Gu Chang-mo (26, NC), a left-handed ace who is regarded as the “successor of Kim Gwang-hyun,” vowed to take revenge in the Korea-Japan match six years ago.바카라사이트
On the 16th, after completing the first training for the national team ahead of the World Baseball Classic (WBC) at the Keno Sports Complex in Tucson, Arizona, USA, Chang-mo Koo met with reporters and said, “It is an honor to be evaluated as a player who will succeed the lineage of left-handed aces.” I will follow you to the point of being annoying, ask a lot, and learn a lot.”
In the meantime, Korea has continued to play an active role as a left-handed ace in every international competition. Ryu Hyun-jin (Toronto) and Kim Gwang-hyeon (SSG) in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, and Yang Hyeon-jong (KIA) in the 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games fought brilliantly. And these trios have led Korean baseball for over 10 years. This is why we are looking forward to Koo Chang-mo’s performance at the WBC, which opens on March 8th.
Koo Chang-mo, in particular, has a debt to pay off in this tournament. Koo Chang-mo, who was in his 9th year of professional debut, grew up as a left-hander representing the KBO League, but had no relationship with the national team. He could not wear the Taegeuk mark due to injury ahead of the 2019 Premier 12 and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. It was all about going to the Asian Professional Baseball Championship (APBC) in 2017, and at that time, in the first game of the tournament, Yamakawa Hotaka (Seibu) allowed a home run and provided an excuse for a 7-8, reverse defeat.
However, this Yamakawa was included in the WBC Japan team. Yamakawa recorded 41 home runs last year, becoming the third Pacific League home run champion in his personal career. He is a representative right-handed hitter who has accumulated 200 home runs in 9 years since his debut in the Japanese professional baseball (NPB). Koo Chang-mo said, “Yamakawa was included in the entry for the Japanese national team this time. If he pitches in the Korea-Japan match, he wants to take revenge.” Korea and Japan are in Group B and will face off against each other at the Tokyo Dome on March 10th.
Gu Chang-mo said, “I remember all the balls I threw at the time.” He said, “The first hitter hit the second pitch, and the next hitter (Yamakawa) hit a home run with the first fastball. He gave up two points after three pitches,” he said. “I was beaten insanely. It was an important situation, so I still remember it.” However, Chang-mo Koo continued to grow after that. He posted his first double-digit multiplier (10 wins, 7 losses ㆍ 3.20) in his debut in 2019, and also recorded 11 wins (5 losses ㆍ 2.10) last year.
Ahead of this tournament, I am gradually improving my condition. He said, “Currently, my physical condition is not bad. In his team (NC spring camp), he digested bullpen pitching and live pitching 5 times. He expressed his confidence, saying, “He can play in the real world without any major problems even in the national team.”