Monday Mar 20, 2023

Despite the ‘injury risk’… I lost, but I confirmed Park Hae-min’s earnestness

Although he was defeated by Orix 1.5, Park Hae-min’s earnestness was confirmed.

The World Baseball Classic (WBC) team, led by head coach Lee Kang-cheol, lost 2-4 in an official evaluation match against the Orix Buffaloes held at the Kyocera Dome in Osaka, Japan on the 6th.

Two errors by starting shortstop Oh Ji-hwan and one error by Kim Ha-seong, who changed to shortstop in the middle of the game, were decisive factors for the loss of the game that day.

However, Park Hae-min’s fighting spirit showed hope. In the top of the ninth inning, he made a heavy hit with no one on first base, and while Orix center fielder relayed the ball to handle Lee Jung-hoo, who was running to third base, he sprinted to second base and was judged safe. 스포츠토토

In the process of reaching second base, Park Hae-min boldly attempted a head-first slide. Later, when Lee Ji-young’s outfield fly came out of the 1st, 1st and 3rd base situation, he rushed home, and he threw his body to score.

At that time, Park Hae-min’s sliding had a risk of injury. That is why Park Hae-min’s earnestness to win the match was felt more strongly.

Park Hae-min has the quick feet that represent the national team. While he boasts great defensive range, he has the flair to play a leadoff role as well.

Last season, he had a batting average of 0.289, 165 hits, 24 stolen bases and 97 points.

In particular, he is the best batsman with international competitiveness, recording batting averages of 0.429 and 0.440 at the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, respectively.

What the national team needs most is play that shows fighting spirit. The semifinals of the 1st WBC tournament in 2006 and the runner-up in the 2nd tournament in 2009 were also made with fighting spirit.

Park Hae-min’s fighting spirit is at the center of the national team, which is aiming to advance to the semifinals for the first time in 14 years. I am looking forward to seeing what kind of activity he will be able to continue.


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