Archives June 2023

Hwang Ui-jo leaves Seoul…’Returning captain→vowing to revive’ Ilyuchenko hopeful?

The time has come for Ilyuchenko (FC Seoul) to step up 안전놀이터.

Seoul will host Daejeon Hana Citizen in the 20th round of the Hana One Q K League 1 2023 on July 1 at 7:30 p.m. at Seoul World Cup Stadium. Seoul is in third place with 9 wins, 5 draws and 5 losses and 32 points, while Daejeon is in sixth place with 7 wins, 6 draws and 27 points.

Seoul met Suwon Samseong in their first match since the A-Match break in June. They won 1-0 thanks to a goal from Willian in the supermatch and escaped a three-match winless streak. They will look to continue their winning streak amid a tight race for second place.

However, the predicted farewell came. Hwang Ui-jo played his farewell match against Suwon last week.

The former Nottingham player joined Seoul on a six-month loan this season. His contract runs until June 30. At Seongnam FC, Hwang earned the trust of his mentor, Seoul head coach Ahn Ik-soo, as a regular striker.

At the beginning of the season, he was out of form and underperformed. However, Hwang’s wide movements and link-up play with his teammates made him a key part of the attack. As time went on, his scoring form improved. He scored goals against Incheon United (17R) and Pohang Steelers (18R), and continued his goal-scoring form in the A match against El Salvador.

Ahn wanted Hwang to stay, but his protégé was up for the challenge. After the game against Suwon, Hwang said, “I’m talking to Nottingham. I don’t know exactly the future yet. I could return to Nottingham, I could find a new team, or I could stay in Seoul.”

With so many options for a new destination, Hwang Ui-jo has recently been embroiled in a “personal life scandal”. Even if Seoul were to re-sign him, they would have to wait.

Hwang’s desire to play in Europe makes a return to Seoul unlikely. With two strikers waiting in the wings, Park Dong-jin and Ilyuchenko, Seoul will need Ilyuchenko to step up.

After playing for Pohang and Jeonbuk Hyundai, Ilyuchenko moved to Seoul in the middle of last season. The team was looking to bolster their lack of goalscoring prowess, and Ilyuchenko’s seven goals in 16 games earned him the support of Seoul fans.

However, he has struggled to find his form this season. Ilyuchenko has only scored one goal in 10 appearances. He has also started only five times. Part of this is due to Hwang’s reduced opportunities, but Ilyuchenko’s own form hasn’t been the same 안전놀이터추천.

Ilyuchenko even hung up the captain’s armband he wore before the season started. Seoul changed the captaincy from Ilyuchenko to Osmar on May 5. Ahn said, “Ilyuchenko himself requested the captaincy change. There was a lot of pressure on him to lead the team as his performance had dropped recently. We decided it was important for him to improve his personal condition.”

If Ilyuchenko regains his form, as Seoul hopes, the race for second place could gain even more momentum. “Ilyuchenko and Park Dong-jin have different styles. While Park plays with a lot of activity and dedication, Ilyuchenko has one trick up his sleeve. What Seoul needs more is Ilyuchenko’s goal-scoring ability.”

An 11-win ace who thrives on being messy

Until last year, the ace of the NC League was Drew Ruchinski. In four years, from 2019 to last year, he pitched 121 games with a 53-36 record and a 3.06 ERA. He led the NC to its first Korean Series title in 2020 and has been playing in Major League Baseball (MLB) 토토사이트 for Oakland since this year. However, NC will not be without Luchinski. Eric Peddie, who was a full-time starter in the MLB Washington until last year, is filling Luchinski’s shoes nicely.

Pedi, who made his Korean debut this year, started a game against Doosan on Aug. 28 and pitched six innings of one-hit ball, striking out six and walking none to lead the team to a 4-1 victory. NC, which had lost five straight games the day before, broke the losing streak with a strong performance from its ‘new ace’. With the win, Pedi improved to 11-1 on the season, lowering his ERA to 1.61 and moving into first place in both the wins and ERA categories. “It’s been my dream and goal as a baseball player to have a season like this,” said Peddie, who earned the win in his first game back after missing one start with an anterior rotator cuff injury. “I have to thank all my teammates and staff at NC. I’m proud of my record and hungry to keep it that way,” he said.

