Jin-yong Seo 37SV → Creating new history for the club, Manager Won-hyung Kim “Congratulations on achieving the most saves”

We sincerely congratulate Jinyong on achieving the most saves.”

SSG Landers won 4-4 in the 15th game home match of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League season between the Lotte Giants and the team held at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on the 23rd. They won by 2, overcoming the shock of Hanyu Island’s ‘virtual out’ on the 21st and breaking away from a two-game losing streak.토토사이트

The game that day was full of unexpected variables. The biggest factor among them was that while starting pitcher Kirk McCarty was fighting back with 33 pitches, 2 hits, 4 strikeouts, and no runs in 2 innings, he developed pain in his right oblique muscle and had to go down the mound to protect the player. However, SSG overcame the difficulties well.

SSG brought in Won-seok Oh to open the game, and Won-seok Oh fought back with 5 hits, 4 walks, 3 strikeouts, and 2 runs (2 earned) in 5⅔ innings, creating a tight pitching battle, and with the support of the batting line, 8 wins (9 losses). The first harvest was harvested. And on this day, SSG ‘closer’ Seo Jin-yong recorded his 37th save of the season by tying up 1⅓ innings, surpassing Ha Jae-hoon (36 saves) in 2019 and setting a new record for the most saves in a single season for the club.

In the batting lineup, Choi Hang, who played as a pinch hitter, created the ‘final hit’ with 1 hit and 1 RBI, and Oh Tae-gon was in full swing, recording 3 hits in 4 at-bats, 1 RBI, and 2 runs. In addition, pinch hitter Chan-Hyung Kim had 1 hit and 1 RBI, Guillermo Heredia had 2 hits and 1 RBI in 4 at-bats, and Seong-Hyun Kim and Kang-Min Kim had multiple hits, all contributing to the team’s victory.

Manager Kim Won-hyung gave a thumbs up, saying, “Due to McCarty’s sudden injury, (Oh) Won-seok took the mound, and he showed very good pitching over 5⅔ innings,” adding, “Thanks to him, the fielders were able to concentrate with two outs in the bottom of the 7th inning and score 3 runs.” There was. (Choi) Hang brought the momentum by hitting a comeback winning hit in a difficult situation. He played a big role in the victory. (Oh) Tae-gon, (Kim) Kang-min, and (Kim) Chan-hyeong came out later and had a big inning with a hit. “I made it,” he said happily.

And the head coach did not forget to congratulate Seo Jin-yong, who rewrote the club’s history. Coach Kim Won-hyung emphasized, “Finally, I sincerely congratulate (Seo) Jin-yong on achieving the most saves in a single season for the club, and I hope he shows a good performance in the remaining games without injury.”


SD general manager who recruited Kim Ha-seong is likely to remain in office for 11 years, “The owner cherishes him like a son.”

 It is predicted that San Diego (SD) general manager AJ Preller (46), who recruited Kim Ha-seong (28), will remain in office for the 11th year next season despite the team’s performance below expectations. .

Ken Rosenthal, an American Fox Sports reporter and major league reporter, recently appeared on the Internet broadcast ‘Foul Territory’ and said, “San Diego is facing another ‘losing season’ (winning percentage below .500), but that does not mean General Manager Preller’s “There are no signs that his position is under threat,” he said. “San Diego team owner Peter Seidler (63) still has affection for him. Depending on how you look at it, General Manager Preller can feel like Seidler’s son. Of course, it’s excessive.” “It may be an expression, but their relationship seems that good.”카지노사이트

San Diego spent $253,287,946 (about 339,025,910,000 won) on total team salaries this season, ranking third in the major leagues in this category, following the New York Mets and New York Yankees. A large investment was made, but the results were shabby. As of the 22nd (Korean time), San Diego remains in 4th place in the National League West Division with 75 wins, 78 losses, and a winning percentage of 0.490 this season. The gap between them and the first place LA Dodgers in the district is a whopping 19.5 games.

They are also ranked 7th in the National League wild card race, which is given to three teams. They are four games behind the Chicago Cubs and Miami, who are tied for third place, so advancing to the postseason through a wild card is not easy.

