It was an unofficial match, not an official match, so there is no need to attach great importance to it. It’s just a matter of how much the players’ condition has improved.
However, the national team beat kt and ran a pleasant 3-game winning streak. It is not important to win 3 consecutive wins, but it is comforting that the condition of the hitters has improved to some extent. Above all, it is a clear boon to the national team that even Kang Baek-ho, who fell into a big slump last year, has improved to some extent by tasting his hands.
On the 24th (Korean time)메이저사이트, the national team led by coach Lee Kang-cheol won the third practice game against kt wiz at the Veterans Memorial Stadium in Tucson, Arizona, USA, 8-2. The national team recorded a good start by defeating even kt following the NC Dinos (8-2) on the 17th and the KIA Tigers (12-6) on the 20th.
Kang Baek-ho (kt), who started as the 4th designated hitter, hit a two-run home run with a super superiority, and center fielder Lee Jung-hoo (Kiwoom Heroes), the 1st hitter, boasted a rising hitting sense after hitting 2 hits in 3 at-bats, including a timely hit.
He was a good sparring partner for the national team. This is because the starting pitcher for KT Wiz was Wes Benjamin.
It was a perfect opponent for the evaluation game in that it was a left-handed mercenary pitcher who was unofficially appointed as a starter for kt’s regular league opening game early on by throwing a fast ball approaching 150 km/h. In the second inning, he took the lead against kt’s second pitcher Park Young-hyun. After two outs, Lee Jung-hoo left the runner on second base and struck a timely hit.
In the 3rd inning, Byeong-ho Park drew a solo arch over the fence in the middle, and in the 4th inning, the national team added 4 points with 4 hits. Lee Jeong-hoo’s heavy hit, Na Seong-beom’s mid-month triple, Kim Hyun-soo’s right hand hit, and Kang Baek-ho’s 2-run home run. All of this exploded at once, widening the score gap. Kang Baek-ho jumped over the bullpen behind the right fence and fired a cannon that the road fell next to a tree, drawing the second parabola in 7 days since the game against NC on the 17th.
Pitchers also increased the number of pitches. Starter Ko Young-pyo (kt) threw 3 innings, and Kim Gwang-hyeon (SSG), who received the baton, kept the mound for 2 innings.
Afterwards, Yang Hyeon-jong (KIA Tigers), Lee Yong-chan (NC Dinos), and Kim Won-joong (Lotte Giants) pitched one inning scoreless each, and Koo Chang-mo, who took the mound in the ninth inning, was hit by two RBIs.
Among the pitchers of the national team, the biggest concern is Koo Chang-mo. He is a key player who has to play as a starting pitcher, but he continues to be in poor condition. On this day, Chang-mo Koo struggled, allowing 1 walk and 3 hits.
Go Woo-seok (LG), the closer of the national team, climbed the mound as a pitcher belonging to kt at the end of the ninth inning and blocked one inning against the national team’s lineup without conceding a run and checked his pitching.
The baseball team, which had 14 hits on the day, which was played in 9 innings and recorded double-digit hits in three consecutive games, will face kt again on the 25th at the same place.