Pedi kept the Doosan bats at bay until the top of the fifth inning. He gave up a leadoff single to Yang Seok-hwan, but retired the next two batters. After giving up a leadoff walk in the sixth, he got out of a jam with runners on first and second on a throwing error, then struck out Heo Kyung-min and Kim Jae-hwan to get out of the jam. Pedi threw a variety of pitches on the day, including a cut fastball, changeup, and curveball, which he topped out at 153 kilometers per hour. NC catcher Park Se-hyuk explained that Pedi is cruising as the best pitcher in the Korean League because “there’s not a single pitch that comes straight to him.”

Pedi throws a sinker instead of the four-seam fastball that most hard-throwing pitchers use. His sinker, which he throws at a controlled speed of 143 to 153 kilometers per hour, has good up and down movement. “Even a fastball that’s 150 kilometers per hour, if it’s in the middle of the plate, you’re going to get hit,” says Park. But Pedi’s sinker has good movement and good control,” Park said. Pitch analysis showed that of the 79 pitches Pedi threw that day, 28 were curves. Some of those pitches were vertical curves, but others were sweepers (a variation of a slider that curves sideways a lot) that have become popular in MLB 안전놀이터순위.

Peddy, who was drafted by the Nats with the 18th overall pick in the 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft, was a mainstay in the Nats’ starting rotation until last year. He was a member of the Nats’ 2019 World Series championship team. His MLB career record is 21-33 with a 5.41 ERA in 102 games. Peddy became a free agent after last season, but teams around the MLB didn’t show much interest in him. Although he was Washington’s fifth starter, he lost more than twice as many games (13) as he won (6) and his durability was questionable. Peddy was prone to nagging injuries, and his most innings pitched in a season was 133 in 29 games in 2021.

‘No repeat of mistakes, no losing streak!’ Petrescu’s first win and Jeonbuk’s return of ‘Dakgong’

“I hate to lose, as do our fans, and I hate to lose.”

Jeonbuk Hyundai head coach Dan Petrescu (Romania) was very serious. And for good reason. His managerial debut started with a bitter defeat. On the 24th, Jeonbuk lost 0-2 away to Gwangju FC in the 19th round of the K League 1 after a lethargic performance.

Petrescu, who took over during the A-Match break in June, made a few changes in his short time in charge, emphasizing the back door and playing “line-bold football 토토사이트” over build-ups that slowly tighten up the opposition with passes. He spent a lot of time implementing a “kick-and-rush” style of play, omitting the midfield.

However, Gwangju coach Lee Jung-hyo had read all of Jeonbuk’s numbers. He had watched dozens of videos of Cluj (Romania), which Petrescu led until the 2022-2023 season, and found the perfect countermeasure.

After the 0-2 defeat, Petrescu said, “Everything was not good,” but there was no time to dwell on the disappointment. A return match was scheduled against the same opponent. It was the quarterfinals of the Hana OneQ FA Cup 2023 at Jeonju World Cup Stadium on the 28th. The FA Cup is a one-off tournament that Jeonbuk can’t afford to miss, as they have been struggling in the league this season.

After returning home, Jeonbuk took revenge on Gwangju. The second half was showtime. In the 12th minute, Moon Sun-min broke down the left flank and sent in a low cross that was headed home by Song Min-gyu, who rushed into the box. Six minutes later, Cho Kyu-sung added a penalty kick (PK) goal, and in the 23rd minute, Song Min-gyu sent in an exquisite cross from the right flank that Jun Amano headed home. Just before the end, Lee Dong-joon’s pass after a break down the right was met by Cho Kyu-sung with an exquisite kick to complete the 4-0 victory 안전놀이터순위.

