Machado returns from disabled list…Kim benched against righties

Manny Machado is back.

The San Diego Padres announced today that they have activated Machado from the disabled list for a home game against the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday.

Machado was placed on the disabled list on May 16 after being hit by a sand dune in his left hand during a home game against the Kansas City Royals.

Upon his return from the disabled list, he was immediately placed in the starting lineup. San Diego started right-hander Jameson Taillon (3-3, 8.04), and the lineup was Zander Bogaerts (shortstop), Fernando Tatis Jr. (right field), Juan Soto (left field), Manny Machado (third base), Jake Cronenworth (first base), Gary Sanchez (catcher), Matt Carpenter (designated hitter), Luged Odor (second base), and Trent Grisham (center field).

Ha-Sung Kim is out of the lineup. This is a result of using all available lefties against right-handed starters.

With Machado’s return from injury, Kim will likely move back to his natural position at second base.

In the 13 games he’s started at third base in Machado’s absence, he’s gone 11-for-40 (.275) with one home run, four RBIs, nine walks and nine strikeouts. He had a .392 on-base percentage and a .400 slugging percentage. The team went 5-8 during the stretch.

In addition to Machado, San Diego also added first baseman Alfonso Rivas to the major league roster today.

Signed as a free agent in January, Rivas was batting .319 with a .440 on-base percentage and .571 slugging percentage in 44 games for Triple-A El Paso this season 메이저놀이터.

The “local boy” from Chula Vista, a city near San Diego, spent the last two years with the Cubs, batting .247 with a .331 on-base percentage and .322 slugging percentage in 119 big league games.

To make room for Rivas on the 40-man roster, catcher Luis Camposano was transferred to the 60-day disabled list, while on the 26-man roster, designated hitter Nelson Cruz was placed on the disabled list with a right hamstring strain and outfielder Jose Azucar was sent down to Triple-A.

Wizards, worse than ‘championship contenders’, ask for a special 10 p.m. call…but the source lights are not off

The lights didn’t go out at KT Wiz Park in Suwon on Tuesday. That’s because the batters, who had been held to one run in their last three games to snap a four-game losing streak, didn’t go to work.

KT lost its seventh game of the season against Doosan in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League 1-10 at KT Wiz Park in Suwon on April 2. The result was their fourth straight defeat after four straight wins, dropping them to 30 losses (16 wins, 2 draws) on the season. They remain at the bottom of the standings, two games behind ninth-place Hanwha.

A silent batting lineup was the decisive factor. Against the Doosan mound of ace Raul Alcantara, Park Jeong-soo and Baek Seung-woo, they managed just one run on three hits. Moon Sang-chul’s double in the fourth inning, Kang Hyun-woo’s solo home run in the eighth, and Kang Baek-ho’s single up the middle in the ninth. After Moon Sang-chul’s double in the fourth inning, Park Byung-ho’s shot was caught by Jose Rojas in left field, and Kang Baek-ho’s hit came two batters later in the ninth inning when the game was already out of reach. KT’s bats failed miserably against the Doosan mound.

The game ended at 9:25 p.m., but the lights at KT Wiz Park didn’t go out until after 10 p.m. After the game, a batting cage was set up for pregame training, and No. 4 hitter Park Byung-ho, signature hitters Kang Baek-ho, Jang Jun-won, and Kang Hyun-woo came out with bats and performed special at-bats on balls thrown by head coach Kim Tae-kyun. A KT official said, “Today’s postgame special was not planned. It seems that the players requested the training.”

It wasn’t the only thing. In the outfield on the left side of the stadium, there was also an unusual defense drill. Infielder Lee Ho-yeon and outfielder Kim Min-hyuk took part in a so-called defense supplement class in front of Lee Kang-chul. Unlike the extras, it was confirmed that the defensive training was done under Lee’s direction.

