Monthly Archives: July 2023

‘8G, .448 OPS, 1.250’ Dawson the only consolation for Keum, who slipped to 9th.

Kium Heroes’ new foreign batsman Ronnie Dawson, 28, is flying high.

Dawson signed with Kiwoom on March 13 as a replacement for foreign hitter Edison Russell. The total amount is $85,000, which is about $184,000 in Korean won. That’s a bargain for a foreign hitter.

Dawson, who was selected by the Houston Astros in the second round (61st overall) of the 2016 MLB First-Year Player Draft, made his major league debut in 2021. In two seasons in the majors, he appeared in four games, going 1-for-8 with a .125 batting average.

In six seasons in the minors, Dawson has played in 641 games, batting .247 with 2352 hits, 581 doubles, 72 home runs, 305 RBIs, and 105 stolen bases.

This season, he played 63 games for Lexington in the independent league and hit .282 with 248 hits, 70 doubles, 13 home runs, 39 RBIs and 13 stolen bases.

There was a lot of skepticism about signing a player who had failed in the majors and was playing in the minors and independent leagues, but for now, it’s working.

Dawson started eight games on July 31, starting against Lotte on July 22. Except for the game against Hanwha on the 25th, he has gotten a hit in every game.

He is batting .448 (13-for-29). He also has two home runs. His OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) is 1.250. He especially shines in scoring position. Dawson is batting .444 (9-for-4) with runners in scoring position.

This is by far the highest batting average among all Kiwoom hitters in the same period. Behind Dawson, Lee Yong-kyu is batting .348 (8-for-23) and Song Sung-moon is batting .303 (10-for-33).

He is also second in slugging percentage at 0.526, behind Kim Tae-jin, who has a 0.625 slugging percentage after three games. Kiwoom manager Hong Won-ki said, “Dawson has been able to handle the wild pitches that Korean pitchers are known for. When I saw him endure Kim Won-joong of the Lotte Giants’ wild pitches, I thought he had a lot of patience,” he said, giving him a thumbs-up. 먹튀검증

Dawson has been exactly what Kiwoom expected. “He’s more of a five-tool player, and he’s talented in offense, defense, and base running,” Kiwoom said of Dawson. He has the ability to make good contact with his muscular frame of 188 centimeters and 90 kilograms, with strong power and fast swing speed.

He’s also an atmosphere maker. “Dawson cheers hard in the dugout when the team is scoring, and he brings good energy to the team,” Hong smiled.

Kiwoom’s new foreign batsmen have settled in quickly. Now it’s up to the domestic bats to rebound. “We will rely on each other and hang in there,” says Hong, promising to bounce back from their ninth-place finish.

Sacheon City Government wins 2 in a row, Gimcheon City Government also records first win

Sacheon City Government won two consecutive games and showed itself as the strongest team in the country.

The 78th National Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships were held in Glory-gun, Jeollanam-do, at the Glory Sports Center, Glory Sports Center Auxiliary Stadium, Beomseong High School Gymnasium, and Hongnong Middle School Gymnasium.

A total of five teams participated in the women’s general category, which began on the 30th, including Seodaemun-gu Office, Jeonnam Basketball Association, Sacheon City Hall, Daegu City Hall, and Gimcheon City Hall. The five teams will compete in a pool league to determine the final ranking.

On the second day of the women’s general category, two games were held at the Glory Sports Center on the 31st: Gimcheon City Hall – Seodaemun-gu Office and Jeonnam Basketball Association – Sacheon City Hall.

The first game, between Gimcheon City Hall and Seodaemun-gu Office, was won by Gimcheon City Hall with a score of 70-52. Gimcheon won its first win of the tournament thanks to Oh Hyun-bi on offense and Jung Ah-ryeom on defense.

Oh scored 18 points in the first half alone (34 points for the team in the first half) to give her team the lead. After hitting four three-pointers in the first half, Oh added two more in the second half to finish with 26 points (6-of-6 3P). Jung Ah-rim also made her presence felt with 17 points, 13 rebounds, seven steals, and two blocks.

