Director Roberts Enjoys Seoul Series

Roberts is preparing for the opening game.

The Los Angeles Dodgers and Team Korea will hold a practice game for the “MLB World Tour Seoul Series 2024” at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on March 18. It will be the last practice game for the Dodgers. On the previous day, the Dodgers beat the Kiwoom Heroes 14-3 in a practice game.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, who is spending the Seoul Series in Korea, said, “I think communicating with Koreans is the best experience,” adding, “Korean food is really good, too. Korean players who came with their kids had a great experience going around various places.”

The Dodgers will start right-handed Bobby Miller against Team Korea. Roberts said, “It would be nice if Miller throws up to five innings, but I think he will probably play three to four innings. Other pitchers such as J.P. FireEisen will have a chance after that.”

Dodgers’ top batting order consists of MVP trio. No. 1 Mookie Betts, No. 2 Shohei Ohtani, and No. 3 Freddie Freeman are all MVP-winning players. Roberts said, “I thought Otani’s position between Betts and Freeman would be more advantageous to get on base. Having Freeman behind him, who can garner more walks than Otani, can also protect Otani.” Opponents predict that he will be able to play more aggressively against Otani in order not to build a runner in front of his centerline.

Ohtani will not be able to take the mound this year after undergoing elbow surgery last year. He will play the season only as a batter. However, some say that he may be able to return to pitching at the end of the season. “Ohtani can do anything, but I haven’t heard from the medical staff that he can pitch this year. This year, I will focus on designated hitter only,” Roberts said.

Roberts predicted Tyler Glasnow as the starting pitcher for the opening game and Yoshinobu Yamamoto as the starting pitcher for the second game. As for Yamamoto, who showed some disappointment at the exhibition game, Roberts said, “Now everyone knows about Yamamoto’s fastballs. Not only that, but he also throws curves, splitters, sliders, etc. Those balls are outstanding, too. How to arrange them is important.” 안전 토토사이트

Roberts said on the previous day, “I haven’t contacted Ryu yet. If Ryu is watching this, please contact me.” Ryu, who is currently playing exhibition games with the Hanwha Eagles, responded by saying, “I will call you right away if you tell me your manager’s number.”

“My number is 760 59…,” Roberts joked. “I wish I had a chance to meet Ryu Hyun-jin,” Roberts said.