‘Big leaguer’ Tommy Edman (28, St. Louis) showed a lower-than-expected 먹튀검증 appearance in the match against Korea and Japan. As Japan’s Lars Nutba (26, St. Louis) made a big success, Edmund became even more shabby.
The Korean baseball team lost 4-13 in the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) Group B Round 2 Game against Japan held at Tokyo Dome, Japan on the 10th. Korea is on a two-game losing streak after losing against Australia the previous day (7-8).
On this day, compared to the match against Australia, Korea made changes to the bottom batting order, with Kang Baek-ho serving as the designated hitter number 7 and Choi Jeong serving as the 9th hitter and third baseman. However, he gave faith in the top batting order. And at the center of it all was Edmund, who had to play a leading role in batting order.
Edmund, whose mother is of Korean descent, was allowed to play for the Korean national team according to WBC rules. He raised expectations with a defense that won the National League Second Baseman Gold Glove in 2021, and a batting ability that could record double-digit home runs and 30 or more stolen bases.
In the game against Australia, Edmund started as the first batsman and second baseman. In his first three at-bats, he failed to record on base, but he walked out in the bottom of the 8th inning and set the stage for the pursuit. Then, in the bottom of the ninth, he created a chance by going out with an infield hit. Although he lost face by failing to steal bases, he played a minimal role.
As a result, Edmund was named in the first batting order in the match against Japan, just like the day before. In particular, his career batting average of 0.375 (6 hits in 16 at-bats) against Yu Darvish (37, San Diego), who started in Japan that day, brightened the game prospects.
Edmon, who came in for the first time at bat at the beginning of the first inning, attacked Darvish’s high fastball on the third pitch, but withdrew with a ground ball from the second baseman. In the beginning of the 3rd inning, he attacked Darvish’s loose breaking ball and hit it well, but it went straight to the right fielder.