It was the 3rd episode where the good atmosphere disappeared in an instant.
The Korean national baseball team ended the 3rd inning against Japan in Group B of the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) held at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan on the 10th (Korean time) with a 3-4 reversal.
Korea failed to attack Darvish until the second inning. However, from the start of the third episode, the atmosphere was different. Kang Baek-ho, who had bought a ‘ceremony’ after scoring a double in the game against Australia the day before, hit another double. This time, he stepped on the base and made a ceremony to liven up the atmosphere.
Yang Eui-ji could not miss this flow. He hit a wonderful two-run home run against Darvish to take a 2-0 lead. It was the second consecutive home run following the game against Australia.
Korea, which brought the atmosphere, pushed Japan as it was. After Choi Jeong and Tommy Hyeon-su and Edmon were out one after another, even Kim Ha-seong seemed to retreat with a ground ball. At this time, Japan’s third baseman Murakami Munetaka’s throwing error led him to second base. Lee Jung-hoo then struck a timely hit and ran away 3-0.
Even Park Byung-ho had a good chance at 2nd, 1st and 2nd base with the right ball. Kim Hyun-soo’s well-hit ball was caught, and he finished the 3rd attack with a successful start.
All that was left was defense. Kim Gwang-hyun, who was close to perfection until episode 2. However, a crisis came from the third episode. He even allowed a stolen base after giving up a walk to Sosuke Genda. Nakamura Yuhei also got a walk, and it was a situation on 1st and 2nd base. In the end, Las Nutba got a timely hit and allowed 3-1, pursuit.스포츠토토
Kim Gwang-hyeon was shaken, but the Korean dugout did not move. Kensuke Kondo took an extra timely hit and was chased 2-3 to the bottom of the chin. Eventually, with Shohei Ohtani ahead, Kim Gwang-hyun was replaced.
The Korean dugout sent Ohtani to the dugout of intention. Won Tae-in made a relief mound against Murakami, who was not feeling good at hitting. He caught Murakami with a float ball and sighed. However, Masataka Yoshida got a turnaround timely hit and was turned 3-4.
The fortunate part is that Won Tae-in minimized the run by putting out both remaining batters.
This is how the long 3rd episode of Korea came to an end. The 3-point lead turned into a 1-point lead.