Was it a nightmare from 14 years ago?
The Korean baseball team thoroughly attacked starter Yu Darvish in the second game against Japan in Group B of the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) held at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan on the 10th (Korean time).안전놀이터
Korea has a memory of winning the game 14 years ago at the 2009 WBC by taking a rush in the early stages, scoring 3 points in the first inning against Darvish, who started the game. It was the result of clearly attacking the slow starter.
Did they make up for their weaknesses over the years? On this day, Darvish’s ball was perfect from the beginning. He blocked the source by stealing the timing of Korean hitters and solid control.
Darvish ended the first episode with Tommy Hyeon-soo Edman, Kim Ha-seong, and Lee Jung-hoo with a three-way crime. The second time was no different. Park Byeong-ho, Kim Hyun-soo, and Park Gun-woo were easily caught.
However, Korea’s concentration was revived three times. After Darvish allowed Kang Baek-ho to double, Yang Eui-ji hit a two-run home run. The Korean batters did not miss the gap when the ball was shaken. Afterwards, Darvish caught Choi Jeong and Edmon, but he sent Kim Ha-seong to second base due to a defensive mistake, and Lee Jung-hoo gave up three runs in an instant.
Darvish allowed Park Byung-ho to hit the ball. He also got a long hit from Kim Hyeon-soo, but with the help of the outfield defense, he managed to prevent an additional run.
After Darvish eventually filled 3 innings, Imana gave up the mound to Shota in the 4th inning. He had 3 hits (1 home run), 1 walk, 2 strikeouts and 3 runs (2 earned) in 3 innings.
But defeat was averted. The Japanese line-up took 4 points against Kim Gwang-hyeon and Won Tae-in in the third inning and turned the score to 4-3. With this, Darvish was able to escape from the nightmare for a while.