In the World Baseball Classic WBC next month, Korea’s opponent in the first round of the first round is Australia.
You have to beat Australia to increase your chances of making the quarterfinals, and coach Lee Byeong-gyu, who led Geelong Korea in the Australian League, singled out this player as the No. 1 target to watch out for.
This is reporter Moon Young-gyu’s report.
A ball that seems to cut right through the middle of the Tokyo Dome goes right into the glove in an instant.
Hosobi’s main character is Australia’s Whitefield!
He has major league stage experience and is quick-footed, and also stole 180 bases in the minor leagues.
Geelong Korea coach Lee Byung-kyu, who watched Whitefield in the Australian league, named him the most difficult hitter in the first round of the WBC.
[Soundbite] Lee Byung-kyu/Geelong Korea Coach : “Whitefield players and players like this show good performance in terms of running and offense. I think there is a good chance of winning if we are careful with such players.”]
Coach Lee Byeong-gyu said that Australian batters tend to be aggressive. He also gave advice to Korean pitchers saying that he is strong. 안전놀이터
[Soundbite] Lee Byung-kyu/Coach of Geelong Korea : “Players are easily fooled by throwing high and fast balls and low-falling balls. I think pitchers will be able to compete more comfortably if they use that aspect.”] The
starting pitcher candidate for the Korean War is still in the fog.
Holland, the top pitcher in the Australian league, is also a candidate for the start while Saupold, who has KBO league experience, has fitness issues.
[Lee Byung-gyu/Coach of Geelong Korea: “Supold played with us twice. In the first game, he was still strong, but after a while, he had physical problems. (Besides) there are many pitchers who throw a lot of fast balls. (You have to be careful).”]
In order not to repeat the pain of being knocked out early in the first match of 2017 after being shocked by Israel, we need to prepare thoroughly for the match against Australia.
This is KBS News Moon Yeong-gyu.