Jeonbuk made another bold change on the day. They started Kim Moon-hwan, a flanker who returned from injury, and brought Baek Seung-ho off the bench to boost their strength. “Results are more important than words,” said the coach, who was eager for his first victory, and Jeonbuk pushed Gwangju relentlessly, announcing a new “dak gong” (shut up and attack). Gwangju tried to rebel once again, fielding players who hadn’t played against Jeonbuk four days earlier, but the weight class difference was clear.

“I can’t believe it’s been 30 years already…even as a coach, winning a championship is the best story” Wishes of the last member of the 1992 Lotte team

“Has it been 30 years already?”

Lee Jong-woon, the head coach of Lotte, came to the resignation ballpark on the 27th. On the morning of the 27th, Lotte fired pitching coach Bae Young-soo in an effort to shake things up and appointed Futures coach Lee Jong-woon as head coach. Park Heung-sik, the previous head coach, will focus on hitting. Training coach Kim Hyun-wook took over the position of pitching coach Bae Young-soo.

Lee Jong-woon is no stranger to the Lotte bench. He spent most of his playing career with Lotte. He also started his coaching career with Lotte. He was the first base coach from 2000 to 2002 and 2014. In 2015, he became the manager of the Lotte first team. He then became the head coach of the SK (now SSG) Rookie Team and the second team manager before returning to Lotte in late 2022 as the second team manager.

Head coach Lee Jong-woon, who met at Sajik Stadium in Busan on the 28th, said, “I suddenly received a notice.먹튀검증 It’s a lot of pressure, but I’m a professional coach. If the team needs something, I have to do it. I’m trying to make it easy.”

He continued, “The coach talked about various situations in a relaxed manner and explained my role. I’m supposed to be in the middle,” he said. “I’ve been a first-team coach before, so I’m trying to figure out how I can help him with what he’s thinking,” he added.

“I’m sure the players are feeling it, too, because there’s been a lot of coaching changes. I told the players, ‘I’m going to do whatever it takes, you just have to do your part. Let’s cooperate and communicate with each other so that the team can do well.”

Lee Jong-woon is the head coach of Busan Sana. He attended Gamcheoncho, Busan National University, Pusan National University, Gyeongnam High School, and Dong-A University before being drafted by Lotte with the 14th overall pick in the 1989 second round. He played for Lotte from 1989 to 1997, and only played for the Hanwha Eagles in 1998, his final professional season. Lee Jong-woon retired with a career batting average of .272 with 580 hits, nine home runs, 213 RBIs and 258 runs scored in 738 games. Notably, he was a member of Lotte’s last championship team in 1992.

Coach Lee Jong-woon said, “I was surprised and thought, ‘It’s been 30 years. I hope he had good results as a coach as well as a player, and that would be the best story,” he laughed.

Things have not been going well for Lotte lately. In April, they led the league with a monthly winning percentage of 0.636 (14 W-8 L), and they cruised in May with a 0.591 (13 W-9 L). However, they lost more games than they won in June. This is where the experienced coach’s know-how comes in.

“There are definitely ups and downs in the game. You can’t be good all the time. We can bring back the momentum,” he said, adding, “Our players are just starting. The atmosphere is not bad. I want the team to do well. I will do my best to help the team.”

In conclusion, Coach Lee Jong-woon said, “We won the first game on the day we came up with a walk-off home run by Kang Nam-i. It was so good. It was exhilarating. I feel better when my team wins,” he said, adding, “I hope to work well with our players and play fall baseball 메이저놀이터추천.”

“Break up with Son Heung-min!”→Fans shout “Comeback Home” to SON’s best friend→Hishalisong responds with “My favorite team…the team I’ll be with for the rest of my life

Tottenham Hotspur of the English Premier League is known for being a close friend of Son Heung-min. However, he has the distinction of being the most expensive signing in Tottenham’s history.

Ahead of the season 먹튀검증, Tottenham paid Everton a transfer fee of around £60 million ($97 million) to bring him to the club.

