Month: August 2023

SSG’s carelessness, which caught the victory, almost brought about the worst ending

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SSG Landers swept their hearts out even after winning a major victory.

SSG won 11-7 in the match against Kiwoom Heroes of the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ held at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on the 30th and ran for 3 consecutive wins. The batting line exploded and took the win from the beginning of the game, but there were also heartbreaking moments. 

SSG, who allowed Kiwoom to take the lead in the first inning, scored two points at the end of the first inning and immediately succeeded in reversing. SSG, who added a point in the second inning, allowed Kiwoom to chase a point in the beginning of the third inning, but at the end of the third inning, Ha Jae-hoon’s three-run homer hit and actually took the win. 메이저놀이터

SSG, who was leading 6-2, ran away to 11-2, scoring 1 point in the 4th inning and 4 more points in the 5th inning. SSG, which had virtually secured victory, replaced starting pitcher Kirk McCarty, who reached 109 pitches, with Choi Min-jun, and third baseman, Choi Jeong-do, with Kim Chan-hyung. It was judged that it was okay to give Choi Jeong a break as the score gap widened.

The problem arose when Kiwoom started a counterattack in the top of the 6th inning. Song Seong-moon (hit), Kim Soo-hwan (hit), Kim Si-ang (1 RBI, timely hit), and Joo Seong-won (1 RBI, double) hit 4 hits in a row and defeated Choi Min-joon. SSG hurriedly put Lim Jun-seop in, and Lim Jun-seop caught 2 outcounts but allowed 3 more points. SSG, who allowed Kiwoom to chase up to 7-11, eventually put Pilseungjo Noh Kyung-eun on the mound, and Noh Kyung-eun urgently put out the fire. 

Although the crisis was over, SSG, without Choi Jeong as the center hitter, could hardly score a runaway score. Rather, in the 7th inning, Kiwoom’s lead hitter Song Seong-moon reached second base with a hit and wild throw, and in the 8th inning, Kim Hye-seong (a hit) and Kim Hui-jip (a hit ball) went on base, and SSG’s crisis continued. 

If Roh Kyung-eun failed to prevent the crisis in the 6th inning and allowed a reversal, the decision to replace Choi Jeong in the 6th inning would have turned into the worst result. Fortunately for SSG, however, veteran reliever pitchers Noh Kyung-eun (1⅓ innings scoreless), Koh Hyo-jun (1 inning scoreless score), and Seo Jin-yong (1 inning scoreless score) kept the victory without conceding an additional run in the second half of the game.

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The ‘foreigner of fortune’ is back! 3 hits, 3 RBIs, a spectacular comeback… New lifeblood in the ranking fight at the end of the season

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 It was a perfect comeback match.

Guillermo Heredia (SSG Landers) played as the designated hitter 4 times in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League Kiwoom Heroes held at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on the 30th, and made a big success with 3 hits, 3 RBIs and 2 points in 4 at bats.메이저놀이터

The match that day was the comeback match for Heredia. Heredia was injured in the match against Suwon KT Wiz on the 3rd. Due to an iliopsoas muscle injury, he was canceled from the first team entry on the 4th. On the 29th, he was called up to the first team ahead of his first game of three consecutive matches against Kiwoom, but his return game was delayed by a day due to rain cancellation.

Heredia had 5 at-bats in 2 games in the Futures League before his return. The result was 2 hits in 5 at-bats, 1 strikeout and 1 run. Afterwards, he was called up to the first team and showed a tremendous sense of hitting.

In the bottom of the first inning, trailing 0-1, Heredia came out on his first at-bat with runners on 1st and 3rd base, and hit Ian McKinney with a timely hit after a game that went up to 7 pitches. Heredia’s batted ball landed in the outfield slightly over shortstop Kim Hui-jip’s height. Afterwards, Ha Jae-hoon’s 1 RBI and timely hit came out, and SSG succeeded in reversing.

Heredia came out as the lead batter at the end of the 3rd inning with a 3-2 lead and made a hit that escaped through the 3rd. Then, Park Seong-han hit 1st and 2nd base safely, and Ha Jae-hoon hit a 3-run home run. In the bottom of the 4th inning, Heredia again had a chance to score. Choi Ji-hoon hit a triple and Choi Jeong-a walked on base, and they became 1st, 1st and 3rd base. From the first pitch, Heredia boldly turned the bat and sent the ball into the outfield. With an RBI on a sacrifice fly, SSG ran away to 7-2.

