20-win pitcher, 3 gold medals… 23-year-old ranked first in home runs and RBIs… Which side should we focus on? The variable is the Asian Games.

If a pitcher with 20 wins and a 23-year-old home run king are born, which one should be given more value?

NC Dinos’ foreign pitcher Eric Peddy (30) is said to be the best pitcher in the KBO league this year, but no baseball player has a question mark. Everything, including pitch type, pitch position, and pitch control, is at the ‘post-KBO league’ level. Overwhelms KBO League hitters with a ball of another dimension.스포츠토토

Kiwoom Heroes match held at NC Park in Changwon on the 5th. Peddy, making his 24th appearance on the mound, held the Heroes’ batting lineup to two hits and no runs until the seventh inning. He threw all pitches, including two-seamers, cutters, and sweepers, to perfection. He gave up one walk and struck out 11, his most in a game.

Of the 93 pitches, 62, or 66.7%, were strikes. He sometimes hit batters with powerful pitches and attacked them with pitches that crossed the edge of the strike zone.

He performed poorly in the game against the KIA Tigers on August 31st, allowing 7 runs in 3 innings, and it was a temporary lack of condition. He took the mound in 5 days and confirmed that he was the best pitcher without comparison.

He had 17 wins, 6 losses, an earned run average of 2.28, and a winning percentage of 70.39. He returned to first place in earned run average and is first in most wins by three. He is on the verge of first place until he strikes out. In the Heroes match on the 5th, 11 were added, jumping to 160. He caught up with Ahn Woo-jin, the top player in this category, who was out for the season due to injury, by three. As long as there are no unexpected variables, it is certain that he ranks first in strikeouts.

Peddie started as a starter in the Heroes match on the 5th. Photo provided by NC Dinos
Pedi’s strong competitor is Hanwha Eagles’ Noh Si-hwan (23). He hit his 30th home run against the LG Twins on the 2nd. In his fifth year as a professional, he reached the highly symbolic ‘30 home runs’. He is currently in first place, beating SSG Landers’ ‘Veteran’ Choi Jeong (36) by 5 points. He is a young home run hitter in his 20s that Korean professional baseball has been waiting for for a long time.

Noh Si-hwan also ranks first in RBIs. He’s hitting 90. 9th place and 9th place.

If you were to pick an MVP at this point, which side should you place your weight on? It’s not an easy choice.

However, there is a big variable. It’s the Hangzhou Asian Games. Noh Si-hwan, who was selected as a representative player, will be away from his team for over two weeks from the end of September. In the meantime, Choi Jeong may succeed and shake up the rankings.

Pedi’s momentum is scary. It is possible for him to appear at least 6 to 7 times out of the team’s remaining 33 games. He will be on the mound twice this week, following the Heroes game on the 5th and the Lotte Giants game on the 10th.

If he wins more than 20 games and wins multiple awards with an overwhelming record of multiple wins, ERA, and strikeouts, the center of gravity is bound to tilt.

Recent foreign pitchers include Ariel Miranda in 2021 and Josh Lindblom in 2019 who won MVP. Both belonged to the Doosan Bears. Miranda posted 14 wins, 5 losses, and an ERA of 2.33, while Lindblom posted 20 wins, 3 losses, and 2.50 and received top honors. Miranda was first in ERA and strikeouts (225, the most in a single season), and Lindblom was first in most wins and strikeouts.


Although he was ignored by the All-Stars…”SD’s MVP” Kim Ha-seong becomes the ML-certified ‘best second baseman’ again?

Will the major leagues now recognize the true value of Kim Ha-seong of the San Diego Padres? Now is the time for everyone to know about Kim Ha-seong’s activities.메이저놀이터

On the 5th (Korean time), introduced candidates for the second baseman category of the ‘All-MLB Team’, which selects the best player at each position in the Major League this year. The ‘All MLB Team’ is divided into a first team and a second team, and the final results are announced by adding 50% of fan votes and 50% of expert panel votes. Candidates are announced in November and the final selection is made in December.

Ha-seong Kim was introduced as the fourth of eight candidates in the second baseman category. First, Marcus Semien (Texas Rangers) and Luis Arraez (Miami Marlins) were introduced as potential players, and then while introducing candidates, Kim Ha-seong’s name was mentioned next to Aji Elvis (Atlanta Braves).

