The Korean World Baseball Classic (WBC) 스포츠토토 national team announced the starting lineup for the first game against Australia held at the Tokyo Dome in Japan on the 9th.
According to a report by News1 on the 9th, Korea, led by coach Lee Kang-cheol, played Tommy Hyeonsu Edmon (second baseman) – Kim Ha-seong (shortstop) – Lee Jung-hoo (center fielder) – Park Byeong-ho (first baseman) – Kim Hyun-soo (left fielder) – Park Kun-woo (designated hitter) against Australia. – Choi Jeong (third baseman) – Yang Eui-ji (catcher) – Na Seong-beom (right fielder)
Park Kun-woo, who showed good hitting in the recent evaluation match, will appear as a surprise starter. Also, the fact that Australia’s starting pitcher is left-hander Jack O’Loflin seems to have been taken into account. As Park Gun-woo started the game first, Kang Baek-ho waited on the bench.
Also, in Korea, Park Byung-ho is the 4th hitter, unlike during the evaluation matches and practice matches. In the meantime, Park Byeong-ho mainly played in the game as the number 5 hitter. Korea’s starting pitcher is Koh Young-pyo, sidearm.