The Hangzhou Asian Games baseball team, led by head coach Ryu Joong-il, is set to play its first and final practice match against Sangmu at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 26th.
Coach Ryu directly coached Park Sung-han and Kim Joo-won, who are in defensive training toward the second base, in an official training session ahead of the game. Coach Ryu, a former KBO League shortstop legend, handed over “honey tips” for stabilizing defense to the two players who should be in charge of the national team’s field commanders.
Coach Ryu met with reporters and said, “That’s my position. So I can see everything bad. I taught him because it was my specialty,” he said. “When Park Sung-han and Kim Joo-won asked how many mistakes they made this year, they said 19 and 29. There are too many,” he said, explaining why he approached the players directly.
Coach Ryu specifically said, “Seeing the defense, it’s fast to catch it before throwing it. I can’t gather my leg strength, so I can’t make an accurate throw. Both of them said they had a lot of throwing errors this year. The reason is that I didn’t catch it right. He can throw it at once if he catches it with the edge he likes, but he can’t because he can’t do that, he said. “For example, coach Park Jin-man did very well with ease.” Looking at him as an active player, there is a difference in stability from the two players now. There are too many mistakes. “What are 19 and 29 in this good land?” he lamented, mixing the Daegu dialect.
If so, is there any catching know-how only manager Ryu, who shines in 1095 games in the KBO League. “It may vary from person to person, but in my case, I hold it with my left index finger. These days, however, players put their index fingers out of their gloves. I really hate paying. Even if your hand hurts a little, you should put it in your glove. It’s to catch with this sense. Players these days don’t like being sick. I put up with the pain and caught it,” he stressed.
“Another reason to put your finger in is that if a runner slides in during defense, your finger can be bent when tagging and cause injury. So I didn’t pay even if it hurt,” he said. “But most of the players these days are excluded. Of course, it’s a habit, so I can’t ask you to change it overnight. “However, when I was a Samsung coach, all of our infielders were included,” he added.
The players, who were directly coached by legendary shortstop, were all motivated. Kim Joo-won, who met in the dugout, said, “The coach personally guided me, but I have to reduce mistakes as much as possible. I will learn a lot from the coach through this Asian Games,” he said.
Meanwhile, the national team set up a starting lineup in the order of Kim Hye-sung (second baseman), Jihoon Choi (center fielder), Noh Si-hwan (third baseman), Kang Baek-ho (designated hitter), Moon Bo-kyung (first baseman), Kim Hyung-joon (catcher), Park Sung-han (striker), Choi Won-joon (right fielder) and Kim Sung-yoon (left fielder). 토토사이트
Kwak Bin is the starting pitcher and plans to check his sense of play for three innings. Won Tae-in (2 innings), Jang Hyun-seok (1 inning), Jung Woo-young (1 inning), and Ko Woo-suk (1 inning) will then take charge of the ninth inning, which will be played as a game-win (first and second base with no outs). In order to prepare for the Asian Games, which has a game-winning system, the 9th inning was deliberately set as a game-winning situation.
Ryu Joong-il asked the Sangmu club to understand and included a large number of national team players in the Sangmu lineup. Moon Dong-joo (3 innings) will play as Sangmu’s starting pitcher, and Na Kyun-an (2 innings) and Kim Young-kyu (! innings) will take the mound one after another. After Sangmu pitcher took charge of the 7th and 8th innings, Choi Ji-min was scheduled to take the mound in the 9th inning when the match-up took place.
The national team players are in charge of up to No. 4 in the Sangmu lineup. Yoon Dong-hee (right wing), Kim Joo-won (shortstop), Kim Ji-chan (second baseman) and Kim Dong-heon (catcher) were placed in the order of batting first to fourth. Players from Sangmu will be assigned to No. 5-9.
Ryu Joong-il will leave for Hangzhou, China, the site of the final match, on the 28th after final practice on the 27th. Ryu Joong-il, who belongs to Group B with Taiwan, Hong Kong, and qualifying countries (Thailand, Laos, Singapore), will play the first match against Hong Kong on the 1st, the second match against Taiwan on the 2nd, and the last group match against the qualifying countries on the 3rd. Up to the second place in each group will advance to the Super Round.