Month: August 2023 (Page 2 of 7)

‘Even RYU couldn’t do it…’ KBO’s top ace chases a dream record, and it’s close to becoming a reality

Eric Peddie (30-NC Dinos), the best ace in the KBO, is about to achieve a feat that has eluded him for nearly two decades: 20 wins and a sub-one ERA. This is a record that even Ryu Hyun-jin (36-Toronto) could not achieve.
The NC Dinos swept the LG Twins 14-1 in their 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League home game at NC Park in Changwon on May 25. With the win, NC improved to 53 wins, 49 losses, and two ties to remain in fourth place in the league. The gap between them and the third-place SSG Landers has narrowed to three games. LG, on the other hand, remained atop the league standings with a record of 65 wins, 39 losses and two draws.

NC foreign ace Pedi started the game and pitched seven innings without throwing a single four-pitcher, allowing three hits (one home run), seven strikeouts and one run (one earned) to improve to 16-5 on the season. NC rode his dominance to a 14-1 victory.

The NC bats came out firing early and provided plenty of offense. After scoring three runs in the first inning, they added four runs in each of the third and fourth innings to take an 11-0 lead. They then added two runs in the fifth and one in the sixth to secure the 14-1 victory.

In fact, Pedi started the second half of the season on a bit of a shaky footing. In the first half, Pedi started 15 games and went a fantastic 12-2 with a 1.71 ERA. In the second half, however, he faltered, suffering three losses in four games in August before this game. Before the game, NC head coach Kang Shin-hyun said, “We were 1-3 in August before this game, but it wasn’t that Pedi was bad, but that the bats were silent on the day he pitched.” He continued to trust him.
And Pedi certainly lived up to his manager’s expectations, with strong support from the batting lineup. Peddie’s total was 80 pitches. In the end, Peddie picked up the win for his team and his 16th win of the season (5 losses). He used a mix of 36 two-seamers, 33 sweepers, nine cutters, and two changeups, with his two-seamer reaching 154 mph, and his sweeper reaching 135 mph. He threw 52 strikes. He also had 28 balls for strikes.

Pedi pitched a perfect game until the bottom of the fifth inning, delighting the home fans at Changwon NC Park. In the first inning, he got the leadoff hitter Hong Chang-ki to ground out to second, 안전놀이터 Shin Min-jae to strike out swinging, and Moon Bo-kyung to ground out to third. In the second inning, he struck out Austin, hit Oh Ji-hwan to second base, and struck out Kim Min-sung. In the third, he got Park Dong-won to ground out to third and then induced Moon Sung-joo and Park Hae-min to fly out to left field on back-to-back pitches. In the fourth, he struck out two and got pinch-hitter Lee Jae-won to fly out to the catcher to end the inning. Two batters later in the fifth, he gave up a single to Kim Min-sung to break up the perfect game, but then struck out Heo Do-hwan for the second out of the inning. In the sixth, he gave up a leadoff single to Moon Sung-joo, but struck out Choi Seung-min and got Son Ho-young to ground out to third base. In the seventh inning, 2

Weekday 120-minute battle→Weekend theater victory…Director Cho Sung-hwan “I’ll give you a lot of fun + happiness”

Incheon United head coach Cho Sung-hwan has promised more victories in the future after a dramatic win.

Incheon secured a thrilling 2-1 victory over Suwon FC in the 28th round of the Hana OneQ K League 1 2023 at Suwon Sports Complex on Friday with a theatrical header from Oh Ban-seok in second-half stoppage time.

In front of 3,236 fans, Incheon took the lead in first-half stoppage time through Chun Sung-hoon’s fifth goal of the league, but conceded a header in the first minute of the second half to Suwon ace Lee Seung-woo. Just as the game was about to end in a 1-1 draw, Suwon gained a numerical advantage in the 42nd minute when substitute Lopez punched Kim Jun-yup in the face and was sent off directly.

In a last-ditch effort, Incheon scored a dramatic goal off a set piece in stoppage time. Shin Shin-ho’s cross was met by Incheon captain Oh Ban-seok, who leapt high to head home the ball to regain the lead. After the goal, Incheon players, including Oh Ban-seok, approached the away fans and shared their joy.

