Taegeuk warriors who finished a game that will be recorded as the ‘Tokyo Disaster’ in Korean baseball history did not hide their miserable expressions as they exited the Tokyo Dome.
Feeling angry, ashamed and embarrassed, each of them boarded a bus to get out of the nightmarish arena.
Korea lost 4-13 to Japan in the second game of Group B of the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) held at Tokyo Dome, Japan on the 10th.
In the beginning of the 3rd inning, Yang Eui-ji’s two-run home run and Lee Jung-hoo’s timely hit allowed Korea to score 3 runs.
In the 6th inning, trailing by 3-6, Park Kun-woo drew a solo arch and sprouted hope for a while, but the pitchers collapsed one after another and conceded a lot of runs.
Park Se-woong, who made a relief mound in the 7th inning when the score was 4-13 with 2 outs and bases loaded, would have been humiliated in a cold game if he had not finished the inning. 카지노
After the game, most of the players passed the Mixed Zone (common coverage area) without saying a word.
Starting pitcher Kwang-Hyun Kim passed by with a face full of anger and remorse, looking like he was about to shed tears, and Tae-in Won, who played his part among the national team pitchers, also put on a hood and hurriedly stepped forward.
Park Se-woong, who was the only national team pitcher to not allow a run through 1⅓ innings without a run, raised his head and passed by, but the miserable feeling was the same on his face.
On this day, the national team batting line scored 4 points with 6 hits.
Yang Eui-ji, who hit the first two-run homer in the third inning, greeted reporters lightly and passed by, while Park Byeong-ho did not say anything.
Lee Jung-hoo, who comforted his teammates first after losing in the Korean Series last year and interviewed on behalf of the team, did not open his mouth on this day.
With 2 hits and 1 RBI in 4 at-bats, Lee Jung-hoo, the only player in the national team to hit multiple hits (more than 2 hits in one game), did not hide his anger boiling inside.
On behalf of the team, it was Tommy Hyeonsu Edmon, an active big leaguer for the St. Louis Cardinals, who briefly expressed his feelings.
“Japan has been a very talented team,” Edman said. “We still hold out hope that we can make it to the next round.”
Korea, which lost consecutively to Australia and Japan, must hope for a miracle to advance to the second round (quarterfinals).
The Czech Republic should catch Australia, and South Korea, the Czech Republic and Australia should go 2-2.
After taking a day off on the 11th, Korea will finish the group stage with matches against the Czech Republic (12th) and China (13th).