Their sloppy defense in the seventh inning set the stage for the big inning. Trailing 0-1 with two outs in the top of the seventh, third baseman Lee Ho-yeon failed to catch Lee Yoo-chan’s fly ball, allowing the ball to sail into the outfield, and left fielder Kim Min-hyuk quickly jumped forward to make the catch, but the throwing error allowed Lee Yoo-chan to double. The shaky KT bullpen gave up five runs in the seventh inning alone to give their opponents the lead. 안전놀이터

KT, which was picked to win the title along with LG and SSG before the season, is currently in last place with a record of 16 wins, 2 ties, and 30 losses (.348 winning percentage) after 48 games. A rash of injuries, a lackluster foreign one-two punch, a collapse in starting pitching, and an ineffective batting lineup have combined to keep the team from turning things around for nearly a month after falling to last place on July 7. There are still 96 games left in the season, and the team is only 7.5 games behind the fifth-place NC in the fall baseball standings, but its recent performance has been more of a disappointment than a hope.

In particular, the batting lineup scored only seven runs during the four-game losing streak. From the 4-6 loss to Samsung Electronics in Daegu on the 28th, to the 1-6 loss to KIA in Gwangju on the 30th, the 1-7 loss to KIA on the 31st, and the 1-10 loss to Doosan on June 2nd, the offense has been frustrating. It is interpreted that the batters who could not see this made an effort to recover their hitting feeling by requesting special batting after work.

On June 3, KT’s bats will face Doosan’s fifth starter Kim Dong-joo in Suwon, and it will be interesting to see if their extraordinary efforts will bear fruit.

‘Have you heard of CHEM’, golf’s newest social club?

Recently, CHEM, an emerging social group in the golf industry, has been the topic of conversation on JTBC Golf’s Clubhouse. CHEM is a group of four golfers, from the ‘eldest sister’ Ji-hee Lee (17 years on the LPGA Tour, 6 wins), to Choi Woon-jung (15 years on the tour, 1 win), Lee Im-hyang (11 years on the tour, 2 wins), and the ‘youngest’ Kim Hyo-joo (9 years on the tour, 5 wins), who have different tour careers and ages, but have a lot of similarities with each other and boast an extraordinary chemistry.

They appeared on the LPGA special episode of “Clubhouse” on March 29, revealing their reasons for forming the group and their first impressions of each other.

When Ji-hee, the ‘eldest’, asked how the four became close, Kim Hyo-joo, the ‘youngest’, briefly explained, “I don’t think there was a specific reason for our friendship, we were all close to each other and then we all got together, and I think we got along well with each other and came to this point.”

As a group of players who are active on the LPGA Tour, there are many episodes. This time, Im Hyang, who plays ‘Reaction Rich’ in the group, revealed an episode that happened after they became close. “I remember when Hyo-ju won the Lotte Championship last year, and the three of us were waiting and cheering for her,” she said, adding, “Even though it was an individual event, we were happy as a team, as if I had won.” Choi Woon-jeong added, “We were more nervous than Hyo-joo because we were following her on the last two holes.” Kim Hyo-joo, who was listening from the sidelines, added, “Yeah, it was nice that my sisters were so happy for me,” creating a heartwarming atmosphere. The four briefly reminisced about last year’s situation, then renewed their feisty friendship by challenging each other to win first this year. 먹튀검증

At the end of the program, Ji Eun Hee touched the juniors by telling them to “be with you” as a stress reliever. In addition, “CHEM” showed off their friendship through various episodes.

Woo takes second in Florence Diamond League in 2m30…Harrison wins in 2m32

South Korean men’s high jumper Woo Sang-hyuk (27, Yongin City Hall) has won a silver medal at the World Athletics Rome-Florence Diamond League 2023.

Woo cleared 2.30 meters in the men’s high jump final at the Luigi Ridolfi Stadium in Florence, Italy, on Wednesday (July 3) to finish second behind Jubon Harrison (USA), who cleared 2.32 meters.

It was the second consecutive podium finish for the 24-year-old, who won silver behind Harrison (2m32) at the Diamond League opener in Doha last month with a leap of 2m27.

In their rematch after 28 days, Harrison and Woo were neck-and-neck.