Afterwards, Ketel Marte (Arizona), Gleyber Torres (New York Yankees), Bryson Scott (Philadelphia), and Nico Horner (Chicago Cubs) were mentioned as dark horses.

The media said, ‘Although San Diego’s competition failed, Ha-seong Kim is San Diego’s most valuable player and MVP’ and ‘fWAR (Contribution Above Replacement Based on FanGraphs) is the highest in the team at 4.4, the best batting average (.275) in his personal career, and on-base percentage (.275). He explained Ha-seong Kim’s value by saying, “He has a slugging percentage (.429), OPS (.795), and 17 home runs.”

He continued, ‘According to common standards among All-MLB team candidates in the second base category, Ha-Seong Kim does not hit the ball particularly hard, but he makes up for it by finding the right spot and hitting it. “He is ranked 93rd in pursuit rate and 91st in swing rate,” he said. “In addition, he has stolen 31 bases and is showing off his solid defense with a defensive run save (DRS) of +10, which ranks 4th among second basemen.” ‘He explained Kim Ha-seong’s persistent hitting ability, base running ability, and defensive ability.

Although he was not selected as an All-Star, which is a measure of a popular player, he is recognized as a player worth more than an All-Star. Above all, this year is creating seasons that cannot be overlooked in the history of Korean big leaguers, and even Asian big leaguers. On the 4th, against the San Francisco Giants, he added two stolen bases, recording his 30th and 31st stolen bases of the season, becoming the first Korean major leaguer to steal 30 bases. Kim Ha-seong, who had already surpassed Choo Shin-soo’s record of most stolen bases (22) in 2010 on the 5th of last month, did not stop.

Not only did he become the first Korean to steal 30 bases, but he also continued to have multiple on-base records in 15 consecutive games, tying the record with Ichiro Suzuki, the Asian big leaguer record holder. Ha-seong Kim’s festival-like record streak continues throughout the season.

In particular, it is meaningful that he is having an MVP-level season recognized by everyone, showing off his versatility in batting, defense, and base running while playing the second baseman position, which is an axis of the infield center line with a significant defensive burden.

‘’ WAR 4.4 ranks 12th in the entire major league. However, Baseball-Reference WAR, another standard, is 6.0, ranking 5th overall in the major leagues. He stands shoulder to shoulder with some of the best current players such as Mookie Betts (LA Dodgers⋅7.8), Ronald Acuña Jr. (Atlanta⋅7.0), Freddie Freeman (LA Dodgers⋅6.1), and Corey Seager (Texas⋅6.0).

In addition, if he adds just three more home runs, he can become the first Asian big leaguer to set a record of 20 home runs and 30 stolen bases, something that not only Choo Shin-soo but also Ichiro could do. Not only is he the first Asian player to achieve this record, he is also virtually the only second baseman in the league this year to achieve this record.

And Kim Ha-seong’s current position allows him to become the first Asian infielder to win a Gold Glove. Although the current defensive indicators have fallen somewhat, they are still competitive and are recording indicators that can be used as a basis for receiving awards. In particular, Ha-seong Kim is still ranked first in the SABR Defensive Index (SDI), a defensive index of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR), which is the standard for Gold Glove selection. As of last August 13, Ha-seong Kim’s SDI value was 8.3, which is better than Bryson Scott (6.4) and Nico Horner (5.7). It remains to be seen if there will be any changes in the indicators announced in September, but it is unlikely that there will be any major changes. The time to reap the fruits of Kim Ha-seong’s performance is approaching


Former director Heo Moon-hoe, who sued malicious commenters, donates the settlement money to the less fortunate… “I am not a fan of malicious commenters, I accept all criticism.”

Former Lotte Giants coach Heo Moon-hoe (51), who took legal action against malicious commenters, donated the settlement money.

Former director Heo Moon-hoe said on his SNS on the 4th, “I donated the settlement money I received from malicious commenters to the underprivileged.”메이저놀이터

He added, “I’m suing the haters, not the fans. Please stop calling the fans haters. Haters are not fans.”

He continued, “Because the lawsuit is still in progress, I will continue to donate the amount received from the settlement, excluding attorney fees,” and added, “It’s okay for people to criticize me. I filed a complaint to catch indiscriminate comments, so I don’t have to file a complaint anymore. Please refrain from swearing at my family. I’m sorry.” “I will accept all criticism. Lastly, I am very grateful to all those who support me,” he said.