He scored 48 goals in 173 Premier League appearances for Watford and Everton before joining Tottenham. Tottenham signed him with the expectation that he would play the role of a striker. However, in 27 Premier League appearances for Spurs in the 2022-23 season, he scored just one goal. It came against Liverpool on April 30. A free kick in the middle of the Liverpool box was flicked on by Son Heung-min, who finished with a header for his first goal for Tottenham.

A British media outlet released a list of the 10 most disappointing players of the season, and Heung-min had the honor of taking the top spot. They said that for a transfer fee of around 97 billion won, he should have scored 10 to 15 goals in the league, but he only scored one goal.

He was hated by the media and Tottenham fans, but Everton fans can’t seem to forget him. The same can’t be said for him.

According to the Daily Star, Everton fans are begging him to “come home”. Everton fans have one of the most iconic images in the club’s history. Last season, before he left for Tottenham, he scored a goal that has stuck with fans for a long time because it came at a time when he was in really good form.

On May 1 of last year, he scored his first goal for the club against Chelsea at Goodison Park. His goal celebration included holding a blue flare, the team’s signature color, thrown by a fan. It’s a moment that will go down in Everton history.

However, he was suffering greatly during his time at Everton, and no one knew it. In a recent interview, he said, “I won a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics, but then I got injured. When I returned to the team, I was injured again. My body was telling me to stop,” he said in a recent interview, “so I refused to go for a check-up and played on.”

Everton fans are missing him. “I miss seeing him in the blue shirt,” said one Everton fan. He gave everything for us,” praised one fan.

Another added: “I love him so much. He shouldn’t be at Tottenham,” while another urged him to return to Everton. Many other Everton fans expressed their affection, saying, “I’m sure he will come back one day” and “I hope we haven’t damaged his career.”

Xherdan Shaqiri also responded to the love from Everton fans. “I loved playing for Everton, so this is a moment that will stay with me for the rest of my life,” he said. 메이저놀이터추천

Cracks in Lotte’s ‘One Team’? It’s not just about fall baseball. We have to be ready for an airplane crash

The Lotte Giants have consistently emphasized the word ‘one team’.

From manager Larry Sutton to senior officials, they emphasized the importance of ‘one team’. The entire coaching staff vowed to work together to reach the top. This year’s catchphrase was also “The Power of One”. “The Power of One” expressed the team’s commitment to fall baseball. In his postgame comments, Coach Sutton always says, “We won as a ‘One Team’.” “One Team” is the direction Lotte will pursue in 2023, and it is an expression of determination.

However, the team’s performance has dropped recently, and it is hard to see it as a ‘one team’. As of the 26th of this month, the team’s record in June was 6-16. They were once in sole possession of first place, but have since slipped from their solid third place position and are now in danger of falling to fourth. To make matters worse, there are cracks in the ‘one team’. Lotte has recently experienced a series of coaching staff resignations, with the latest one coming on the 27th against Samsung.

Lee Jong-woon, the head coach of the Futures team, moved to the first team. Park Heung-sik, who was the head coach and hitting coach, has been relieved of his senior position and will focus on the main hitting coach position, and Bae Young-soo, the pitching coach, has been moved to the head coach position. Bae’s position will be filled by Training Coach Kim Hyun-wook.

메이저놀이터 The LOTTE coaching staff became a “one-man team” during the season, often having dinner together. The coaching staff had been encouraging each other, but there were suspicions of corruption. All of the coaches and managers were recruited and appointed by Sung Min-gyu.

Initially, Sung tried to develop young coaches alongside the players and brought in foreign coaches to bring in their know-how, but this didn’t work in the first team. Eventually, he admitted his failure and brought in veteran coaches. The current senior leadership, including head coach Sung Min-kyu, made the move. Ahead of the 2022 season, the team brought in a series of veteran coaches, including Kim Pyeong-ho, Jeon Jun-ho, and Park Heung-sik, all of whom have been in the first team and have produced countless disciples. Kim Pyeong-ho was scheduled to join the team before the 2021 season, but his appointment was delayed by a year due to his death in the field.

