“The condition is perfect.”

Gwangju Kia Champions Field on the 19th. Doosan Bears catcher Yang Eui-ji (37) said this before the away game against the KIA Tigers.

Yang Eui-ji struggled at the 2023 WBC (World Baseball Classic). He led the attack with a come-from-behind four against Australia and two-run four against Japan, and was busy trying to catch all the pitchers who were shaking on the mound. However, despite these efforts, Lee Kang-cheol-ho shed tears as he was eliminated in the first round of the finals. It was a disappointing result for Yang Eui-ji, who was filled with the will to make up for the sluggishness of the Tokyo Olympics.

Yang Eui-ji, who met at the dugout ahead of the KIA match, said with a unique calm expression, “I’m sorry, but I have to work harder in the team.”

In the past month or so, Eui-ji Yang has traveled over 30,000km from Incheon→Australia→USA→Gocheok→Japan. The shock of being eliminated in the first round of the WBC finals is added, and fatigue inevitably increases. Regarding this, Yang Eui-ji laughed, saying, “My physical condition and condition are perfect. However, the coach guides me well. I wonder if I will play one at-bat as a pinch hitter today.” Doosan coach Lee Seung-yeop excluded Eui-ji Yang from the starting lineup on the 19th. Eui-ji Yang took a pinch hit with two outs on first and second base in the beginning of the 7th inning, with the team trailing 1-4, but was replaced by catcher Jun-ho Yoon after being withdrawn due to a fly ball. 스포츠토토

When asked about Yang Eui-ji, coach Lee smiled and said, “I want to see him play on the ground as soon as possible.” He said, “I did a good job in the WBC, and the current condition is not bad. However, it was not a comfortable schedule overall, such as moving,” he explained. Even with breathing with the pitcher, he said, “I received a lot of balls from the pitchers in Australia (Spring Camp), and I communicated well.” There must be that much know-how.”

In addition to Yang Eui-ji, pitchers Kwak Bin and Jung Cheol-won, who joined the WBC national team, are also focused on rest. Coach Lee said, “Kwak Bin will start against Hanwha in Daejeon on the 23rd and will throw about 50. Jeong Cheol-won says he is in good condition, but he is resting until today.”

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