Former coach Heo Moon-hoe, who took office as Lotte’s 19th head coach after the end of the 2019 season, was dismissed due to poor performance in May 2021, about halfway through his three-year term. Afterwards, he took legal action after a series of malicious comments were made towards him and his family in internet communities.


The resurrected Ryu Hyun-jin is now ready to take off after just four days of rest… Retry with 4 wins against the weakest opponent, Oakland, on the 7th

Ryu Hyun-jin (36, Toronto) takes off after four days of rest for the first time since returning.스포츠토토

Starting on the 5th, Toronto will begin a three-game away game against Oakland at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California, USA. Among the selections for this three-game series announced by the club on the 4th, Ryu Hyun-jin was announced as the starter on the 7th, the last day.

Ryu Hyun-jin started the away game against Colorado on the 2nd and pitched well, allowing 2 runs in 5 innings. He will then take four days off before heading out to Auckland.

Ryu Hyun-jin, who underwent elbow ligament fusion surgery in June of last year, returned to action against Baltimore on August 2 after undergoing rehabilitation for over a year. Afterwards, they went to Cleveland on the 8th, Chicago Cubs on the 14th, Cincinnati on the 21st, Cleveland again on the 27th, and then played against Colorado on the 2nd. Ryu Hyun-jin, who has rested for more than five days after each appearance until now before starting his next appearance, will appear after only four days of rest for the first time in his seventh appearance since returning.

On the 2nd, Toronto began a six-game series in the West, playing three games each against Colorado and Oakland, teams in the West. At the beginning and end, Ryu Hyun-jin was selected as the starter. Since there are no rest days in between, the rotation schedule requires Ryu Hyun-jin to pitch after only four days of rest. It has been a month since he returned from injury after a long rehabilitation, and with the stability he has shown in the past six games, the club also seems to have put down any concerns or burden about the interval between appearances.

This is Ryu Hyun-jin’s second win of the season. Ryu Hyun-jin earned his first win against the Chicago Cubs on August 14, the third game of his return. Ryu Hyun-jin, who had won three games in a row after that, attempted to win four games in a row against Colorado on the 2nd. He overcame adverse conditions, including not only the mound environment but also an unfair decision that was criticized by public opinion, and pitched well, allowing 2 runs in 5 innings, receiving favorable reviews once again. However, he failed to win 4 times. Even though he came off the mound as a winning pitcher, he allowed the tying run from the bullpen.

Oakland, where Ryu Hyun-jin is once again challenging for his fourth win, is currently close to being the weakest team in the Major League. As of the 4th, they remained at 42 wins and 95 losses, with a winning percentage of 0.307, the lowest in the American League West Division, and the second lowest winning percentage among all 30 major league clubs after Kansas City (42 wins, 96 losses, 0.304). The team OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) is 0.670, the lowest among 30 teams.

The starting opponent on this day was left-hander JP Sears. He has 6 wins, 3 losses, and an ERA of 3.86 this season.


“It’s an honor to be at the center of it”… KIA’s 8th consecutive win in 751 days, Kim Do-young was at the center of it

“It is an honor for me to be at the center of it.”

Kim Do-young (KIA Tigers) played as the second hitter and third baseman in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League match against SSG Landers held at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on the 3rd, recording 2 hits in 3 at-bats (1 home run), 2 RBIs, 2 runs, and 2 walks. did.스포츠토토

Doyoung Kim reached base with a walk in his first at-bat in the top of the first inning. Na Seong-beom hit a ground ball in front of the pitcher. Third base runner Park Chan-ho was caught in a rundown. Meanwhile, Kim Do-young and Na Seong-beom advanced to third and second base, respectively. Then, Choi Hyung-woo took the lead with two RBIs and a timely hit.

Kim Do-young, who was kicked out by a fly ball to center field in his second at-bat in the top of the third inning, hit a timely hit with one RBI in the top of the fifth inning with two outs and a runner on second base. In his fourth at-bat in the top of the seventh inning, he got on base with a walk.

KIA succeeded in turning the tables in the top of the 8th inning with 1 RBI and timely hits from Kim Tae-gun and Ko Jong-wook. Then, Kim Do-young hit a 1-run home run in the top of the 9th inning. In the end, KIA won 8-6.