After narrowly clearing 2m15 and 2m20, Woo failed his first attempt at 2m24 but succeeded in the second.

At 2m27, he also failed the first period, but after passing the second period, he executed his trademark serenade.

Woo, Harrison, and Luis Sayas (Cuba) remained the “Big 3” at 2m27.

Woo and Harrison both went over 2m30 in the first period to stay in contention for the win. Sayas, meanwhile, was unable to break 2m30 to secure third place.

In the final showdown for the title, Woo failed to clear 2.32 meters. He just missed the bar in the second period.

After failing in the second period, Harrison roared to victory in the third, clearing 2m32.

Mutaz Essa Bassim (Qatar), one of the world’s strongest men, and Tokyo Olympic co-gold medalist Jean-Marco Tamberi (Italy) were absent from the competition.

Meanwhile, Woo continued his success in Doha, taking home $6,000 (USD 784) in prize money and seven ranking points toward the Diamond League Finals.

Woo (14 points) is also second in the Diamond League Men’s High Jump Ranking Points standings behind Harrison (16 points).

After competing in Japan and Italy, Woo will return home on Thursday for a short break before training for the Asian Championships in Bangkok, Thailand in July.


“The result of communication and compromise,” Bae says of the batting form change

Pittsburgh Pirates’ Bae Ji-hwan explained the change in his batting form.

In an interview with MK Sports before the Pittsburgh Pirates’ home game against the St. Louis Cardinals at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on April 3 (KST), Bae said, “I have my old one, but I don’t really stick to it. I don’t have any wariness or discomfort with change,” he said about his thoughts on changing his batting form.

Earlier, highlighted Bae’s batting form change. Bae, who used to use an extreme leg kick that raised his right foot high in his batting stance, changed to a natural forward motion instead of raising his leg in mid-April.

“There’s a sense of urgency right now,” he said of the change, adding, “I approached it more like, ‘Why don’t I try it?’ than, ‘I need to change it.

Pittsburgh has four hitting coaches, including hitting coach Andy Hines. Bae practiced with them and made changes to his hitting form.

“I talked to the coaches in the cage. I said, ‘This is what I want to stick to, and this is what the coaches recommend,'” he says, describing it as a process of communication and compromise.

Is it working? Bae went 7-for-29 (.350) with two doubles and three home runs in the last six road games, and in 24 games in the month of May, he batted .304 with a .360 on-base percentage and .391 slugging percentage.

“If (the results) don’t come, I’ll go back to the bullpen, and if they come, I’ll change it,” he said, adding that he will continue to work on his hitting form.

“I’m feeling good these days. I feel good. My only regret is that the umpires are shaking the strike zone. The important thing is not to hit balls that are balls in my eyes, regardless of what the umpires call,” he said, adding that staying ahead of the plate is key.

Pittsburgh’s lineup against right-hander Zach Pretty (3-4, 4.81) was Tukupita Makano (shortstop), Brian Reynolds (left field), Andrew McCutchen (designated hitter), Zack Sewinski (center field), Carlos Santana (first base), Bae Ji-Hwan (second base), Keith Bryan Hayes (third base), Josh Palacios (right field) and Austin Hedges (catcher). Roanj Contreras (3-4, 4.33) will take the mound.


‘Ace’ Bae Joon-ho leads Kim Eun-jung-ho to the quarterfinals…the most divine moment in the K League

Kim Eun-Joong-ho was the ace in the hole in the K League.

Bae Jun-ho (Daejeon Hana Citizen, 20) led the South Korea Under-20 soccer team to the quarterfinals of the U-20 World Cup. He had a slow start to the tournament, missing time due to injury, but showed his true colors in the crucial first stage of the tournament.

Bae started against Ecuador in the round of 16 at the FIFA U-20 World Cup 2023 at the Santiago del Estero Stadium in Argentina on June 2 at 6 a.m. ET, scoring a goal and adding an assist to help Korea advance to the quarterfinals with a 3-2 victory.

