Making up for the regret of leaving with a ‘big home run’… Austin: “It was the best home run I’ve ever hit”

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 LG Twins foreign hitter Austin Dean, who was ejected for protesting the ball decision, made up for his disappointment with a large home run.스포츠토토

LG won 8-4 in the 14th game of the season against Kiwoom Heroes of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul on the 12th, winning 4 consecutive wins and securing the winning series. LG, the first to reach 60 wins in the league this season, recorded 60 wins, 2 draws and 35 losses (0.632).

On the mound, starting pitcher Choi Won-tae and the team’s key reliever pitchers Ham Deok-joo and Kim Jin-seong stood out, while on the other line, along with Shin Min-jae, Austin’s performance shone. Austin, who started as a fourth hitter and first baseman, went 1 at bat (1 home run), 2 RBIs and 3 walks, and succeeded in reaching base four times.

In particular, at the end of the 5th inning, when the team was leading 3-2, Kiwoom starter Ian McKinney’s first pitch changeup was hit with 2nd out and 1st base, drawing a large two-run arch over the left fence.

Austin’s 14th home run of the season this season. LG widened the gap thanks to Austin’s home run, and LG coach Yeom Kyung-yeop also praised, “When the team needed an extra point, Austin’s two-run four came out and we were able to solve the game a little more leisurely.”

After the game, Austin joked, “I came to see the video, but it’s a pity that it didn’t go outside the field.” I also liked that part because I put a wedge in getting it. I think it was the best home run I’ve ever hit,” he expressed satisfaction.

In a game against Kiwoom on the 11th, Austin strongly protested the ball decision at the end of the 6th inning, was ejected, and continued protesting for a while by throwing his helmet and bat. Austin, who rarely expresses dissatisfaction with the judgment, was surprised by everyone who watched him. Unable to enter the dugout, he greeted the players in the locker room and expressed his gratitude and apology.

“Above all, I was so happy to be able to contribute to the team’s victory in the game, and I was satisfied that I was able to help like this,” said Austin, who was carrying a burden in his heart. I got angry and supported on behalf of the players, but I continued to watch the game in the locker room, prayed for victory, and was proud of the victory. I was really happy when Kim Hyun-soo hit a home run. I was so happy that my teammates filled my vacancy.” I looked back on the situation at the time.

Austin, who had been on the rise until last month, slowed down a bit compared to the first half, with a batting average in the 10% range this month. He said, “It’s been a while since I’ve been playing full-time like this for the past three years as a backup, so there’s nothing difficult. Also, I only had two days off during the All-Star break, so it was a little difficult to recover my stamina.” , I can’t make excuses because I have to contribute to the team again. My main goal is to digest the season until the end. Baseball is long,” he said.

While LG stepped on the 60-win high with this game, Austin’s goal is also to win. He said, “I am in a very important position because I am a foreign player and first baseman in the team, and the strength of our team is that even if someone is missing, someone can fill in and do well.” I want to digest the rest of the season while continuing to show good performances.”

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Who are you by any chance?’ A foreign pitcher who even cut off his trademark mustache. Samsung team immediately joined

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A new face appeared in the dugout of the Samsung Lions team having an away match against SSG Landers in Incheon. He was such a stranger that I had to think about who he was for a moment.

Starting on the 11th, Samsung will have a 3-game match against SSG at SSG Landers Field in Incheon.

Samsung released Suarez, a foreign pitcher who left due to injury on the 10th, and recruited Taylor Widener, who was announced as a waiver from the NC Dinos.먹튀검증

Widener was released from NC, but less than a week later, he received a recruitment offer from Samsung and succeeded in re-employment.

Widener moved from NC to Samsung in his debut season in the KBO League and wrote the second baseball story in the KBO League.

Widener cut off his trademark mustache and appeared in the Samsung squad. Even his hair was cut short, and it looked like it was about to be planted.

With his mustache gone, Widener looked like a brand new foreign player. He looked more friendly when his impressive mustache was gone.

Widener learned the new team atmosphere by watching games with his newfound teammates.

Did he even cut off his cherished beard to change the mood?

Widener will receive $220,000 from Samsung if he fills all the remaining days of registration out of the annual salary of about $600,000 contracted with NC.