KIA swept the SSG match and went on an 8-game winning streak. KIA achieved 8 consecutive wins for the first time after recording 8 consecutive wins from July 1 to August 13, 2021. After 751 days, they continued their 8-game winning streak.

After the game, Kim Do-young said, “I heard it’s been a long time (8 consecutive wins), but I’m so honored to be able to be at the center of it. I think I’m just giving my all in each game.”

Kim Do-young hit a home run against Lee Ro-woon in the top of the 9th inning. He pushed and hit a 148km/h four-seam fastball over the right fence. Manager Kim Jong-guk said, “With a precarious one-run lead in the top of the 9th inning, Kim Do-young hit a one-run home run, continuing the winning streak.” After confirming the home run, Kim Do-young roared in celebration.

Kim Do-young said, “This is my first time (having a ceremony). I think the frustration I had when things were bad has been relieved a lot.”

Kim Do-young is in strong form at SSG Landersfield. He swung a fire bat this season with 15 hits, 3 home runs, 7 RBIs, 13 runs, a batting average of 0.517, and an OPS of 1.462. All home runs this season came in Incheon.

Kim Do-young said, “It’s not that I can see the ball well here or anything. I just feel at ease because the game is going well here,” and “I think I can play comfortably.”

KIA went on an 8-game winning streak, took down the NC Dinos and took 4th place. They are 1.5 games behind SSG in 3rd place. Kim Do-young said, “I think we can do it with confidence because our team’s batting is ‘good.’ It’s going well.” He added, “I think that’s why we’re getting good results. The momentum is really scary.”


“It’s impossible to be this strong in such a harsh environment” Another recognized veteran, why is the US media admiring ‘QS Zero’ Ryu Hyun-jin?

Ryu Hyun-jin (36, Toronto Blue Jays) failed to make quality starts in all six games after returning from an elbow injury. But why is the American media always amazed by his pitching?스포츠토토

Ryu Hyun-jin started the 2023 MLB away game against the Colorado Rockies held at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado, USA on the 2nd (Korean time) and pitched 5 innings, 4 hits (1 home run), 2 walks, 3 strikeouts, and 2 runs, leading the team to 13. -9 supported the victory. Although the victory was canceled due to a poor bullpen, he continued his upward trend after returning from injury by showing excellent pitching at Coors Field, known as the graveyard of pitchers.

It was refreshing from the start. In the first inning, when the score was 0-0, he faced Charlie Blackmon, Ezekiel Tovar, and Elias Diaz in a three-way strike with two strikeouts, and then used six balls in the second inning to hit Ryan McMahon, Brandon Rogers, and Hunter Goodman in a row. As always, he gained the upper hand in the timing battle by combining a four-seam fastball in the low 80s with a variety of breaking balls such as a cutter, curve, and change-up at the right time.

Ryu Hyun-jin gave up his first run in the third inning when the score was 0-0. With no outs due to leadoff Nolan Jones’ right-handed hit, first baseman Elephuris Montero gave up the first two-run shot to the opponent’s left field. In a favorable count of 1B-2S, the 4th pitch low change-up headed over the left wall. Fourth home run of the season.

Ryu Hyun-jin later walked Blackmon and sent Tova out with a double, putting the team on second and third base with one out, but he struck out Diaz with a pitcher’s grounder and McMahon with a missed swing to prevent additional runs.

Ryu Hyun-jin’s career continued. Amid controversy over the umpire’s misjudgment in the 4th inning, Goodman’s hit and Nolan Jones’ walk led to runners on first and second base with one out, but Montero’s double play, who had previously hit a home run, overcame the crisis, and in the 5th inning, with the score tied 2-2, Brenton Doyle and Black. Mon and Toba were eliminated in an 8-ball triple strike.

Ryu Hyun-jin was replaced by Garcia in the 6th inning with a 4-2 lead, and finished the game in good spirits. The number of pitches is 76. Genesis Cabrera, who came after Garcia, hit a reverse three-run shot against Jones and lost the victory requirement, but the game ended with Toronto’s 13-9 victory. The victory was possible thanks to Ryu Hyun-jin’s role.

American media ‘CBS Sports’ focused on Ryu Hyun-jin’s impressive performance after the game under the title, ‘Ryu Hyun-jin was solid against the Rockies.’ The media said, “Ryu Hyun-jin showed off his solidity in the difficult Colorado expedition. The only run allowed was a home run hit by Montero in the third inning. He was full of praise, saying, “It was a pitch that minimized damage.”

