MLB’s San Diego, facing ‘catching shortage,’ signs veteran Sanchez

The San Diego Padres, an offense plagued by cold bats from its catchers, have acquired veteran reliever Gary Sanchez, according to and other U.S. media outlets.

San Diego acquired Sanchez, who was claimed off waivers from the New York Mets last week, for a relatively modest $1.1 million 먹튀검증.

Sanchez, who has 154 home runs and 402 RBIs in his nine-year big league career, made a name for himself as an offensive catcher, hitting 138 home runs in seven years with the New York Yankees from 2015-2021.

But after being traded to the Minnesota Twins last year, he’s been a free agent ever since.

After being released by Minnesota after the season, he signed minor league deals with both the San Francisco Giants and Mets this year in hopes of resurrecting his career in the big leagues, but it hasn’t worked out and he’s moved teams for the third time this year.

San Diego spent an astronomical amount of money to build a formidable offense, but it’s not looking good right now, with the team tied for last place in the National League West with the Colorado Rockies.

Catching is a particular problem.

Austin Nola, who broke his nose in an exhibition game, is batting just .131, and rookie Brett Sullivan is batting .170.

Luis Camposano, who has fared better at .238, was lost earlier this month after injuring his right thumb.

San Diego has been grasping at straws to bolster its offense, signing experienced catcher Kevin Plawecki to a minor league deal nine days ago.

Sanchez has appeared in three big league games for the Mets, going 1-for-6.

“That’s a good pitch…” 1-7 with a 5.62 ERA. A foreign pitcher who doesn’t change is sent to Game 2. This is his second warning.

This is a second warning. If it doesn’t change, there’s nothing to look forward to.

I’m talking about KT Wiz’s new foreign pitcher, Bo Schuler. KT removed Schuler from the first team roster on the 29th.

Acquired in a trade for Odrisamer Despaigne, Schuler was expected to provide a foreign one-two punch alongside Wes Benjamin with a fastball over 150km/h and a variety of changeups.

However, his early results in the KBO have been abysmal. In nine games, he’s 1-7 with a 5.62 ERA. His strikeout rate is a whopping 3.33.

Schuler made his debut on April 11 against the NC Dinos, and although he took the loss, he raised expectations with seven innings of four-hit, one-run ball, and earned his first win on April 16 against the Hanwha Eagles with six innings of four-hit ball. 메이저사이트

The nightmare began on March 22 when he took the loss against the Doosan Bears, giving up five runs (four earned) on 11 hits in seven innings. Since then, he hasn’t won a game and has lost six straight. On April 28 against the Samsung Lions, the only game without a win, he was on the verge of losing after giving up three runs in five innings, but a dramatic eight-run eighth inning tied the game at 8-8. That game was also a 9-10 loss for KT, meaning that in the nine games that Schuler has pitched, KT has gone 1-8.

There are many problems, but the first is that Schuler has not yet adapted to the KBO. He tends to stick to his own style. Against the LG Twins on April 17, Schuler asked the coaching staff if he could pitch with his lead, and manager Lee Kang-cheol agreed. In that game, Schuler pitched a scoreless third inning but gave up five runs on four hits and two walks in the bottom of the fourth inning.

Lee has been working on a solution ever since. On Nov. 21, Lee noted a change in Schuler’s pitching style when he worked with him out of the bullpen. Usually, foreign pitchers prefer to pitch with a fastball. If the fastball is so good that the opponent knows it and can’t hit it properly, it doesn’t matter, but otherwise, they have to mix up their pitches and face Korean hitters.

“Korean hitters have good fastballs,” Lee said, “so you need a mix, you need to be more precise with your pitches. He definitely has good stuff,” Lee said. “He doesn’t need more innings. He just needs to throw six good innings. You don’t need 100 in three or four innings,” he advised Schoeller, who was trying to throw too much. It was advice, but it was also his first warning. The fact that the coach himself told him that he had to change is a sign of patience.