After the goal, the video assistant referee (VAR) checked the monitor screen outside the touchline, which made Incheon nervous, but it was ruled that there was no problem and the goal was recognized. It was a 2-1 victory for Incheon.

With the three points against Suwon, Incheon leapfrogged from sixth to fourth place in the league with 40 points (10W, 10D, 8L). Suwon, on the other hand, remains on 26 points (7W5D16L) and 10th place in the league.

Incheon’s dramatic win left fans in awe. Incheon battled for 120 minutes, including extra time, against Hai Phong FC in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League playoff first leg at the Incheon Football Stadium on April 22. In the end, Incheon won 3-1 thanks to goals from Chun Sung-hoon, Hernandez, and Gerso to advance to the group stage.

It was expected to be a tough match, as the team had used up a lot of energy in the midweek game, but Incheon came out on top and took home three valuable points.

“I didn’t think it would be an easy game, I thought it would be a difficult game, but I think the fans and members who traveled from far away made it happen,” said Cho at the press conference after the game.

“We will continue to give our fans a lot of fun and happiness so that we can get three valuable points to go all-in on the Champions League at the end of the season,” he said, adding, “In a game like today, the players know it’s an important game, so I took a relaxed approach, but I congratulate and thank them because they didn’t lose their focus and scored the goal.” 온라인바카라

Cho also addressed the “sinkhole” situation in the first half. During the game, a deep hole in the turf near the halfway line caused a brief stoppage of play while the hole was filled. This resulted in a whopping 12 minutes of first-half extra time.

“We talked about it on the bench,” said Cho. I thought it could be a distraction and change the outcome, so I said, ‘Let’s be more focused.

“This team is cursed” Ohtani elbow injury + trade to IL, Angels plummet…0% chance to make PS

Los Angeles Angels RHP Shohei Ohtani (29) has been diagnosed with elbow ligament damage and will be done pitching this season.

“Ohtani lasted just 1⅓ innings in the first game of the doubleheader against Cincinnati before suffering ligament damage to his right elbow,” reported on April 24. It’s a big blow for the Angels.”

In 126 games this season, Ohtani is 3-for-44 (142-for-467) with 44 home runs, 91 RBIs and a 1.069 OPS, and in 23 games (132 innings), he is 10-5 with a 3.14 ERA. His stellar performance at the plate has made him a leading candidate for American League MVP, but an elbow injury has kept him from pitching this season.

According to, “This is the second time Ohtani has suffered an elbow injury. He suffered the same injury in 2018 and underwent Tommy John surgery (elbow ligament repair), which kept him from pitching in 2019. However, the Angels are awaiting a second opinion on Ohtani before making a decision on surgery,” he said, explaining Ohtani’s condition.

Angels general manager Perry Minassian said, “We performed an MRI between games of the doubleheader and found elbow ligament damage in Ohtani. He will not pitch for the remainder of the season. We’ll do further evaluation and go from there. It’s essentially a minor injury. It’s clear that he can hit. That’s where we are right now.”

After being diagnosed with an elbow injury, Ohtani still wanted to play as the designated hitter in the second game of the doubleheader, and he followed up his home run in game one with a double in game two. reported, “The Angels have yet to decide if they will continue to use Ohtani as a designated hitter or if he should be shut down early and undergo surgery. In 2018, he decided to have Tommy John surgery on Sept. 3, but continued to hit until Oct. 2, when he had the procedure.”

The news of Ohtani’s injury has sent shockwaves through the baseball world. It’s especially concerning because Ohtani is coming off his best season and is set to become a free agent after the season.

While the Angels were reeling from Ohtani’s injury, they dropped both games of a doubleheader to Cincinnati and lost four straight. The Angels are now 61-67 for a .477 winning percentage this season, good for fourth place in the American League West and the seventh wild card spot. While they are still mathematically capable of making the postseason, the Angels have a 0% chance of making the postseason according to FanGraphs, making it virtually a miracle for the Angels to make the postseason. 토토사이트

As the Angels’ chances of making it to the postseason are getting slimmer and slimmer, it has been reported that star slugger Mike Trout, who returned from injury on the 23rd, has been placed on the disabled list again. “It’s terrible news for Ohtani, terrible news for his free agency, terrible news for the Angels, terrible news for baseball,” New York Daily News reporter Gary Phillips wrote in his X. “And it’s terrible news for Trout,” he continued. He continued, “And now the right-hander is back on the disabled list.