The report card of General Manager Preller, who was appointed as the general manager of San Diego in 2014 and has been in charge of the club’s management for 10 years, is not good. Excluding 2020 (winning percentage 0.617), which was a shortened season due to COVID-19, there was only one ‘winning season’ last year (0.549). For the rest, the win rate was less than 50%.

Reporter Rosenthal, who is considered a major league source, mentioned this point in an interview with the media and said, “If San Diego manager Bob Melvin (62) resigns or is fired after this season, as many as six managers will be hired in the 10 years since General Manager Preller took office. “I will pack my bags,” he said. “It is very unusual for general manager Preller to continue to remain in his position even under such unfavorable circumstances, and this is possible due to the affection of team owner Seidler for the general manager. I wonder what will happen after the season ends. “he said.

Even if his position is preserved, General Manager Preller is expected to have a very busy time this winter.

First of all, it is highly likely that San Diego’s ace Blake Snell (31) will become a free agent and leave the team after the end of this season. In addition, several pitchers, including starting pitcher Seth Lugo (34) and closer Josh Hader (29), can also exercise their options, making reorganization of the pitching staff an urgent priority.

The contract with central hitter Juan Soto (25) is also expected to be a difficult task to resolve. He qualified for salary adjustment for the second time this year and received $23 million (about 30.6 billion won), and will be eligible for salary adjustment again after the season ends. Soto is achieving outstanding results this year as well, with a batting average of 0.267, 32 home runs, and 101 RBI in 153 games. The salary increase rate is also a concern, but since Soto wants a long-term contract, difficulties are expected in the negotiation process.

Reporter Rosenthal said, “San Diego will not make the same investments this year in the future. However, it will not stop spending money unconditionally as it did in the past. One good thing is that many fans continue to come to the stadium despite poor performance. These fans “To repay the support, now is the time to produce results commensurate with it,” he pointed out. According to data from ESPN, an American sports channel, San Diego drew an average of 40,364 people per game this season, ranking third in this category after the Dodgers and Yankees.

Meanwhile, Seidler, the grandson of the late former Dodgers owner Walter O’Malley, formed the ‘O’Malley Group’ with his uncle and others in 2012 and participated in the San Diego acquisition, then purchased all of the shares of Ron Fowler, who was the majority shareholder, in November 2020. He rose to the position of club owner. He is the son of Walter O’Malley and the nephew of Peter O’Malley (86), who was also the owner of the Dodgers.


LG Twins, 15th largest in domestic professional sports, 1 million spectators

 LG Twins achieved 1 million spectators for the 15th time, the largest in domestic professional sports history.스포츠토토

LG announced that it was the first of the 10 teams this season to exceed 1 million spectators during the game against NC Dinos held at Jamsil Stadium on the 22nd.

LG achieved 1 million viewers for 10 consecutive years from 2010 to 2019. After the COVID-19 pandemic (2020-2022), it again boasted ticket power by recording 1 million spectators.

LG has been successful by ranking at the top of the season since the beginning of the season, and is aiming to advance directly to the Korean Series along with taking first place in the regular league.

Meanwhile, LG presented the 1 millionth spectator with a Ticket Link gift certificate worth 1 million won and a large logo ball with the players’ autographs.

Hyejin Lee, who entered as the 1 millionth spectator, said, “I missed the subway and arrived at the baseball stadium a little late, but I am honored to be the 1 millionth spectator. I congratulate LG on reaching 1 million spectators and will cheer hard with the fans until the day they win in 2023. “He expressed his feelings.


“You play like a grandmother, end the relationship.” Earning an annual salary of 42.5 billion won and having a batting average of .190… Yankees Catastrophe

Giancarlo Stanton (34, New York Yankees), the ‘glass body’ who said there was nothing to worry about as long as it didn’t hurt. Now I can’t even be healthy. Struggling with a batting average of .100, he became a huge disaster and trouble for the Yankees. The reputation of a hitter with an annual salary of $32 million (approximately 42.5 billion won) and a total of 402 home runs is beyond words. 온라인바카라

Stanton appeared as designated hitter No. 4 in the home game against the Toronto Blue Jays on the 20th (Korean time), but was silent with no hits in four at-bats. He had the worst batting performance, recording two strikeouts and two double plays each, and the Yankees lost 1-6. 

