Kang Baek-ho and Go Woo-seok Bow their Heads Again

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    [Asian Games] A Terrible International Competition Jinx... Kang Baek-ho and Go Woo-seok Bow their Heads ‘Again’



    Kang Baek-ho went 0-hit in 4 at-bats against Hong Kong and was silent against Taiwan.


    Go Woo-seok lost control of the ball in the bottom of the 8th inning against Taiwan, allowing 2 more runs.


    Strangely enough, Kang Baek-ho (KT Wiz) and Go Woo-seok (LG Twins), the main stars representing the KBO League, suffered from poor performance, bad luck, and injuries in every international competition they participated in. 바카라사이트


    Kang Baek-ho did not get many opportunities to play in the 2019 Premier 12, his first international appearance since his professional debut, and stayed on the bench, and was criticized for being embroiled in controversy over his attitude at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.


    In the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) held this year against Australia, he poured cold water on the national team as he was out due to a ridiculous mistake of taking his foot off the base while celebrating at second base after hitting a double to left-center.


    Go Woo-seok also has many scenes he wants to forget.


    In the 8th inning of a 2-2 match against Japan at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, he made a base cover mistake when he could have ended the inning by calling a double play, resulting in a loss.


    A shaken Go Woo-seok was on the verge of having the bases loaded due to an intentional walk and a walk, but collapsed after allowing a timely hit.


    In the 2023 WBC, he was unable to play in a single match due to an injury to his right shoulder during a practice match.


    The two players, who suffered from a severe jinx, prepared for the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games with more earnest hearts than anyone else.


    On the 28th of last month, when Kang Baek-ho arrived in Hangzhou, China, he courageously said, “I will show a good performance from the first game,” and “I hope you will look forward to it.”


    After completing local training on the 30th of last month, Go Woo-seok also said, "I felt very sorry (to the fans) due to my performance in the international competition," and gritted his teeth, saying, "That's why I feel like I want to get revenge."


    However, the international competition jinx followed until this competition.


    Kang Baek-ho suffered the humiliation of being silent in the first game against Hong Kong in Group B of the Hangzhou Asian Games group stage held at the first stadium of the Shaoxing Baseball and Softball Sports Center near Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China, on the 1st with no hits in 4 at-bats and 3 strikeouts.


    He was tied down by opposing pitchers who were at the level of domestic middle and high school players who threw slow balls at around 100 km/h.


    The out situation was also disappointing.


    He struck out on a swing in the 1st inning with 1 out and runners on 1st and 2nd bases, and hit a double play in the 3rd inning with no outs on 1st and 2nd bases.


    In the 4th inning, he struck out on a swing with two outs and the bases loaded, and in the 7th inning, he struck out on a swing as the leadoff hitter and bowed his head.


    Kang Baek-ho was unable to raise his head in the second group match against rival Chinese Taipei held at the same venue on the 2nd.


    National team coach Ryu Joong-il did not lose faith and appointed Kang Baek-ho as the starting 4th designated hitter, but he continued his silence with 0 hits in 4 at-bats and 1 strikeout.


    He hit a ground ball in the 1st inning with 2 outs and runners on first base, and struck out in the 3rd inning with 2 outs and runners on first base.


    In the 8th inning with 2 outs and 2nd base, the shortstop hit a ground ball, destroying the opportunity.


    As the number 4 hitter poured cold water on every opportunity to score, the Korean batting lineup was unable to survive.


    On this day, Korea had the same number of team hitsas Taiwan (7), but lost 0-4.


    Go Woo-seok also had another terrible experience in the match against Taiwan.


    He took the mound in the bottom of the 8th inning when the team was down 0-2, gave up a double and a pitch to the body, and then caught fire with a sweep, 2-RBI hit by Lin Zihao at 2nd and 3rd base with 2 outs.


    As the score gap widened, Korea failed to mount a significant counterattack in the final attack of the bottom of the 9th inning and ended the game as is.