Gangwon FC loses 1-2 to Daejeon…7th consecutive game without a win

Gangwon FC extended its winless streak to seven matches with a loss to Daejeon Hana Citizen.

Kangwon, led by Choi Yong-soo, lost 1-0 to Daejeon Hana Citizen in the 17th round of the Hana One Q K League 1 2023 at Songam Sports Town Main Stadium in Chuncheon at 7:30 p.m. on July 7. It is Gangwon’s seventh consecutive game without a win (2 draws and 5 losses).

Chuncheon Sports Club youth players played as escort kids on the day. In honor of June’s Korean War Veterans Month, Jin Sung-gyun, president of the Gangwon Province chapter of the 6-25 Veterans Association, took the field.

Gangwon came out with a 3-4-3 formation. Kim Dae-won, Lee Jung-hyeop, and Gallego lined up in the back three, with Kim Jin-ho and Kang Ji-hoon at the left and right wingbacks. The center backs were Shin Min-woo and Han Hae-young, while the back three consisted of Yoon Seok-young, Kim Young-bin, and Lim Chang-woo. Yoo Sang-hoon started in goal.

Daejeon countered with a 3-4-3 formation. Thiago, Shin Sang-sang, and Leandro formed the back three, with Kim Young-wook and Joo Se-jong in the middle. The left and right wingbacks were Seo Young-jae and Oh Jae-seok, and the three backs were Anton, Kim Hyun-woo, and Kim Min-duk. Lee Chang-geun wore the goalkeeping gloves.

In the 14th minute, Shin Sang stole the ball from Yoon Seok-young inside the Lee Gangwon box and tried to shoot, but missed the goal. In the 27th minute, Daejeon scored the first goal. Leandro received a long ball on the counterattack, used his speed to get into the box, and sent an exquisite pass to Thiago, who slotted it home. In the first leg against Daejeon, Gangwon’s nightmare of Thiago and Leandro was repeated.

In the 37th minute, Joo Sae-jong’s corner kick was met by Kim Min-duk with a high header that went wide of the target. In the 42nd minute, Hankyoung beat the defense and attempted a left-footed mid-range shot that was saved by Lee Chang-geun. In the first half stoppage time, Leandro once again used his speed to break down the flank before crossing the ball to Thiago, who played the ball back to Shin Sang-sang, who had a shot on goal but couldn’t get enough power on his shot. The first half ended with a one-goal lead.

Kangwon made three changes at the start of the second half. He dropped Lee Jeong-hyeop, Gallego, and Kang Ji-hoon in favor of Park Sang-hyuk, Yang Hyun-joon, and Jung Seung-yong. Daejeon also brought on Kim In-gyun for Shin Sang-sang. In the first minute of the second half, Yang Hyun-joon made an aggressive run toward Jung Seung-yong’s cross, but was met by the defense.

Kangwon, who came out aggressively at the start of the second half, tied the game three minutes into the second half. A cross from the right was poorly handled by Kim In-gyun, allowing Park Sang-hyuk, who was in the box, to pick up the ball, and as he fell, his attempted shot hit the opposing defense and was sucked in where goalkeeper Lee Chang-geun couldn’t stop it. Park Sang-hyuk’s third goal of the league.

Having equalized, Gangwon’s momentum was unstoppable, and eight minutes into the second half, a cross from the right was met with a perfect header by Kim Dae-won. However, Lee Chang-geun made a super save, and Lee Min-woo’s subsequent shot was also blocked by Lee Chang-geun. In the ninth minute of the second half, Yang Hyun-joon’s cutback from the right side was met by Lee Min-woo, but his shot went over the bar.

Daejeon added a second goal in the 14th minute. Leandro’s cross was finished by Joo Se-jong with a high header. The goal was reviewed by VAR, but it was still recognized as a goal. Immediately after the goal, Kim Jin-ho made a daring penetration and tried to shoot, but was blocked by Lee Chang-geun.

In the 18th minute of the second half, Jung Seung-yong collected a rebound from a corner kick, but his shot went wide of the goal. In the 24th minute, Kim Young-wook took a direct shot at a long-range free kick but missed the target. Kangwon made a change in the 25th minute, removing Min-Seok and introducing Kim Dae-woo. In the 29th minute, Kim In-gyun took a shot on goal from a ball dropped by Thiago, but it was blocked by the defense. Daejeon took out Seo Young-jae and put in Byun Jun-soo.