Widener pitched 61.2 innings in 11 appearances wearing an NC uniform this season, recording an average ERA of 4.52 with 4 wins and 2 losses. He is disappointing for a foreign pitcher. However, just before leaving NC, the last two games were impressive, with 2 runs in 6 innings against KT on July 28 and 1 run in 7 innings against Lotte on August 3.

Widener, who moved to Samsung, joined the Samsung team for an away game in Incheon on the 11th. He wore a Lions uniform and even finished a profile photo shoot. His uniform number changed from the number 27 he wore in NC to number 57.

A foreign player changed his uniform mid-season in his first year in the KBO League.

He may have had a big goal by entering Korean professional baseball, but he could not achieve that dream due to injuries and sluggishness in NC. However, after recovering from his injury, he also showed a gradual adaptation to the KBO league.

Widener had twists and turns when he moved teams during the season, but he took on a new challenge at Samsung.

Samsung unfortunately let go of Albert Suarez, who had been devoted for the past two years, and recruited Widener.

Samsung chose to say goodbye to Suarez, whom fans loved, but announced that it would wage an all-out war until the end of the season by recruiting Widener.

Samsung won the match against SSG on the 11th with a good feeling. The team atmosphere is not bad with 4 wins and 2 losses in recent matches.

Head coach Park Jin-man predicted that Widener would be able to start in the last Sunday match against SSG in a weekend three-game series.

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A 38-year-old shortstop hitting 300 and hitting second… ‘Genius shortstop’ with no successor, it’s too early to retire

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Doosan Bears veteran infielder Kim Jae-ho literally ‘rejuvenated’. This is why the 38-year-old shortstop plays an active role as the second hitter with a batting average of 30% in the second half. Besides, there is still no successor to the ‘genius shortstop’. It’s too early to retire.메이저놀이터

On August 11th, Doosan won Daejeon Hanwha Eagles 11-4. With this victory, Doosan recorded 49 wins, 1 draw and 45 losses in the season, maintaining 5th place in the league. The difference between 3rd place NC Dinos and 4th place KT WIZ is only one game.메이저놀이터

On this day, Doosan succeeded in scoring first in the first inning. Doosan took the lead with Kim Jae-hwan’s right-handed right-handed hit in the second out, first and second base opportunity created by a hit by lead batter Sue-bin Su and a walk by Kim Jae-ho.

Doosan scored an extra run in the top of the second inning with Heo Gyeong-min’s solo home run, and in the top of the third inning Kim Jae-ho and Rojas’ consecutive hits and Yang Seok-hwan’s walk made the bases safe. Doosan ran away to 7-0 in an instant with Kim Jae-hwan’s push-off walk against the changed pitcher Lee Tae-yang, the opponent’s defensive mistake, and Heo Kyung-min’s 3-RBI sweep and timely double.

Doosan’s line-up scored without a break. In the top of the 4th inning, Doosan scored an extra run with Kang Seung-ho’s ground ball from the bases loaded opportunity, and in the top of the 5th, Su-bin Sue hit an RBI triple, Kim Jae-ho’s grounder RBI, and Ahn Jae-seok’s 1 RBI right-handed hit made it 11-0.

After the 6th inning, Doosan, which had a large score gap, changed the fielding team in a large number and played a leisurely game. Starting pitcher Brandon Waddell achieved his 5th win (2nd loss) of the season with a quality start, 5 hits, 4 strikeouts, 3 walks and 1 run in 6 innings.

In particular, the record of Kim Jae-ho, who played as the second batter shortstop that day, also shined. Kim Jae-ho played the role of table setter with 2 at-bats, 1 hit, 1 RBI, 2 runs and 2 runs.

Recently, Kim Jae-ho, who is mainly placed in the second batting order, played in 51 games this season and recorded a batting average of 0.311 / 38 hits / 13 RBI / on-base percentage of 0.409. Doosan coach Lee Seung-yeop said, “It is good that Kim Jae-ho is doing so well in the second batting order. He’s 38 years old so he has to take care of it and there is no alternative so he has no choice but to play every day. He raised his thumb, saying, “He has a stable defense and is really good at batting for the team at the plate.”

