South Korea’s baseball team, led by head coach Ryu Jung-il, improved its chances of reaching the final with a win over arch-rival Japan.
The team played Japan in the first game of the Baseball Super Round at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games on Friday (Feb. 5) and won 2-0. With the win, Korea improved to 1-1 in the group stage, including a loss to Chinese Taipei. Japan, on the other hand, is on the verge of elimination with just two losses in the group stage, including a loss to China and a loss to South Korea.
Taiwan and China will play at 7:30 p.m. tonight. It’s important to note that the outcome of this game doesn’t fully confirm South Korea’s spot in the final. As of now, Korea has one win and Japan has two losses, so depending on the outcome of the game between Taiwan and China, one team will have two wins and the other will have one win.
South Korea has one game left against China. If China beats Taiwan and meets Korea with two wins and Korea wins, Korea and China will be tied at 2-1. However, if Taiwan beats Japan, Japan will have three losses, but Taiwan will have two wins and be tied with Korea-China.
In this case, head-to-head is meaningless. Except for Japan, everyone bites off more than they can chew. In this case, the tournament rules state that if three or more teams are tied for first place, the tiebreaker will be based on TQB (Team’s Quality Balance). This is the total number of runs scored per team divided by the number of offensive innings played minus the total number of runs allowed divided by the number of defensive innings played. The team with the larger TQB has the advantage. We don’t know how this will play out until the final game.
The same can be said for Taiwan’s victory over China, assuming Korea wins against China. In this case, the remaining three teams, excluding Japan, would be tied. In this case, we would still need to use TQB to determine the order of finish.메이저사이트
The most comfortable case is that South Korea beats China and Japan beats Taiwan in the game on the 6th. In this case, if Chinese Taipei wins the game on the 5th, Chinese Taipei will finish the Super Round with 2 wins and 1 loss and China will finish with 2 wins and 1 loss, setting up a return match for the final between Korea and Chinese Taipei. A Chinese victory over Taiwan would put China at 2-1 and Taiwan at 1-2, setting up a return matchup between South Korea and China for the final.
Of course, Japan is not completely out of the running. It is possible that either China or Chinese Taipei could finish with three wins while the other three teams bite the bullet and finish with one win and two losses. In this case, the TQB of the three teams excluding China is calculated to determine the ranking.
It’s a complicated number, but it’s actually a happy one. If South Korea catches China, they will most likely finish in second place or higher. Of course, just in case, if you win by as many points as possible, your chances of reaching the final are very stable.