Ryu Hyun-jin returned after undergoing elbow ligament joint surgery and is contributing greatly to Toronto’s wild card competition with a strong pitching record of 3 wins, 1 loss, and an ERA of 2.48 in 6 games. He has not yet had a quality start, but except for the game against the Cleveland Guardians on August 8 (4 scoreless innings) when he was replaced after being hit by a batted ball, he filled 5 innings, which is the basic requirement for a starting pitcher, and collected 3 valuable wins among them. Ryu Hyun-jin is surviving on the major league stage with the so-called ‘aesthetics of slowness’.

Even though he cannot play 6 innings like in the past or the ball is not fast, Ryu Hyun-jin’s pitching is consistently recognized locally. CBS Sports said, “Ryu Hyun-jin has never given up more than 2 earned runs in the last five games. During this period, he had an ERA of 1.50 and struck out 20 batters in 24 innings,” he said, admiring Ryu Hyun-jin’s veteran pitching.

Ryu Hyun-jin’s outlook for the remainder of the season also looked bright. CBS Sports said, “Ryu Hyun-jin’s next appearance is likely to be against the Oakland Athletics. He analyzed, “It seems likely that the next starting game will also maintain the current good trend.”


“I sang hurray” on Liberation Day… Expanded entry registration → Starting lineup, ‘New challenge’ to revive the hitting of ‘Futures All-Star catcher’

“It’s August 15th. I sang hurrah once.”

Seo Dong-wook (23, Lotte Giants) experienced failure in the rookie draft twice. After graduating from Hyocheon High School in Suncheon, he went undrafted in his first rookie draft. He entered Hongik University and attempted again, but his name was not called in the draft.먹튀검증

The period of discouragement did not last long. The Lotte Giants immediately announced their intention to recruit a training player, and Seo Dong-wook began his professional career.

As a catcher, he showed off his extraordinary talent in batting. He had a batting average of .377 in the first half of the season and also appeared in the Futures All-Star Game. He showed off his talent as a catcher by even stealing bases, but recently Dong-wook Seo started playing in the outfield instead of the home pitch.

As Lotte has a solid catcher lineup including Yoo Kang-nam, Jeong Bo-geun, and Son Seong-bin, it has become difficult to get an opportunity as a catcher.

Seo Dong-wook clearly remembers the day he would begin training as an outfielder in earnest. Seo Dong-wook said, “It started on August 15th.” The reason, he said, was that he “sang hurray.”

He showed a humiliating scene by not being able to catch a fly ball, but his mentality was different. He said, “I thought, ‘It’s just practice, so what?’. I think he worked harder because he thought he had to make mistakes while practicing.”

He also clearly demonstrated his strengths. As he has strong shoulders, he smiles and says, “I even did Bodhisattva once.”
After moving to the outfield, his batting skills dropped once, but he had hits in all three Futures League games before being called up. Seo Dong-wook said, “I lost my balance while playing catcher, but he recently found it again.”

Although he was talented enough as a catcher to participate in the Futures All-Star Game, he had to play as an outfielder. Although it may have been disappointing, he said, “I think he said it because he thought about it because the outfielder has a higher chance of playing in the game. I am grateful that he took care of it for me and I will try my best.” He added, “(The Futures All-Star Game) will remain a good experience.” “It’s the same. As a catcher, I had a good experience by stealing bases in front of many people. Using that as a stepping stone, I was able to faithfully play catcher or the outfield.”

His role model is Baek Yong-hwan, Futures Battery Coach. Seo Dong-wook said, “I was originally a player with Yang Eui-ji, but as we trained together in the second team, I felt that I really had a lot to learn. I want to learn both from what he taught me and from his personality.”

Regarding his own strengths, Seo Dong-wook said, “I think I can make strong batted balls well. I think I hit good batted balls when I try to hit the center.” He said, “I will show that I have a good bat when I am in the first team. I will also show that I have a good bat in the outfield.” “I worked hard, so I will go out and show that I can do well safely,” he said.