“I’ve watched a lot of players,” says Klinsmann, hoping for a surprise September ‘pick’

“I’m watching as many players as I can. We’ve seen a lot of players.” That’s what national team coach Jürgen Klinsmann says.

Klinsmann, who has come under fire for working from home, dismissed the criticism in a video press conference with Korean reporters last week. “I think it’s an exaggeration to say that I don’t live in Korea,” he said. “It’s not that I don’t come to Korea at all. I think it’s a little bit too much. The way we communicate and observe athletes is different from 20-30 years ago. I can meet them in person, but I’m still in constant contact and observing them,” he said, adding that there is nothing wrong with the way he does his job.

“We’ll be announcing the September A roster soon, and it will be interesting to see how it changes,” he said, hinting that there will be changes to the roster for the September European campaign.

Klinsmann has been criticized for overlooking the K League since his arrival. He has been away from home for just over two months in a period of about six months. While it’s true that the national team is heavily weighted toward international players, a portion of the roster needs to be filled with homegrown talent. Klinsmann has been criticized for overlooking this point.

In fact, Klinsmann’s ‘picks’ in the last two calls-ups have not been very successful. In March, he used almost the same roster from the Qatar World Cup, and in June, he selected Ahn Hyun-beom (Jeonbuk Hyundai), but the three-back specialist looked lost in the national team’s back four. Park Kyu-hyun (Dresden), who played in the German third division, also failed to adapt to the flow and tempo of the game. Both surprise picks were ambiguous. It was pointed out that the players’ characteristics were not utilized rather than their individual problems. Klinsmann’s neglect of the K League scene was criticized in earnest.

Now, six months have passed. If Klinsmann confidently said, “I’ve observed quite a few players and I’m watching them,” he now needs his own “crown prince”. After four trials, Klinsmann’s credentials have already been called into question. It’s true that he hasn’t had much time to show his colors, but it’s also true that he hasn’t shown much hope and promise in practice. Selecting players is a fundamental part of a manager’s job and the starting point for building a team, so the September roster is crucial.

South Korea will face Wales in Cardiff, Wales, on Sept. 8 and Saudi Arabia in Newcastle, England, on Sept. 13. Both games are in Europe, so Klinsmann is likely to use a lot of European players. From his time as head coach of the U.S. national team, Klinsmann has shown a penchant for favoring international players over homegrown talent. His past behavior also reinforces the image that he doesn’t watch the K League on the field. 바카라사이트

With Europeans dominating the roster, it will be interesting to see which players Klinsmann chooses from the K League. If he’s been following the league as closely as he says he has, he might have some surprises for his team. It will be interesting to see what the outcome of his close calls with advisor Chaduri and coach Michael Kim will be.

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“There’s no reason for me to be here (in the first team).”

The Hanwha Eagles made one change to their lineup for the 13th meeting between the teams in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League against the Samsung Lions at Hanwha Life Eagles Park in Daejeon on Wednesday. Ha Ju-seok was sent to the second team. Instead, Kwon Kwang-min was called up and joined the squad.

Coach Choi Won-ho decided that Ha was not fit to play. Last November, Ha was caught driving under the influence of alcohol and received a 70-game suspension from the KBO. Ha had been working on his personal training, but even after his return, he struggled to regain his physical condition.

The long absence from the game hasn’t allowed him to get back on track, and in his absence, Lee Do-yoon has stepped up to the plate. Lee, who was drafted by Hanwha with the 24th overall pick in the 2015 second round after graduating from Bukil High School, has been a force in the offense. In 66 games this season, he is batting .292 with 54 hits, one home run, 10 RBIs, a .342 slugging percentage and a .720 on-base percentage (OPS). In his last 10 games, he has been at his best, going 15-for-33 with one home run, four doubles and a .455 on-base percentage.