At the end of the 5th inning, after 2 outs, the concentration of the SSG batters shone. Choo Shin-soo, Choi Ji-hoon, and Choi Jeong’s consecutive hits broke out. In the 2nd 1st and 3rd bases, Heredia made a ball that went to the left field and scored a double at the right time with 1 RBI. Afterwards, Park Seong-han and Ha Jae-hoon scored 6 hits in a row, widening the score to 11-2.

After that, SSG was chased by Kiwoom with 5 runs in the beginning of the 6th inning, but kept the lead until the end. In the last at-bat in the bottom of the 7th inning, Heredia retired with a fly ball to right field.

SSG is currently in 3rd place with 60 wins, 1 draw and 47 losses. The difference between the 2nd place KT is 1 game. With 36 games left, Heredia’s return is good news. From the first day he came back, he wielded a strong blow and breathed new life into SSG’s lineup. Attention is focusing on whether Heredia’s performance can be of great help in the ranking fight at the end of the season.

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The king of walks and wild fights Cy Young? I’ve never had a pitcher like this before… FA looks great too

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 The pitcher who committed the most walks and wild pitches surpasses Cy Young. Left-handed pitcher Blake Snell (31), a San Diego Padres teammate of Kim Ha-sung, is taking on an unusual challenge. 

Snell started an away game against the St. Louis Cardinals on the 29th (Korean time) and led San Diego to a 4-1 victory with a good pitching of 7 innings, 2 hits, 5 walks, 9 strikeouts and no runs. He took his 11th win (9 losses) of the season and lowered his ERA from 2.73 to 2.60. 스포츠토토

The results were good, but the process was uneasy. He accumulated runners with consecutive walks after one out in the first inning, and a scoring crisis continued in the third inning with a wild throw from one out and first base. In the 4th inning, he brought himself into a crisis with a base loaded with one out with a wild throw and continuous walks at first base. He pitched scoreless with his crisis management ability, but his pitches were not clean, with 5 walks and 2 wide throws. 

Up to this day, Snell has pitched 149 innings in 27 games this season, recording 11 wins, 9 losses, 2.60 ERA, 193 strikeouts, and 1.92 2 Lee. National League (NL) 1st place in ERA and hit ratio, 2nd place in strikeouts, and tied for 7th in most wins, emerging as a Cy Young Award candidate along with Jack Gallon (Arizona Diamondbacks) and Spencer Strider (Atlanta Braves). In the Tom Tango Cy Young points that predict Cy Young, Snell is ahead of Strider (56.3) and Gallon (54.9) with 61.8 points. 

Snell, a left-handed fireballer who spews a power curve with a four-seam fastball that averages 95.4 miles (153.5 km), has a chronic weakness in control. He has 85 walks and 12 wild throws, the most of both leagues this year. The walks per 9 innings are also 5.1, which is the second most since his days as a poet in 2016 (5.2) in his personal career over 8 seasons. 

He continues to send out runners with walks, but he is holding back runs by striking out 11.7 per 9 innings. The hit rate in scoring range is only 10.6 0.7 li. The remaining base rate, in which runners sent out on base are not linked to runs, is also ranked first overall (85.7%), showing off its ability to manage crises. 

So far, there are two pitchers who have received the Cy Young Award for giving the most walks in the major leagues. In the past, Bob Turley of the New York Yankees in 1958 and Early Win of the Chicago White Sox in 1959 had 4.7 and 4.2 walks per 9 innings, respectively. Snell outperforms both pitchers with 5.1 this season. There was no pitcher who received the Cy Young Award while recording the most walks and wild throws. It’s like Snell challenging his first record. 

‘’ said, ‘Snell has the highest ERA and the most walks allowed. As it stands, Snell could make amazing history. There was no pitcher who ranked first in both ERA and walks in one season. ‘Snell, who received the 2018 American League (AL) Cy Young Award, is Gaylord Perry, Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, Roger Clemens, Roy Halladay, and Max Scherzerman. They are standing in line to be named on the special list of Cy Young Award winners in both major leagues.” 