Korea U-18 national team lost 1-6 to Chinese Taipei… Hwang Jun-seo, ‘potential first overall pick’, gave up 4 runs in 2⅓ innings

The Korean U-18 youth baseball team was completely defeated by the host country, Taiwan, in the first game of the World Youth Baseball Championship.메이저사이트

The Korean national team, led by coach Lee Young-bok, lost 1-6 to Taiwan in the first game of the preliminary round of the 2023 World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) World Youth Baseball Championship (U-18) held in Taichung, Taiwan on the 2nd.

The start went smoothly. Leadoff batter Park Si-hyun hit a hit to right and ran all the way to second base while the opposing defense missed the ball. Park Si-hyun, who had advanced to third base thanks to Lee Chung-heon’s sacrifice bunt, was brought home by Yeo Dong-geon with a timely hit to right, scoring the first run. Korea leads 1-0.

However, the mound could not withstand Taiwan’s batting lineup. Korea’s starting pitcher was left-hander Hwang Jun-seo (18, Jangchung High School), who is likely to be ranked first overall in the 2024 KBO rookie draft. Hwang Jun-seo sent out the lead batter in the bottom of the first inning due to a catching error by right fielder Seung-min Lee, and then allowed a stolen base to face the crisis with 2 outs and runners on third base. Here, he gave up a timely hit to left field to Wang Nian Hao. The score is tied 1-1.

Hwang Jun-seo, who went through the bottom of the second inning without giving up a run, was shaken after one out in the bottom of the third inning, sending out a runner with a ball that hit his body and giving up a balk, a wild pitch, and even a walk. In a crisis with one out and runners on first and third base, he allowed consecutive hits to pinch hitters Qiu Xin and Lee Sun Chi-ae, giving up an additional run. With runners on first and third base, Kim Taek-yeon (18, Incheon High School), who took over the mound, gave up one more point on a heavy hit by Huang Tien-Ze, increasing Hwang Jun-seo’s earned runs. Hwang Jun-seo finished his first game with 2⅓ innings, 5 hits, 3 walks (2 walks, 1 hit to the body), 3 strikeouts, and 4 runs (3 earned).

The national team, unable to mount an offensive attack after scoring in the first inning, gave up one more run to Taiwan in the bottom of the 4th inning with a double, consecutive walks, and a timely hit, and in the bottom of the 6th inning, a left-field hit, a stolen base, and a defensive error resulted in a loss, with a final score of 1-6. did.

Meanwhile, the national team was scheduled to play the first game of the preliminary round against Puerto Rico on the 1st, but it was canceled due to rain, so the team will return the rest day on the 6th and continue the preliminary round. Due to the influence of Typhoon Haikui, the 11th typhoon passing through Taiwan, all games on the 3rd will be played ahead of schedule, and the second match of the preliminary round between the national team and the Czech Republic will be adjusted from 19:30 to 16:00.

In this tournament, Korea is placed in Group A with Taiwan, Australia, Puerto Rico, Mexico, and the Czech Republic and must place in the top 3 of the group to advance to the super round.


‘Midfield transformation’ Lee Seung-woo explodes with 4 goals in the last 5 games… driving Suwon FC to victory

Lee Seung-woo is scoring a flurry of goals, gradually increasing the chances of Suwon FC, which is in crisis, escaping the relegation zone.

Suwon FC won 1-0 with Lee Seung-woo’s opening goal in the away game against Daejeon Hana Citizen in the 29th round of ‘Hana 1 Q K League 1 2023’ held at Daejeon World Cup Stadium on the 1st.메이저놀이터

As a result, Suwon FC, who added 3 points, recorded 29 points, narrowing the gap with 9th place Jeju United (34 points) to 5. On the other hand, 8th place Daejeon (37 points) failed to advance to 6th place.

‘Lee Seung-woo’s winning goal’ Suwon FC, on the rise with 3 wins in the last 5 games,

Daejeon used a 3-5-2 formation. Lee Chang-geun guarded the goal, and Anton, Jo Yu-min, and Kim Hyun-woo formed the defense. The midfield consisted of Kang Yun-seong, Joo Se-jong, Lee Jin-hyun, Kim Young-wook, and Kim Ji-hoon, and the top two consisted of Thiago and Leandro.

Suwon FC fought back with 4-3-3. Nodong-gun wore the goalkeeper’s gloves, and Dong-ho Jeong, Hugo Gomes, Shinsegae, and Joo-yeop Kim formed the back four. The midfield consisted of Lee Young-jae, Lee Seung-woo, and Yoon Bit-garam, and the front line consisted of Kang Min-seong, Kim Hyun, and Lee Kwang-hyuk.