On the 23rd, against the Kiwoom Heroes, Schuler clearly showed improvement. He gave up two runs on six hits in 6⅓ innings, his first quality start in over a month. The offense didn’t get the support it needed in the 1-3 loss, leaving Schuler the losing pitcher, but there is hope.

But in his very next start, hope turned to despair. On the 28th, he gave up six runs on eight hits in 3⅓ innings against Samsung Electronics. KT’s four-game winning streak came to an end after giving up an early run, losing 4-6.

Lee issued his second warning. He sent Schuler down to the second team. He told him that he needed to make a change in the second team. If Schuler didn’t change, KT would be forced to look for a new foreign pitcher.

It is not uncommon for a pitcher to insist on his own pitching in Korea and then get beaten up and leave. Lee also had to deal with William Cuevas and Despaigne before him and their pitching styles.

KT has Jang Sung-woo wearing a mask with a good lead. He has the ability to build on the good pitches of the day. It’s just a matter of adjusting to Korean baseball, where the catcher’s input is largely deferred to, unlike in the U.S. where the pitcher takes the lead. Now it’s up to Schuler.

‘Monster’ Holland’s choice is Arsenal captain “If you had to pick a player of the year other than me…”

The epic 2022-23 English Premier League season was all about Elling Holland (22, Manchester City).

The monster was definitely different. Holland was labeled a goal-scoring monster even before he arrived in the Premier League. Having already shown flashes of potential as a teenager playing for Austria’s Red Bull Salzburg, Holland went on to establish himself as a big league striker with Borussia Dortmund in the German Bundesliga.

When Holland pulled on the Manchester City shirt this season, he didn’t need an adjustment period. A completely different environment, style of play, and a slightly unorthodox tactic hasn’t held him back from becoming one of the world’s best.

A prolific goal scorer from the league’s opening day, Holland exploded for 13 goals in the first 10 games, including three hat-tricks, to dominate the top scorer’s race early on. His unstoppable goal-scoring streak soon escalated to the point where he could make Premier League history, top scorer or not.

Holland lived up to the hype, scoring 36 goals to become the league’s top scorer. He broke the record for most goals in a single season in the 38-round Premier League, as well as the previous record for most goals in a 42-game season in English professional soccer.

Not surprisingly, Holland dominated the individual awards. He swept the Premier League Secretary’s Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year awards, as well as the Football Writers’ Association (FWA) Male Player of the Year.

It’s a season where there’s no disputing that Holland was the best, but the monster insists there was some strong competition. “If I had to pick another player for player of the year, I would say Martin Ødegaard (24, Arsenal) had a really good season,” Holland told William Hill on Tuesday. 토토사이트

The Arsenal captain has been a key part of the Gunners’ dream of winning the Premier League for the first time since 2004. In 37 league games this season, he scored 15 goals and provided seven assists. Holland highlighted Ödegaard as the engine of Arsenal’s title push.

Of course, camaraderie also plays a big role in the selection. Holland and Ödegaard are from the same country, Norway. While there is a lot of familiarity between the two as national teammates, Ödegaard’s performances cannot be ignored, giving the nod to Holland.

‘Smiling and showing us’: Yoo Jung-woo on how Chungnam University is leading the way

“We want to make a meaningful season.”

Chungnam University won a three-set match 3-2 (25-22, 19-25, 18-25, 25-19, 15-13) against Chosun University in a qualifying match for the 2023 KUSF College Volleyball U-League at Chosun University Gymnasium in Gwangju on Saturday.

Sophomore outside hitter Jungwoo Yoo (OH, 188 cm) led the way with 17 points, including two blocks. She had the most points on the team while committing just two errors.

After the game, Yoo said, “When (Kim) Seung-hyun got hurt, it really shook up the team. There were parts of the game that were disturbing, but we worked hard without losing our focus, and it feels good to see that it paid off,” he said after the win. Chungnam National University was also nervous as Chosun University was playing strongly at home. Yoo Jung-woo said, “We were also worried. We didn’t feel that it was that difficult because we were playing at a lower level than the other teams,” he said.

