The KBO hold king was also beaten…’Two Jobs’ Czech lineup hitting 164km fastball, not easy

On the 10th, the ‘2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) Round 1 Group B match between the Czech Republic and China held at the Tokyo Dome in Japan. 

In the top of the 9th inning, where the loss was 4-5, the Czech Republic took the last chance with 1 out and 2nd and 3rd base. China then put Ju Kwon, the league’s top bullpen pitcher, on the mound, who had 105 holds in the KBO League and even held the title of king of holds. There was no player with as much experience on the Chinese mound as Ju Kwon. 

However, sovereignty collapsed with one ball. A changeup thrown to Martin Muzik from 1st out, 2nd and 3rd base went into a misfire in the middle. Muzik didn’t miss and connected it with a come-from-behind three-run home run. It was announced that even ‘two jobs’ players who are ‘baseball periphery’ and have a job as a baseball player are not their main job, but have the power and punch power to connect them outside the fence without missing a mismatch.

The Czech Republic entered the finals dramatically by directing a surprise in the WBC final preliminary round held in September last year. Even in this process, the Czech Republic exploded 10 home runs in 4 games, showing off formidable long-running power. The Korean national team also emphasized that the Czech Republic’s long hitting power is not negligible while analyzing their power. And from the first game of the finals, he showed off his threatening slugging power. He hit two home runs, including a come-from-behind three-run, and made it the best day in Czech baseball history. 

And the Czech Republic played the second match against Japan on the 11th and lost 2-10. It wasn’t a cold game, but it harassed Japan as much as possible and dragged it through to the ninth regular inning. He also matched the timing with Japanese starting pitcher Roki Sasaki’s fastball. After two deaths in the first inning, Marek Schulup hit a fastball of 101.9 miles (about 164 km) and made a double, and later took the lead due to Japan’s mistake. It was Czech firepower that baffled the Japanese. Although the Czech challenge ended in vain, it was clear that Japan was not intimidated by its power. 

Against the Czech Republic, Korea is challenging its first win in this WBC tournament. Korea, which has already lost to Australia and Japan in a row, has a slim chance of reaching the quarterfinals, but it can only count the number of cases if it catches the Czech Republic. In order to do so, the Czech Republic’s long hitting power must be suppressed. 메이저놀이터

Korea was beaten with an average ERA of 11.12 (21 ERA in 17 innings) in two games against Australia and Japan. He was hit with four home runs. It is on the same level as China’s pitching power (ERA 9.78, 4 home runs). With the current mound situation, the Czech Republic cannot be taken lightly.

First of all, we have to catch both the Czech Republic and China. However, Australia won the match against China held on the 10th with a 12-2 7th inning call game. It is only possible for Korea to advance to the quarterfinals if it is assumed that Australia, which won two games, loses to Japan and also to the Czech Republic. In fact, it is the number of only cases. It is also an assumption that the Czech Republic must win a slugfest against Australia. 

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