While Korea suffered a crushing loss to Japan, Yang Jun-hyeok (53), one of the Korean professional baseball legends, strongly criticized the national team coach Lee Kang-cheol (56).
The Korean baseball team, led by coach Lee Kang-cheol, lost 4-13 in the second game of Group B of the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) held at Tokyo Dome, Japan on the 10th at 7:00 pm. It would have been a catastrophe that would have resulted in a cold game defeat if only one more point had been given.
Korea, which lost 7-8 in the first game against Australia held on the 9th, suffered a catastrophic loss by 9 points to its rival Japan, and suffered the ‘Tokyo Dome disaster’ for two consecutive days. Advancement to the quarterfinals was virtually thwarted.
At the beginning of the 3rd inning, Yang Eui-ji’s two-run shot led Korea to 3-0, but at the end of the 3rd inning, Kim Gwang-hyun collapsed and allowed 4 runs. In the 5th inning, 2 runs were allowed, and in the 6th inning, 5 runs were lost. And 2 runs in the 7th inning, 4-13, 9 points. If I had given one more point, it would have been a cold game loss, but it was comforting, not comforting, that I barely escaped.
After the game, Yang Jun-hyeok conveyed his mixed feelings through his YouTube channel, Yangshin Yang Jun-hyuk. Yang Jun-hyeok is a legendary hitter who played 18 seasons in Korean professional baseball and recorded first place in nine categories at the time of his retirement in 2020.
Yang Jun-hyeok said, “I wonder if Korean baseball is the only one. It’s the worst of the national team’s games so far.”
Yang Jun-hyeok continued, “Coach Lee Kang-cheol has to take responsibility. As a manager, management was the worst. In short-term matches, players in good condition have to go out, but Kim Hye-seong, who is in good condition, is not used, and only Edmon and Kim Ha-seong insist.” Japan has mostly left-handed hitters, including Ohtani. That’s why we have to use left-handed pitchers such as Koo Chang-mo and Lee Eui-ri in the game, but we sent them out when the win or loss was already on the decline. It was written in,” he strongly criticized director Lee. 안전놀이터
In the end, it was Yang Jun-hyeok who conveyed his determination to his senior director Lee.
Yang Jun-hyeok said, “Actually, I should have pitched all-in against Australia to catch the game. I don’t understand what coach Lee Kang-cheol is running the national team. I have to say that he is three years older than me. He will be the national team coach in the future. It is correct not to do it. I want to protect it from the original command tower, kt wiz. I don’t know how they won the Korean Series,” he said. “In addition, I think it’s good to run the national team coaches full-time. Candidate,” he threw a high-level remark.