Director Ryu Joong-il, “I will write after looking at the situation of Park Young-hyun and Ko Woo-seok.”
Coach Ryu Joong-il of the Korean national baseball team, who defeated their archrival Japan and increased their chances of advancing to the finals of the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games, announced that he would not fix the closing pitcher but hire the right person based on the situation.
After beating Japan 2-0 in the first game of the Super Round held at Stadium 1 of the Shaoxing Baseball and Softball Sports Center in Zhejiang Province, China on the 5th, Coach Ryu said, “The two pitchers Park Young-hyun (KT Wiz) and Ko Woo-seok (LG Twins) are candidates for the finish.” “I will write based on the situation,” he explained.
Park Young-hyun, who pitched in the 8th inning on this day, took charge of the 9th inning in place of Go Woo-seok and earned the save with two scoreless innings. In particular, he left a strong impression by inducing a ground ball and a double play in the 9th inning with the score tied on first and second base with no outs, then ending the game with no runs.스포츠토토
Go Woo-seok, the national team’s unrivaled closing pitcher, was shaken after allowing two runs in the group stage game against Chinese Taipei on the 2nd.
Coach Ryu, who confirmed the courage of Park Young-hyun, who is ranked first in holds (32) in this year’s professional baseball regular league, strongly hinted that he may be entrusted with the important responsibility of guarding the backdoor in the remaining two games to win the gold medal.
Manager Ryu commented, “It was disappointing that we couldn’t score a point in the bottom of the 4th inning with no outs on 1st and 3rd bases. When Moon Bo-kyung (LG Twins) was at bat with 1 outs and no outs, we tried to avoid a double play, but Japan defended well.” . Coach Ryu said of China, where they will clash on the 6th, “Chinese baseball has developed a lot,” and “Catchers are especially good. We will prepare well for the style of Chinese pitchers.
Moon Bo-kyung made a bunt motion and Yoon Dong-hee ran to second base, looking for an opportunity to connect with second and third bases with one out, but Japan prepared well and caught Yoon Dong-hee, who was running to second base.
Meanwhile, Coach Ryu introduced that Choi Won-jun (KIA Tigers), who joined the national team’s fielding lineup as a wild card, is currently receiving treatment because he cannot play due to pain in his left calf.