In the first inning, with one out and a chance on second base, he stared at Toronto starter Yusei Kikuchi’s three breaking balls and struck out after three pitches. Even in the 4th inning as the leadoff hitter, he struck out due to an awkward swing on Kikuchi’s low curve on the 4th pitch. 

In the 6th inning, with 1 out and runners on 1st and 2nd base, Toronto’s relief had already pulled Garcia’s slider on the 5th pitch and a grounder to the shortstop resulted in a 6-4-3 double play. He hit a deep grounder in the 3rd and was able to live well at first base. I sprinted as fast as I could, but Stanton was very, very slow. Yankees home fans booed. 

Stanton decorated the last moment as well. It ended with a double play in the 9th inning with one out and runners on first base. On Nate Pearson’s third pitch, he took a missed swing at a ball that fell low on the outside, and there was a big difference between the ball and the bat. He took a ridiculous swing and ended up pulling a low outside slider on the 4th pitch and hitting a ground ball to 3rd base, and the game ended in a 5-4-3 double play.

As of today, Stanton has a batting average of .109 (150 hits in 352 at-bats) in 96 games this season, with 24 home runs, 58 RBIs, 40 walks, 114 strikeouts, an on-base percentage of .276, a slugging percentage of .426, and an OPS of .702. Lowest batting average among 225 batters with more than 350 plate appearances. A batting average of .100 is the first in his career, and his OPS is also the lowest in his career. 

Stanton, who returned in early June after being placed on the injured list due to left hamstring pain in mid-April, has been playing without a break for four months, but his performance continues to decline. He has enough power to hit over 20 home runs, but his accuracy and production are low. He also plays outfield defense, but his range is too narrow as he cannot run at full speed, possibly due to a hamstring injury. He is not helpful in karate. 

After the game, the New York media ‘’ argued that Stanton, a highly paid player, should be dismissed under the title, ‘How the Yankees are discarding Stanton, a hitter with a batting average of .109 who is so vulnerable to injury that he plays like a grandmother.’ The media said, ‘Stanton has hit 400 home runs in his career, but he has become a problem that the Yankees need to solve in the offseason. Considering the money he gets paid, he shouldn’t be batting under .200 in 100 games or so. He’s incredibly slow at running. He went 2-for-35 with only 16 strikeouts in his last 10 games. He criticized him loudly, saying, “He is absolutely pathetic.” 

He continued, ‘Stanton is becoming a right-handed version of Joey Gallo (Minnesota Twins). But Gallo can catch fly balls in the outfield, and he’s not that slow,’ he said. ‘Stanton turns 34 in November. If the Yankees really want to win, they need to end their relationship with Stanton, regardless of the cost. Sometimes it’s necessary to give Aaron Judge the designated hitter spot. Stanton should be replaced with a left-handed slugger who has better defense and doesn’t run like a turtle. If it’s necessary to let Stanton go, do it. “Now is the time,” he emphasized. 

The media suggested an alternative that Stanton should be demoted to a bench member, remove his right to veto the trade, and then send him to a team like the Los Angeles Angels. However, it is questionable whether this is realistically possible. Stanton, whose annual salary amounts to $32 million this year, has $118 million remaining in salary over four years, $32 million in 2024 and 2025, $29 million in 2026, and $25 million in 2027, respectively. The condition is that $10 million each from 2026 to 2027 will be preserved by his former team, the Miami Marlins, but the Yankees must pay the entire amount, which is close to $100 million. 

The Yankees, who fell to fourth place in the American League East Division (76 wins, 74 losses) this year and are far from fall baseball, are uncertain about the future of general manager Brian Cashman and manager Aaron Boone after the season. Team reform is expected, but Stanton is unlikely to be the target. It is not easy to organize because of the remaining contract period and salary. The decline is so clear that it is almost impossible to find a team willing to accept him through a trade. If they fail to revive like this, it will be a catastrophe for the Yankees.


