While Darvish Yu (San Diego) is highly likely to appear in the Korean game on the 10th, Ken Kadokura, who played as a player for SK and Samsung in the past and worked as a Samsung pitching coach, has three players to watch out for in the Korean national team. picked
Darvish started live pitching against Chunichi Dragons batters held at Vantelin Dome on the 2nd. He reached a maximum speed of 153 km, but he showed a somewhat shaky appearance with 3 hits, 2 walks, 1 strikeout and 2 runs in 3 innings.
Japan national team pitching coach Masato Yoshii said, “The mound was softer than that of the United States, so we had a hard time in the beginning. From the second inning, the ball was good.” However, the Japanese sports media ‘Tokyo Sports’ pointed out, “It is difficult to say that Darvish, who is likely to be selected for the Korean match on the 10th, is fully prepared yet.”
Kadokura said, “Japan is ahead in terms of power, but Korean players can get out of hand when they get in the mood. He needs to keep the momentum going. It is important to block the lead hitter’s on-base so as not to score in the first inning.”
He picked Kim Hyeon-soo (LG outfielder), Park Byeong-ho (KT infielder), and Kim Gwang-hyeon (SSG pitcher) as players to watch out for in the Korean national team. 더블유 토토
Kadokura said, “Kim Hyun-soo can hit the inside ball well, and his ability to respond to breaking balls is excellent. He is a hitter with both accuracy and the ability to produce long hits. Park Byeong-ho is a typical long-distance hitter, and has the power to knock the ball out of the fence when he gets a ball he likes. It’s difficult to put a runner on base in front of Byeong-ho Park.”
Also, “Kwang-hyun Kim is a Japanese killer who started twice against Hoshino Japan during the Beijing Olympics. He added that he is close to Darvish in Korea.”
Kadokura said, “When a key player with major league experience plays, the morale of the Korean team tends to increase. He has to properly target players who can be the center of gravity,” he said.