“Is that player really Lee Jung-hoo?”
An Australian reporter, who was watching the WBC Korean national team training at Tokyo Dome in Japan on the morning of the 8th, asked in surprise. What is the reason why the Australian reporter was surprised to see
Lee Jung-hoo several times? And on the morning of the 8th, he entered the Tokyo Dome and started his first training.
In the training of the Korean national team, not only domestic reporters, but also Japanese and Australian reporters competed fiercely for coverag토토사이트e. In particular, interest in Lee Jung-hoo was the hottest.
After lightly stretching, Lee Jung-hoo warmed up with a long toss and then started defensive training with the outfielders. After an hour of defensive training, Lee Jung-hoo moved to the infield instead of going to the dugout. And he helped drill second baseman Edmund’s defense at shortstop.
Edmund caught coach Min-ho Kim’s batted ball and tossed it to Jung-hoo Lee who was on second base. Lee Jung-hoo took second base and quickly threw it to first base. It was not his own position, but Lee Jung-hoo’s defensive moves were neat. Edmund also smiled in surprise at Lee Jung-hoo’s unexpectedly clean shortstop defense.
It was just a casual joke, but it seemed to be strange in the eyes of an Australian reporter. The Australian reporter, who arrived at the Tokyo Dome around 11:30 to cover the Australian training scheduled for 12:00, was surprised because he did not see Lee Jung-hoo’s outfield defense training, but only the shortstop defense at the end of training.
Australian reporters are also very interested in Lee Jung-hoo, so they are focusing on his every action. Dave Nielsen, coach of the Australian national team, said at a press conference, “I think Lee Jung-hoo is a very great player.”
Meanwhile, the Korean national team was placed in Group B along with Australia, Japan, China and the Czech Republic. The first game against Australia on the 9th is important to advance to the semifinals, which is the target. The first match between Australia and the WBC, which will be the watershed for advancing to the quarterfinals, must be won unconditionally.
Australia announced Jack O’Loughlin, who is playing for Single A under the Detroit Tigers of the US Major League, as a starting pitcher for the Korean game. The Korean starting pitcher will be announced at 9:00 p.m.