Kim Jae-ho’s FA contract ends at the end of this season. It is an important time to show his value in order to extend his active service. In conclusion, Doosan still has not properly discovered a successor to the ‘genius shortstop’. From the beginning of the season, several faces took turns taking the shortstop position, but in the end,

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‘Austin violent protest → exit → after that → Oh Ji-hwan is also sensitive…’ Kim Hyun-soo’s dignity at that time, what did he say?

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Usually, he was a stranger known for his excitement,스포츠토토 but this time he couldn’t hold back his anger. The main character who was eventually ordered to leave. It was Austin, the foreign batter of the LG Twins.

Austin returns to the dugout soon. In the meantime, ‘former captain’ Kim Hyun-soo said something short to Austin, who was leaving the ground.

“Go ahead, get some rest, and get ready for tomorrow’s game.”
The LG Twins won 5-3 in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League home game against the Kiwoom Heroes at Jamsil Baseball Stadium (11,910 spectators) in Seoul on the 11th. With the victory on this day, LG maintained its first place in the league with a record of 59 wins, 35 losses and 2 draws with three consecutive wins. This season, LG has a huge advantage over Kiwoom with 9 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses. On the same day, LG played 6 games with second place SSG Landers, who lost to Samsung by one point.

On this day, LG succeeded in suppressing the starting line by scoring 3 points in the bottom of the 5th inning against starter Jang Jae-young, who was good at throwing. However, the 6th inning immediately followed. This time, LG starter Casey Kelly was suddenly shaken and eventually allowed the score to be tied 3-3.

And the bottom of the 6th inning that followed. Leading batter Austin stepped in to bat. Jang Jae-young’s first pitch, a 147km strike, was formed outside. 2nd pitch then. This time, the 147km fastball was hit on a similar course. Referee Song Soo-geun declared strikes for both the first and second pitches. Then, Austin expressed regret over the ball decision on the second pitch and got out of the plate once. Referee Song motioned for him to step in, and Austin stood up again. The third pitch is a tall ball (136km cutter). and the 4th pitch. This time, Jang Jae-young’s 149km fastball formed toward the body and dug in. Referee Song declared a strike out.

At this time, Austin approached the referee Song and began to protest fiercely face to face. Judge Song also wanted to exchange a few words for a while, and then he gave the order to leave. Then Austin flung his bat aside and slammed his helmet, making an even more violent appeal. Head coach Oh Ji-hwan and Kim Jeong-joon, who were on standby at bat, barely stopped Austin, and the situation did not spread to a bigger extent. Austin’s exit was his 22nd in the KBO League this season and his 12th as a player. Head coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop, the head coach, came out to the ground and talked with the referees for a while, then accepted and went back.

After being sent off, Austin couldn’t sit in the dugout any longer. Austin tries to leave the dugout after packing his own gear. There was a player who approached Austin and patted him on the back to calm him down once again. It was Kim Hyun-soo, the former captain.

Continuing, the next batter Oh Ji-hwan also showed a sensitive appearance to the referee’s ball decision, and the bottom of the 6th inning ended. And in the bottom of the eighth inning, both teams tied 3-3. Kim Hyun-soo exploded a dramatic reversal two-run gun and became a hero.
◆ The dignity of ‘veteran’ Kim Hyun-soo, who leads the dugout atmosphereKim Hyeon-soo, who met with reporters after the game, talked about his thoughts very coolly about the situation of Austin’s exit. Kim Hyun-soo said, “I just said ‘It’s okay’ to Austin. Well, I think it can be done. He told me to go in and rest. I told him to prepare for tomorrow’s game. There’s nothing to do.”

Next, Kim Hyun-soo said, “I think the referees can of course be sent off. Well (Austin) can’t continue to be good while playing the game. That’s how good a player he is.” Usually, Hyunsoo Kim jokes around a lot with Austin and gets along comfortably. Kim Hyun-soo continued, “I see this situation as part of a baseball game. I just think I can come out to the stadium again tomorrow and play.”

Oh Ji-hwan, who entered the plate after Austin’s exit, also showed sensitivity to the strike decision. As a result, Kim Hyun-soo showed a look at Oh Ji-hwan in the dugout. Kim Hyun-soo said, “Austin was kicked out and the atmosphere was a bit chaotic, so I said, ‘Let’s calm down. Let’s get back to normal quickly.’

