Jang Hyun-seok (LA Dodgers), who was said to be used as a starter, pitched in relief. Is this a calculated, highly sophisticated smokescreen operation by director Ryu Joong-il? Anyway, you are very welcome.
Coach Ryu Joong-il of the Hangzhou Asian Games baseball team said that he would use top amateur prospect Jang Hyun-seok as the starter during training at Gocheok Dome last week. However, Jang Hyun-seok defied expectations and made a relief appearance against Hong Kong in the first game of Group B of the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games on the 1st (Korean time).
In fact, while broadcasting the Hong Kong game, some broadcasters in Korea said that Jang Hyun-seok was supposed to be the starting pitcher in the game against Thailand (3rd), but that he appeared as a relief pitcher. Anyway, Jang Hyun-seok pitched well even though he seemed a little nervous in his senior national team debut. He came on in the top of the 7th inning with a 3-0 lead and pitched 1 inning, striking out 2 and allowing no runs. Although he committed one wild pitch, he pitched a good inning on 17 pitches.
As Jang Hyun-seok made his senior national team debut as a relief pitcher, his starting pitch against Thailand on the 3rd was left in limbo. This is because he has several resources to be a starter for the national team. First of all, for the match against Taiwan on the 2nd, it is highly likely that it will be Moon Dong-ju (Hanwha) or Kwak Bin (Doosan), as coach Ryu Joong-il announced in Gocheok.
This is because it is a card that can overwhelm batters with its pitch and speed. In addition to these, other selection agents Park Se-woong and Na Kyun-an (Lotte) are also on standby. In the end, at this point, it is more likely that Park Se-woong or Na Kyun-an will play rather than Jang Hyun-suk in the match against Thailand. Won Tae-in, the starter for the Hong Kong match, is expected to naturally prepare for the Super Round.먹튀검증
However, as Jang Hyun-seok broke expectations and made a relief appearance against Hong Kong, there is a possibility that some kind of anomaly will occur against Taiwan as well. Given the circumstances, there is zero possibility that neither Kwak Bin nor Moon Dong-joo will be selected for the match against Taiwan, but there is no starting pitcher notice system for this tournament. All you have to do is reveal it when the lineup is exchanged an hour before the game starts. It’s okay if you don’t use Kwak Bin or Moon Dong-ju.
Taiwan is also expected to prepare after hearing reports from Korean media about Moon Dong-ju or Kwak Bin. If you suddenly encounter an anomaly here, you may be confused. Taiwan has already taken the initiative by refusing to allow local Korean reporters to cover the training.
This is an environment where so-called ‘pleasant anomalies’ are possible. There is no limit to the number of pitchers pitching, so there is an advantage in having a wide range of mound operations. Since Taiwan and Japan’s power in this tournament is formidable, it is a great strategy for Korea to use irregular methods rather than straight attacks. In order to secure Taiwan, it is a good irregularity to deploy Moon Dong-ju and Kwak Bin one after another.