During the match against Gyeongsang National University, main outside hitter Kim Seung-hyun (4th year, 186 cm) was injured. He tore a ligament and was unable to play in the first half of the U-League. In his place, head coach Lee Ki-beom inserted Yoo Jung-woo, who said, “(Yoo) is originally an outside hitter. He played as an outside hitter due to team circumstances, but I expected him to do well because he had experience in the position,” he said.

Playing as an outside hitter for the first time in a long time, Yoo was also under pressure. “I was worried about this match,” he said. There were some unstable parts, but I think I helped the team, so I’m satisfied,” he said.
“It’s a position I’ve always played, so I had a feeling. I prefer the outside hitter’s offense. Of course, there is some pressure to receive,” he said.

Yoo is definitely taking advantage of his opportunities when they come, but there are still concerns. Last season, a series of injuries slowed him down. He wants to make it a good one after a difficult start to the season. “(Kim) Seung-hyun got injured, and then I got injured, and it was like a routine. So on the one hand, I’m worried. This season, I want to break the jinx and show a good game without getting injured.”

The team has shown more stability than last season and is looking like a strong team. Yoo Jung-woo said, “The coach tells us to do our thing regardless of winning or losing. We also try to make the game fun and happy for each other. We laugh more than the other teams on the court, and that creates a synergistic effect,” he said. As he said, Coach Lee focused on improving his team’s performance rather than winning or losing. It is no exaggeration to say that this is what made Chungnam University what it is today.

With 4 wins and 1 loss, Chungnam University is closing in on first place Kyungpook National University (5 wins). On Wednesday, May 31, the two teams will meet at Chungnam National University Gymnasium. Yoo Jung-woo says, “Kyungpook National University has a lot of momentum. We’ve played a lot of practice games with them, and we’ve played a lot of matches. Playing at home, I think our momentum will be even better,” he smiled.

In conclusion, he said, “I think our team is better than last year. We will play well in the remaining matches and end the season with a meaningful one.”

Chungnam National University and Kyungpook National University meet after the victory. Let’s see if Chungnam National University’s happy volleyball can work once again.


No compensation player nominations, SK-KT-KGC-Korea Gas Corporation compensation selected

Seoul SK (Choi Joon-yong), Anyang KGC (Moon Sung-gon), Suwon KT (Yang Hong-seok), and Daegu KOGAS (Jung Hyo-geun) have exercised their compensation designation rights for 2023 KBL free agency, opting for cash compensation for each player’s transfer.

Jeonju KCC will pay SK 1.1 billion won, 200% of Choi Jun-yong’s 2022-2023 salary of 550 million won, KT will pay KGC 1 billion won, 200% of Moon Sung-gon’s 2022-2023 salary of 500 million won, KGC will pay KOGAS 600 million won, 200% of Jung Hyo-geun’s 2022-2023 salary of 300 million won, and Changwon LG will pay KT 1 billion won, 200% of Yang Hong-seok’s 2022-2023 salary of 500 million won.


Son Heung-min hits double-digit offensive points, ‘the beauty of Yujong’

Tottenham wins behind the ‘Sonke duo’ but falls short of qualifying for Europe.

Tottenham ran out convincing 4-1 winners away to Leeds United in the 38th round of the 2022-2023 English Professional Soccer Premier League final at Elland Road in Leeds, England, on Sept. 29 (ET).

The Premier League is a 20-team competition with first through fourth place qualifying for the European Champions League, fifth and sixth place qualifying for the Europa League, and seventh place qualifying for the Europa Conference League. Tottenham, who were in eighth place before the game, needed to move up to seventh place to qualify for European competition.

The ‘Sonke Duo’ shared the first goal… Tottenham’s final victory

Desperate for a win, Tottenham went with Harry Kane and Son Heung-min as their top two strikers, and the goals came early.

In the second minute of the first half, Son set up Kane in the box with a perfect pass, and the Englishman rattled the net with a right-footed shot. It was Kane’s 29th goal of the season and Son’s sixth assist.

