“We can’t be aggressive,” says the former seven-time batting champion and all-time hits leader as he grabs the commentary microphone
South Korea’s bid for a fourth consecutive title fell short against Chinese Taipei.
The Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games baseball team, led by Ryu Jung-il, was shut out 0-4 in the second game of its Group B preliminary round at the Shaoxing Baseball Stadium in Zhejiang, China, on Feb. 2.
Taiwan’s starting pitcher, left-hander Lin Yi-min, a minor league prospect with the Arizona Diamondbacks, was shut out until the sixth inning. South Korea had just six hits as a team on the day. Aside from Yoon Dong-hee (3 hits) and Choi Ji-hoon (2 hits), the bats didn’t do their job.
SBS commentator Lee Dae-ho, a seven-time batting champion, and KBS commentator Park Yong-taek, who holds the KBO League record for most hits in a career (2504), both expressed their disappointment with the team’s batting performance and called for a more aggressive approach.
“We need to turn the bat around. That’s how you get a hit or an out. When the players turn the bat, it should be a reaction, but they keep stopping, which means they are thinking too much,” Lee pointed out.
“We lost because we didn’t show as much as we should have, so we need to recover and prepare for the next game with confident swings and fast counts,” he added.
He understood the feelings of the juniors, saying, “The players who actually play are more frustrated and want to hit.” He also encouraged Kang Baek-ho, who was silent for two consecutive days, saying, “The position of ‘Korea’s No. 4 hitter’ is not given to just anyone. You should be proud of it,” he encouraged.
Commentator Park Yong-taek also urged the batsmen to be more aggressive. “Bold and aggressive attacks are not working well. The batters should definitely take their swings,” he lamented.
He also expressed his disappointment with the batters’ ability to handle fastballs. “Most of the batters are late to the fastballs. It can be said that the fastballs of the Taiwanese pitchers are powerful.”
Despite the 0-4 defeat, it wasn’t over until it was over. 카지노사이트킴 “The game is over, but the tournament is not,” said Park Yong-taek, a commentator who believes in the power of positivity, saying, “At the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta Palembang, we lost the first game to Taiwan, but eventually won the final against Japan and won the gold medal.”