At the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games, China, a ‘baseball frontier’, produced a ‘great upset’ by defeating Japan and advancing to the super round as first place in its group. As a result, the first opponent of the Korean baseball team in the Super Round was decided to be Japan.안전놀이터
China won 1-0 against Japan in the Hangzhou Asian Games Baseball Group A group stage held at Stadium 1 of the Shaoxing Baseball and Softball Sports Center in Zhejiang Province, China on the 3rd. Even if Japan formed the Asian Games national team with professional baseball players, China’s victory is a surprise because it boasts powerful military power.
In the top of the second inning, China won one run with a timely hit to left by Liang Fei in an opportunity with the bases loaded with one out created by Cao Jie’s shortstop infield hit, Le Yun’s walk, Yang Jin’s sacrifice bunt, and Dunan’s walk. They held on to this score until the end and won. . In the bottom of the 9th inning, the team was in danger of having 1st and 2nd out with no outs, but closing pitcher Jeong Chao-chun struck out the next batter and hit a double play, achieving a dramatic victory.
As the Chinese baseball team’s performance in this tournament was revealed to be better than expected, the Korean baseball team’s strategy for each Super Round game also appears to need to change. Initially, Korea expected that Japan would rise to first place in the group and prepared the match selection accordingly.
The Super Round schedule was also decided amid the chaos of China defeating Japan. China, with three wins, ranked first in Group A, and Japan, with two wins and one loss, advanced to the super round in second place in Group A. Korea, ranked second in Group B (2 wins, 1 loss), will play against Japan, ranked second in Group A, at 1 p.m. on the 5th (Korean time), and China, ranked first in Group A, at 1 p.m. on the 6th.
Korea enters the super round with one loss recorded in the group stage match against Taiwan (3 wins). Japan also starts with one loss, while Taiwan and China start with one win. The top two teams out of four will advance to the finals, and the third and fourth place teams will play in the bronze medal match.
In order for Korea to advance to the finals, it must first defeat both Japan and China and then wait to see the results of the Taiwan-China game. If Taiwan wins against China, we will advance to the finals, but if we lose to China, we will have to consider a number of complicated cases. The match between Taiwan and China will be held at 7:30 pm on the 5th.
First, the winning team is determined in a match between teams with tied scores, and if a tie occurs, TQB (Team’s Quality Balance), which is a performance indicator, is calculated in the match between teams with tied scores. TQB follows the calculation formula of (scores/offensive innings) – (runs allowed/defensive innings). If this is the same, it is determined by the minimum number of earned runs (ERA) compared to TQB (TQB) in games between tied teams, and if it is not determined here, the team batting average is calculated in games between tied teams. If the batting averages are the same, a coin is flipped.