Throw your body and even slide to third base… Oh Ji-hwan’s fighting spirit to make up for his mistakes [Osaka site]￼
He did not hesitate to slide to third base. Oh Ji-hwan’s efforts to make up for his mistake out of regret stood out.
The WBC baseball team played an evaluation match against the Orix Buffaloes at the Kyocera Dome in Osaka, Japan on the 6th. On this day, manager Lee Kang-cheol put Oh Ji-hwan as the starting shortstop. The second baseman was Tommy Hyeonsu Edmon, and the third baseman was Kim Ha-seong. Currently, there is only one professional third baseman, Choi Jeong, in the composition of the roster. In order to give more rest to Choi Jeong, who complained of dizziness in his back during training at the Gocheok Dome, he was excluded from the starting lineup, and Oh Ji-hwan and Kim Ha-seong were scrambled as shortstop and third baseman for the ‘Plan B’ experiment. Oh Ji-hwan, who won the Golden Glove Award for shortstop in the KBO League last year, is currently the shortstop with the best offense and defense.
However, since it was my first match in Japan, I wonder if the sense of actual combat has not awakened yet. Oh Ji-hwan recorded a series of embarrassing mistakes. Oh Ji-hwan fumbled Ryoma Ikeda’s ground ball in the bottom of the second inning when the score was 0-1. Due to his quick action, he opted for third base instead of first base, but the runner on second became safe at third base. The crisis continued with 1 out, 1st and 3rd bases, and the next hitter, Tatsuya Yamaashi, hit Oh Ji-hwan again. However, Oh Ji-hwan failed to catch the ball this time, and the third base runner scored, and a crisis with one company and first and second base continued.
Joon Sohn, whose specialty is ground ball judo, was shaken when he made two consecutive mistakes at the shortstop position. In the end, the national team bench replaced the pitcher with Kim Gwang-hyun. Joon Sohn had scheduled 2 innings, but could not fill it up as the number of pitches increased. Oh Ji-hwan could not hide his apologetic expression while looking at So Joon So.
the next 3 innings. Another mistake play came out. Oh Ji-hwan missed Ryota Ishioka’s ground ball again in a situation where there was no runner. It was a deep hit, so this time it was recorded as an infield hit, not an error, but Oh Ji-hwan’s expression was dark. Fortunately, this time the inning ended without any additional runs.토토사이트
At the end of the 3rd inning, during the offensive and defensive shift, all the national team players on the bench came out to the dugout and smiled and encouraged Oh Ji-hwan. Oh Ji-hwan also smiled shyly. Pitcher Kim Gwang-hyeon also sent Oh Ji-hwan a sign of encouragement.
Oh Ji-hwan, who was sorry, showed more concentration in the attack. As the bat returned in the top of the fifth inning, he hit a double that rolled all the way to the left wall against Orix starting pitcher Yuta Kuroki, who was fighting hard. It was the team’s first long hit. And he succeeded in stealing third base without missing the opponent’s empty gap in the next batter’s at bat. With a bold sliding, he flew without sparing his body.
Unfortunately, it did not lead to a goal, but it was a scene where Oh Ji-hwan’s efforts to recover were read.