Leeds, who were just as desperate for a win as Tottenham to avoid relegation to the second tier, fought back but were unable to find the back of the net, with several shots going just wide of the target.

Instead, Tottenham grabbed a second in the second minute of stoppage time. Kane used a fantastic individual effort to beat two defenders before feeding Pedro Foro, who curled a right-footed shot into the corner of the net to give Spurs a 2-0 lead.

Leeds, who were forced to make a number of substitutions, pulled a goal back in the 23rd minute through Jack Harrison, but Tottenham made it 3-1 two minutes later when Kane rattled the net again, this time from a pass from Foro.

With the game in hand, Tottenham scored a late consolation goal in stoppage time from Lucas Moura, who has decided to leave the club at the end of the season. The Spurs players rushed to congratulate Moura and bid him a fond farewell.

But Tottenham weren’t smiling… ‘Failed’ to qualify for Europe for the first time in 14 years

The game ended in a 4-1 victory for Spurs, and Son, who added an assist, has now scored 10 goals and provided six assists in the Premier League. Add to that two goals in the Champions League and two in the FA Cup, and you have a total of 14 goals and six assists for double-digit attacking points.

Most notably, he reached a milestone this season when he scored his 100th Premier League goal. To date, Son is only the 34th player to score 100+ goals in the Premier League, the 14th foreigner, and the first Asian player.

Tottenham, however, did not have the last laugh. At the same time, seventh-place Aston Villa defeated Brighton 2-1, confirming Spurs’ eighth-place finish. This means Spurs have not been invited to compete in Europe in 14 years, since the 2008-2009 season 메이저놀이터.

With the Premier League title out of the question, and their last hope of qualifying for Europe, Spurs will have a busy transfer market this summer.

Speculation is already rife that ambitious star striker Kane will leave for a team that can compete for the title. Spurs are in the market for a new manager, and if Kane leaves, Son Heung-min will have to make a big change.

It will be interesting to see how Tottenham rebuild after their disappointing results this season.

‘Substitute’ Moon Hyun-ho ‘completely shut down Gambia’ with back-to-back super saves

Moon Hyun-ho made a super save to keep Kim Eun-jung alive.

The South Korea Under-20 national football team, led by head coach Kim Eun-Joong, drew 0-0 with the Gambia in their third Group F match of the FIFA U-20 World Cup Argentina 2023 at Estadio Malvinas Argentina in Mendoza, Argentina, on Monday at 6 a.m. ET. With the draw, South Korea (5 points, 1 win, 2 draws) advance to the Round of 16 as Group F runners-up and will face Group B runners-up Ecuador for a spot in the quarterfinals.

They had already qualified for the round of 16 regardless of the outcome of today’s game. South Korea had no reason to go all out as they had achieved their goal. Coach Kim Eun-joong made a number of changes to the starting lineup from the previous match against Honduras.

Su Moon-jang was replaced for a different reason. Kim Jun-hong was suspended for the second consecutive game for a red card. Kim went with Moon Hyun-ho in goal, who made his professional debut with Chungnam Asan FC after growing up at Matan High School.

Moon was fully up to the challenge. The Gambia attacked with lanky strikers Amada Bozie, Mansour Mbier, and Bailo Ba, all of whom were supported by Lamine Marong. The sharpness they showed against Honduras and France was impressive.

South Korea came close on several occasions, but Moon was there to save the day. In the first minute of the second half, after a cross from Ba, Bojang attempted a header past Mbia but was denied by a super save from Moon. In the fourth minute of the second half, Mbia’s shot was also stopped in front of Moon.

There were some sparkling moments. In the 22nd minute, Salifu Kohli took a cutback and shot on goal. Dynamo was caught in a narrow field of vision, but he stretched out his arm to block. The ball hit the bar post and landed in the arms of Moon Hyun-ho. It was a narrow escape for South Korea 안전놀이터.

South Korea ended up drawing with the Gambia to close out the group stage. It’s encouraging that they went through France, Honduras, and the Gambia unbeaten, and that they’ve booked their spot in the round of 16 early and have the stamina to do so. The substitutes, including Moon Hyun-ho, did a great job.