Starting on the flank, Bae made his presence felt in the 11th minute. He attacked from the left side and delivered a sharp cross to Munjeon instead of passing to the flank. Lee Young-joon (Gimcheon Commerce), who dug into the back of the defense, chest-trapped Bae Jun-ho’s cross and connected with a right-footed shot for the first goal.

Eight minutes later, Bae Jun-ho took matters into his own hands. After a throw-in, he met Park Chang-woo’s (Jeonbuk Hyundai) straight pass from the right flank with an exquisite right-footed trap. He then broke down the opposing defense and goalkeeper in the center of the penalty box with a painting run, and rattled the net with his right foot. It was the perfect example of Bae’s talent.

Bae Jun-ho continued to play at the center of Kim Eun-jung-ho’s attack until he was replaced by Cho Young-kwang (FC Seoul) in the 37th minute of the second half. Despite conceding a late goal after Bae Jun-ho’s departure, the match ended with a 3-2 victory for South Korea. After the match, FIFA said, “Bae Joon-ho was outstanding as South Korea advanced to the quarterfinals.”

The performance was even more significant as it shook off the disappointments of the early stages of the tournament.

Bae Jun-ho has been the most consistently called up since Kim Eun-jung-ho’s inauguration, playing as an ace early on, with his number 10 symbolizing the ace. Especially this season, his second year as a professional and first in the K League 1, he was a starter for his club. With his brilliant passing and individual skills, he was quickly recognized as one of the top divinities in the K League. He was also virtually the only player in the tournament to make regular appearances in the K League. This was the reason why he was the favorite ahead of the U-20 World Cup 메이저사이트.

However, injuries seemed to catch up with him. He started the first group game against Honduras, but was subbed off early in the second half due to the effects of the injury, and then came on as a substitute against the Gambia in the round of 16.

Fortunately, as time went on, he shook off the injury and his performance slowly improved, and it was in the round of 16 match against Ecuador that his talent shone through. Not only did he set up Lee Young-joon for the opening goal, but his second goal, which he scored himself, showed his unique flair.

The presence of a fully fit Bae Joon-ho has also been a boost for Kim Eun-jung-ho, who is the only Asian player still in the tournament. Frontline striker Lee Young-joon (Gimcheon Commerce) has two goals and one assist, while Kim Yong-hak (Portimonense) and Lee Seung-won (Gangwon FC) have also been steady. With the addition of ace Bae Joon-ho, Kim’s spear is even sharper.

Bae told the Korea Football Association shortly after the game, “I had a lot of injuries, so I felt sorry for my teammates. I thought about playing hard rather than doing well, but there were good results.” “After I was substituted, I trusted my friends and teammates and cheered them on. No matter who my opponent is, I will do my best to prepare well and show a good game like I have been doing so far.”

Kim will face Nigeria in the quarterfinals at the same Santiago del Estero Stadium that hosted Ecuador at 2:30 a.m. on May 5. If they beat the Nigerians, they will play the winner of the Italy-Colombia match for a spot in the final.

‘Leadoff man’ Kim goes 2-for-4 with a double and a walk…10 stolen bases for second straight year

San Diego Padres leadoff hitter Ha-Sung Kim turned in a multi-hit performance to help his team win.

Kim went 1-for-4 with a home run, a walk, two runs scored and a stolen base in the leadoff spot against the Miami Marlins on Sunday at Marlins Park in Miami, Florida. His season batting average remained at .241 and his OPS increased slightly to .717.

Kim worked a full count against Miami starter Jesus Luzardo in his first at-bat of the game in the top of the first inning, but struck out swinging on a six-pitch 97.8-mile-per-hour fastball.

Kim led off the fourth inning with an 0-2 count and took a 96.8 mph (155.8 km/h) fastball high on the body for a two-run double to left field. It was San Diego’s first hit of the day. Kim followed it up with a daring steal of third base. It was his 10th stolen base of the season, marking the second consecutive year he has reached double digits in stolen bases, dating back to last month’s 29th game against the New York Yankees. He later came home to tie the game when Fernando Tatis Jr. hit a ground-rule double.