In the 31st minute, Kim Dae-woo attempted a left-footed shot from a corner kick, but it hit the side netting. In the 40th minute, Gangwon brought on Hwang Moon-ki for Kim Jin-ho to strengthen their offense. In the 41st minute, Jung Seung-yong’s shot went wide of the goal. In the 45th minute, Daejeon substituted Lim Eun-soo for Kim Young-wook. 토토사이트

There were six minutes of stoppage time. Enough time to score a goal. Every minute was precious for Gangwon, but Daejeon players cleverly drew fouls to stall for time. In the final attack, Yang Hyun-joon won a free kick in a good position, but Kim Dae-won’s kick was blocked by the defense, and the game ended with a 1-2 Gangwon defeat.

Kim went 0-for-3 with runners in scoring position in last-place San Diego’s 1-4 loss.

The Major Leagues have played just under 60 games as of July 7. That’s 38% of the 162-game season.

The most disappointing MLB team right now is the San Diego Padres of the National League West. They’re dead last in terms of payroll. The team’s $247.4 million payroll ranks third overall. However, their record is 28-33, good for fourth place in the NL West.

They lost the first game of a two-game short series against the Seattle Mariners 1-4 on July 7 (KST). They were held to just four hits. Went 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position. The lone run came in the bottom of the third inning on a bunt single by Kim with runners on first and second and a fumbled check-swinging grounder to first by Fernando Tatis Jr. Kim, batting leadoff, also went 0-for-3, dropping his batting average to .247.

Starter Joe Musgrove was pulled after five innings but did his job. He allowed one run on four hits with one walk and eight strikeouts, putting his team in position to win. However, he was unable to capitalize on his 5-0 shutout the day before.

Seattle capitalized on the San Diego bullpen, including Teoscar Hernandez’s 10th homer of the season in the top of the sixth to tie the game at 1-1 and Julio Rodriguez’s 11th solo shot of the season in the eighth, en route to a 4-1 victory.

The win in San Diego moved them to 30-30 after being swept in a three-game weekend series by the AL West-leading Texas Rangers to fall below .500. Starter Logan Gilbert improved to 4-3 with a 3.80 ERA over seven innings of three-hit ball with two walks and six strikeouts.

San Diego’s biggest problem has been its inability to hit with runners in scoring position. The bats have been silent with runners in scoring position, as evidenced by their 8-for-8 night. They are currently batting .194 with runners in scoring position. It’s the only team in the top 30. That’s a staggering .143 compared to the Texas Rangers’ .337, who have scored 10 or more runs 16 times this year. Texas is the only third-place team, a stark difference from San Diego.

The lethargic hitting with runners in scoring position is reflected in their record. The Rangers have lost three straight games this year. After their last three-game losing streak from April 30-May 2, they won just three games in a row. That’s why they can’t break the 5-win mark. 스포츠토토

The question is, when will San Diego’s rebound materialize, as the team has fallen off the face of the earth despite having All-Stars Fernando Tatis Jr, Manny Machado, Juan Soto and Xander Bogaerts.

Kim-Minjae-Kasemir-Rashford line-up imminent…”Kim in Korea, won’t return to Napoli” (英媒体)

British media is also reporting that Kim Min-jae is heading to Manchester United.

Kim has had one of his best seasons in Serie A this season. After leaving Turkkiye Fenerbahçe to play in Italy, the home of defensive football, Kim was Napoli’s first-choice center back all season long, and he helped lead Napoli to their first league title in 33 years.

Along with the team’s title, he also earned top honors as an individual. The Serie A secretariat announced on its official website on Sunday that Kim was named the best defender in Serie A for the 2022-23 season. He was also named to the TOTS (Team of the season) list, which recognizes the best team of the season.

Unsurprisingly, many clubs were after him because of his buyout clause. Kim’s buyout clause is valid from July 1 to 15, when the summer transfer window opens, and while there’s no specific amount, it’s believed to be around €45 million ($62.7 billion).

Because of this, many clubs are targeting Kim. Manchester United, Manchester City, Newcastle United, and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) have all expressed interest in Kim. Among them, Man United showed an active interest in Kim early on. They even sent a scout to Napoli, and in the second half of the season, they became more aggressive in their pursuit.

Kim Min-jae’s move to Man United has been accelerating recently. “Kim will go to Man United,” Salvatore Caiaza, one of the most reliable sources for Napoli news, told our partner station ‘Kiss Kiss Napoli’ on Friday. European soccer transfer market expert Fabrizio Romano also said that Man United had been interested in Kim Min-jae and had even sent a scout.