In fact, this situation is also part of the game, but it was never good to play the game in a state of excitement. ‘LG Twins’ mental support’ Kim Hyeon-soo, who has gone through all the pre-natal battles, can’t be unaware of this fact. Kim Hyeon-soo’s words and actions, which reveal his age and dignity, are shining at every critical juncture this season.

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Flutter on the expedition… Former KBO foreign hitter’s younger brother summoned legendary Ruth

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There are players who become stronger on expeditions.

The main character is Houston Astros outfielder Kyle Tucker (26). Tucker is well known to domestic fans as the younger brother of Preston Tucker, who played for the KIA Tigers in the KBO League.

On the 10th (Korean time), Tucker started as the 4th hitter and right fielder in the ‘2023 Major League Baseball’ match against the Baltimore Orioles held at Oriole Park in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

Tucker’s bat was on fire from the start of the game. In the top of the first inning, he hit a slider from opponent starter Jack Flaherty with two outs on first base and hit a two-run homer that went over the right-middle fence. The ball flew 427 feet (about 130.1 m) at a speed of 105.3 miles (about 169.4 km) per hour with a launch angle of 27 degrees.먹튀검증

Houston defeated Baltimore 8-2 thanks to Tucker’s final shot. Tucker led the team to victory with 1 hit (1 home run), 2 RBIs, 1 walk and 1 run in 4 at-bats.

Tucker is at the center of Houston’s lineup this season. In 113 games, he has a batting average of .296 (122 hits in 412 at-bats), 21 home runs, and 84 RBIs, with an OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of .894. He shows off his quick feet, recording 24 stolen bases with a 0.517 slugging percentage. Both Gong Soo Joo and Tucker’s presence are shining.

This year Tucker has a better record on the road than at home. On the road, he is batting .323 (70 hits in 217 at-bats) with 15 homers and 55 RBIs for an OPS of .993. He fared better than his .267 batting average (52-for-195), 6 home runs, 29 RBIs, and .784 OPS at home.

Because he is a strong tucker on the road, he has also created a number of unique records.

‘OptaStat’, which provides sports analysis and in-depth data, recently posted on social media, “Tucker (on the road) recorded 3 homers and 20 consecutive hits in one game, and hit a grand slam when the team was losing by 3 runs in the 9th inning. “He highlighted his performance. According to OptaStat, Babe Ruth is the only player who has performed this well on an away trip. That’s how impressive Tucker’s away performance is.

Tucker aims for a career high season this season based on his outstanding performance. His batting average, home run, and RBI are all outstanding enough to surpass his own best records. I wonder if Tucker will be able to continue his strong run and break his own record.

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Lee Jung-hoon came up from the 2nd group and hit the fire… Lotte designated hitter found

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Lotte lost 8-10 against Gocheok Kiwoom on the 9th. The previous day, when they ran for two consecutive victories, they lost immediately. This match was disappointing in many ways. The decisive 3 defensive mistakes laid the foundation for a large number of points, and the mound operation was not easily understood.

Still, there were results.스포츠토토 This is the discovery of designated hitter Lee Jung-hoon. In this game, the Lotte batting line hit 11 hits, 3 of which came from Lee Jung-hoon. His final result for the day was 4 at-bats, 3 hits, 1 walk, 1 run, and succeeded in 4 on base. Lee Jung-hoon stood at the forefront of Lotte’s attack with a hit to right field from the first at-bat in the first inning, and in the third at-bat in the 5th inning, he hit consecutive hits following Min-seok Kim, contributing decisively to creating a chance for the team to top the bases. In the fourth at-bat, he came out as the lead hitter and scored a hit, but the light faded as the two follow-up hitters withdrew with a fly ball and a double hit. In the last at-bat in the ninth inning, he got a straight walk and played a part in making the team full base. Using this as a stepping stone, Lotte scored as many as 5 runs in one inning.

In an interview with an international newspaper, Lee Jung-hoon confided that his hitting secret was ‘boldness’. He said, “The more aggressively and boldly we hit, the better the results seem to come out.” “I have a lot of conversations with hitting coach Park Heung-shik,” he said.

Coach Lee Jung-hoon and coach Park have a special relationship. Lee Jung-hoon, who debuted in the KIA Tigers uniform in the 2nd round of 10th in 2017 with the 94th ranking, transferred to Lotte this year. Coach Park ate rice with Lee Jung-hoon at KIA, and at this time Coach Park recognized Lee’s talent early on. After reuniting at Lotte, the two maintain a relationship that goes beyond master and disciple.

