“Wow” Edmon, a major leaguer who entered the plate, admired the balls of left-hander Chang-mo Koo and Tae-in Won, who represent the KBO.
Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 3rd, where the WBC Korean national team and the SSG Landers Futures team will practice. The practice game was scheduled to start at 5:00 PM, but from 1:00 PM, the cheerful sound of hitting resonated throughout the stadium.
Major leaguers Tommy Edman (St. Louis Cardinals) and Ha-seong Kim (San Diego Padres), who entered the at-bat, focused on raising their senses in practice by alternately dealing with left-hander Chang-mo Koo and right-hander Tae-in Won who were on the mound. It was a special training prepared by coach Lee Kang-cheol for Edmund and Kim Ha-seong, who could not play in the practice game that day.
According to the rules of the WBC Secretariat, major leaguers can only participate in official practice matches, two matches per country. After leaving for Japan on the 4th, the Korean national team is scheduled to play an evaluation match against the Orix Buffaloes on the 6th and the Hanshin Tigers on the 7th.
With the addition of active major leaguers Edmon (second baseman) and Kim Ha-seong (shortstop), coach Lee Kang-cheol, who built a keystone combination that rivals any other team, closely watched the two players batting from behind the batting cage.
Edmund (right-handed hitter), who faced left-hander Koo Chang-mo for the first time, nodded as the first fastball hit deep in the body. Gu Chang-mo took the 2S by boldly putting the two-ball fastball in the same course. Afterwards, Edmund, who picked out two breaking pitches with large drops, struck out with a high fastball after the foul and smiled awkwardly.
In the match against right-hander Won Tae-in, Edmund (left-handed hitter) watched the ball carefully. After watching the high fastball inside the first pitch, the changeup on the 2nd pitch, and the fastball outside the 3rd pitch, Edman turned the bat vigorously to aim for the fastball that was driven in the middle of the 4th pitch, but it was an outfield fly. 메이저놀이터
Edmund, who finished the first at-bat of a real-life live betting, asked Ha-seong Kim about the ball movement of the two pitchers for a long time, and then resumed the game. Little by little, as the cheeks of Gu Chang-mo and Won Tae-in began to get familiar, Edmund boldly turned the bat. He did not hit any balls that went over the fence, but he made sharp hits regardless of the left and right at-bats.
Manager Lee Kang-chul watched Edmund’s hitting from various angles, including the batting cage and behind the pitcher’s mound, and applauded as if he was satisfied. After training, Edmund approached Koo Chang-mo and Won Tae-in, exchanged high-fives with bright expressions, and left the stadium.