After 5 days of rest, Kim Ha-seong is about to return… Will he be able to throw a 20-20 game in the remaining 9 games?

After 5 days of rest, will Kim Ha-seong be able to throw his last game?

Ha-seong Kim returns. Although I suffered from stomach pain of unknown origin, I hit the bat and practiced fielding. He appears ready for one final spurt.스포츠토토

Kim Ha-seong of the U.S. Major League Baseball San Diego Padres suddenly complained of abdominal pain ahead of the away game against the Oakland Athletics on the 18th (Korean time). He was quickly removed from the lineup.

The San Diego team conducted various examinations, but could not find the cause of the stomachache. However, Ha-seong Kim’s pain did not go away and he was unable to play in four consecutive games until the game against the Colorado Rockies on the 21st.

He is not in a situation to ‘cheat sick’. Ha-seong Kim is only three home runs away from joining the 20 home run and 20 steal club, which can raise his value to the top level of the league. It is normal for him to endure even if it hurts. It is clear that it is too difficult for Kim Ha-seong, who is known to tolerate most injuries, to be sidelined for such a long time.

However, Ha-seong Kim is showing signs of improvement. Ahead of the game against Colorado on the 21st, he completed his batting and defensive training normally. Locally, since there is no schedule in San Diego on the 22nd, it is expected that Kim Ha-seong will take a good rest until then and return to the game against the St. Louis Cardinals on the 23rd.

There are now only 9 games left until the end of the season. It may not be an easy mission for Kim Ha-seong, who is not a typical slugger, to hit three home runs in nine games. My physical condition is also not normal. However, unless the injury is at risk of worsening, Kim Ha-seong also needs to make a game-winning move in the remaining 9 games. As mentioned above, there is a difference between a 19 home run hitter and a 20 home run hitter.

First of all, it is important to come back healthy and play as a starter. If you want to improve your game sense, you will need time to adapt to 1-2 games. Instead, as long as a home run occurs within 2-3 games, the pressure will be relieved and a lighter swing will be possible. Ha-seong Kim has not hit a home run for almost a month after hitting a grand slam against the Miami Marlins on the 22nd of last month.


Despite the shock of Na Seong-beom’s season out, coach Kim Jong-guk comforted the players, saying, “I hope you will be comfortable” 

 KIA Tigers coach Kim Jong-guk expressed regret over the departure of main gun Na Seong-beom (34), but comforted the players.

KIA will play an away match against the Hanwha Eagles at Hanwha Life Eagles Park in Daejeon on the 21st.먹튀검증

The day before, on the 20th, KIA faced major negative news. Main hitter Na Seong-beom is out for the season due to a hamstring injury.

Na Seong-beom was injured in the game against LG in Gwangju on the 19th. Na Seong-beom, who hit a timely hit with 2 RBIs in the bottom of the 8th inning when the team was trailing 1-4 and got on base, advanced to second base with a wild pitch when Choi Hyeong-woo was at bat. The following situation was problematic. Choi Hyung-woo hit a big ball to right field, and it became a fly ball to right field. At this time, he tagged up Na Seong-beom and ran to third base. He succeeded in advancing to third base by sliding, but felt pain in his hamstring in the process. He was replaced immediately.

The next day, Na Seong-beom underwent examinations at two hospitals and was diagnosed with a hamstring injury. He was of the opinion that rehabilitation would take 10 to 12 weeks. The season is officially out.

This year has been a year in which Na Seong-beom suffered from injuries. Na Seong-beom, who was selected for the World Baseball Classic (WBC) national team before the season and returned to play, started the season late due to a calf muscle injury. He did not return until the end of June.

It was late, but I did my part. Before getting injured, he had a tremendous batting average of 0.365, 18 home runs, 57 RBIs, and an OPS of 1.098 in 58 games. This time he suffered a hamstring problem.

For KIA, which has to catch up with SSG in 5th place, it is a disaster. They are behind by one game and are on a six-game losing streak. The departure of a team’s key hitter is bound to have a negative impact on the team atmosphere.

