What is needed for Korea’s last hope of reaching the quarterfinals is to achieve a complete victory with a large score difference between the minimum score and the maximum score against the Czech Republic.
Korea will play the third match of the group stage match against the Czech Republic in the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) held at Tokyo Dome, Japan on the 12th at 12:00 noon. For Korea, which is holding two losses, the only way left to survive is to win in order to save the only hope of advancing to the quarterfinals.
Of course, even if Korea wins against the Czech Republic, there is no guarantee that they will advance to the quarterfinals. This is because the possibility of self-development has already completely disappeared. Earlier, in the match on the 11th, Japan defeated the Czech Republic and almost decided to advance to the quarterfinals with three consecutive wins, and Australia also completed its first cold game win against China and won two wins.
In the end, other possibilities were lost. The number of cases in which Korea advances to the second round of the quarterfinals is now the only way left after Australia’s two defeats after two consecutive victories.
From Korea’s point of view, after winning against the Czech Republic on the 12th, Japan defeated Australia on the same evening, the Czech Republic defeated Australia in the daytime game on the 13th the next day, and Korea had to beat China in the evening game. should happen together
Assuming Japan wins and Korea wins 2, if the Czech Republic catches Australia, Korea-Czech Republic-Australia will mesh with 2 wins and 2 losses. At this time, in a competitive system where the win rate/win-win rule does not work for advancing to the quarterfinals, the second place is eventually determined by who scored the least in each other’s game.
In addition, since the division of the number of runs lost by the number of defensive outs is a method of giving a higher ranking to a team with a lower score, it is necessary to catch as many outs as possible while giving as few points as possible. You also need to score as many goals as possible against the Czech Republic. That’s because the Czech Republic’s conceded record could get worse. In the first place, China cannot enter the number of 2 wins and 2 losses, so it is only necessary to win against them.
In the end, it means that for now, we have to put all our efforts into the match against the Czech Republic and achieve a complete victory with the minimum number of goals. As much as giving fewer points, it can also be a way to cause as many runs as possible to the opponent. In the end, the role of all pitchers in the match against the Czech Republic on the 12th is important.메이저놀이터
Korea put forward glasses ace Park Se-woong as the starting match against the Czech Republic. Park Se-woong is currently the only reliable man in the best condition on the Korean mound. In the evaluation match against the Hanshin Tigers on the 7th, he had a perfect counterattack with 2 innings and 1 strikeout. In addition, Park Se-woong came up in the 8th inning against Japan on the 10th, which suffered a crushing defeat, and prevented Korea from losing a cold game with 1.1 innings scoreless.
The Czech Republic announced left-handed pitcher Lucas Ercoli as the starter. Ercoli has experience against Korea three times in each age group. The result was not good with an ERA of 13.50. However, in September of last year, in the WBC Germany qualifiers, he saved his country, the Czech Republic, by playing 4 scoreless innings against France.