Recently, Lee Jung-hoon has been mainly as a designated hitter and boasts an amazing sense of hitting. After being called up to the first team on July 11, he recorded a batting average of 0.429, one home run, and OPS of 1.043 in 15 games. If you narrow it down to the August game, it is the league’s first place in this category with a batting average of 0.529 in 8 games. Under Lee Jung-hoon, Na Seong-beom (0.519 · KIA), Hwang Jae-gyun (0.517 · kt), and Koo Ja-wook (0.500 · Samsung) are competing for ranking.

This kind of Lee Jung-hoon actually went through many twists and turns. Since his debut, he has been on the first team stage only 14 times in three seasons, so he spent most of his time in the second team.

Accordingly, his position has also changed drastically. Although he was originally a catcher, he threw the catcher’s mask and recently turned first baseman or outfielder. Lee Jung-hoon said, “I completely forgot about the catcher. He is trying to focus only on the outfield,” he said, revealing his will, saying, “I’m trying not to just let every at-bat happen because the first-team opportunity is very precious right now.”

If Lee Jeong-hoon maintains such a sense of hitting steadily, there is a high possibility that he will definitely establish himself as the main designated hitter instead of the sluggish Jeon Jun-woo.

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Suarez heading home, “Thank you. Next time!” leave a message

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Samsung’s ace Suarez said goodbye to his fans.먹튀검증

On the 10th, Suarez posted a picture on his SNS account and said, ‘Thank you to KBO. Let’s meet again next time (Thanks KBO! Until next time),’ he left a message. The post Suarez posted was a picture of the monthly MVP candidate, a collection of players who were very active during the month of July. At the time, Suarez stood shoulder to shoulder with NC’s Martin, Hanwha No Si-hwan, and KT’s Ko Young-pyo-Benjamin duo. Although the monthly MVP had to go to Roh Si-hwan, the home run leader, Suarez also did not allow a single run while pitching 19 innings in three games in July, despite the team running at the bottom.

That’s why no one doubted Suarez and Samsung’s long-term companion. However, on the 6th, as soon as he took the mound as a starter against Daegu LG, it was a fatal blow that he limped as if he felt pain while going to base cover for the defense in the first inning. As a result of a detailed examination, about 12 cm of muscle damage was found on the gastrocnemius of his left calf, and he had no choice but to go through the process of replacing the season out. The season performance was good with 4 wins and 7 losses in 108 innings and an average ERA of 3.92.

It was not because of his own will, but because of his injury, so the fans, including himself, couldn’t help but feel more regret than anyone else. Accordingly, Suarez also expressed his regret on social media before returning. 

Suarez, who was once praised by fans as saying, “Let’s confiscate his passport and prevent him from returning to his home country!”, has memories of not being able to win despite his good pitching last year. On the contrary, the fans showed their sorryness and sent coffee trucks. Suarez did not forget these support.

Samsung fans who came across the post said, “You’ve worked hard in difficult times, and I’m really grateful for being a great help to Samsung. I look forward to seeing you again next year after recovering well.”, “I am so grateful that Suarez is on our team. Always. I hope good luck will be with you. I hope I can see you in blue again next year.”

It remains to be seen whether Suarez will be able to wear the Samsung uniform next year as he and the fans wish after recovering from his injury.

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‘RYU’s good influence’ 6-person rotation 12G ERA 2.51, ‘eldest brother’ wakes up with confidence

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 It’s been 12 days since the Toronto Blue Jays started a six-man rotation. Are the effects appearing?

Toronto has been using six starting pitchers since the match against the Los Angeles Angels on the 29th of last month (hereinafter Korean time). After that, they won 7 wins and 5 losses in 12 games until the match against the Cleveland Guardians on the 9th. During this period, six starting pitchers threw a total of 68 innings in 12 games, recording 5 wins and 3 losses with an ERA of 2.51. It is safe to say that both the team’s performance and the starting pitchers’ performance are at a satisfactory level.메이저놀이터

There is no pitcher who showed particularly sluggishness. During this period, Kevin Gausman scored 4 earned runs in 10 1/3 innings, Jose Berrios 4 earned runs in 11 1/3 innings, Alec Manoa 4 earned runs in 11 1/2 innings, Yusei Kikuchi 2 earned runs in 13 innings, and Chris Bassett posted 5 earned runs in 13 innings.