Na Seong-beom was advised to rest for six weeks. Coach Kim Jong-guk said, “I told him to rehabilitate after 6 weeks, but Seongbeom is a player who will train mainly on the upper body even while resting due to his personality. He said that when a player with a lot of muscles slides, there are times when (muscles) receive strength. Training part. “The doctor said that this happens when a thick muscle hits the ground,” he said, looking back on the injury situation, saying, “I had no idea it would hurt this badly. It would have happened to me and everyone else.”

At the same time, coach Kim Jong-guk said, “It’s inevitable that he got injured. I just hope that the existing players do well. Just as Lee Woo-sung, Ko Jong-wook, and Lee Chang-jin filled the void when Seong-beom was absent, I believe that the three players will divide their roles and do well this time as well.” said.

In particular, coach Kim Jong-guk raised his voice in regulating the mood of the players. Coach Kim said, “I told the players to just take it easy. I told them not to worry about losing streak and to just do their best. They could have a winning streak or they could lose. I asked them to make them psychologically comfortable. If they try to win too much, they will become more rigid and lose control of their own play. “It doesn’t come out. I hope you make it easier,” he said in a message.


Unstoppable Busan, direct visibility to Part 1

Busan won 2-0 in the home game against Hana One Q K League 2 2023 Ansan Greeners held at Busan Asiad Main Stadium on the 19th. With the victory that day, Busan accumulated 59 points (17 wins, 8 draws, 5 losses) and took first place. As 2nd place Gimcheon lost to Seongnam FC on this day, the gap with Gimcheon (52 points) widened to 7 points. In particular, Busan recorded 5 consecutive wins in 7 years since October 2016.

In the early days of the game, Busan struggled against Ansan’s offensive. Ansan, which was on the verge of falling to last place due to recent poor performance, pushed Busan hard from the beginning. However, Busan’s defense walls were strong.아톰카지노

Coach Park Jin-seop tried to turn the atmosphere around by substituting Pesin in the second half. Director Park’s cards were spot on. Busan, who took control of the game, scored the first goal in the 13th minute of the second half when Park Se-jin crossed from the right side, and Choi Ji-mook connected with a non-stop shot.

Ansan scored an equalizer in the 25th minute of the second half, but the goal was canceled after video review (VAR) ruled that he hit a defender with his arm just before shooting. The Ansan coaches who protested received a red card, and in the following play, Ansan Kim Beom-su committed a rough foul, and players from both teams were dispatched.

Busan took advantage of the opponent’s confusion and succeeded in scoring an additional goal. In the 31st minute of the second half, Lamas kicked the ball from the left and Pesin scored a fantastic scissor kick, hitting the net. Busan, who had the upper hand, played an efficient game through last-minute player substitutions and eventually earned 3 points.


“As valuable as Verlander + Scherzer…” Japan’s 158km monster pitcher is a Cy Young Award candidate for his first time in ML.

 Now, he is trying to go beyond the ‘ghost forkball’ and establish himself as an ace representing the major league.먹튀검증

Kodai Senga (30), a Japanese right-handed pitcher who played in the Japanese professional baseball until last year, entered the major league stage wearing the New York Mets uniform this year. The result was a huge success. Senga, who appeared as a starting pitcher in all 27 games this season, is performing better than expected with 11 wins, 7 losses, and an ERA of 2.95 while pitching 155⅓ innings and striking out 191.

Now, there are even voices saying that Senga should be mentioned as a candidate for the National League Cy Young Award. The official Major League Baseball website ( covered the topic of ’10 players who deserve more love this season’ on the 20th (Korean time). It focuses on players who are so underrated. Senga’s name was also included among the 10 people.

“Senga should be mentioned as one of the Cy Young Award candidates in the National League,” said “It’s not just a story about a ‘ghost forkball.’ Senga gets most of the headlines with his great pitching, but he “He should make a lot more headlines as one of the best pitchers in the league,” he said, arguing that Senga should be recognized for his skills alone, not just as a player who made headlines with “Ghost Forkball.”

In fact, Senga has solidified his position as a starting pitcher to watch in this year’s league. This is also evident in his records. ‘’ said, “Senga, the Mets’ ace, ranks 3rd in the National League in ERA, 8th in the league in strikeouts, 4th in K/9, and 3rd in Wins Contribution Above Replacement (WAR) based on Baseball-Reference. He talked about the value of Senga, saying, “It occupies.”