Ha has been Hanwha’s “go-to” shortstop, but his spot is now gone. Aside from Lee Do-yoon, who is currently playing, Ha Joo-seok’s name alone isn’t enough to get him into the lineup. Ha was used as a pinch-hitter or a substitute late in games, but he didn’t inspire confidence in his manager. In particular, he made crucial mistakes in defense that led to defeat.

Ha’s mistake against Samsung Electronics in Daejeon on April 22 was a key factor in the loss. In the top of the ninth inning with the score 2-1, Hanwha pitcher Park Sang-won induced an infield grounder to Samsung’s Ryu Ji-hyuk. Ha Joo-seok rushed to make the catch, but failed to make the catch. It was a critical error in a potentially game-ending situation, and Hanwha gave up four more runs, eventually losing 3-5.

After a disappointing performance, Ha Joo-seok was called up to Seosan. Coach Choi Won-ho commented on Ha’s move to the second team, saying, “I called him up after receiving a report 스포츠토토 that his defense was good in the Futures League. But if he plays like he did yesterday (Nov. 22), I can’t send him out. It’s hard for the player, it’s hard for the manager, and there’s no reason for him to be here (in the first team) if he’s playing like this,” he explained.

He added, “Ha can’t even go to the defense right now. We will continue to let him play in the second team.” There are no immediate plans to call him up. “There will be a time when we need him in the first team. But at that point, he has to be playing well in the Futures League. If not, it’s difficult to call him up,” Choi said.

Hanwha embarked on a full-scale rebuild in 2021. At the time, the team released a number of veteran players to thin its depth, so some players were guaranteed a starting spot even if they made mistakes or performed poorly. But things are different now, and we have the resources to replace them. If you don’t perform on the field, you don’t get a starting spot.

‘Thigh injury → September A-match out’ Lee Kang-in, when will he play at the Asian Games?

Lee Kang-in (22, Paris Saint-Germain) is committed to recovering from a thigh injury. He is expected to be out until at least the September A matches. He is expected to return to action at the Asian Games, but it will be after the tournament to ensure his natural fitness.

Paris Saint-Germain announced on their official website, “Lee Kang-In has sustained an injury to his left quadriceps. He will continue his treatment until at least the end of the next A-match period.” Last time it was the right side, this time it’s the left.

Lee left Mallorca this summer to join Paris Saint-Germain. Paris Saint-Germain is the favorite to win the UEFA Champions League beyond the French Ligue 1. Until last season, they had some of the best players in the world, including Lionel Messi and Neymar.

“It’s a team I’ve known since I was a kid,” he says of joining Paris Saint-Germain. Paris Saint-Germain is one of the best teams in the world. They have the best players in the world. I can’t wait to start my adventure with Paris Saint-Germain, I want to win every game and help them win as many titles as possible,” he said.

“I am a midfielder who can play right or left winger. I can play in different positions. He is comfortable on the ball. He has a great desire to win. I want to be part of the team and contribute to the team’s victory. I am honored to be the first Korean in the history of Paris Saint-Germain. I’m playing for Korea and I’m playing for Paris Saint-Germain. I will always do my best to show my best on the pitch,” he said.

After joining Paris Saint-Germain, Lee Kang-in trained with his teammates in a cheerful atmosphere. Neymar, who was also in the team’s training session, smiled at Lee and had fun with him. The rest of the players, including Mbappe, who had received additional rest after the A match, joined the team for a full-scale team training.

Neymar played in a preseason friendly against Le Havre (France) at PSG’s Paris campus. He led the team’s attack from the right wing and had a sharp performance, wearing the number 19 shirt. He was joined by Luca Hernandez, Marco Asensio, and Manuel Ugarte.

Paris Saint-Germain continued their attacking work through Lee Kang-In, and his passing was brilliant as he moved between the flanks and the center. He linked up well with the fullbacks on the flanks and exchanged fluid passes. His passing into space and pressing was as good as we saw in Mallorca. 카지노사이트

However, he complained of hamstring pain just before halftime. Lee suddenly grabbed his thigh in the 43rd minute. He sprinted forward during a Paris Saint-Germain counter-attack, overloaded and looked uncomfortable, and went to the bench.

