Japan will play baseball at the Tokyo Olympics against South Korea in the semi-finals at Yokohama Stadium from 7:00 pm.

If you win this match, you will advance to the final on the 7th of this month, and you will be awarded more than the silver medal since the 1996 Atlanta Games.

On the other hand, if you lose, you will face the United States again in the third round of the repechage on the 5th, and if you win, you can advance to the final.

We will keep you updated on the status of the match.

Japan's starting member [second attack]

1 [2] Tetsuto Yamada (Yakult)

2 [Yu] Hayato Sakamoto (Giant)

3 [Finger] Masanao Yoshida (Orix)

4 [Right] Seiya Suzuki (Hiroshima)

5 [1] Eito Asamura (Rakuten)

6 [Middle] Yuki Yanagida (Softbank)

7 [Left] Kensuke Kondo (Nippon-Ham Fighters)

8 [3] Munetaka Murakami (Yakult)

9 [Capture] Takuya Kai (Softbank)

Starting pitcher Yoshinobu Yamamoto (Orix) In


pitcher Yamamoto

who pitched in the first match It will start in 6 days.

In the first match, he started in the first match of the qualifying league on the 28th of last month, and pitched 6 times with 2 hits and no runs.

In the fielder, the catcher changed from Umeno to Kai from the quarterfinals, and Kondo, the first starter of this tournament, came in 7th.

Korea's starting member [first]

1 [Middle] Park Hae-min

2 [Finger] Kang Baek-ho

3 [Right] Lee Jung-hoo

4 [Capture] Yang


5 [Left] Kim Hyun-soo

6 [1] Oh


7 [Yu] Oh Ji-hwan

8 [3] Ho Kyung-min

9 [2] Hwang Jae-gyun

starting pitcher Ko Young-pyo

The match against Japan at the Korean Olympics has been since the semifinals in Beijing in 2008

At the 2008 Beijing Games, where baseball was last played at the Olympic Games, Japan also played against South Korea in the semifinals and lost 2-6.

South Korea also won the final and won the gold medal, and coach Kim Kyung-moon, who was in charge at that time, will lead the team again this year.

It is 22-year-old Lee Jung-hoo who is hitting a home run in this tournament to pull the Korean batting line.

My father is Lee Jong-beom, who once played in Chunichi.

In the adult Premier12, he marked a batting average of 30%, 8 minutes and 5 minutes, and was selected as the best nine in the tournament.

In the domestic league, he has a batting average of 30%, 4 minutes and 5 minutes this season.

The starting pitcher is Ko Young-pyo.

With the sidearm on the right, the pitching that you hit and take is a characteristic.

This tournament started in the second round of the qualifying league with the United States on the 31st of last month, and scored 4 goals in the middle of the 5th inning.

In the domestic league, he has 7 wins and 4 losses and an ERA of 3.87.

In addition, 39-year-old pitcher Oh Seung-hwan, who won the title with the most saves in professional baseball Hanshin for the second consecutive year since 2014, and then played in the major leagues, is in charge of relief in the final stages.

Both Japan and South Korea have been persistently winning this tournament by winning a come-from-behind goodbye and winning overtime.

The match to advance to the final is likely to be a development that you can't take your eyes off until the end.

Tokyo Olympic baseball rules

▽ Designated hitter system

▽ No limit on the number of pitches

▽ Advance notice available

▽ Tie break after 10 times extension (from no-out first base and second base)

▽ Replay verification is



once. If the decision is overturned, it can be requested again. If you enter the extension, you will be given one new right.

▽ Rules for shortening the game time ・ Pitcher throwing interval is within 20 seconds when there is no runner ・ Within 30 seconds when the manager or pitcher coach takes time to go to the mound ・ Pitcher change and offense and defense change between innings Is within 90 seconds.

If the rule is violated, a warning will be given the first time, and one ball count will be added to the batter of the opponent team from the second time onward.

▽ Cold game 15 points difference after 5 times 10 points difference after 7 times (not applicable in final and 3rd place playoff)