Snell, who moved the league following his Tampa Bay days in 2018 and got closer to the second Cy Young Award, said, “The Cy Young Award is meaningful only when the team wins. I won’t think about Cy Young until the end of the season. Now, the goal is to win with the best pitching possible and lead the team to the postseason,” he said, emphasizing the remaining hopes of fall baseball in San Diego. 

Snell also gets free agent status at the end of this season. The five-year, $50 million extension contract signed with Tampa Bay in March 2019 comes to an end. After his contract, he became an ordinary pitcher and was traded to San Diego in 2021, but he is raising the value of free agency by announcing his revival this year. He is still 31 years old, and he is young enough to expect a big contract. 

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Ryu Hyun-jin, who challenges 4 wins in the pitchers’ grave, met unexpected bad news 

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 Ryu Hyun-jin (Toronto Blue Jays), who is trying to win his 4th season, faced unexpected bad news. This is because third baseman Matt Chapman and shortstop Bo Bisset were all out of action due to injuries. 

Ryu Hyun-jin succeeded in hunting for 3 wins of the season with 4 hits (2 homers), 5 strikeouts and 3 runs (2 earned) in 5 innings in a home game against the Cleveland Guardians held at Rogers Center in Toronto, Canada on the 27th (Korean time). After reporting his first win against the Chicago Cubs on the 14th, he blew the whistle of three consecutive wins. 안전놀이터

Coach John Schneider said in an interview after the game, “Ryu Hyun-jin was great. He showed good control and pitched efficiently. Watching him deal with batters makes me feel good. He has better pace control than anyone else in the major leagues.” said. 

“Ryu Hyun-jin is a smart pitcher. He knows how to distinguish when he throws hard and when he throws slowly,” he said. added. 

Ryu Hyun-jin will go on a hunt for his 4th win of the season in an away game against the Colorado Rockies to be held at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado on the 2nd of next month. Coors Field is a hitter-friendly stadium enough to be called the ‘graveyard of pitchers’. Due to the high altitude, the density of the air is low, so the distance the batted ball extends is different compared to other stadiums. 

He often climbed the mound at Coors Field during his time with the LA Dodgers, and showed a somewhat sluggish appearance with a 7.09 ERA in 6 games in his career. In addition to Ryu Hyun-jin’s good fight, two strong helpers fell into power while his colleagues needed support. 

On the 28th of last month, in a home game against Cleveland, Bisset, who hit a grounder on second base in the fifth inning and felt pain in his right thigh while running to first base, was placed on the 10-day injured list ahead of the game on the 30th. Fortunately, the condition is not serious, but Ryu Hyun-jin cannot attend the away game at Coors Field. 

Bisset has appeared in 114 games this season and has a batting average of . It will be unwelcome news for Hyun-Jin Ryu, as Chapman is out due to a middle finger injury in his right hand and Bisset is also out of action. Chapman’s batting average is on the low side at 2.48, but he is a player with one shot enough to hit 15 homers. 

Mason McCoy, who traded from the Seattle Mariners, got a big league promotion opportunity in place of Bisset.

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Park Heung-shik → Lee Jong-woon → there is no next, why does Lotte go through the season without an assistant coach?

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 The Lotte Giants faced a change with 36 games left. Command tower has changed. Head coach Lee Jong-woon took over as acting manager. At the same time, the naturally vacant head coach position was vacated and decided to play the season.스포츠토토

On the 28th, Lotte announced the voluntary resignation of manager Larry Sutton. Manager Sutton informed the club of his intention to resign on the night of the 28th, and the club decided to accept it after much consideration.

There was no time to appoint a new coach as the resignation was made with 36 games left. So Lotte decided to play the rest of the season with an internal promotion.

Head coach Lee Jong-woon takes over as acting head coach and leads the team. With this, acting manager Lee Jong-woon will lead the first team again after 8 years since the 2015 season.

On the 29th, he will be acting as an acting manager from the match against Hanwha in Daejeon.

Prior to this, acting coach Lee Jong-woon held a team meeting. He said, “I think the players will feel a sense of responsibility. It’s not something the coach can shoulder alone,” he said. “Tell the players, ‘Everyone will know what to do. “I did,” he explained.

