“The focus is unconditionally Australia.”
Ha-seong Kim (28), the main shortstop of the World Baseball Classic (WBC) national team, finally digested the actual game with the Taegeuk mark. Although the result of the day was not satisfactory, he is focusing his attention on the first game of the group stage with the confidence of a major leaguer.
Kim Ha-seong started as third baseman in the second match against the Orix Buffaloes in the WBC official evaluation match held at the Kyocera Dome in Osaka, Japan on the 6th and recorded 1 hit in 4 at-bats.
Kim Ha-seong, who scored a left-handed hit in the first inning, finished the day at bat with a strikeout, second baseman grounder, and shortstop double hit. In defense, he started as a third baseman instead of a shortstop due to Choi Jeong-hee’s poor physical condition. He showed excellent defense at the third base position, but after moving to shortstop in the 6th inning, he made one mistake and left regrets. Korea lost 2-4.
After the game, Kim Ha-seong said about his impressions of his first real match for the national team, “It wasn’t bad, and his atmosphere was good. He personally liked that it was the first time they all got together and played. We lost today, but there is a game tomorrow,” he said. I think I need to improve my condition well,” he said of his first match.안전놀이터
Regarding the position, he said, “It doesn’t matter whether it’s a third baseman, shortstop, or second baseman,” and he said, “He’s a good player.” There is no problem with breathing.”
Apparently, the focus of this tournament is the Korea-Japan match that will take place on the 10th. However, the site has a realistic and sober goal. In order to aim for the quarterfinals or higher, players, including coach Lee Kang-cheol, are only looking at Australia for the moment, as they have to win the first game against Australia somehow.
When asked by Japanese reporters, “Is there a player you want to play against before the match against Japan and Korea?” Kim Ha-seong said, “Our focus is the match against Australia. The first is the game against Australia,” he said.