The pitching coach, Bae Young-soo, also donned a Lotte uniform this season. We needed a charismatic leadership figure in the pitching department and chose Bae as the right person. In addition, the team also brought in training coach Kim Hyun-wook, who is known as the “Viper. This is also the work of the current leadership team, including general manager Sung Min-kyu. Sutton gave Bae full control of the pitching staff this year. He also trusted Kim Hyun-wook in the training department.

Nevertheless, as the team began to slide, the name-calling allegations surfaced and the team was forced to move to the second team. Although unrelated to the protest allegations, Kim Pyeong-ho was also recently demoted to the second team and Na Kyung-min was promoted.

Both Lotte and Coach Sutton denied the allegations. “The decision to reorganize the coaching staff was made to refresh the atmosphere of the team,” Sutton said, “and the team’s performance in June was not good compared to April and May, so we made this decision.” “There is no problem,” he said of the coaching staff discord. Lotte also said, “It’s not a protest,” and added, “As a foreign manager, when the manager and coaches talk to each other and have different opinions, their voices get raised. We may blush while reconciling conflicting opinions, but it’s not a protest.” Nevertheless, we can’t help but be suspicious.

If the “one team” cracks and falls apart, everyone will eventually fall apart. As mentioned at the beginning, Lotte has been in crisis since June. The players, the coaching staff, and the organization failed to react quickly enough in the run-up to the crisis. This is why the team is not a cog in the wheel.

Sutton’s contract runs through this year. He took over midway through 2021, had a honeymoon period, and finished last year with disappointing results. This year, he needs to show results. Sung Min-kyu was also re-signed last year, but if he doesn’t make it to fall baseball, he won’t be able to guarantee his future.

Your job as the head of the field, the head of the front desk, depends on your performance this year. We have to perform somehow. Therefore, it is natural that they should work together as a ‘one-team’ to overcome it. However, the most basic thing is that Lotte is not doing well at the moment.

Also, the top brass, including head coach Sung Min-kyu, are managing the roster. However, there is also a separate nurturing part that manages the second team in charge of futures. It is ironic that the top management and the nurturing part are not united, but divided.

If Lotte’s performance continues to decline and the possibility of fall baseball becomes less likely, the Lotte Baseball Club may not be Lotte Baseball Club. Since last year, the baseball team has been under the management and supervision of Lotte Holding, the de facto headquarters of the Lotte Group. Chairman Shin Dong-bin’s interest in the baseball team is also growing. Prior to his resignation on March 13, Shin presented the players and officials with boxed lunches, watched the entire game, and came down to the field to encourage them. 오래된토토사이트

In the end, Lotte’s season should be a winnow. There is no reason or need to look ahead to next year. If the team doesn’t perform as a “one-man team,” the current system will eventually fall apart.

‘Underdog rebellion’ led by Dodgers…17 consecutive no-hitters to 0 June ERA, Japanese reverse export mythology

먹튀검증 The first-place finisher in the National League West is not the traditional powerhouse Los Angeles Dodgers, nor is it the San Diego Padres, who have invested heavily in reinforcements. It’s the Arizona Diamondbacks, who were considered the underdogs to beat before the season. And at the center of it all is Scott McGuff, 33, who came over from Japan to help close the back door.

McGuff pitched 1 1/3 innings of scoreless relief against the San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park in San Francisco, California, on April 26 to earn his sixth save of the season. The save helped the team snap a three-game losing streak.

McGuff took the mound with two outs in the eighth inning and a 4-1 lead. He allowed a leadoff single to J.D. Davis and walked Blake Seibol to put runners on first and second, but Patrick Bailey’s infield grounder to third allowed Seibol to be thrown out at first base on an overthrow. End of inning.

With a 5-2 lead in the ninth, McGuff put runners on second and third with one out after Luis Matos singled to left and Austin Slater walked, but he got Estrada to ground out to shortstop to end the game. Arizona, first in the National League West, snapped a two-game losing streak and pushed its lead over second-place San Francisco back to 2.5 games. He is 47-32 on the season for a .595 winning percentage.