And Ryu Hyun-jin, who returned, threw 9 innings in 2 games and scored 4 earned runs. If you dare to look at the average ERA, Ryu Hyun-jin has the worst at 4.00. But this doesn’t mean much.

What is noteworthy is that all starting pitchers are seeing the effect while operating a six-man rotation. The stability of Manoa, who has been working on his mind and body for a month in the minor leagues, stands out. Kikuchi has been performing the best this year since wearing a Toronto uniform, and recently achieved quality starts in two consecutive games.

When passing the 2/3 point of the pennant race, that is, from the end of July to mid-August, it is the most difficult in a season. This is the point at which exhaustion reaches its peak along with the heat. Toronto is continuing its 17-game streak from the 29th of last month to the Chicago Cubs on the 14th. This is the reason why the 6-person rotation was started.

However, it is not an exaggeration to say that such a rotation is possible entirely thanks to Ryu Hyun-jin. The fan media Jays Journal said, ‘With Manoa and Bassett’s recent unexpected good fights, and Ryu Hyun-jin’s return and effective pitching, the Blue Jays have been able to build a strong six-man rotation.’

Ryu Hyun-jin, born in March 1987, is the oldest in the team. It is worthy of evaluation that the healthy return of the ‘eldest brother’ is having a ‘good’ influence in terms of physical strength arrangement and psychological stability of the starters.

Ryu Hyun-jin, who returned after 13 months of rehabilitation after undergoing Tommy John surgery in June of last year, is showing more than expected pitching.

On the 2nd, against the Baltimore Orioles, he was somewhat shaken with 10 hits and 4 runs in 5 innings, but on the 8th against the Cleveland Guardians, he gave up only 1 walk in 4 innings and played a counterattack, blocking no hits and no runs. If he hadn’t been hit by Oscar Gonzalez’s straight batted ball after two outs in the fourth inning, he was in good enough condition to throw six innings or more and one run or less.

Fortunately, Ryu Hyun-jin did not show any abnormality in the X-ray examination. He is a simple bruise. Therefore, it is expected that he will be able to take the mound against the Cubs on the 14th. It is the last day of the 17-game series.

Ryu Hyun-jin needs to show ‘something’ against the Cubs. Toronto has three non-game rest days on the 15th, 18th and 22nd. The 6-man rotation is meaningless now. It is a schedule that has no choice but to be returned to a 5-person rotation. Manager John Schneider decided to temporarily use six starting pitchers during the 17-game series.

If so, one of these six should be taken out of the rotation. Who is it? Right now, it’s hard to pick just one person. What is clear is that Ryu Hyun-jin has not yet been guaranteed a rotation. First of all, in the game on the 8th, he showed an outstanding changeup and command, and announced that he had regained the ‘Vintage Ryu’.

Here he must definitely stamp. The match against the Cubs on the 14th is so important. It is a home game held at the Rogers Center at 1:37 p.m. local time.

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I can’t even play the postseason… Why did Samsung abandon Suarez and choose Widener? 

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The Samsung Lions are saying goodbye to Albert Suarez (34), a foreign pitcher who is missing due to injury.

Samsung announced a waiver for Suarez and is about to announce the recruitment of Taylor Widener (29), who played for the NC Dinos (exclusive report of the newspaper on the 10th).

On the 4th, NC requested the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) to disclose a widener waiver and recruited left-handed pitcher Tanner Tully (29) as a substitute foreign player for a total of $200,000 ($150,000 annual salary, $50,000 option). .스포츠토토

NC tried to help Widener leave the country, but it is known that he stayed in Masan and negotiated with Samsung while delaying his departure.

Samsung was in trouble with Suarez’s sudden calf rupture injury in the game against LG in Daegu on the 6th.

After two deaths in the first inning, when Kim Hyun-soo allowed a right-handed hit in the third, he injured his left calf while taking a stance to cover first base. He limped off the mound with an uncomfortable expression. He was immediately transferred to the SM Radiology Department and underwent an MRI scan.

After the game, a Samsung official explained, “As a result of the examination, Suarez was found to have about 12 cm of damage to the gastrocnemius muscle of his left calf. It is expected to take about 4 weeks to recover.”