On July 7, Daniele Longo, a reporter for the Italian media outlet Calcio Mercato, said, “Kim Min-jae is one step closer to joining Manchester United.” Not only the Italian media, but also the English media have already confirmed that Kim Min-jae is going to Man United. The Daily Mail reported, “Kim has already negotiated a transfer with Manchester United and is believed to be close to an agreement. The player has already said goodbye to his Napoli teammates,” confirming his departure from Napoli.

The reason why the locals in England are so confident about Kim’s departure is because of United’s situation. The Red Devils are currently in the process of rebuilding their squad ahead of next season under manager Eric ten Hagg. In his first season in charge in 2022-23, United finished third in the league and won the English Football League Cup (EFL Cup). After a successful season, Van Gaal will be looking to sell off surplus resources and bring in new ones next season.

If Kim Min Jae’s move to United goes through, Van Gaal will have even more depth in his squad. Rafael Varane and Lisandro Martinez have been the main center back pairing for the Red Devils this season, but both have had injury issues, leaving the club in need of an additional center back. If Kim Min-jae is signed, United could have a core lineup of Kim Min-jae in defense, Casemiro in midfield, and Marcus Rashford in attack.

Meanwhile, local reports in England are convinced that Kim will leave Napoli once and for all. According to British outlet The Sun, “Napoli’s Kim Min-jae has bid farewell to the club. He will now take a short break in South Korea and then go to England, not Napoli.” Kim Min-jae arrived in South Korea on June 6 and is taking a short break. On the 15th, he will begin basic military training. After about a month of training, the transfer speculation is expected to intensify ahead of next season 메이저사이트.

“I would have felt sorry for the players”… Kim Eun-jung reveals the reason for her ‘4th place tears’

After the boys’ Taeguk Warriors advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup, Kim Eun-jung, who gave a tearful victory interview, explained the meaning of his tears.

According to News1 on July 7, Kim Eun-jung, who leads the South Korea U-20 national soccer team, spoke to reporters at the team’s training center in La Plata, Argentina.

The U-20 team will face Italy at 6 a.m. on the 9th for a ticket to the U-20 World Cup final. “(Advancing to the quarterfinals) is a valuable result that all the players here have worked hard to achieve,” said Kim, who is currently training for the quarterfinals.

He went on to explain that he gave the interview in tears after the U-20 World Cup quarterfinal against Nigeria (1-0 win). “The players didn’t have a lot of expectations, even though they were a ‘World Cup team’ in the process of preparing for the tournament,” Kim said. “Honestly, (the players) must have had some regrets…but they were not shy and faithfully followed the direction the coaching staff wanted, and I was grateful.”

At the last tournament, held in Poland in 2019, the team received a lot of attention due to the presence of star player Lee Kang-in (Mallorca), but Kim apologized to the players for not being able to create such an atmosphere at this tournament 토토사이트.

“I felt grateful in many other ways,” Kim said, “and even more so because the players knew the sincerity of the staff, who are their seniors, and gave more than 100 percent effort to the coaching part.”

“I think it’s good that our players can see the rewards of hard work,” he said, adding, “From now on, it’s a matter of who is more focused (in the game). If we keep doing what we’ve been doing in preparation, I think we’ll get good results.”

National team suspensions are out…WBC drinking ban ‘cotton-ball punishment’ controversy

Kim Kwang-hyun (SSG Landers), Lee Yong-chan (NC Dinos), and Chung Chul-won (Doosan Bears) have received community service and fines for drinking alcohol during the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC). There were no national team suspensions or suspensions from the KBO League, leading to criticism that the cotton bat punishment was a slap on the wrist.

The Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) held a punishment committee meeting at the Korea Baseball Hall Building in Gangnam-gu, Seoul, on March 7 and decided to discipline the three players involved in the WBC drinking controversy based on Article 151 of the KBO’s rules, which states that they are to be disciplined for conduct that impairs dignity.

Kim Kwang-hyun, who visited an entertainment bar twice on March 7, when he traveled from Osaka to Tokyo, and on March 11, shortly after the WBC Japan game ended, was fined 80 hours of community service and 5 million won in sanctions. Jung Chul-won, who accompanied Kwang-hyun on March 11, and Lee Yong-chan, who visited the same bar with an acquaintance on the same day, were each sentenced to 40 hours of community service and a fine of 3 million won.

The KBO recently conducted its own investigation after the controversial drinking behavior of the team’s players surfaced on YouTube and in the media. The players submitted statements and were interviewed in person. We also checked with the entertainment establishments they were known to have visited, and found that Kim Kwang-hyun had consumed alcohol on two occasions and Jung Chul-won and Lee Yong-chan had consumed alcohol on one occasion during the official tournament. However, the three players did not consume alcohol on the night before the game.