A veteran who was shunned after hitting a home run in 451 days…kids, give me a break!

LG lost 1-2 against SSG in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on Tuesday.

LG’s Heo Do-hwan started the game against SSG as the catcher and No. 8 hitter. 

In his first at-bat, Heo led off the third inning with a single and was retired on a grounder to shortstop.  But in the top of the sixth inning, trailing 0-1, he pulled a 148-kilometer four-seam fastball from SSG starter Elias for a solo home run over the left field fence.

It was Heo’s first home run of the season and the 12th of his career. It was Heo’s first home run in 451 days since May 26 of last year against Kiwoom in Jamsil.

LG manager Yeom Kyung-yeop in the dugout pumped his fist in the air in celebration.  After high-fiving Ko Ji-chin, Heo Do-hwan approached his teammates but paused for a moment.

His teammates were celebrating with a shoulder-to-shoulder gesture, minus him. The veteran catcher was momentarily confused.  스포츠토토

He was performing a ritual of indifference to his first home run of the season. After a few moments, Austin was the first to reach out to him and give him a hug, and the rest of his teammates congratulated him on his first home run of the season, celebrating as much as he did.

In addition to his offense, Heo also showed good defense.  With the bases loaded in the bottom of the fifth inning, Choi Joo-hwan’s fly perfectly blocked Cho Hyung-woo’s rush to third base to keep the game scoreless.

Meanwhile, LG, which recorded the winning series in the three-game series against SSG, will start Lee Jung-yong against Lotte in Jamsil on the 23rd, while Lotte will start Wilkerson.

‘Injured’ Lee unlikely to join A-League squad…PSG “must treat until end of A-match window”

About three weeks after returning from injury, Lee Kang-in has been sidelined again.

“After suffering a left quadriceps injury, Lee will need to undergo treatment until at least the end of the A-match period,” Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) announced on its official website on Wednesday.

Lee joined PSG in the summer transfer window. He started the first two games of the season, but his injury came at a time when he hadn’t yet established himself in the team. With the recent arrival of Ousmane Dembele and the return of Kylian Mbappe to the first team, there were fewer options for Lee to utilize.

He had previously missed the preseason due to injury. Lee was substituted in the first preseason game against Le Havre after complaining of pain in the back of his right thigh. After skipping the Japan tour, he returned to action against Jeonbuk Hyundai at the 2023 Coupang Play Series in Busan, South Korea, only to suffer an injury to his opposite thigh. 카지노

It’s bad news for the national team, as Lee has been a key member of the squad since the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. He started all four games under Jürgen Klinsmann and all but the first one. Klinsmann, who has yet to win his first game in charge, has made it clear that he will not send Lee to the Asian Games and will use him in the A squad for the two A matches in Europe in September, leaving his call-up uncertain.

It’s a big blow for the Korean men’s soccer team, which is looking to win its third consecutive gold medal. The Asian Games will take place after the A-Match, but according to PSG’s announcement, the “minimum” treatment period is until the A-Match in September. If it takes longer to recover, it could affect their participation in the tournament. Even if he returns to the team for the Asian Games, he will need time to get back to full fitness.

‘No. 11′ Giggs’ successor will leave after all…Man Utd terminate Greenwood’s contract by mutual consent “No allegations but need to take responsibility”

Mason Greenwood has left Manchester United after all.

“We have concluded our internal investigation into Mr. Greenwood. Our process began in February 2023 when the case against him was dropped. Based on the evidence we have seen, we have concluded that Mr. Greenwood did not commit the offenses for which he was originally charged.”

“However, Mr. Greenwood clearly made a mistake and takes responsibility for it. As such, all parties involved, including the player himself, recognize that it would be difficult for Greenwood to continue his career at United. As a result, Mr. Greenwood has left the club by mutual consent.”