After singling to left field with the bases loaded in the top of the fifth, Kim completed his multi-hit game in the top of the seventh when he calmly drew a walk with runners on first and second. He came home on a ground-rule double by Tatis Jr. for his second run of the day. 토토사이트

San Diego scored seven runs in the sixth inning alone to take the 10- win, avenging a close loss the day before.

There is no Ohtani in Korean baseball. Only sulpan remains. Taegeukmark is…

In Korean baseball, there is no otani, no glory. There’s only a drinking game. Taegeuk-mark is…

“Morally and humanly, there is no one to serve as a role model. It’s hard to find the best in the world in terms of skill, but in terms of humanity…I’m ashamed and sorry for my fellow baseball players.”

This is part of a conversation I had with a former national team legend after the WBC late-night drinking scandal. As he says, Korean baseball has no icons anymore. Its international performance has long since plummeted, and the only thing that remains is the drinking scandal.

Kim Kwang-hyun, Lee Yong-chan, and Jeong Chul-won apologized in tandem ahead of their one-day games at Incheon SSG Landers Field and Changwon NC Park, respectively, revealing that they were the ones responsible for reports of late-night drinking incidents during the WBC tournament.

Earlier, a media outlet and a YouTube channel reported that some players who competed in the World Baseball Classic (WBC) on March 30 had consumed alcohol in Tokyo, Japan, where the first round of the tournament was held.

Three players bowed their heads in public three days after the report. However, overall public opinion hasn’t changed much. The players’ claims that there were no bars or female hostesses are hard to believe, and even if they were true, the public’s reaction is that they behaved in a way that is not acceptable for a national team member.

It is very painful to see the public viewing this as a moral hazard for the entire baseball world and the national team, not just the deviation of a few players. However, it is a reaction that should not be overlooked.

When we look at the reactions of many members of the baseball community, baseball fans, and the general public after the drinking scandal during the WBC, it seems that the players’ apologies and truth-telling are not what really matter. One cannot help but feel that Korean baseball has lost something important.

As many of us witnessed at the WBC, Japan’s baseball team rallied around an ace in Shohei Ohtani (LA Angels) to win the championship. His dedication to “Samurai Japan” has been an inspiration to Japanese baseball fans and the public, as he is one of the world’s best “idoru players,” a type of hitter and pitcher who plays in Major League Baseball.

Before and during the tournament, he and Darvish Yu (San Diego), the team’s top staff member, took on the role of leaders, rallying the players and speaking humbly but confidently about their goals in front of the media.

At dinners and team meetings organized by Ohtani and Darvish, the Japanese team nodded in agreement as they listened to the confidence-boosting and motivational words of the two. The Japanese people and baseball fans felt the same way, especially when Ohtani celebrated his championship-clinching save in the final game, which many consider to be one of the greatest moments in WBC history.

It was frustrating and enviable to watch the Japanese, as well as the Australian and Czech teams, who were considered weaker than us or on the fringes of baseball, play their best from the qualifying to the quarterfinal rounds. Especially, they talked about their dreams, hopes, and happiness throughout the tournament, even in semi-professional environments where they couldn’t focus on baseball.

While watching the stark contrast between them and the Korean national team, the reporter couldn’t help but feel bitter and sad. There was an inexplicable feeling of anguish and resentment, but at the same time, I kept hoping for a miracle. 스포츠토토

As a third party, I accompanied the team throughout the tournament with a highly subjective, one-sided support, encouragement, and love or hate. I’m sure many baseball fans felt the same way.

However, it was the saddest and hardest thing for me, both professionally and personally, to watch the reactions of the Korean people and baseball fans who were deeply disappointed after watching the outcome of their expectations once again turn out to be a disaster. I felt even more helpless because I read and sympathized with the frustration contained in their disappointment.

On the one hand, it was a disappointing result for an individual who was nothing, but I thought that the national team, who wore the flag and gave their all, must also be very frustrated and discouraged. I tried to empathize with their feelings. But in the end, the efforts and hearts of “us” were betrayed in the end.

