National Baseball Team Coach Ryu Joong-il

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    [Asian Games] National Baseball Team Coach Ryu Joong-il: “We will Definitely Win Against Japan and China.”



    Coach Ryu Joong-il of the Korean national baseball team, whose advance to the finals was overshadowed by the loss to Taiwan, said, "I have nothing to say since we lost," but added, "I think we will have another chance if we beat Japan and China in the super round," and beat Bae Su-jin and won the rest of the games. I promised. 스포츠토토


    Korea, led by Coach Ryu, lost 0-4 to Taiwan in the second game of the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games Baseball Group B group stage held at Stadium 1 of the Shaoxing Baseball and Softball Sports Center in Hangzhou, China on the 2nd.


    If Korea, with 1 win and 1 loss, defeats Thailand, the weakest team, on the 3rd, and Taiwan, with 2 wins, defeats Hong Kong, Taiwan will advance to the super round as first place in Group B and Korea second place.


    Since the Super Round is played based on group stage results, Taiwan starts with 1 win and Korea starts with 1 loss.


    The teams that advance to the Super Round in Group A are Japan and China.


    It became difficult for Korea to reach the finals on its own.


    We must absolutely beat Japan and China and watch the situation of other teams.


    If Japan defeats Chinese Taipei in the super round, the three teams will be tied with 2 wins and 1 loss, and the team that will advance to the finals will be determined according to the tied team calculation method.


    Manager Ryu commented, “I did a lot of research on Taiwan, but unlike what I saw in the video, Taiwanese pitchers’ pitches were very fast and their breaking ball control was good.”


    He continued, "Our starting pitcher, Moon Dong-ju, also pitched well.


    The breaking ball went high in the first inning, so he hit a triple and gave us one point, and it was disappointing that we gave him one point due to a wild pitch in the fourth inning."


    He added, "Our batters had chances, but Taiwan “I couldn’t hit because the pitchers were strong,” he added.


    This national team is made up of players under the age of 24 and who have been professional players for four years or less.


    This was a measure taken by the KBO secretariat to regain the trust of fans, considering the various noises that arose during the selection of players for the Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang five years ago.


    Because they held themselves back, the national team's batting lineup was evaluated as weak as ever.


    The main assessment was that there was little experience and that there was no clear solution.


    Coach Ryu indirectly acknowledged his lack of manpower, saying, “There are only four people who can be used as reserve players, so I have no choice but to keep dragging them along as a batting lineup.”


    Noh Si-hwan (Hanwha), who played as the third hitter and hit a double, said, "I carefully analyzed and prepared for the match against Taiwan, but the pitches of Taiwan's pitchers were very good, and I think Taiwan lost because they analyzed us well."


    He added, "It's not over yet, so we'll do our best."


    “I will do my best to win the super round,” he said.