Zander Bogarts, Kim Ha-seong, and coach Bob Melvin are laughing as they return to the San Diego Padres after being eliminated in the first round of the World Baseball Classic (WBC).
On the 16th (Korean time),스포츠토토 in a meeting with local media such as ‘MLB.com’ at the club’s spring camp training ground in Peoria, Arizona, USA, coach Melvin said, “I will see it a little differently,” and said, “I will see it a little differently,” and said, conveyed thoughts.
Bogatz participated in the tournament as the representative of the Netherlands and Kim Ha-seong of the Republic of Korea, but both were eliminated in the first round and returned to the team early.
According to manager Melvin, Bogatz has already joined the team, and Ha-sung Kim is scheduled to return to Arizona on Wednesday evening local time.
He will come back full of the regret of being eliminated. The Netherlands, which was able to advance to the second round just by winning the final match of the first round, was caught by Italy, and Korea had to lift a bitter cup by losing to Australia and Japan.
It’s a pity from the perspective of the two players, but it’s not necessarily a pity from the club’s point of view. Rather, it can be said that it is a better thing in that the two players who will newly breathe this season have bought time to prepare for the season together for a little longer.
Melvin explained why the early joining of the two players was welcome, saying, “I don’t think it will be a problem as both players have accumulated enough experience, but we want to see the two players work together.”
When asked why it is important for the two players to practice together, he answered, “It’s a matter of timing.” “It is a matter of instinct. It’s not the first time, but at some point it comes through. We learn various things while playing together, such as what timing each other enters the base, which base they prefer,” he continued.
Meanwhile, San Diego canceled an exhibition game against the Cleveland Guardians scheduled for the day due to bad weather.
Coach Melvin said that he plans to make up for the shortfall by having a B game (unofficial practice game) against the Seattle Mariners, who use the same Peoria Sports Complex as a training ground, a day later.