‘Will it be eliminated in the preliminary round? Will it be a dramatic advance to the quarterfinals?’
The fate of the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) Korean national baseball team will be decided on the afternoon of the 13th.메이저놀이터 The Korean national team was placed in a situation where it could advance to the quarterfinals only when the Czech Republic, which became a victim of one win on the 12th, gave more than 4 points to Australia and the winning scenario was completed. If Korea advances to the quarterfinals with a dramatic opportunity, it will play Cuba, who took first place in Group A, in the quarterfinals.
The Korean national team won 3-7 against the Czech Republic in the third round of the 2023 WBC Group B group stage held at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan on the 12th. The Korean national team finished 3rd in Group B with the Czech Republic, with a record of 1 win and 2 losses. Korea can dramatically advance to the quarterfinals if the two conditions for the Czech Republic to win by conceding 4 or more points in the game against the Czech Republic and Australia held at noon on the 13th and the conditions for a no goal and win against China at 7:00 pm on the same day are met.
South Korea, Australia and the Czech Republic played three matches until the 12th. Japan completed all four qualifying matches from the 9th to the 12th. Currently, in Group B, Japan, with 4 wins, is in first place, and Australia is in second place with 2 wins and 1 loss. Korea and the Czech Republic are tied for third place with one win and two losses, and China, who suffered three consecutive losses, has been eliminated from the preliminary round.
Accordingly, Korea should watch the results of the match between Australia and the Czech Republic, which will be held prior to the match against China. If Australia beats the Czech Republic, Korea will automatically be eliminated from the preliminary round. A victory over China may mean nothing.
Conversely, if the Czech Republic defeats Australia, there is a slim chance of advancing to the quarterfinals. However, the proviso is that the Czech Republic must concede 4 or more points to Australia. If the Czech Republic defeats Australia, Korea, Czech Republic and Australia will finish the group stage with 2 wins and 2 losses.
If the winning rate is the same, the WBC organizing committee decides the final ranking in the order of winner win-minimum run rate (runs allowed/defense out count)-minimum earned run rate (ERA/defense out count)-team batting average. If Korea, the Czech Republic, and Australia achieve a 2-2 record, the key is the minimum conceding rate.
Korea lost 11 points in a total of 18 innings (54 out counts) against Australia (7-8, loss) and Czech Republic (7-3, win). Korea’s run rate is 0.2037.
The Czech Republic scored 7 runs in a total of 8 innings (24 out counts) in the match against Korea (3-7, loss). The Czech Republic scored 7 runs in 8 innings (24 outs) against Korea, and Australia recorded 7 runs in 9 innings (27 outs) against Korea.
In the end, Korea can go to the quarterfinals if the Czech Republic wins by allowing more than 4 runs against Australia. In the game on the 13th, Australia will play first as the away team, and the Czech Republic will play second as the home team. If the Czech Republic wins after giving 4 runs to Australia in 9 innings, Korea advances to the quarterfinals.
However, the story is different if the game is prolonged and goes into overtime. If the game ends in the 10th inning and the Czech Republic wins, the Czech Republic is tied with Korea. In this case, Korea and the Czech Republic must consider the minimum earned run rate.
Korean national team coach Lee Kang-chul predicted Won Tae-in (Samsung Lions) as a starting pitcher against China. Won Tae-in pitched 3 1/3 innings as the second pitcher after Go Young-pyo (KT Wiz) and Kim Gwang-hyeon (SSG Landers), who were the starting pitchers for the Group B matches against Australia and Japan.
Meanwhile, Cuba has been confirmed as Group A’s first-place opponent, who will face off against Group B’s second-place finisher in the quarterfinals. In the WBC Group A group stage where a close match was held, Cuba and Italy dramatically took first and second place in the quarterfinals. Cuba defeated the home team Taiwan 7-1 in the 4th match of Group A held at Intercontinental Stadium in Taichung, Taiwan on the 12th (Korean time), won 2 wins and lost 2, and advanced to the quarterfinals with first place in Group A according to the minimum run rate calculation. advanced
If Korea advances to the quarterfinals by finishing second in Group B after Japan, the quarterfinal match between Korea and Cuba will be held on the 15th at 7pm at the Tokyo Dome in Japan.