McGuff, born in 1989, made his major league debut with the Miami Marlins in 2015, posting a 9.45 ERA in six games. He bounced around the minors before moving to the Yakult Swallows of Nippon Professional Baseball in 2019, where he finally fulfilled his potential, going 15-8 with a 2.94 ERA in 236 games and 80 saves over four seasons. McGuff led Yakult to the league title in 2021 with 31 saves, then followed that up with 38 saves last year to lead Yakult to their second straight Central League title.

His success in Japan paved the way for his return to the big leagues. He signed a two-year, $6.25 million contract with Arizona ahead of the 2023 season, marking his return to the majors after an eight-year absence. McGuff struggled to start the season with an 18.00 ERA, but he gradually got used to the major league atmosphere and became the team’s new protector with a 17-game scoreless streak that began on May 15 against San Francisco. McGuff’s ERA in June is zero.

With McGuff as their backstop, Arizona is on a roll, overtaking the Dodgers for first place in the National League West. According to Japanese baseball publication Full Count, “McGuffey’s June numbers are impressive, with five saves in 10 games, a 0.71 ERA, 14 strikeouts, two walks, and a 0.71 WHIP. At the tender age of 33, it’s hard to take your eyes off the reverse-export pitcher who is the driving force behind the Earth’s leading team,” noting McGuff’s reverse-export success myth 안전토토사이트.

‘The next Martin Adam?” New foreign players shake up the K League, but will they make an impact this summer?

Professional soccer’s K League 1 completed its 19th round last week, marking the return of the 2023 season (including the final round). With the summer transfer window now open, fans are turning their attention to the next foreign player to step foot on Korean soil. In particular, fans are eager to see if there will be another player like Martin Adam, who joined Ulsan Hyundai last summer and helped the team win the title.

메이저놀이터 The K League summer transfer window opened on July 23. Several clubs have already made moves to strengthen their weak positions. A quality foreign player can bring victory to a team. Foreign players play a big role in the K League. Eleven of the top 15 attacking players this season are foreigners.

Since they join in the summer, they don’t have a lot of time to get to know each other, but they can make a difference. Such is the case with Martin Adam (Ulsan), who first stepped foot on Korean soil last summer. Hungarian striker Martin Adam joined Ulsan in the summer transfer window last July. At the time, he was photographed for an “official photo” at Hyundai Heavy Industries wearing the costumes and equipment of real workers.

On the pitch, he shone even brighter. Martin Adam scored nine goals in 14 appearances in the 2022 season. The goals were nutritious. He scored a multi-goal performance in the ‘Hyundai Derby’ against Jeonbuk Hyundai to give his team the win, and then scored the game-winning goal in the 37th round of the league to seal an early title. His goals propelled Ulsan to the top of the K League for the first time in 17 years.

Another familiar name will soon be stepping onto the Korean stage. Lopez, who previously scored 52 goals in 157 games for Jeju and Jeonbuk, will return to Korea after a four-year absence and will wear a Suwon FC jersey. Gwangju FC followed suit with the signing of Georgian striker Beka.

It will be interesting to see what other clubs choose to do. Recently, Kim Do-gyun, head coach of Suwon FC, and Kim Byung-soo, head coach of Suwon Samsung, both said that they are planning to sign new players 메이저놀이터추천.

Shin Yubin loses to Japanese prospect Harimoto…WTT Tunis runner-up

Shin Yubin (No. 16-Korean Air) lost to Japanese prospect Harimoto Miwa (No. 25) to finish as the runner-up at the World Table Tennis (WTT) Contender Tunis ($75,000 prize pool).

Shin lost 2-4 (8-11 5-11 9-11 11-7 11-7 8-11) to Harimoto in the women’s singles final on the final day of the tournament in Tunis, Tunisia on May 25.