However, there is one doubt. The head coach position remains vacant. Lotte, which started this season as head coach Park Heung-sik, has reached a vacancy after passing through head coach Lee Jong-woon. Why?

Acting head coach Lee Jong-woon explained, “Because I was the head coach and worked with other coaches on the bench, I thought it would be better to work with the existing coaches rather than having someone else take over as head coach.”

The head coach assists the head coach and serves as a bridge between the coaching staff and the players. Chief Lee Jong-woon was promoted, but we all decided to put our heads together. If someone takes it, it will be vacated again. It is solved to prevent a chain of blanks.

Although the game on the 28th was canceled due to rain, Acting Lee Jong-woon announced that he would lead the team stably.

Acting Lee said, “There has been a lot of change in the batting order, but I want to go stably. In the end, the existing players have to do it. I hope that veteran players such as Jun-woo Jeon, Chi-hong An, and Hoon Jung will play a role.”

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“Collecting information… I hope it was something that was dealt with in advance” SD director’s talk about Darvish situation

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Bob Melvin, manager of the San Diego Padres, reported on the situation of Yu Darvish, who was on the injured list that day.메이저놀이터

In an interview ahead of an away game against the St. Louis Cardinals held at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri on the 29th (hereafter referred to as Korean time), Melvin spoke about Darvish, who was on the injured list due to inflammation of the elbow.

“I have inflammation,” said Melvin, who said, “I thought it would be better not to overdo it. It remains to be seen how many times he simply skips selection. I am currently diagnosing. He is gathering more information.”

Darvish is 8-10 with a 4.56 ERA in 136 1/3 innings in 24 games this season.

In his last three games, he has been sluggish with 13 runs in 16 innings (7.31 earned run average). In particular, in an away game against the Milwaukee Brewers on the 26th, he recorded 6 hits, 1 home run, 1 walk, 3 strikeouts and 5 runs in 4 innings.

“If you’ve seen him lately, you’ve seen him break his arm during the mound,” Melvin said. In the previous pitching, it was seen a little more often. He felt it wasn’t the right thing to force the mound. The next day he felt more pain than usual.”

He said that he hoped that the listing and examination of the injured would not be serious, saying, “I hope that it was taken care of in advance.”

Darvish was scheduled to start the last game of the series on the 31st, but he was unable to do so due to being placed on the injured list.

Manager Melvin announced that left-hander Rich Hill would start instead.

The San Diego Padres on this day had Kim Ha-sung (2nd baseman) Juan Soto (left fielder) Manny Machado (3rd baseman) Fernando Tatis Jr. (right fielder) Zander Bogaerts (shortstop) Garrett Cooper (1st baseman) Matt Carpenter (designated hitter) Gary Sanchez (catcher) Trent Grisham. (Center fielder) announced the lineup. With Jake Cronenworth out with an injury, Carpenter got his chance.

Melvin said, “Carpenter was preparing hard every day,” and mentioned that Carpenter, who did not get many opportunities to play, got a good opportunity.

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Director Sutton, who was struggling and lonely due to poor grades, finally packed up

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Larry Sutton, manager of the Lotte Giants, put down the baton.

The Lotte club announced on the 28th, “Coach Sutton expressed his gratitude for health reasons after the match against KT Wiz on the 27th. The club accepts Sutton’s will after careful consideration.” 

Lotte played the game against KT the previous day under the acting supervisory system of head coach Lee Jong-woon. The Lotte club explained the reason, saying, “Director Sutton returned home for health reasons after going to the baseball field.” At the time, manager Sutton informed the club of his intention to resign and said goodbye to some players. 메이저놀이터

Coach Sutton has been under extreme stress amid poor grades recently. On the 17th, ahead of the Busan LG Twins game, rumors of health problems circulated. Attending the official press conference before the game, he drew the line, “Where did the story of ‘I fell down’ come from? 

However, he eventually complained of dizziness and vacated the director’s seat that day. As a result of the hospital examination, no special diagnosis or abnormality was found, but abnormal symptoms continued. An official said, “It was also difficult for Sutton to be in the dugout. Due to the stress caused by poor grades, he recently suffered symptoms similar to panic disorder.” 

