I heard that the players were the main players during the WBC (World Baseball Classic)… It was a completely different team than then (Park Se-woong).”
We must forget the China of the past. This is the strongest Chinese baseball of all time.
Ryu Joong-il, who is aiming to win his fourth consecutive Asian Games title, is only one win away from the finals. We came this far after overcoming the shock of a complete defeat against Taiwan at the beginning of the tournament.
The ‘number of cases’ has become simpler. If they win against China, the last game of the super round, they will advance to the finals, but if they lose, they will fall to the 3rd and 4th place match.
Now is the final hurdle of the Hangzhou Asian Games. China defeated Japan and played against Taiwan (1-4 loss). In particular, the pitching team that won in the end despite having a 1-0, 1-run gap with Japan stands out.
Previously, Korea lost 0-4 to Taiwan and won 2-0 against Japan. First of all, if you look at the comparison with the opponents, China’s power, or at least the mound, should be considered to be on par with Korea.
Since their first meeting at the 2002 Busan Asian Games, Korea has won all 10 games against China in its overall record in international competitions. Most of the games were easy wins, such as the last Jakarta-Palembang Super Round (10 to 1 win) and the WBC 1st round (22 to 2, cold in the 5th inning), but there were also hard-fought matches like the 2008 Beijing Olympics preliminaries (1 to 0 win in overtime shootout). There is also a game where .
China has never stood on the podium since baseball was first adopted as an official sport at the 1994 Hiroshima Asian Games. They were blocked by the solid troika of Korea, Japan, and Taiwan, and ended up in 4th place in 7 consecutive competitions.
The gap with the Big 3 was also large. Four years ago, during the Jakarta-Palembang tournament, China lost 2 to 22 to Korea and 2 to 17 to Japan, 5 cold games each.
But this time is different. China defeated Japan in the Group A match of the group stage on the 3rd. This is the first time in the history of the Asian Games that China has defeated the Big 3 (Korea, Taiwan, and Japan).
Unlike before, the basic defensive skills are solid. Still, there were two errors against Japan and one against Taiwan. There are also a lot of walks. However, he has a good mentality and has excellent crisis management skills.
The number of hits also continued to be equal in batting, with 4 to 2 against Japan and 6 to 6 against Taiwan.스포츠토토
Here is China’s home ground. In Korea, there were quite a few away fans who took advantage of the Chuseok holiday during the group stage. Even their own cheerleader appeared. However, in the game against Japan, that number decreased significantly.
Chinese fans are enjoying a rare ‘baseball experience’ by filling up the stands even for games between unpopular teams. However, in the finals, China had the opportunity to surpass traditional baseball powerhouses such as Japan, China, and Taiwan. It is expected that an unimaginable ‘Jjayo’ cheering match will unfold.
For Korea, the key is whether or not Kwak Bin, who showed symptoms of shoulder weakness, will be brought in. Coach Ryu Joong-il said, “My physical condition has improved a lot. I can play in the game against China.” It remains to be seen whether he is a starter or not.
In this tournament, Korea is unable to find a significant scoring route other than Kim Hye-sung and Choi Ji-hoon leaving and Yoon Dong-hee and Noh Si-hwan being brought in. Manager Ryu Joong-il, who was worried, placed these four in the top 1 to 4 batting order. Kang Baek-ho and other hitters need to work hard, and the bench, including running baseball and pinch hitters, needs to be in the right place.