Shin finished the tournament as the runner-up in the women’s singles event after winning the mixed doubles title with Lim Jong-hoon (Korea Exchange) 메이저사이트.

In the women’s doubles, where she teamed up with Jeon Ji-hee (Mirae Asset Securities), Shin was eliminated in the semifinals.

On the day, Shin struggled against Harimoto’s power, but won several rallying battles in the fourth and fifth games to pull within 2-4 on game points.

However, in game 6, after resetting the ‘zero point’, Harimoto was able to take the win.

Harimoto is 15 years old, three years younger than Shin Yubin, and is touted as the next ace of Japanese women’s table tennis.

Harimoto has made a name for herself on the international stage, finishing runner-up in the women’s singles at last year’s Contender Tunis and winning the women’s singles title at this year’s WTT Feeder in Antalya, Turkey.

메이저놀이터추천 She is also known for being the younger brother of Japanese men’s table tennis ace Tomokazu Harimoto.

Meanwhile, the Koreans are booked to win the men’s doubles.

Dae-Sung Cho and Seung-Min Cho (Samsung Life) and Kang-Hyun Park (Korea Water Resources Corporation) and Woo-Jin Jang (Mirae Asset Securities) (unranked) will compete for the title in the early hours of the 26th local time.

‘Lotte Crash’ Is SSG-LG the only contender after all, the big game is set

There are only two teams left in the race for the title, and this week’s “big matchup” is on.

안전놀이터 The Lotte Giants, who were in the top three at the beginning of the season, have fallen. The Giants went 1-2 in a three-game series in Jamsil against the LG Twins over the weekend. This is their sixth consecutive losing series.

Lotte was a scary team at one point, ascending to the top of the standings, but their pace slowed dramatically in June. After topping the monthly standings in April with a 14-8 record, Lotte is in last place out of 10 teams with a 6-16 record in June. Their win percentage is also 33-33, which is exactly 5%. As Lotte slipped to fourth place, they were now nine games behind first-place SSG Landers.

In fact, it looks like it’s a two-horse race between SSG and LG Twins. As of the 25th, only 0.5 games separate first-place SSG and second-place LG. Recently, the two teams have been moving back and forth between first and second place based on a single game win or loss. No one team is dominating. It’s that close.

On the other hand, at this point, I don’t see any team rising high enough to threaten SSG and LG. NC Dinos, who overtook Lotte to move into third place, are also a scary prospect, but NC has lost four straight games due to a string of injuries to key players, and the gap between them and the leaders has widened somewhat. They are 6.5 games out of first place 오래된토토사이트.

Lotte’s fall has made the mid-table race even tighter. Only 2.5 games separate the fourth-place Lotte from the eighth-place KIA Tigers. A whopping five teams have moved up and down the standings in the space of a game or two.

As we approach the halfway point, the title race between SSG and LG is not surprising. SSG, last year’s overall winners, bring a wealth of experience and a blend of old and new. LG, the ‘challengers’, have been a force to be reckoned with this season, and the most common prediction is that they’ll be fighting for the title at the end of the day. At least as far as the race for first and second place is concerned, things are going according to plan.

As the first half of the season draws to a close, the two teams coincidentally face off this week. Starting on the 27th, SSG and LG will host a three-game series at the Incheon Stadium. It’s a “big match” for the fight for first place. The team that wins two or more games here will take a step forward in the race for the top spot. The best-of-three series will be worth more than two wins.

SSG’s expected rotation for the midweek three-game series is Oh Won-seok – Alternate Start – Kim Kwang-hyun. LG is likely to go with Lim Chan-kyu, Lee Ji-gang, and Casey Kelly. SSG has yet to finalize their starting pitcher for Game 2, as Kirk McCarty was scratched from the lineup once due to arm soreness. LG also lost Lee Min-ho to a slump, so Lee Ji-gang is likely to start.

One variable is the weather. With a full-blown rainy season front moving across the country, rain is in the forecast all week. With the weather being so changeable, at least one of the three midweek games could be canceled due to rain.