‘The surprise bunt is too much… ‘ Forget Choi Jung-eun, the ‘daily third base fairy’ who ranks 3rd in the KBO’s overall batting average [MD Gocheok]
Forget Choi Jeong-eun.
Choi Jeong is the only professional third baseman on the baseball team led by coach Lee Kang-cheol. Such Choi Jeong could not participate in the practice game against SSG 2nd team held at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 3rd. Choi Jeong-eun was one of the members who canceled the flight from Tucson to LA, but KBO officials explained that she was not in good shape even after returning to Korea.
In the national team, Ha-seong Kim (San Diego Padres) can be considered as the third baseman if Choi Jeong is absent. However, this match is not an official match recognized by the WBC Organizing Committee. Korea’s first official match recognized by the WBC Organizing Committee was a practice match against the Orix Buffaloes on the 6th.메이저놀이터
For this reason, major leaguers Kim Ha-seong and Tommy Edman (St. Louis Cardinals) stayed on the bench during a practice game against the SSG 2nd team. The separate live betting before the game on this day was a special schedule made because I couldn’t come out against SSG.
Then, who was the player who kept the hot corner against SSG? Surprisingly, it is outfielder Park Gun-woo. With a career batting average of 0.327, he is an alternate hitter who boasts of third place in batting average among hitters in the KBO League who played more than 3,000 at-bats. Baseball fans recognize Park Kun-woo as an outfielder. Since his days at Doosan, he has consistently played as center fielder and right fielder.
However, KBO officials say that Park Kun-woo played third baseman in Seoul High School. Initially, the national team put coach Kim Min-jae in the lineup as a third base defender, but he withdrew after one inning. Park Geon-woo played defense for about 5 innings from the 2nd to the 6th.
The batted ball didn’t go that far. Still, it went through several times, and Park Gun-woo handled it stably. Shortstop Oh Ji-hwan showed off his agility by dashing and handling batted balls that he was likely to catch. However, he was unable to deal with Choi Sang-min’s surprise bunt to third base from first base in the sixth inning. The batted ball went quite slowly along the line, and it was impossible for Park Kun-woo, who was not a professional third baseman, to handle it. Park Gun-woo’s defense sometimes caused laughter on the bench of the 3rd base national team.
If so, can Park Kun-woo really take over the third base defense in the WBC? Director Lee Kang-cheol makes the decision. Anyway, Park Geon-woo played a good role at bat, hitting a wedge mid-month solo shot at the bottom of the 7th inning and two RBIs and a mid-month double in the bottom of the 9th inning. He proved to be a good card to use.