Coach Sutton, who played for the Hyundai Unicorns-KIA Tigers as a player, took the helm of the Futures (second team) league from finishing training in 2019 and started a relationship with Lotte. In mid-May 2021, Lotte sacked former coach Heo Moon-hoe and entrusted the first team to Sutton, who was leading the second team. In 2021, Lotte, who was in last place with 12 wins and 18 losses (0.400 win rate) under former coach Heo, recorded 53 wins, 53 losses and 8 draws with a win rate of 0.500 in the remaining games after Sutton took over. Accordingly, Lotte extended the contract with manager Sutton, which was until 2022, by one year, guaranteeing his tenure until 2023. Last year, when coach Sutton led the team for the first time since spring camp, Lotte finished 8th (64 wins, 76 losses, 4 draws). 

Ahead of this season, Lotte spent 19 billion won in paid-in capital increase from its parent group on recruiting free agents (FA). However, a red light was turned on in the challenge to advance to the postseason (PS) in six years. It passed April, the first month of the regular season, in first place, and formed a top-three system with the LG Twins and SSG Landers by early June. However, after June it started to deteriorate. By mid-August, he had been on the rise with 8 wins and 2 losses, but recently fell into a 7-game losing streak and fell away from the top 5 fight again. As of the 28th, the 5th place KIA, which is the last line to advance to the postseason, and the ride took place up to 5 games. Lotte has only 36 remaining games left, so it is not easy to reverse.

The sluggish performance made Sutton isolated. In the preceding two years, there were three foreign coaches on the bench for the first team. Foreign coaches left this year, and a large number of domestic coaches were recruited. In addition, Sutton has shared baseball philosophy with Lotte general manager Seong Min-gyu, but the atmosphere has changed this season. In June, when pitching coach Bae Young-soo went down to the 2nd team, even internal conflicts surfaced. Since then, doubts about Sutton’s leadership have risen. 

Ultimately, Sutton decided to lay down his baton rather than fill out the remainder of his tenure. Following Yang Sang-moon and Heo Moon-hoe, three Lotte coaches, including Sutton, left without being able to fill the contract period in a row. Head coach Lee Jong-woon, who took command of the first team in 2015, will lead Lotte as acting manager for the remainder of the season. 

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“Ohtani refused to be tested, I have no regrets” Transferring responsibility for LAA’s head, is this a catastrophe?

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Los Angeles Angels general manager Perry Minassian is controversial for his remarks that shifted responsibility for injury to Shohei Otani (29).

‘’ reported on the 27th (hereinafter Korean time) why Minasian general manager did not undergo an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) test before Ohtani suffered an elbow medial collateral ligament (UCL) injury against reporters ahead of the New York Mets game. said to have clarified it.

Ohtani suffered pain in his right elbow while pitching in Game 1 of a doubleheader against the Cincinnati Reds on the 24th, and tests revealed a ruptured medial collateral ligament. As a pitcher for the remainder of the season, he could no longer throw the ball, and the possibility of a second Tommy John surgery following October 2018 increased. If he undergoes surgery, he will not be able to pitch as a pitcher for at least a year due to rehabilitation. It is a thunderstorm ahead of FA.메이저놀이터

LAA captain refutes the point of negligence in player management “Ohtani and Agent refused to test”

On the 4th against the Seattle Mariners, Ohtani showed symptoms of finger cramps and was forced to throw 59 pitches in 4 innings. After the match against the San Francisco Giants on the 10th, he showed symptoms of fatigue and skipped the rotation once. The ‘abnormal signal’ came out one after another, but the Angels club did not inspect Ohtani’s physical condition, so it was pointed out about negligence in management.

When the arrow of criticism was pointed, the leader Minassian came forward to explain. According to general manager Minassian, the Angels suggested examining Ohtani’s arm after he went down early with finger cramps in the game against Seattle on the 4th. However, Minassian’s explanation is that Ohtani and his agent Nez Valero refused to proceed with the examination.

Director Minassian said, “I offered a test, but Ohtani and his agent refused. I understand you did that. It could be because I just had a cramp in my finger, and I didn’t think it was necessary to do a test,” he said. “The only time I had an MRI was after the injury. At the beginning of this year, I also offered to shoot, but Ohtani and my agent rejected it.”

