Sometimes, there are things that are overshadowed by the results and inadvertently overlooked. Such was the case at the practice match between the Dutch WBC national team and the LG Twins held at Salt River Field at Talking Stick in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA on the 26th (Korean time).
In the bottom of the 8th inning, where LG led 4-0, Seong Dong-Hyun (1 run) and Bae Jae-Jun (7 runs) both pitchers allowed 7 runs in one inning and lost 5-7. On this day, both teams had a limit on the number of pitches per pitcher (30) regardless of innings, and when defending, LG used the KBO official ball and the Netherlands used the WBC official ball to prepare for the full-fledged season, the WBC.
LG, which lacked the number of fielders due to Kim Hyeon-soo and Oh Ji-hwan being drafted to the WBC and Austin Dean and Lee Jae-won with mild phlegm on their sides, asked for the Dutch’s understanding and freely changed fielders. According to an LG official, the pain of Dean and Lee Jae-won is light, and they are expected to recover before the demonstration game at the latest. In the Netherlands, major leaguers Andrelton Simmons and Didi Gregorius, former KIA Tigers outsider Roger Bernardina, and Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) home run king Vladimir Valentin were brought up in the top batting order to adjust their sense of actual play.토토사이트
Against the spectacular lineup, LG had the upper hand until the end of the 8th inning. In particular, the performance of the promising players whom director Yeom Gyeong-yeop pointed out and praised was dazzling. Prior to the game, coach Yeom picked Kim Yoo-young as a strong starting candidate. Also, Kang Hyo-jong and Park Myeong-geun in the starting lineup, Seong Dong-hyun in the bullpen, and Lee Jae-won, Song Chan-eui, and Son Ho-young in the fielder were mentioned as players with outstanding growth in this spring camp.
Kim Yoo-young, who started first and was the only pitcher to play 2 innings, led the atmosphere in the early stages. Kim Yoo-young, who gave Simmons a walk, did not allow a single on-base after that. He struck out against Bernardina, who hit fourth. Seong Dong-hyun, who pitched in the 6th inning, conceded a run in the 7th, but was the player who threw the fastest ball among LG pitchers that day. He threw for an average of 149 and a high of 152, giving up two hits, one walk and one run in 1⅓ innings.
Son Ho-young, who was designated as the first backup shortstop for Oh Ji-hwan by manager Yeom, finished the inning with excellent defense in the bottom of the 6th inning. He caught a ground ball while shifting to second base and made a running throw to first base to catch the fast-footed Dutch runner. In addition, at the end of the 3rd inning, Seo Geon-chang and Song Chan-eui collaborated with each other to show stable defense.
Son Ho-young, along with Song Chan-eui and Lee Jae-won, is one of the three players Yeom promised to support in the first team, whether they do well or not. Coach Yeom, whom I met on the 24th, said, “Experience in the first team is meaningful only when you reach the stage where you can grow. You have to give it a chance when it is judged that there is at least a 50% chance of success. The players who are at that level now are Son Ho-young and Song Chan. It’s Lee Jae-won. The answer is to give these players a chance to play a full season consistently. Kim Ha-seong was also that big,” he said.
Song Chan-eui, who played as the third batter and first baseman (and later also digested second base), recorded 1 hit, 1 walk, and 1 strikeout in 4 at-bats. Although there was only one hit, that one was a huge double that hit the wall in the middle left. In addition, he showed bloody batting speed until the 8th inning at the end of the game and received a “good swing” from LG Dougout.
In addition, the performance of the players who should be the main axis also shone. Hong Chang-gi went 3 at-bats, 1 hit, 2 walks and 2 points, and Moon Seong-joo swung a hard hit with 3 hits and 3 RBIs in 5 at-bats, showing off the same sense of hitting. Although defeat was engraved at the top of the first actual record, it was LG who confirmed the future.