This time it was different. Lin Yumin was the target.
The South Korean baseball team, coached by Ryu Jung-il, is in action against Chinese Taipei in the baseball final of the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games at the Shaoxing Baseball Sports and Culture Center in Hangzhou, China, on Sunday.
Korea’s starting lineup is Kim Hye-sung (2B-KIUM), Choi Ji-hoon (SSG), Yoon Dong-hee (RB-LOTTE), Noh Si-hwan (3B-HANWHA), Moon Bo-kyung (1B-LG), Kang Baek-ho (designated hitter-KT), Kim Joo-won (shortstop-NC), Kim Hyung-joon (catcher-NC), and Kim Sung-yoon (left fielder-SAMSUNG). The starting pitcher is Moon Dong-joo (Hanwha).
For Chinese Taipei, the starting lineup is: Teng Chong-jeh (shortstop)-Lin Hsuei-wei (left fielder)-Lin Li (designated hitter)-Lin An-kou (right fielder)-Wu Yi-ting (first baseman)-Lin Hsih-hao (third baseman)-Li Hsiao-yu (second baseman)-Hsin Hao-wei (center fielder)-Lin Zhao-hsiung (catcher). The starting pitcher is Lin Yumin.
Revenge match. South Korea and Chinese Taipei faced off in the second game of Group B on Feb. 2. South Korea was swept 0-4. In the end, Taiwan won the group with three wins, while Korea finished second with a 2-1 record and advanced to the Super Round.
The starting matchup was between Moon Dong-ju and Lin Yumin. Moon went four innings, allowing two runs on three hits, one walk, three strikeouts, and 70 pitches. He took the loss.
Lin Yumin pitched well. She pitched six innings of four-hit ball, one walk, six strikeouts, and no earned runs to earn a quality start (six or more innings pitched and no more than three earned runs allowed). He threw 98 pitches. Earned the start and led the team to victory.
Lin Yumin, a left-handed pitcher, is an up-and-coming pitching prospect in Double-A Minor League Baseball for the Arizona Diamondbacks of Major League Baseball (MLB). He was promoted from Rookie League and Single-A last year to Double-A this year. In 11 games and 61 innings pitched at Double-A this season, he has a 5-2 record with a 4.28 ERA. He walked 26, hit eight and struck out 64.
After being held in check by Lin Yumin in the first game, South Korea was eager for revenge in the final. Lin struggled with his pitches early in the game. She gave up an early run. He settled down after that. In five innings, he allowed two runs on five hits with two walks and five strikeouts. Trailing 0-2, she came off the mound to start the top of the sixth inning.
Kim Hye-sung led off the inning with a walk and was retired on a fielder’s choice. Choi Ji-hoon drew a walk. Yoon Dong-hee singled to right, putting runners on first and second. Noh Si-hwan grounded out to second base to end the inning.
In the top of the second, Moon Bo-kyung doubled to right. Kang Baek-ho followed with a single, and when catcher Lin Zha-jung missed Lin Yumin’s bound ball, Moon raced to third base. Moon reached third with no outs. Kang Baek-ho grounded out to third, putting runners at first and third. Kim Joo-won hit a sacrifice fly to left field, sending Moon home. It was a 1-0 lead.스포츠토토
In the top of the third, Choi Ji-hoon singled to left, Yoon Dong-hee grounded out to third, and Noh Si-hwan struck out swinging.
In the top of the fourth, Moon Bo-kyung led off with a walk. Kang Baek-ho grounded to third, and Moon was out at second. Kim Joo-won and Kim Hyung-joon struck out swinging with one out.
In the top of the fifth, Kim Sung-yoon led off with a walk. Kim Hye-sung grounded out to first base. Choi Ji-hoon reached on an infield single to second. Yoon Dong-Hee grounded out to shortstop to end the fifth inning.
Taiwan made a pitching change in the top of the sixth inning. Lin Yi-min worked through the fifth inning. Korea maintained a 2-0 lead through the fifth inning.