Hanshin Tigers coach Akinobu Okada expressed his impressions of facing the Korean national baseball team.안전놀이터
On the 7th, Korea held an official evaluation match against Hanshin at the Kyocera Dome in Osaka, Japan. On the 6th, Korea lost face to the Orix Buffaloes 2nd team, defeated Hanshin 7-4, finished the World Baseball Classic (WBC) official evaluation match with 1 win and 1 loss, and headed to Tokyo, the land of the decisive battle.
In Korea, in the third inning, Koo Chang-mo gave Ryuhei Obata two RBIs at the 2nd, 2nd and 3rd bases, giving him the lead. In the 4th inning, 1 out and 1st and 3rd base, Park Byeong-ho’s 1 RBI grounder chased Korea. In the 5th inning, Kang Baek-ho’s timely hit from 1st and 3rd base, Yang Eui-ji’s double hit by Kim Ha-sung, and Kang Baek-ho’s score due to the opponent’s wildfire. The reverse was successful.
In the 8th inning, lead batter Kim Hye-seong fired a superior solo shot to bring the mood to the full. Then, Park Kun-woo hit a double with an RBI at first base. In the first out and third base, Park Hae-min raised the wedge with a 1-run bunt squeeze.
According to ‘Tokyo Sports’ after the game, manager Hanshin Okada said, “There was a home run, such as a fake bunt and slash (5th inning Yang Eui-ji) in the first pitch or a squeeze (8th inning Park Hae-min) in the runner’s third base, but it was surprisingly detailed baseball. I was impressed,” he said.
The above media said, “The Korean national team has major leaguers leading to No. 1 Tommy Edman and No. 2 Kim Ha-seong, and in addition to the center batting line, there are hitters who feel a sense of weight. There were many. It seems that Korea’s meticulousness was beyond imagination.”
Korea lost the match on the 6th with 3 infield errors, but in the match on the 7th with elite members including second baseman Edmon, shortstop Kim Ha-seong, and third baseman Choi Jeong, all three players showed excellent defense and improved the national defense. Here, at the right time, he showed the skill of Korean baseball by going through strategic baseball.
Lee Kang-cheol, coach of the Korean national team, said, “Overall, all the players were appointed, and it seems that the preparations were complete. It was not a squeeze bunt, but the individual players did their own strategy. It was not my strategy.”