Kim Eun-joong-ho will now head into the tournament. His round of 16 opponent will be Group B runner-up Ecuador. Korea and Ecuador will meet on June 2 at 6 a.m. at the Estadio Unico Madre de Ciudades in Santiago del Estero, Argentina.

‘The walls are high in the big leagues,’ Dodgers top prospect gives up 7 runs on 10 hits in 2 innings…LAD loses 10-11

Los Angeles Dodgers rookie pitcher Gavin Stone (25) was roughed up by the Tampa Bay Rays’ hard-hitting lineup.

Stone allowed seven runs on 10 hits with three walks and seven strikeouts in two innings of work against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field on Monday (Sept. 29) in St. Petersburg, Florida, USA.

The Dodgers have been without Julio Urias, Dustin May, and others due to injury, leaving a gaping hole in their starting rotation. As a result, the Dodgers have been calling up prospects like Stone and Bobby Miller to fill the gaps in their starting rotation.

Stone is a top prospect, ranked 43rd in the majors and 4th on the Dodgers in’s prospect rankings. However, since making his big league debut on April 4, he has struggled with a 14.40 ERA in three games (10 innings). 먹튀검증

In this game in particular, he couldn’t handle the Tampa Bay offense and was pulled in the third inning. After giving up singles to Wander Franco and Harold Ramirez in the first inning to put runners on second and third, Stone gave up a leadoff single to Isaac Paredes.

The Dodgers rallied to take a 3-1 lead in the top of the second, but Stone gave up a 3-7 lead in the bottom of the inning on a Jose Ciri triple, Luke Reilly RBI double, Franco RBI single, Brandon Lowe RBI single, Ramirez RBI single, Paredes RBI double, and Josh Lowe RBI single. Stone, who threw 57 pitches, was replaced by Phil Bickford in the third inning and finished the night.

The Dodgers offense didn’t go away easily, pounding out 12 hits and five home runs. The game was tied at 10-10 through six innings. However, Franco’s RBI single in the seventh inning put the game out of reach, 10-11. Chris Taylor went 3-for-3 with two home runs, two doubles, three RBIs and two walks, while Max Muncy, J.D. Martinez and Tracy Thompson also homered in the loss.

Tailgate goes bang~’gyun-an-shin’ and we lose a lying 6-run upset

The ‘Lotte Effect’ led to an unbelievable comeback at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, which was sold out for the second consecutive night.

The Kiwoom Heroes clawed their way out of a four-game losing streak with a 7-5 victory over the Lotte Giants, thanks to a dramatic come-from-behind grand slam by Lim Ji-yeol, in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on Monday.

Lotte’s hopes of overtaking second-place SSG Landers, who did not play due to rain, were dashed.

The impact of a furious five-run ninth inning comeback from an 0-6 deficit the previous day was the catalyst for Kiwoom’s turnaround.

Lotte dominated Kiwoom until the middle of the game, thanks to a strong performance from starter Na Gyun-an, who struck out nine in six innings and limited them to one run, and the focus of their bats.

LOTTE scored two runs in the bottom of the second inning on two sacrifice flies by Ko Seung-min and Han Dong-hee, and took a 3-0 lead two batters later on a leadoff triple by Jeon Jun-woo and an RBI single by Ahn Chi-hong.

In the fifth inning, with the score 3-1, Lotte added two more runs on a sacrifice fly by Jeon Jun-woo and a single up the middle by Ahn Chi-hong.

Kiwoom pounded the Lotte bullpen after Na Gyun-an was hit by a pitch.

Trailing 1-5 in the seventh inning, a double and a walk loaded the bases and an infield grounder brought in a run.

Then, in the “Promised Eighth,” the tide turned. After three consecutive hits and a sacrifice fly by Kim Dong-heon made it 3-5, Lim Ji-yeol’s mid-month home run with the bases loaded threw cold water on the Lotte supporters’ seats.