Meanwhile, Seodaemun-gu Office was unable to continue the momentum from its first win the day before (Nov. 30). Despite being outrebounded 47-38, they were held to just six points in the second quarter. 토토사이트

In the second general women’s game, Sacheon City Hall defeated Jeonnam Basketball Association 93-49.
Sacheon City took control of the game early with the trio of Yoon Na-ri, Baek Chae-yeon, and Eun-hye. Yoon Na-ri led the team’s offense with 24 points on six three-pointers, while Baek Chae-yeon (17 points) and Eun-hye (11 points and 13 assists) also contributed. With a comfortable lead, Sacheon City expanded its depth, and every player who stepped on the court found a way to score.

Despite a double-double from Lim Hee-jin with 22 points and 14 rebounds, the Jeonnam Basketball Association fell to their second straight loss.

What did Holland do on the bench?

City benched Elling Holland and took off his cleats.

Manchester City played the second leg of the Coupang Play Series against Atletico Madrid at the Seoul World Cup Stadium on the 30th. The result was a 1-2 loss for City. The European champions finished their preseason schedule without a win over the Spanish giants.

The highly anticipated Holland got the start. Holland had several shots on goal in the first half, but they were blocked by goalkeeper Jan Oblak and the Atletico defense. In the 10th minute of the second half, he was replaced by James McCarty and returned to the bench. As Holland was subbed off, he greeted the Korean fans with open arms.

Holland was not allowed to sit on the covered bench allocated to the City squad. He watched the rest of the game from an extra chair next to it. The other players were seated on the bench. Because City’s squad was larger than the official match size, Holland and some staff sat in makeshift chairs.

As soon as Holland sat down, an equipment staff member approached him. The staff member handed him a pair of white slippers and instructed him to remove his soccer shoes. Holland took off his soccer cleats, handed them to the staff member, and put on the slippers.

A few moments later, he removed his light blue Man City jersey and changed into a blue training shirt. He didn’t hand the jersey to a staff member, but kept it for himself. The broadcast cameras showed Holland in a makeshift chair, and the crowd of 64,185 roared as he appeared on the scoreboard. Holland looked at the camera and waved.

When the final whistle blew, Holland strutted off the field. After a brief exchange of pleasantries with his City teammates and Atletico opponents, he circled the field alone to greet the Korean fans. He passed in front of the North Stand (N) and walked towards the South Stand (S).

Here, the flag of Holland’s native Norway fluttered. Holland lightly jumped over the LED billboard behind the goal. He then tossed the light blue jersey he was holding in his hand. He didn’t give it to the fan who brought the Norwegian flag; he gave his own jersey to the crowd behind him. 메이저놀이터

On the way back to the locker room, he stripped down to his blue training suit. He then threw it to the fans behind the bench who were chanting his name. Holland walked off the field topless and bare-chested.

Holland was not interviewed by local or international media before boarding the City bus. The game was delayed 40 minutes due to localized heavy rain. City, who were due to fly back to England that night, apologized and left the stadium without a press conference or interviews.

‘Man of the Match’ Moon Seung-won, “I was very nervous before the game”

SSG Landers veteran right-hander Moon Seung-won overcame a blown save to preserve the win.

SSG pulled off a 6-1 come-from-behind victory over the Hanwha Eagles in the 11th game of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on Tuesday.

After the game, manager Kim Won-hyung said, “Won Seok-i was in trouble today, but he did his job as a starting pitcher,” and added, “The player of the game is (Moon) Seung-won. He came in with the bases loaded in the seventh inning and did a great job without allowing a run, and in the eighth inning, he got out of a jam with runners on first and third without allowing a run. It proved to be the difference in the win. Seung-won made four appearances this week and dedicated himself to the team.”

SSG was in trouble in the seventh inning, when veteran left-hander Ko Hyo-joon gave up back-to-back singles to Jung Eun-won and Noh Si-hwan with runners on second and third. In the process, Ko was very unhappy with the umpire’s strike zone call.

With the bases loaded in the seventh inning, SSG brought up Moon Seung-won. Moon struck out Chae Eun-sung on a wild pitch and roared. No runs were scored and the three-run lead was maintained.