Early September if it takes 4 weeks to recover. If it comes up after pitching in practice, it will be 5 or 6 weeks later at the earliest. At the end of the season, it can be digested from almost the rest of the schedule.

The team, which was preparing for a full-fledged rebound beyond the last place, was not the only one to worry about. Yang Chang-seop enlisted at the beginning of this month, and there are replacement candidates for the Futures League, such as Choi Ha-neul and Heo Yun-dong. However, the first team did not produce very good results this season.

Even Choi Chae-heung, who was discharged from Sangmu, was excluded from the entry on the 9th after sluggish performance. A situation where two key starters were missing at once.

There were concerns about overloading the already weak bullpen. Samsung explained, “Recently, the list has been made as officials have been abroad,” but they needed a pitcher who could be put in immediately without delay.

Samsung’s gaze naturally turned to Widener, who broke up with NC just before. He recently checked his physical condition and fully prepared for the recruitment.

Widener cannot play in the fall baseball stage this season according to Article 94 of the KBO Rules, ‘Players transferred by waiver after August 1 cannot participate in the postseason’. If a new foreign pitcher other than Widener is recruited before the 15th, he can play in the postseason.

Samsung, with 47 games to go, is in 10th place without Kiwoom and a ride, but there is no possibility of advancing to the postseason. Samsung is doing well in the second half with 9 wins, 1 draw and 7 losses. On the 9th, against Doosan in Jamsil, they showed their backs and won 6-4 at the end of the seesaw match.

Still, why did Samsung choose Widener?

The decision to leave Suarez and recruit Widener means that he will do his best in each remaining game, leaving the result of the semifinals.

The primary goal is to get out of the last place, the only one that has never been done in the past 41 years since its founding. It is a will to raise the ranking as much as possible and plant the DNA of victory in the squad to lay the foundation for a rebound next year.

Widener, who has maintained the rotation in NC, can be put into practice immediately like a player recruited by trade. The selection order may be adjusted in the aftermath of the typhoon, but it is possible to select the Incheon game against SSG on the 13th at the earliest.

Widener recorded 4 wins, 2 losses, 61⅔ innings, 4 wins, 2 losses, and an average ERA of 4.52 in 11 games played wearing an NC uniform this season.

2 wins, 3 losses, 3 holds, 4.26 ERA in 49 major league games (13 starts). He was evaluated for his excellent use of fast balls and slider changeup curves with a maximum speed of 155 km/h.

However, he was only able to make it to the first team on May 28 after experiencing back pain during an exhibition game. There were ups and downs as the balance was slightly shaken due to the aftermath of the injury.

However, there are enough elements that Samsung can expect.

Unfortunately, after NC decided to break up, they played brilliantly in two games. Following 2 runs in 6 innings against KT on the 28th of last month, 4 hits in 7 innings, no 4 walks, 8 strikeouts and 1 run against Lotte on the 3rd, he succeeded in starting quality in 2 consecutive games, showing a rebound.

As NC, it was not possible to continue to accompany Widener because it had already decided and moved after the Hanwha match on the 22nd. Samsung made a bold and quick decision, expecting that the last appearance in NC would be the real Widener.

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Noh Si-hwan couldn’t smile even after hitting 3 homers… Choi Jung smiled broadly at the 450 home run

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Hanwha’s new big shot, Noh Si-hwan, hit three homers in a game for the first time since his debut. Roh Si-hwan, the sole leader in home runs, couldn’t smile brightly amidst the team’s defeat even after hitting the 24th, 25th, and 26th guns in a row.스포츠토토
Hanwha lost 6-12 in an away game against KT held at KT Wiz Park in Suwon on the 9th, despite Noh Si-hwan’s 5 RBIs with 3 home runs.
Noh Si-hwan’s bat spewed fire from the first episode. Noh Si-hwan, who entered the plate in the first inning with no two runners at 0-0, pulled KT starter Um Sang-baek’s body changeup and passed it over the left fence. In the 3rd inning, when the team was leading 2-1, with 1 out, 1st and 2nd base, he hit Sang-baek Eom’s 3rd fastball to the body and once again hit a 3-run homer that went over the left fence. It was his fifth consecutive home run in his career.