Greenwood, an Englishman born in 2001, is a product of United’s youth academy. He has already made an early impact on the youth scene. In the 2017-18 season, he scored 16 goals in 17 games in the Under-18 Youth League. The following season, he scored 15 goals and provided five assists in 13 games. This earned him first- and second-team minutes.

It wasn’t until the 2019-20 season that Greenwood really made his mark in the English Premier League (EPL). He played 31 league games (12 starts, 19 substitute appearances) and scored 10 goals. Despite his lack of starts, he has shown a pure goal-scoring ability.

Naturally, much was expected of Greenwood. He was touted as the future of Manchester United and the next great striker for the England national soccer team. In fact, Greenwood was called up by Gareth Southgate in September 2020 and made his England debut in an A-match.

As a result, United gave Greenwood the number 11 shirt ahead of the 2020-21 season, a number that means a lot to the club. It’s the number worn by the legendary Ryan Giggs for many years. Giggs scored 109 goals and provided 162 assists in 632 EPL appearances. Giggs’ number was given to a player who wasn’t even 20 years old at the time.

Then came the shocker. In January 2022, “Greenwood was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and death threats,” the BBC reported. The incident came to light when his girlfriend released photos and an audio recording of the assault on social media. In the recording, a man believed to be Greenwood can be heard attempting to sexually assault her. 토토사이트

The club quickly released a statement saying, “We will not tolerate violence of any kind. Greenwood is suspended from playing and training until further notice.” The club also stopped selling Greenwood’s jersey in its official store. All information about Greenwood disappeared.

This is not the first time Greenwood has been the subject of controversy. He also engaged in problematic behavior during England’s A-match in September 2020, when he was called up to the national team. Greenwood and Phil Foden allowed women into the national team’s accommodation. They also violated COVID-19 guidelines by partying.

‘Dummy’ on the upswing…Jeju shouldn’t aim to reach Final A

Jeju United stumbled out of the gate as they failed to capitalize on their ‘upward’ trend.

Jeju, led by Nam Ki-il, lost 0-1 to Suwon Samsung Electronics in the 27th round of the Hana OneQ K League 1 2023 at Suwon World Cup Stadium on April 18. Without a point, Jeju (34 points) remained in ninth place. The gap between them and 10th-place Suwon FC (26 points) has been reduced to eight points.

Jeju snapped a 10-match winless streak (four draws and six losses) with a 3-0 victory over Suwon FC in the 26th round. However, the relegation-fighting Suwon were outplayed. Jeju recorded 12 shots, five on target, but could not find the back of the net.

The summer slide continues As the weather heats up in the summer, Jeju’s location makes traveling back and forth between home and away by plane and bus a difficult task. Jeju suffered a summer slump once again this season. They went through a 10-match winless streak that they were unable to break out of.

In their five games in May, Jeju won four and drew one, collecting 13 points. They seemed to be in the running for the top two. However, things started to slide in June. Jeju didn’t rebound, going 2-2-2 in June and 1-1-3 in July. In three games in August, they have one win and one draw.

The good news is that they are still within striking distance of mid-table. They’re only one game behind sixth-place Incheon United (37 points), which is the final Final A spot. They are also less than two games behind fourth-place FC Seoul (39 points). If Jeju goes on a winning streak or an unbeaten run like they did in May, they could leapfrog into the top half of the table in no time.

At this point, Jeju’s realistic goal is to make it to Final A. It will likely take until Round 33 to determine who makes it to Final A. There are six games left before the final round. 바카라사이트 Even so, Jeju’s goal shouldn’t stop at reaching Final A.

Jeju has been in Final A for two years in a row since returning to the K League 1 stage. They finished fourth in 2021 and fifth last season. However, they did not qualify for the Asian Champions League (ACL), which was their goal. This season, they’re aiming to qualify for the ACL again, but it’s not going to be easy at this point. Of course, Jeju, who are in the quarterfinals of the Korea Football Association (FA) Cup, could still secure a spot in the ACL by winning the title.

Jeju finished third in both 2021 and 2022 in terms of player salary expenditure. This season is expected to be similar. It’s one of those clubs that doesn’t skimp on investment. Let’s not forget their ambitious goal of breaking the “two-state” system.

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