Daejeon had the upper hand in the midfield and possession battle. In the 18th minute of the first half, Leandro and Lee Jin-hyun threatened Suwon FC with shots. In the 29th minute of the first half, Leandro caught goalkeeper Dong-geon No’s pass with forward pressure and shot, but failed to score.

Suwon FC also launched a counterattack. In the 31st minute of the first half, Lee Gwang-hyuk headed a cross from the left, which was blocked by goalkeeper Lee Chang-geun. However, one minute later, the first goal came from Suwon FC. In the 32nd minute of the first half, Hugo Gomez passed with a header from a left corner kick. Afterwards, Kim Hyeon dropped the ball with his header and Lee Seung-woo pushed it in with his right foot at the far post. It was a scene that showed accurate positioning and quickness.

Suwon FC continued the good trend. In the 37th minute of the first half, Lee Young-jae’s half volley from the front of the penalty box hit the top net. In the 39th minute of the first half, Lee Kwang-hyuk’s cutback pass from the right was connected to Kim Hyun’s right-footed non-stop shot, but it was blocked by the goalkeeper, leaving a regret.

As the second half began, Daejeon replaced Joo Se-jong and Kim Young-wook with Kim In-gyun and Lee Hyun-sik. Suwon FC also removed Kang Min-seong and added Oh In-pyo.

Daejeon created a good opportunity early in the second half. In the second minute of the second half, Lee Hyun-sik’s cutback and Leandro’s shot were blocked by the goalkeeper. In the 7th minute of the second half, Lee Jin-hyun’s shot after receiving a pass from Thiago went over the goal.

The two teams attempted to make changes by bringing out replacement cards again. Daejeon added Oh Jae-seok and Lee Sun-yu in the 10th and 15th minutes of the second half, respectively, while Suwon FC brought in Kim Seon-min in the 13th minute of the second half.

As the atmosphere did not change, Daejeon made a game-winning move by substituting striker Yoo Kang-hyeon for center back Cho Yu-min in the 34th minute of the second half. However, Suwon FC had a chance to escape. In the 38th minute of the second half, Park Cheol-woo scored a penalty kick from Anton. Kim Hyun, who took the kicker, succeeded, but it was canceled when Hugo Gomes crossed the line in the lead.

Kim Hyun’s second penalty kick shot was blocked by goalkeeper Lee Chang-geun. This time, just before Kim Hyun shot, goalkeeper Lee Chang-geun’s foot fell off the goal line, and a penalty kick was called again. Hyeon Kim’s third attempt went over the crossbar. Kim Hyun, who was aiming for his first goal of the season, could not help but feel a lot of disappointment.

Despite an uneasy one-goal lead, Suwon FC effectively blocked Daejeon’s offensive and achieved a valuable victory.

Seungwoo Lee, successful transformation of central midfielder

Suwon FC was promoted to K League 1 in 2021 and brought a breath of fresh air by taking 5th and 7th place over two seasons. However, this season, they have been hovering around the bottom since the beginning. 12th place will undergo direct relegation, and 10th and 11th place will have to play promotion playoffs. Suwon FC is putting their lives on the line in every game to enter the 9th place, which is the remaining Maginot line.

It was in August that the team atmosphere began to revive little by little. They have turned to an upward trend by recording 3 wins and 2 losses in the last 5 games, and the key to the change is Seung-Woo Lee. After leaving the European stage last season and entering K League 1, he shook off the concerns around him and showed off his health with 14 goals and 3 assists.

In the first half of this season, the team faltered due to injuries and poor performance. In addition to the decrease in attack points, Suwon FC had to struggle in the relegation zone.

Seungwoo Lee recently changed his position to central midfielder. The effect was immediately visible in the 25th round match against Suwon Samsung. He scored the winning goal and was selected as MVP of the 25th round of K League 1.

Instead of scoring goals by penetrating the front line or carrying the ball by dribbling in the second line, he has moved down to the third line this season and is participating in the team’s build-up. It should be noted that despite his change of position, Seung-Woo Lee exploded for a whopping 4 goals in 5 games. By taking on a more free role, Lee Seung-woo is better suited to lessen the burden of scoring goals and participate in a variety of situations.

