Korea is no longer a rival… Japan is also surprised by the level difference, ‘the pitching power is several steps higher’
‘Korea is no longer a rival.’
After trailing 0-3, they came from behind to win 13-4. Ace Darvish Yu (37, San Diego) was shaken, but the strong line immediately succeeded in counterattacking. The Japanese baseball team won the first round of the World Baseball Classic (WBC) against Korea. Kong Soo-ju, the Japanese national team overwhelmed Korea in every way.
The expression ‘rival’ was awkward, and it was a very one-sided match. A Japanese media outlet said, ‘We will no longer consider Korea as a rival.’
In the bottom of the 7th when the score was 4-13, 2 outs loaded the bases. The catastrophe almost ended in a cold game by 10 points. It was fortunate that he caught Kazuma Okamoto (27, Yomiuri) with a floating ball in left field.
The Japanese national team scored 13 points by concentrating on 13 hits. Excluding three players in the bottom line of batting 7-9, six players who participated as starters scored RBIs.
Major league players were very active. No. 1 Lars Nutba (26, St. Louis) had 2 hits and 1 RBI, No. 5 Shohei Ohtani (29, LA Angels) had 2 hits and 1 RBI, and No. 5 Masataka Yoshida (30, Boston) had 3 hits and 5 RBIs. 스마일 토토
Number 4 Munetaka Murakami (23, Yakult) was sluggish, and Seiya Suzuki (29, Chicago Cubs), a key hitter, missed due to injury, but no votes were made.
Following starting pitcher Darvish, the four pitchers who took the mound blocked 6 innings with 3 hits and 1 run. Even Matsui Yuki (28, Rakuten), who had a lot of concerns in the worst condition, took the mound 8 times and blocked the 3rd to 5th batting line with a triple strike.
Hiroto Takahashi (Chunichi), the 21-year-old youngest member of the Japan national team, turned the three batters of the Korean national team into batsmen in the ninth inning with a fastball of 155 km/h.