SSG was in trouble once again in the eighth inning. Moon Seung-won gave up a leadoff single to Kim In-hwan and a single to Ha Ju-seok to put runners on first and third. But he struck out Williams, got Park Sang-un to fly out to third base, and got Moon Hyun-bin to ground out to shortstop to get out of the jam.

Moon said, “I was nervous before I started pitching. I’m a hitter who actively hits the first two pitches, so I threw the ball to the mound early on. It was a tough game because my opponent was patient until the third pitch. I tried to look down at home plate and throw the ball as hard as I could because I needed to get a strikeout in the last minute. I pitched with the idea that I could face the next batter, and I think that led 메이저사이트 to a good result.”

“There are a lot of tight situations in the team, so not only me but all the middle pitchers are trying to fulfill their duties. I’m grateful that I’m able to pitch often, so I can do my job every day.”

“Great! RYU, get used to Peachcomb already” Coming to Toronto on Wednesday

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Hyun-jin Ryu is ready to return.

“Ryu Hyun-jin is set to return to the big league mound on Tuesday in a home game against the Baltimore Orioles,” American media outlet ‘The Athletic’ reported on Aug. 30 (KST).

Ryu will take the mound against Baltimore on Aug. 1 at 7:07 p.m. local time and Aug. 2 at 8:07 a.m. KST.

Ryu underwent Tommy John surgery (elbow ligament reconstruction) last June. It’s not just the feel of the game that Ryu will have to adjust to. He’ll also need to familiarize himself with the new rules and tools that have been introduced in Major League Baseball this season.

First, PitchCom was created to prevent autograph theft. It’s worn on the catcher’s wrist and allows them to enter the course and pitch, which is then relayed to the pitcher through an earpiece.

Ryu threw a bullpen session at Rogers Centre to check his condition.

The Athletic reported, “A small crowd gathered in the bullpen at Rogers Centre on Saturday morning. Manager John Schneider, pitching coach Pete Walker, and pitchers Kevin Gausman and Chris Bassitt watched Ryu throw.

Coach Schneider said, “It was great. He was familiar with the pitchcom. The control was as accurate as always. Ryu was ready. He looks really good.”

The Athletic explained that once Ryu returns, Toronto will go with a six-man rotation. In addition to Gausman and Bassett, 메이저놀이터 the rotation will include Jose Berrios, Alec Manoa, Yusei Kikuchi, and Ryu.

“With Ryu on the mound, the starters will have more days off, which is good news for pitchers,” The Athletic said. That’s good news for pitchers.

“It’s definitely been a tough year, and I think this is the perfect time to bring him in,” said Gaussman.

However, the six-man rotation will remain in place for now. “We’ll probably go back to it a couple of times, at the most,” the Athletics said. Eventually, as the starters return to form, we’ll go back to a five-man rotation, which allows us to use our best starters more often. The six-man rotation has its advantages, but it also has the disadvantage of having one less reliever in the bullpen.

Toronto is 59-46 and in third place in the American League East. It is tied for the third wild-card spot. It trails the fourth-place Boston Red Sox by 2.5 games.

An emotional Llorente says, “I’m grateful to have so many fans come out”

Marcos Llorente reflects on his preseason tour of South Korea.

Atletico Madrid defeated Manchester City 2-1 in the Coupang Play Series at the Seoul World Cup Stadium at 8 p.m. on Tuesday. Atletico ended their preseason on a high note with the win, despite a 2-3 loss to Team K-League.

Llorente came on as a substitute in the 16th minute of the second half and played about 30 minutes. Yorente played right fullback and had a good partnership with Defai and Correa to help the team win. After the game, Yorente shared his thoughts on the win.

“Thank you for saying that. The players who played in the first half did a good job of keeping the direction. I think the players who came on in the second half were able to maintain that, and that’s why we scored the first goal and the second goal.” 메이저사이트

On the new season, he added: “Basically, working hard doesn’t change. I will continue to work hard, as all the players do. I’m grateful that so many fans came to the game. It’s been a very satisfying schedule from a competitive point of view.”