The Hangzhou Asian Games baseball final is a rematch between Korea and Taiwan. Taiwan’s left-handed pitcher Lin Yu-min (20), who made Korea cry in the first group game, will also start in the final. Korea can lose once, but they can’t lose twice in a row. It is a game where the pride of Korean baseball is at stake, along with four consecutive gold medals. 온라인카지노

Taiwanese media, including ‘ET Today’, reported that left-hander Lin Yu-min will be the starting pitcher for the final match against Korea in the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games held at the first baseball stadium of the Shaoxing Baseball and Softball Sports Center in Zhejiang Province, China, at 7 p.m. on the 7th (Korean time). Reported on the 6th. 

Taiwan coach Wu Si-hsien said, “Lin Yu-min has never pitched in relief, so he should go first as a starter. “If he is not unwell, he is Lin Weimin,” he said, effectively announcing the selection. 

Lin Yu-min led Taiwan to a 4-0 victory in the group stage match against Korea held on the 2nd with a pitching pitch of 6 innings, 4 hits, 1 walk, 6 strikeouts, and no runs. At that time, the number of pitches was 98 and he took the mound after resting for 4 days. 

At that time, Lin Yumin put the Korean batting line to sleep with a fastball approaching 150km and a sharp slider. The national team’s main left-handed hitters, including Kim Hye-seong, Kang Baek-ho, Moon Bo-kyung, Park Seong-han, and Kim Seong-yoon, were shut out by Lin Yu-min’s outside slider and were held to no hits. Left-handed hitter Choi Ji-hoon hit two hits, and right-handed hitter Yoon Dong-hee attacked Lin Yu-min with two hits, including a double, but the rest of the hitters were silent. The changeup used against right-handed batters was also effective. 

Lin Yu-min, who plays for Double A under the Arizona Diamondbacks in the U.S., is a resource the team cherishes and nurtures, ranking 4th overall in the MLB Pipeline Arizona prospect rankings. He started the season in High Single A this year and finished in Double A, showing growth with 6 wins, 5 losses, 3.86 ERA, and 140 strikeouts in 24 games (121⅓ innings). 

He is short at 177cm and does not have an overwhelming pitch, but he is evaluated as a pitcher with good feel as he has stable control and uses a variety of pitches such as slider, curve, and changeup. As expected, he showed his power in the Korean match, and for Korea, a rematch with Lin Yu-min, whom he meets again in 5 days, is a burden. 

However, baseball is a sport of adaptation, and the batter has an advantage over the pitcher when meeting again rather than the first time. As the ball becomes more familiar to the eye, batters’ ability to deal with it improves. He may try to change the batting order to something different from the first game. Yoon Dong-hee, who had good feel throughout the tournament, including two hits against Lin Yu-min, could become a key player. 

The Korean batting lineup, which had a hard time finding hitting feel in the early stages of the tournament, perhaps due to local adaptation, is gradually on the rise. In the previous game, against China on the 6th, he scored 8 points. Kang Baek-ho’s home run is more pleasing than anything else. It is also time for fourth hitter Noh Si-hwan, who is recording a batting average of .500 (.538) with 7 hits in 13 at-bats, for his first home run. 

After confirming the team’s advancement to the finals with a win against China on the 6th, national team coach Ryu Joong-il said, “I think the left-hander (Lin Yu-min) who appeared in the preliminary round will be selected for Taiwan tomorrow. I was hit once, but I will prepare well and attack it. He had a hard time getting to the finals. He showed his strong will, saying, “I will prepare well so that I don’t lose it twice and win the gold medal.” 

Meanwhile, the likely starting pitcher for Korea is Dong-ju Moon, who started against Taiwan on the 2nd. At that time, Moon Dong-ju was the losing pitcher, but his pitching was good, allowing 3 hits, 1 walk, 3 strikeouts, and 2 runs in 4 innings. He has 70 pitches, so the burden of four days of rest is not great. Kwak Bin-do, who showed symptoms of back pain and has focused on recovery, is preparing for his first appearance as a pitcher, so his pitching ability will not be inferior to Taiwan’s.

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