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‘Left-handed attack key flare’ Park Gun-woo 6th designated hitter, Kang Baek-ho on the bench… Australia match starting lineup revealed

Right-handed hitter Park Geon-woo will be the key player in the Australian left-hander selection campaign. 

Korea will play against Australia in the first round of Group B of the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) held at the Tokyo Dome in Japan on the 9th. We must win to advance to the quarterfinals.

The national team announced their lineup prior to the game. Tommy Hyeonsu Edmon (second baseman) Kim Ha-seong (shortstop) Lee Jung-hoo (center fielder) Park Byung-ho (1st baseman) Kim Hyun-soo (left fielder) Park Kun-woo (designated hitter) Choi Jeong (third baseman) Yang Eui-ji (catcher) Na Seong-beom (right fielder) will start the lineup. .

Compared to the lineup for the two official evaluation matches, left-handed hitter Kang Baek-ho was left out and right-handed hitter Park Geon-woo started as the designated hitter. In preparation for the left-hander, they switched to No. 4 Park Byeong-ho and No. 5 Kim Hyun-soo. Right-handed batters are placed in the 6th through 8th, and right fielder Na Seong-beom goes to the 9th.  

Australia’s starting pitcher is left-hander Jack O’Roughlin. He is a tall pitcher of 196 cm and has a three-quarter pitching form. He steps on the third base pitching plate and the trajectory is directed diagonally. This is a type that left-handed hitters can struggle with. 메이저사이트

He debuted with the Adelaide Giants of the Australian Professional Baseball (ABL) in 2016 and signed a minor league contract with the Detroit Tigers after the 2017-18 season. From the 2018 season to last year, he went back and forth between the Rookie League and the Top Single A. In 2022, he went 2-1 with a 4.01 earned run average in 27 games (6 starts) in the top single A. In the 2022-203 season of Australian professional baseball, he started 7 games as a member of the Adelaide Giants and recorded an ERA of 3.27, although he did not win. 

Head coach Lee Kang-cheol said, “There may be some changes depending on whether the starting pitcher is a left-hander or a right-hander. (Park) Kun-woo is in such good shape… He also expressed his concern. Park Kun-woo had 3 hits in 4 at-bats (1 home run, 2 doubles) and 4 RBIs in a practice match against the SSG 2nd team in Korea right before entering Japan, 1 hit in 1 at-bats against Orix, 1 RBI in 1 at bat, and 1 hit in 1 at-bats (double bases) 1 against Orix. Reported a hit in every game with an RBI and 1 run. His batting average in 3 games was 8.3 3, and out of 5 hits, 4 extra-base hits were a whopping 4. 

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