner-to-win principle and team conceded comparison based on the opponents record of Australia, Czech Republic and China. But it is a glimmer of hope. The sluggishness following the fourth place at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics is ultimately the result of weakening international competitiveness.