Angels coach Phil Nevin also said, “When I was a player, when I asked to be tested, I said no. It is because he wanted to keep running,” he said, considering his position as a player. Director Minassian said, “The damaged ligaments this time were different from when I had my first surgery in 2018, and the symptoms were different. So Ohtani would not have thought that there would be a problem with the ligaments.”

Director Minassian continued, “Ohtani and I have been together for three years. I believe the way we did, Ohtani had a very good three seasons. Personally, I have no regrets at all. It’s an unfortunate thing that unavoidably happened. It’s unfortunate for the player himself, the team, and the baseball world, but injuries in baseball can happen.”

Minassian explained the unfair point in his own way, but he is facing a backlash by exuding a nuance that seems to shift the responsibility for the injury to Ohtani. The possibility of Ohtani remaining is even lower. The prevailing prospect is that Ohtani, who will become a free agent at the end of this season, will move to the championship team, but there are observations that this incident may have effectively ended the relationship with the Angels.

The American ‘The Athletic’ said, ‘If Ohtani and the agent did not know that Minassian would say such a thing, it could be controversial. It would be very surprising if Minassian general manager said this without consulting Ohtani, as he directly transferred responsibility for not being thorough in player management. can Director Minassian said that he had a good relationship with Ohtani and his agent, Valero, but all of these situations have definitely grown into situations that could cause problems.”

Meanwhile, it is not yet known whether Ohtani’s elbow ligaments were completely or partially torn. Currently, Ohtani is receiving a second opinion on the condition of his elbow. “I don’t know how long that process will take, but until then, Ohtani will continue to be included in the lineup,” Minassian said. “Nothing has been updated yet. The decision is up to Ohtani, and he will decide what he wants to do. We will make an announcement at the appropriate time.”

Although the season ended as a pitcher, batter Ohtani’s runaway continues. Since the day he suffered an elbow injury, he has hit in all four of his last games and is batting .455 (5-for-11). He hit all five extra-base hits with three doubles, a home run and one triple. He also succeeded in stealing two bases against the Mets on the 27th. As a hitter, his season record was 128 games with a batting average of .307 (145 hits in 472 bats), 44 homers, 92 RBIs, 100 runs, 19 stolen bases, .412 slugging percentage, .672 OPS, and 1.083 OPS. He ranks first in the American League in home runs, runs scored, triples, on-base percentage, slugging percentage, and OPS.

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Chaos Changwon… 2 player-coach sent off, LG Lim Chan-gyu headshot-NC Kang In-kwon video review protest

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 On the 27th, in the LG-NC match held at Changwon NC Park, two players were sent off. LG pitcher Lim Chan-gyu and NC coach Kang In-kwon were ejected for different reasons. 

Lim Chan-gyu resigned due to a headshot in the bottom of the first inning. In the safe 1st and 3rd base crisis, the first fastball thrown against NC Park Gun-woo headed toward the face. It hit the gladiator helmet protector that covered the left side of Park Gun-woo’s face.메이저놀이터 

The impact of the ball knocked the shield off the helmet. Park Kun-woo also collapsed at the plate and complained of pain, but soon got up and walked to first base. Lim Chan-gyu approached Park Gun-woo and apologized, and Park Gun-woo also comforted Lim Chan-gyu. 

Park Gun-woo, who was replaced for player protection, moved to the hospital, and Lim Chan-gyu was sent off according to the headshot regulation. This is his 24th ejection this season, and his 10th headshot. 

LG put in Choi Dong-hwan as an emergency after starter Lim Chan-gyu failed to catch an out count and went down after 9 pitches. Choi Dong-hwan, who came out with no bases loaded, allowed Jason Martin to walk, but Kwon Hee-dong was fouled by catcher and Do Tae-hoon was treated as a double hit at first base, ending with one run. 

In the beginning of the 3rd inning, NC coach Kang In-kwon was ejected for protesting the results of the video review. 

In the first and third bases with one out, LG Shin Min-jae’s missed ball floated between second base and center fielder. NC second baseman Ba ​​Min-woo caught it in reverse and threw it to first base. Hong Chang-ki, the first base runner who was running to second base, also aimed for a double out, and it seemed that the inning ended without conceding a run. 

