Reporter Lee Sang-cheol = Major leaguer Tommy Hyeon-su Edman (St. Louis Cardinals), who was selected for the Korean World Baseball Classic (WBC) national team and wore the Taegeuk mark, lavished praise after facing a pitcher in the KBO League for the first time.
Edmund conducted live betting with Kim Ha-seong (San Diego Padres) at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the afternoon of the 3rd.
Edmund took turns batting with Kim Ha-seong and confronted national team pitchers Koo Chang-mo (NC Dinos) and Won Tae-in (Samsung Lions). In particular, Edmon, a switch hitter, played right-handed when facing left-handed Chang-mo Koo and left-handed when facing right-handed Won Tae-in.
Standing at bat a total of 8 times, Edmon recorded 1 hit in 3 at-bats against Gu Chang-mo and 1 hit in 5 at-bats against Won Tae-in. 안전놀이터
In an interview after the live betting, Edman said, “There is no big problem in preparing for the tournament. It was good to be able to handle 8 at-bats.” said with confidence.
Edmund was born to a Korean mother and an American father, but he never came to Korea until the national team was called up. Of course, this is the first time that KBO League pitchers hit the ball.
He said, “The balls of Chang-mo Koo and Tae-in Won were quite powerful. Both had good fastballs and threw high strikes well.” He took the hitter’s balance well,” he praised.
He added, “Both pitchers threw strikes. Isn’t that the most important thing in baseball?”
Meanwhile, Edmund, who had visited his ‘mother country’, had a private meal with his family after completing national team training on the 2nd. He said, “I had a pleasant meal with my grandmother and mother at a restaurant in Myeong-dong,” and “My wife plans to meet in Japan where the WBC will be held.”