The Korean baseball team begins its schedule for the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games Super Round. The first opponent is Japan, the archenemy.
The national team, led by coach Ryu Joong-il, will play its first match of the Super Round against Japan on the 5th at the first stadium of Xiaoshan Baseball-Softball Sports Center near Hangzhou, China. It is a mountain that must be overcome to win the Asian Games for the fourth time in a row.
Previously, Korea ranked second in Group B, competing with Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Thailand. With a record of 2 wins and 1 loss, the top two teams advanced to the super round.
Korea won cold games against Hong Kong and Thailand, 10 to 0 and 17 to 0, respectively, but was held back by Taiwan. They lost 0 to 4 in the second game against Taiwan, which had the best power, including selecting 7 minor leaguers.
The match between Korea and Taiwan in the baseball Group B group stage of the ‘2022 Hangzhou Asian Games’ held at the first stadium of the Shaoxing Baseball and Softball Sports Center in Hangzhou, China on the afternoon of the 2nd. Coaches and players from both teams exchange greetings before the game. Reporter Hwang Jin-hwanIn this tournament, Taiwan was considered the biggest hurdle that Korea must overcome as it seeks its fourth consecutive victory. Korean athletes must win a gold medal at the Asian Games to be exempt from military service, but Taiwan, which recently revived its conscription system, is also aiming to receive military exemption by winning a gold medal at this Games.
The two teams with the same goal are likely to clash for the gold medal again in the finals. Korea, which suffered defeat in the group stage earlier, is aiming for two birds with one stone: revenge and military exemption benefits against Taiwan.
To advance to the finals, you must place in the top two in the super round, but you faced your archenemy Japan from the first game. Japan, which was placed in Group A with the Philippines, Laos, and China, also recorded 2 wins and 1 loss and advanced to the super round in second place in the group.
In the third game of the group stage, Japan suffered a blow to China, which is considered to be on the outskirts of baseball. Even though the national team was made up of unemployed baseball players, China’s victory was a surprise because they still boasted powerful power. China, with three wins, will advance to the super round as first place in Group A.
Korea, which had initially expected Japan to rise to first place in Group A, was disappointed. Coach Ryu Joong-il, who focused on the game against Japan, said, “All starting pitchers have been decided,” but changes to the plan are expected to be inevitable.
In the Asian Games baseball finals, the first and second place winners advance to the super round, and the third and fourth place teams advance to the bronze medal match. For Korea to advance to the finals, it must first defeat Japan, but it must also keep in mind China, which has emerged as an ambush. Perhaps the opponent that will have to fight hard to advance to the finals may be China.
The match between Korea and Taiwan in the baseball Group B group stage of the ‘2022 Hangzhou Asian Games’ held at the first stadium of the Shaoxing Baseball and Softball Sports Center in Hangzhou, China on the afternoon of the 2nd. The Korean players who were watching the final attack in the top of the 9th inning are lowering their heads. Reporter Hwang Jin-hwanOn the 5th, when Korea and Japan play their first Super Round match, China and Taiwan will also face each other. If China wins in a match between two teams that are ranked first in the group with three wins, Korea will have to consider the complexities of the situation.토토사이트
Even if Korea defeats Japan on this day, they will be behind China, who has 4 wins with 3 wins and 1 loss, and will be tied with Taiwan, falling behind in the rankings that determine the winning team first, putting them in 3rd place. If China is defeated in succession the next day (the 6th), the number of cases becomes more complicated, with Korea, Taiwan, and China each having 4 wins and 1 loss.
In games between tied teams, TQB (Team’s Quality Balance) is calculated. TQB is a calculation formula of (runs/offensive innings) – (runs conceded/defensive innings). If the ranking is not obtained here, the minimum earned runs compared to TQB is calculated. If even this is the same, the team batting average is considered, and in the worst case, the ranking is decided by flipping a coin.
In order for Korea to advance to the finals, it must first defeat both Japan and China. If Korea is caught by its archrival Japan on this day, advancing to the finals becomes uncertain.