Shin-Soo Choo is one game away from leaving his 30-month military service, as South Korea defeated China 7-1 today in the semi-final game. Today, the 28-year-old right fielder went 1-for-1, with a solo home run in the seventh inning. Choo walked three times, scored three runs, and managed to steal a base as well. Overall, Choo is 6 for 10, with three home runs, two doubles, two stolen bases and five walks.
South Korea gets a rematch with Chinese Taipei (Taiwan) in tomorrow's gold medal game. Don't expect Choo to get many pitches to hit, as he went 2 for 4, with two homers and four RBI in 6-1 South Korean victory to open the games.
Should South Korea win the game, Choo would be exempt from serving a mandatory 30-month military obligation.