In the match against Daejeon on this day, Seungwoo Lee scored the winning goal that gave the team victory. Unlike the situation in the first half of the year when the promotion playoffs were likely, Suwon FC, currently narrowed to 5 points behind Jeju in 9th place, gave the green light to remain in K League 1 for the 3rd consecutive season.


There are no gaps in the tiger’s outfield… ‘130m large multi-home run armed demonstration’ KIA 24 years old left-handed hitter When will I get a call-up opportunity?

KIA Tigers outfielder Kim Seok-hwan staged an armed demonstration with 2 homers and 5 RBIs in the Futures League. However, on the day of the extended entry in September, there was no seat for Kim Seok-hwan. Due to the thick first-team outfield depth situation, it is not easy for Kim Seok-hwan to seize an opportunity.스포츠토토

KIA called up pitchers Park Jun-pyo and Kim Dae-yu, catcher Han Seung-taek, and infielder Hwang Dae-in with the implementation of extended entry on September 1. The remaining one seat belongs to Eui-ri Lee, who is returning from injury on the 3rd.

KIA coach Kim Jong-guk met with reporters before the game on the 1st and said, “In line with the implementation of the expansion entry, the bullpen was reinforced and the number of catchers and infielders was raised. In the case of Han Seung-taek and Hwang Dae-in, we plan to take on a backup role in the second half of the game.”

Kim Seok-hwan, who has recently hit 5 games in a row in the Futures League, also hit 4 homers during this period. In particular, in the Futures League match against the Samsung Lions on September 1, the day of the extended entry, Kim Seok-hwan staged an armed demonstration with 2 hits in 3 at-bats, 2 homers, 5 RBIs and 2 runs scored.

Kim Seok-hwan, who played as the designated hitter No. 4 on the day, struck out on a swing in the first at-bat in the top of the second inning. Later, in the second at-bat in the beginning of the 4th inning, he hit the 4th ball against starting pitcher Choi Ha-neul with a ball count of 3B and hit a solo home run with a distance of 130m.

Kim Seok-hwan entered the plate at the start of the 6th inning with a chance of 1st, 1st and 3rd base, and scored an RBI with a sacrifice fly ball to right field. Later in the 8th inning, Kim Seok-hwan hit the 6th ball against the changed pitcher Choong-yeon Choi with a ball count of 2B-2S and drew a three-run arch in the rain with a distance of 130m. Kim Seok-hwan showed off his incredible strength by hitting a 130m long home run twice on the same day.

Kim Seok-hwan, who did not get a chance despite the implementation of the extended entry in September, is not easy to break through the ‘top of the league’ KIA outfield depth

It is not easy for KIA outfielder Kim Seok-hwan to get a first-team call-up opportunity despite his good performance in the Futures League. Photo = KIA Tigers
However, Kim Seok-hwan has rarely been able to get a chance in the first team this season. Kim Seok-hwan, who was included in the opening entry, was canceled without participating four days later. Later, at the end of May, he received a chance to call up the first team, but Kim Seok-hwan went down to the Futures team after only 1 hit and 2 RBIs in 14 at-bats in 4 games.

There was a possibility of a call-up during the expansion entry in September, but in the end, Kim Seok-hwan’s return to the first team was not made. Kim Seok-hwan has mainly played outfield defense this season. The KIA 1st team outfield depth is the best in Korea. Left-handed outfielders such as Ko Jong-wook, Socrates, Choi Hyeong-woo, Na Seong-beom, and Choi Won-joon, as well as Lee Woo-sung and Lee Chang-jin, make up the KIA outfield lineup. It is true that Kim Seok-hwan seldom sees any room to break through.

Above all, the atmosphere of other KIA lines is also on fire. KIA, which recently won 5 consecutive wins, defeated Pedi, the league’s strongest starter and ‘nemesis’, with 7 runs against the Gwangju NC Dinos on August 31st. KIA, which continued its momentum, also attacked the opposing foreign pitcher Elias with 5 runs in 5 innings in the match against Munhak SSG Landers on September 1st. KIA, which has succeeded in winning 6 consecutive victories without hesitation, is in an atmosphere where there is no need to change the team’s batting line.

From Kim Seok-hwan’s point of view, he has no choice but to wait for a call-up opportunity that may come at any time with great patience. He also needs his own skill and luck to seize the opportunity that comes suddenly. I wonder if Kim Seok-hwan will be able to dramatically show his true value in the first team at the end of this season.