In addition, ‘’ also emphasized that Senga has an excellent ability to prevent runs. “Senga is the second best pitcher in the National League at preventing runs after Blake Snell. The funny thing is, this season, Senga (27 runs prevented) is ahead of Justin Verlander (15 runs prevented) and Max Scherzer (12 runs prevented). ‘It is worth as much as the sum of it,’ explains ‘’. He mentioned Verlander and Scherzer, who have now left the Mets, and added that Senga is also showing pitching just as good as them.

The regular season has already reached its end. Senga is still in excellent condition. His most recent appearance was against the Arizona Diamondbacks on the 15th. At that time, Senga pitched 6 innings, allowing only 2 hits and 2 walks, while striking out 10 and allowing no runs. Of course, being the winning pitcher was also his responsibility.

Senga’s highest speed on this day was 98.3 miles (158 km). Even though it’s the end of the season, I don’t feel like I’ve lost any strength. The Arizona starting pitcher who faced Senga was Meryl Kelly, the ‘KBO League reverse export legend’, but he collapsed miserably, allowing 6 hits, 4 walks, 7 strikeouts, and 7 runs in 5 innings.

Will Senga’s fast run continue until the end of the season? Senga is scheduled to appear as a starting pitcher in the game against the Miami Marlins on the 21st.


“For the first time in my career as a director…” Yeom Galryang’s choice was spot on! Why did they entrust Go Woo-seok with the 2-inning save?

“For the first time in my career as a manager, I went 2 innings…”

The LG Twins won 4-3 in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League match against the KIA Tigers held at KIA Champions Field in Gwangju on the 19th.스포츠토토

LG’s start was smooth. In the top of the second inning, with two outs and no runners on base, Moon Bo-kyung hit a one-run home run against KIA starter Yang Hyeon-jong to score the first run. Moon Bo-kyung swung a bat in the top of the fourth inning. With 2 outs and runners on 1st and 3rd base, he crossed the right field fence once again against Yang Hyun-jong. Moon Bo-kyung’s consecutive home runs gave them a 4-0 lead.

However, KIA’s counterattack was not easy. The chase began with Choi Hyung-woo’s 1-run home run in the bottom of the 6th inning. Then, against pitcher Choi Dong-hwan, who was replaced in the bottom of the 8th inning, Choi Won-jun’s single and Kim Do-young’s double gave the team a chance to get to second and third base with no outs. Then, Na Seong-beom’s 1 RBI hit narrowed the score gap to 4-3.

In the end, the LG dugout moved. Closing pitcher Go Woo-seok took the mound in the 8th inning with no outs on first base. Go Woo-seok gave up second base to Na Seong-beom due to a wild pitch during Choi Hyeong-woo’s at-bat. However, after striking out Choi Hyeong-woo, he caught Kim Sun-bin with a fly ball to right field. Meanwhile, Na Seong-beom tagged up and stepped on third base. After sending out Socrates Brito on an intentional 4th pitch, Byun Woo-hyuk was returned to second base with a grounder and did not allow a run.

Go Woo-seok started the bottom of the 9th inning by grounding leadoff hitter Kim Tae-gun to second base. Afterwards, he allowed a walk to pinch hitter Oh Seon-woo and a hit to Choi Won-jun, putting him in danger with one out and runners on first and third base. However, he induced Kim Do-young to hit a ground ball to second base. The game ended with a double play.

Director Yeom Kyeong-yeop expressed satisfaction with Go Woo-seok’s performance. He said on the 20th, “I won an important game yesterday. I tried to use (Go) Woo-seok with 2 outs in the bottom of the 8th inning, but I couldn’t catch him with 2 outs. The only pitcher who was warming up was Woo-seok. It’s better to use him when he’s winning than to put him in after the score is tied.” “I thought it was better. I thought it was a winning decision. For the first time since I took over as manager, I had the closer pitch two innings,” he said.

