One of the biggest variables in the World Baseball Classic (WBC) of the Korean national baseball team is ‘overtime game’.
Several rules have changed in this WBC, one of which is overtime. The match-up is a way to start the innings with a runner on second base. 스포츠토토 The last batter of the previous inning goes in as the runner on second base. The possibility of scoring in an attack is high, but on the contrary, the possibility of conceding is also high.
After the first training session on the 16th (Korean time), national team coach Lee Kang-cheol said, “The rules are difficult. I think I’ll be worried about whether I should use it. Basically, I told the hitters to think of bunts in any situation.”
Defensive training is also a variable. With Choi Ji-man (Pittsburgh Pirates) leaving the national team, Park Byeong-ho (kt Wiz) is the only professional first baseman, but Kang Baek-ho (kt), Kim Hyun-soo, Park Hae-min (above LG Twins) and other players who can see first base defense will be trained at first base. Is expected.
On the 19th, the national team conducted tactical training such as bunt and running, considering the game. Coach Lee smiled, saying, “Since betting 1 point is important, Lee Jung-hoo and Park Byeong-ho can do anything in the game. But if it’s the other line, they won’t do it. But I think the players themselves will do it.”
After hearing what coach Lee said, Lee Jung-hoo said, “Baseball is a game of probability. I have to go to the side with high probability, but I think I have the ability to roll toward first and second base, so I think I will hit without bunting unless there is a sign. He showed his confidence, saying, “If you bunt and can’t send a runner to third base, you can hit it rather than get out, and if it hits, you can get a lot of scoring opportunities.”
The national team, which decorated the practice match against the NC Dinos on the 17th with an 8-2 victory (7 innings match), played four more practice matches against the KIA Tigers on the 20th, kt on the 23rd and 25th, and LG on the 27th, drawing a sense of practice. and return home on the 28th. After training at the Gocheok Dome on the 2nd and 3rd of next month, the national team will leave for Japan, the land of the decisive battle, on the 4th. The tournament starts on the 9th of next month (match with Australia).