While Korea lost 2 consecutive times in Group B, Taiwan in Group A won their first win.
Taiwan defeated Italy 11-7 in the second round of Group A of the 2023 World Baseball Classic held at the Intercontinental Baseball Stadium in Taichung, Taiwan on the 10th (hereinafter Korean time). On the 8th, they suffered a shock defeat to Panama, but reported their first win in two games.
Taiwan put the Italian mound to rest with 16 hits and 11 points. Traditionally, hitters with one shot were lined up, and on this day, they showed active batting for the first time in a long time. He perfectly hit the Italian mound of manager Mike Piazza, who worked with Chan-ho Park during his time with the LA Dodgers.
They trailed 5-7 until the 5th inning, but after making a tie in the 6th, they overturned the game in the 7th, and scored 3 points in the 8th. In particular, Zhang Yucheng (28), who started as first baseman in No. 4 and moved to second baseman, showed outstanding performance. Zhang Yucheng attacked Stephen Wood Jr.’s first pitch sinker and scored a dramatic two-run four.
Jang Yoo-cheng made a heavy hit in the 7th inning and contributed to creating a chance for a run with a full base. In the end, Taiwan reversed the game with an infield hit by Cao Chen fan. After picking out a walk in the 8th inning, he scored when a colleague’s wedge three-run gun. 4 at-bats, 2 hits (1 home run), 1 walk, 2 RBIs, 3 runs scored.
Jang Yoo-cheng also started as a first baseman in the 4th match against Panama on the 8th, and was good with 2 hits, 1 RBI and 1 run in 5 at-bats. It is a fairly good pace with a total of 9 hits in 2 games and a batting average of 0.444. He plays the role of the number 4 hitter and is the hope of Taiwanese baseball.
Zhang Yu Cheng made his major league debut in 2019 with the Cleveland Guardians. In the 2022 season, he wore a Boston Red Sox uniform through Cleveland, Pittsburgh Pirates, Tampa Bay Rays. 0.208 batting average, 4 homers, 15 RBIs in 69 games. 0.213 batting average, 14 home runs, 61 RBIs, 0.639 OPS in 196 major league games. 온라인카지노
It’s not that impressive of productivity. He is currently a free agent, and this WBC is the showcase stage. Can Zhang Yu-cheng catch two rabbits: Taiwan’s advance to the second round and remaining in the major leagues? He needs to show a more destructive side at bat.
Taiwan will face the Netherlands, the strongest team in Group A, on the 11th at 20:00. maximum hump Italy faced a crisis as it failed to continue the upward trend of its victory over Cuba. On the 11th at 13:00 we have a third game against Panama.