All the fielders entered the dugout, but LG claimed that third base runner Park Hae-min stepped into the home first before Hong Chang-ki was out. While Park Min-woo threw to first base, Park Hae-min retouched from third base and returned home. As the referee accepted this, LG’s one point was recognized. Shin Min-jae’s sacrifice fly from second base tied the score at 1-1. 

NC immediately protested against this. A video review was requested, but the decision was not overturned, and coach Kang In-kwon came out to the ground and appealed strongly. If the director appeals to the results of the video review, it is an automatic exit. The coach’s departure was the 11th of the season, and 9 times including director Kang on this day were video review protests.

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KKKKKKKKKK 6⅔ innings, 2 runs lost, bad luck, but laughed “I was excited to meet Ohtani again”

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 Senga Kodai (30, New York Mets), who became a losing pitcher despite 2 runs in 6⅔ innings, felt happiness instead of frustration. This is because he reunited with Shohei Ohtani (29, Los Angeles Angels) of the same Japanese nationality who conquered the American stage with a two-time batting job. 

Senga started on the 26th (Korean time) in the 2023 major league home game against the Los Angeles Angels held at Citi Field in Flushing, New York, USA, and pitched well in 6⅔ innings, 4 hits, 3 walks, 10 strikeouts and 2 runs, but lost 7 seasons due to lack of support from other lines (10 wins) was the second. 

From the first episode, a confrontation between Ohtani and Japanese pitcher was concluded. The result is Senga’s defeat. With no runners on the first run, he allowed a straight walk against Ohtani. However, there were no flaws. He struck out Brandon Drury swinging and caught Mike Moustakas on a grounder to third base to end the inning. 먹튀검증

In the second inning, he was hit in a row by leaders Luis Rengipo and Logan Ohapi, and was in danger of getting first and second base safely. This time, he struck out Hunter Renfro and Mickey Moniak in a row, and blocked Randall Grichuk with a third baseman grounder, not allowing a run. 

He conceded the first run in the third inning when it was still 0-0. Again, I couldn’t get over Ohtani’s wall. Leader Nolan Chanuel’s sand ball, Ohtani’s batting speed of 115.4 miles (185 km) allowed 2nd and 3rd basers Drury a sacrifice fly and 1 RBI against Moustakas, a heavy timely hit in succession. 

Senga regained stability from the 4th inning. Starting with a tripartite with 2 strikeouts, he met Ohtani after 1 out in the 5th inning and gave up another walk, but Drury struck out second baseman on a ground ball and Moustakas swung and missed, and Ohapi walked 1 out and 1 base in the 6th inning. He overcame the crisis with Renfro’s double play. 

Even in the 7th inning, with the score trailing 1-2, Senga, who was on the mound, struck out the first batters, Moniac and Grichuck, in a row. Batters were helpless by the so-called ghost fork, the main weapon. Afterwards, he was replaced by Adam Colarek and ended the match unfortunately. 105 pitches. 

Although he became a losing pitcher, Senga’s breaking ball was sharp enough to impress the enemy general. According to, the official MLB website, Angels manager Phil Nevin said, “Senga’s splitter looks the best pitch I’ve ever seen. He threw a ball that was impossible to hit, and Ohtani hit that kind of ball.”

Senga was able to forget the results of the day for a while as he engaged Ohtani on the dream stage of the major leagues. “I think Ohtani is a very special player,” said Senga. Ohtani makes everything special by being himself,” he said. I hope Ohtani will continue to do his best.”

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Senga, who belonged to the Softbank Hawks, showed a good pitching with an average ERA of 1.94 in 22 games in the 2022 season, 11 wins and 6 losses, and ranked second in the Japanese Professional Baseball Central League in average ERA, most wins, and third in strikeouts (156). Afterwards, he obtained qualification as an overseas free agent, submitted an application to exercise his free agent rights to the Softbank club at the end of October last year, and finally achieved his dream of advancing to the United States by signing a five-year, $75 million contract with the Mets in December.

Senga is having an impressive debut season with the Mets, going 10-7 with a 3.17 ERA in 24 games.

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