Hanwha seemed to lead 6-1 until the 3rd inning, but allowed 3 points in the 4th inning and then turned around by giving up 5 points in the 5th inning. He gave up 2 more runs in the 7th inning, bringing the score to 5-12.
Noh Si-hwan’s bat turned sharply again in the 8th inning. Noh Si-hwan, who started as the lead batter, drew a solo arch in mid-month by hitting the 5th pitch slider against KT’s second pitcher, Kim Young-hyeon.
It is the first time since his professional debut in 2019 that Noh Si-hwan hit 3 homers in one game. Previously, there were 7 home runs in a game.
Noh Si-hwan received a big award before the game that day. During the month of July, he had a batting average of 0.298, 6 home runs (1st place), 14 RBIs (tied for 5th place), and a slugging percentage of 0.649 (1st place) to become the monthly MVP. It was the first time in 5 years and 3 months since Jung Woo-ram in May 2018 that a player from Hanwha won the monthly MVP.
Even in August, Roh Si-hwan’s hard hitting continues, but the team situation is not so good. Hanwha, who has recently lost 4 games in a row, is in 8th place with 38 wins, 5 draws and 51 losses, making it increasingly difficult to advance into the postseason.

SSG Choi Jeong-do, who is running second in home runs after Noh Si-hwan, added a home run that day and became the second player in history to reach 450 home runs. It is the first time in his career as a right-handed hitter.
In the game against NC at SSG Landers Field in Incheon, Choi Jeong-eun came out as the lead batter in the bottom of the 4th inning when the score was tied 1-1, pulling opponent left-handed starting pitcher Choi Seong-yeong’s changeup outside the 4th pitch and hitting a large solo home run that went over the wall in the middle left. It was a big batted ball that you could tell it was a home run the moment he hit it. The flying distance was measured at a whopping 135m. It is the 21st home run of the season, 13 days after the match against Samsung on the 27th of last month.
Choi Jeong-eun became the second player in the history of the KBO League to reach 450 home runs, following Doosan coach Lee Seung-yeop, who was a left-handed hitter. Choi Jeong-eun, who achieved 450 homers at the age of 36 years, 5 months and 12 days, also recorded the youngest record. Coach Lee’s record for the most home runs in the KBO league is 467, and Choi Jeong-eun is expected to surpass this record next year.
As the match ended in a 2-1 victory for SSG, Choi Jeong-ui’s home run became the final home run. SSG, who was in the middle of two consecutive losses, escaped from the losing streak with a thrilling victory by one point. Finisher Seo Jin-yong, who took the mound in the ninth inning, pitched one inning scoreless and earned his 31st save (1 win, 1 loss).

After the team was founded, Kiwoom, who had lost 9 consecutive losses, the tie record for the most consecutive losses, shook off Lotte’s relentless pursuit and escaped from the 9-game losing streak.
Kiwoom defeated Lotte, which self-destructed, 10-8, committing three throwing errors in the home game at Gocheok Sky Dome. Kim Hye-sung led the attack with 3 hits in 4 at-bats, 2 RBIs and 2 runs scored, and Song Seong-moon supported the attack with 2 hits in 3 at-bats, 2 walks, 1 RBI and 2 runs. Kiwoom took a 10-3 lead until the last defense in the top of the ninth, but managed to win by giving up 5 points only in the top of the ninth amidst the search for relief pitchers.

Leading LG defeated KIA 6-2 in the away game in Gwangju and won two consecutive victories. LG, which suffered from a rainy weather cancellation even after leading by 8 runs the previous day, won the game thanks to starting pitcher Lee Jung-yong’s 5 scoreless innings and Kim Min-sung’s 2-run home run in the 2nd inning after returning from injury. In the Jamsil match, Samsung, the lowest ranked team, defeated Doosan 6-4. At the beginning of the ninth inning, when the score was tied 3-3, Kang Han-wool grounded second baseman from 1st, 2nd and 3rd base, Lee Yu-chan’s throw fell behind the catcher, and both third base runner Ryu Ji-hyuk and second base runner Pirella stepped home. Kim Hyun-jun added 1 point with a heavy hit in the 1st, 1st and 3rd bases that continued. Doosan caught up with one point in the bottom of the ninth thanks to Kim Min-hyeok’s sacrifice fly, but the gap could not be narrowed any further.

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