Thanks to Go Woo-seok’s save in two innings, LG won its fifth straight win. We took one step closer to winning the regular season. Coach Yeom said, “It was a very difficult game, but Wooseok played his role as a closing pitcher. It was a difficult situation, but he did well. Yesterday’s win is big,” and added, “Every win is important these days. It’s important for the coach, and we can continue our winning streak.” “I’m glad I was able to do it,” he said.


Living Legend, who has 197 wins in total between the U.S. and Japan, has the most losses and last place in ERA… Tanaka suffers the fewest innings since returning to Japan

Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB)’s ‘Living Legend’ Masahiro Tanaka (35, Rakuten Eagles) suffered the humiliation of being played in the least number of innings after returning to the Japanese stage.카지노

Tanaka appeared as a starting pitcher in the away game against the Orix Buffaloes held at Kyocera Dome in Osaka, Osaka, Japan on the 18th, and performed poorly, allowing 5 runs while allowing 7 hits, 1 strikeout, and 3 walks (2 walks, 1 out) in 2⅓ innings. As Rakuten lost 3-6, Tanaka recorded his 10th loss (7 wins) of the season.

It was the first time since returning to NPB in 2021 that Tanaka failed to complete three innings. Tanaka’s season ERA soared to 5.09 after allowing 5 runs in 2 consecutive games following his previous appearance against the Softbank Hawks on the 9th (5 runs in 6 innings).

Tanaka got off to an uneasy start in the first inning, giving up a ball that hit Orix leadoff hitter Keita Nakagawa. Tanaka, who was in danger of losing second base and giving up a stolen base, grounded out second batter Masahiro Nishino and ended up on third base with one out. He then hit a timely double with an RBI from third batter Tomoya Mori and gave up the first run.

In the second inning, Tanaka faced an even bigger challenge. After one out, consecutive doubles were hit by Marwin Gonzales and Yutaro Sugimoto, giving up the second score. Tanaka, who was faced with the bases loaded with one out due to consecutive walks, induced a ground ball to first base against Nishino, but gave up the third run due to an error by Rakuten first baseman Toshiki Abe. Tanaka barely finished the inning after being doubled by Mori’s straight hit to third base with the bases loaded and one out.

Tanaka started the inning in good spirits, getting his first strikeout of the day against leadoff hitter Leandro Cedeño in the third inning. However, Tanaka was immediately in danger after being hit by Yuma Mune’s triple, and after that, he allowed three consecutive hits, giving up two more runs. In the end, Tanaka was kicked out on first and second base with one out and trailing 0-5. It was a consolation to Tanaka that Satoshi Miyamori, who took over the mound, finished the inning without giving up a run.

Tanaka, who recorded his 10th loss of the season with the loss on this day, suffered the humiliation of rising to first place with the most losses in the Pacific League. The average ERA (5.09) is the lowest among the 22 pitchers who filled the regulation innings not only in the Pacific League but also in the entire NPB. If you compare it with the 3.51 of Yasuhiro Ogawa (Yakult Swallows), the lowest ERA in the Central League after Tanaka, you can see how poor Tanaka is.

Tanaka, who returned to the Japanese stage after completing his major league career in 2021, recorded performance that fell somewhat short of his expectations with 4 wins, 9 losses, and an average ERA of 3.01 in his first year back. Last year, in his second year back, Tanaka went 9 wins, 12 losses, and had an ERA of 3.31, ranking first in the NPB with the most losses. His annual salary was eventually reduced from 900 million yen (approximately 8.085 billion won) to 475 million yen (approximately 42 million won) ahead of this season. I suffered the humiliation of having my money cut in half to 67 million won.

Tanaka, who added 7 wins this season and recorded 119 wins in NPB, has 78 wins in the major leagues (46 losses, ERA 3.74) and 197 wins in the U.S. and Japan. Although he is only three wins away from reaching his 200th win in the U.S. and Japan, it is not easy to achieve the milestone. Since the victory on August 26th (7 innings, 1 run), they have recorded only 2 losses in 3 games. A maximum of three starts is possible in the remaining schedule, but if the ups and downs continue, Tanaka’s achievement of 200 wins in the U.S. and Japan is likely to be delayed until next season.