Seoul’s Gocheok Sky Dome, which had previously been filled with Lotte chants that could be confused with Busan’s Sajik Stadium, was suddenly filled with Kiwoom chants.

Samsung snaps three-game losing streak thanks to Koo’s 3-RBI blast, Won Tae-in’s 3-win performance

The Samsung Lions snapped a three-game losing streak with a 6-4 victory over the KT Wiz at home in Daegu.

Samsung took a 3-0 lead in the top of the second inning on a sacrifice fly by Lee Jae-hyun and a two-run double to right-center by leadoff hitter Koo Ja-ook.

After Kang Min-ho made it 4-0 with a solo home run in the third, Koo exploded once more in the fourth.

With one out and two on, he doubled to right-center, sending Kang home. He scored when Jose Pirela singled to left.

Koo finished with two doubles and three RBIs.

KT starter Bo Schuler gave up six runs on eight hits, including one home run, in 3 1/3 innings to suffer his worst loss of the season (1-7).

After striking out pinch-hitter Moon Sang-chul with the bases loaded in the fifth inning, Samsung’s Won Tae-in pitched six innings of three-hit ball to earn his third win (3-3). 스포츠토토

KT scored four runs in the top of the ninth, including a three-run homer by Lee Ho-yeon off Oh Seung-hwan, but ran out of outs.

The SSG Landers-Dusan Bears (Jamsil Stadium, Seoul) and Hanwha Eagles-NC Dinos (Changwon NC Park) games were canceled due to rain.

KKKKKKKKKKKKK→ML 18-win pace…KBO’s production is on par with Kershaw’s

KKKKKKKKKKKKK. That’s all I need to say. At this rate, he could win 18 games.

The product of the KBO is now cementing his place as a top-tier starter in the major leagues. Merrill Kelly (35) of the Arizona Diamondbacks played for the SK Wyverns (now the SSG Landers) from 2015 to 2018. He was able to capitalize on his success with SK to make it to the major leagues.

Kelly started the first inning of the 2023 Major League Baseball home game against the Boston Red Sox at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona, USA, on April 29 (KST).

After getting out of a bases-loaded jam in the top of the first inning by striking out Justin Turner on a wild pitch, Kelly was able to gain momentum on the mound as Arizona jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning on Corbin Carroll’s two-run homer to left-center field. After giving up a leadoff single to Masataka Yoshida in the top of the second, Kelly retired Jared Duran and Triston Casas in order to take the pressure off of him, and Geraldo Perdomo’s solo home run to right-center field in the bottom of the second gave the A’s a 4-0 lead. 안전놀이터

Kelly struck out leadoff hitter Emanuel Valdez in the top of the third and gave up a double to right to Connor Wong, but induced Alex Verdugo to fly out to second and Rafael Devers to ground out to first to preserve the no-hitter. In the top of the fourth, he walked Yoshida with one out, but again, nothing happened. Just like in the second, he struck out both Duran and Casas. In the top of the fifth, two infield flies and an infield grounder got Kelly out of a three-out jam, and in the top of the sixth, he retired Verdugo, Devers, and Yoshida on strikeouts.

After striking out Duran to lead off the seventh, Kelly gave up a single to Casas and a walk to Enrique Hernandez, and Arizona opted to bring in Andrew Chaffin. Leaving the mound with two runners on base, Kelly was forced to surrender his first and last run of the game when Verdugo singled to left.

The result: 6 1/3 innings, four hits, two walks, 10 strikeouts and one earned run. Arizona won, 4-2, and Kelly picked up his sixth win of the season, moving him into a tie for the National League lead in wins with teammate Zack Greinke, along with Clayton Kershaw (Los Angeles Dodgers), Justin Verlander (Chicago Cubs), and Mitch Keller (Pittsburgh Pirates). He’s on pace to reach 18 wins at this rate. This is the second time this year that Kelly has had a double-digit strikeout game. On April 6, he tossed seven innings of one-run ball against the Washington Nationals, striking out 10. Kelly lowered his season ERA to 2.83.