The Korean baseball team returned home from the Hangzhou Asian Games on Monday.
온라인카지노It was a golden homecoming. Fears of being the weakest team in the history of the tournament became a dark reality with the first game loss against Chinese Taipei.
The only option was to win, and the youngsters did it under intense pressure.
After defeating Japan and China in the Super Round, they stood on top, upsetting Chinese Taipei in the final on Sunday. A fourth consecutive Asian Games gold medal. The team returned home the next day, the 8th.
The players scattered to their respective teams, some with immediate needs, others not so much.
Some had personal records at stake.
While the golden boys were away. Some individual titles have also seen a slight shift.
The biggest question mark is whether Hanwha’s Noh Si-hwan will win the triple crown.
Before joining the national team, the young slugger was dominating the slugger’s trifecta of home runs, RBIs, and on-base percentage.
But after being away for just over a month, the game has changed slightly.
On June 6, the Korean National Baseball Team played China in the Super Round of the Hangzhou Asian Games at Xiaoxing Baseball Stadium in Hangzhou, China. Noh Si-hwan hits a leadoff single in the third inning.
Noh Si-hwan’s concerns before joining the national team were realized.
Before the national team’s training session at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 24th, Noh said, “The home run king is given by the heavens,” but also said, “I hope Choi Jung won’t hit as much while I’m away. I hope he’s still number one when I get back,” he joked.
Choi Jung is the best slugger in Korea with the most home runs. Noh hasn’t been able to keep up his pace.
With four home runs in his last 10 games, Choi has 29 home runs, two shy of Noh’s 31. He followed up his multi-homer game against Hanwha on the 6th with a wedge home run against the Changwon NC on the 8th. His home run pace has been steep lately.
Hanwha and SSG have five games remaining each. It’s a tough distance to overturn realistically. However, we can’t rule out the possibility of Choi going on a tear.
Choi leads the league in on-base percentage. It’s tied at 5-for-4, but Choi leads the group.
RBIs are not under much threat. Noh Si-hwan has 99 RBIs and second-place LG Osontin Dean has 92, adding just three more RBIs in Noh’s absence.
Hanwha-SSG at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on the 6th. Choi Jung-hyun hits a solo shot to left field in the second inning.
NC starting pitcher Pedi pitches during the game between NC and Doosan at Jamsil Baseball Stadium on the 19th.
Noh’s triple crown is closely tied to the MVP race with NC Dinos pitcher Eric Peddie, who has won three titles.
Kiwoom’s Kim Hye-sung, who was named the “National Team Hitter MVP” by national team manager Ryu Jung-il, will be challenging Soo-sung for the title of Most Valuable Hitter. In her absence, leading hitter Son As-seop of the NC Dinos is just one hit behind. Kim leads the league with 183 hits, while Son is second with 182. With three games left for Kiwoom and seven for NC, the odds are stacked against them.
However, an upset is possible.
Son As-seop is first with 3 for 4, while Samsung Lions’ Koo Ja-uk is second with 3 for 4. Kim Hye-seong is in third place with a 3.355 average. If she can improve her batting average in the remaining three games, she could become the first player to win the batting title.
Son will have to play until the last possible moment due to the team’s fierce battle for the top spot. He can’t afford to manage his batting average.
South Korea’s second game against Chinese Taipei in the baseball group B match at the Hangzhou Asian Games at Xiaoxing Baseball Stadium in Hangzhou, China, on Feb. 2. Moon Dong-ju starts the game.
The game between the KIA Tigers and KT Wiz of the 2023 KBO League was held at the Gwangju KIA Champions Field on Nov. 23. KIA’s Yoon Young-chul is pitching
In the absence of finalist Moon Dong-ju of the Hanwha Eagles, there was no major change in the rookie championship.
The KIA Tigers’ Yoon Young-chul failed to add to his win total. He recorded his seventh quality start of the season with six innings of four-hit, one-run ball at Samsung Electronics on Aug. 8, but was unable to get the win due to poor batting support.
In 25 games, he went 8-7 with a 4.04 ERA. It’s great to see a rookie pitcher finish the season, but it’s hard to see him reaching 10 wins.
Second-year pitcher Moon Dong-ju is 8-8 with a 3.72 ERA in 23 games. He has seven quality starts.
He finished the season early and will look to continue his strong showing at the Asian Games to keep his favorable residuals in the Rookie of the Year voting.