The ultimate ‘will’ Two Run Four, Tokyo Dome is ‘silent’

March 10, 2023 0 Comments


With the cheerful sound of the ball, Tokyo Dome, the heart of Japanese baseball, fell into silence. It was an injustice to the 40,000 Japanese spectators who filled the Tokyo Dome.토토사이트

On the other hand, hundreds of Korean fans in the stands on the third base watched the ball with bated breath. As the ball hit the field, the cheers of the Korean fans grew louder.

Yang Eui-ji (36, Doosan Bears), the homemaker of the Korean baseball team, hit a home run for two days in a row. 

Yang Eui-ji started as the 8th hitter and catcher in the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) Group B match against Japan held at Tokyo Dome on the 10th, and scored the first two runs in the top of the 3rd inning. 

In the top of the 3rd inning, Korea faced off 0-0, and Kang Baek-ho, the lead batter, hit a double and took a chance. Director Lee Kang-cheol gave Yang Eui-ji a sacrifice bunt sign. Yang Eui-ji recorded a bunt foul on the first pitch. 

Yang Eui-ji, who switched to a strong ball, pulled the 135km/h slider of Japanese starting pitcher Yu Darvish (San Diego Padres) and crossed the left wall with a 1-ball-2 strike. 

Yang Eui-ji started a home run for two days in a row following a 3-run home run in the 5th inning against Australia the previous day (9th). Yang Eui-ji was the only player on the Korean national team to record multiple hits (2 hits in 3 at-bats) in the game against Australia. 

Yang Eui-ji played a total of 31 games wearing the national team uniform before this tournament, and had a batting average of 0.169 (14 hits in 83 at-bats). Eui-ji Yang’s KBO league career batting average is 0.307. There was only one home run in international competition. The 2019 Premier 12 and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics were sluggish with batting averages of 0.087 and 0.136.  

Yang Eui-ji said, “Recently (the results) of the national team have been very bad. I think this national team is the last, and I am sharpening my sword so that I can produce good results. I will prepare well to restore my reputation.”

Yang Eui-ji, the hostess of the national team, is hitting hard with a home run for two days in a row. 

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