Considered one of the best baseball players in the world, Ohtani has never been a cliché throughout his career, and has always maintained a sincere and exemplary demeanor, which is why he is not only a representative of Japanese baseball, but also an icon of Japanese sports.

From his youth, he read a lot of books and set goals for himself to become one of the best players in the world, and even now that he’s a superstar, he hasn’t gotten used to the responsibility, which is why he is the pride of Samurai Japan and the pride of the Japanese people.

In the absence of cheers and sweat, what is left? Who would be happy to watch a world where only ugliness remains?

Instead of being able to see the beautiful world, why should baseball fans have to see their intimate and tainted affairs that they don’t need to know. Not only this time, but this year, baseball fans had to hear about all kinds of incidents and accidents before baseball-related news.

I wonder if they missed out on something so important. Watching the national teams of other sports, seeing how they have grown up, and watching the baseball world in light of the current level of consciousness in Korea, another question comes to mind.

What does the flag mean to them, to Korean baseball?

Goldglover at 15% odds, colleagues “look up to”…proved $11.8 billion in value in one year, “exceeded expectations”

Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Kevin Kiermaier, who won the American League Gold Glove in 2015, 2016, and 2019, surprised everyone with a no-hitter.

Kiermaier started in center field and batted eighth in the lineup against the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday (Feb. 2) at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and went hitless in four at-bats.

Kiermaier, who had been hitting in the triple digits this season, was silent against Milwaukee. Instead, the three-time Gold Glove winner allowed his fellow starters to get the job done. 메이저사이트

“Kiermeyer made a masterpiece,” wrote, “racing 92 feet in 4.7 seconds to snag a fly ball as it headed toward the right-center field track. It’s hard for even the best athletes to make a catch like that, but Kiermeyer did it at a speed of 30.4 feet per second north of the plate.”

It happened in the second inning, with Toronto up 3-0. Starter Kevin Gausman threw a 96.5 mph four-seam fastball on six pitches to Andrew Monasterio with two outs in the inning. Monasterio batted, and the pitch was hit to right-center field.

It looked like it was going to clear right-center field, but center fielder Kiermeyer chased the pitch with tremendous speed and threw himself at it. The pitch went right into Kiermeyer’s glove. According to, he had a “15 percent chance of catching it.”

While he didn’t produce a hit or an RBI, Hosmer helped his team win the game. Gausman, who picked up his fourth win of the season, acknowledged that. “I saw a lot of plays like that when I was in Baltimore,” he said after the game, “so I have a lot of respect for Keirmeier. I’m glad he did it for me now.”

“Kiermeyer, who signed a one-year, $9 million deal in the offseason, has exceeded all expectations with his versatility,” wrote.

‘Gambia have packed their bags’ as Uruguay join South America in U-20 WC quarterfinals

Seven of the eight tickets to the quarterfinals have been finalized. South America is in very strong form.

The Uruguay Under-20 National Team won their FIFA U-20 World Cup 2023 Round of 16 match against The Gambia 1-0 on Sunday (Feb. 2) at Estadio Unico Madre de Ciudades in Argentina.

Uruguay entered the round of 16 in second place in Group E with a 2-1 record in the group stage. The Gambia had two wins and one draw. They entered the tournament as the top seed in Group F.

토토사이트 Both teams experienced a first-half sending-off. In the 17th minute of the first half, Gambia’s Mansour Mbiyi left the field for a red card. In first-half stoppage time, Uruguay’s Luciano Rodriguez was shown a red card. The tense ‘0’ balance was broken in the second 20 minutes. Uruguay’s Andersson Duarte converted a pass from Alan Maturo into the net. There were no more goals. Uruguay won 1-0.

Israel-Brazil, Colombia-Italy, and USA-Uruguay have been drawn for the quarterfinals. Nigeria will face the winner of South Korea-Ecuador. South America dominates. Brazil, Colombia, and Uruguay have reached the quarterfinals in consecutive years. The tournament was originally scheduled to be held in Indonesia. However, due to religious and political reasons, the tournament was moved to Argentina less than 100 days before kickoff.