‘Adaptive variables for artificial turf’ ‥ ‘Management of protruding injuries is essential’
Even though it was a practice game, the national team’s infield defense was a bit uneasy, with three mistakes made only at the shortstop position.
An injury alert was issued three days before his first game.
He prided himself on being world-class as an infielder, but a variable arose in his first actual performance.
Due to starting third baseman Choi Jeong’s poor physical condition, Ha-seong Kim played third base and Ji-hwan Oh Ji-hwan played shortstop.
He gave up points because he made two consecutive mistakes.
From the 6th inning, Choi Jeong was put into third base, and the Kim Ha-sung, Edmon, and Keystone combination was put into operation.
However, Kim Ha-seong also fumbled the ball and made three mistakes only at the shortstop position.
In a situation where there is only one professional third baseman, I have been struggling with the optimal infield combination.
In particular, adapting the artificial turf of the dome stadium, where ground balls are hit faster, also emerged as a homework task.
However, as a Gold Glove winner, Edmon’s second base defense confirmation was an income.
[Edmon/WBC national team]
“The baseballs at major league artificial turf pitches are also quite fast. I heard that Tokyo Dome has relatively fast batting balls, but I think we need to adapt to this part.”
An injury advisory has also been issued.
There was also a dizzying situation in which Go Woo-seok was replaced due to discomfort in the neck area during pitching.
Go Woo-seok said he came down on his own as a precaution, suggesting that he was not seriously injured.
[Koh Woo-seok/WBC national team]
“(The condition) is not very serious, but I thought, ‘I think I should stop here for a while’ and I thought, ‘I shouldn’t overdo it’..
” After that, he said he would monitor the situation tonight.