The KBO ultimately decided to hold a punishment committee and imposed community service and financial penalties on the three KBO players for disrupting the dignity of the game.

The KBO stated in Article 151 of its rules that “appropriate sanctions such as disqualification, suspension of duties, suspension of participation activities, suspension of travel, imposition of sanctions, or warning may be imposed on a player who engages in behavior outside of the game that damages the dignity of the game and causes a social scandal.

However, the KBO did not punish the three players by suspending them from the KBO League or suspending their national team eligibility. This has raised questions about the effectiveness of the disciplinary action. The Korean Football Association (KFA) handed out one-year national team bans to four players who were caught drinking during the 2007 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup 스포츠토토.

The KBO said, “The punishment committee discussed the level of punishment, including suspension from the KBO League and suspension from the national team, but also decided that the community service punishment was severe enough. 80 hours and 40 hours are very long compared to previous discipline. We decided on a punishment that could be realistically applied to the players,” he explained.

As a result, Kim Kwang-hyun, Lee Yong-chan, and Jung Chul-won will be able to play in KBO games from the time they are eligible to register for the first team roster. Kim Kwang-hyun was removed from the first-team roster on the first day, and Lee Yong-chan and Jeong Chul-won were suspended on the second day. Kim Kwang-hyun will be eligible to return to the first team on the 11th, and Lee Yong-chan and Jung Chul-won on the 12th.

This also opens the way for them to continue playing for the national team. While Kim retired from the national team after the WBC and Lee is in his mid-30s and can no longer wear the Korean flag, Chung, who was born in 1999, is eligible for selection.

However, given the public outcry that followed the drinking scandal, it is inevitable that there will be some debate over whether the level of discipline is appropriate. Some have called it a slap on the wrist.

The lack of clarity on the penalties for drinking during the national team’s call-ups has been a stumbling block. Ahead of the committee’s meeting, some argued that “drinking is not a criminal offense, so it should be viewed as a social good” and that “there is insufficient legal grounds to punish the players”.

In response, the KBO apologized for its poor management of the national team and said it would “further refine the national team operating regulations to prevent recurrence.”

Postecoglou reveals ‘transfer plan’: ‘Yoris replacement + 1 MF + 1 DF’…”We’re doing everything to keep Kane”

Celtic manager Enze Postecoglou will take charge of English Premier League side Tottenham starting next season.

Tottenham announced the appointment of Enze Postecoglou on Saturday via their official website. He has signed a four-year contract. The announcement concludes a tumultuous search for a new manager after Antonio Conte was sacked last season. 안전놀이터

While his appointment has only just been officially announced, Postecoglou has already had a hand in Tottenham’s transfer market policy. Postecoglou already has a list of players he wants.

According to the UK’s Mirror, “Postecoglou’s transfer policy philosophy is: ‘Get rid of players, get rid of players, get rid of players. Postecoglou is ready to sign several players to reshape the Tottenham squad,” reports the Mirror.

According to the outlet, there are three players in particular that Postecoglou has his eye on. He’s looking at goalkeeper, midfield, and defense.

The first priority is to find a replacement for veteran goalkeeper Hugo Joris. One player Postecoglou wants is Brentford’s David Laya. Three other players are on Postecoglou’s radar, including Leicester City midfielder James Maddison and Wolverhampton defender Maximilian Kilman.

The biggest problem the next Tottenham manager will have to solve. Harry Kane. Kane has been heavily linked with a move away from the club. Manchester United, Real Madrid, and Paris Saint-Germain are among the clubs chasing Kane.

Postecoglou is adamant that Kane will not be allowed to leave. “Postecoglou will do everything to keep Kane at the club,” the Mirror reported. He has said this to friends and acquaintances.”

Fighting the Overseas Wave-Waka…Hwang Sun-Hong Ho’s battle for survival as a frontline striker

With China hosting the Hangzhou Asian Games and two away trials this month, Hwang Sun-hong’s squad is facing a battle for survival up front.

Hwang Sun-hong, 55, head coach of the Asian Games soccer team, called up three long strikers who can be categorized as target men in his June call-up: Chun Sung-hoon (Incheon), Ahn Jae-joon (Bucheon) and Park Jae-yong (Anyang).

All three are proven goal scorers in the K League.

After returning from the German Bundesliga, Chun was named the K League 1 April Young Player of the Month after scoring three goals in four games in April, while Ahn and Park burst onto the scene in K League 2 with six goals (tied for second) and five goals (tied for fourth), respectively. This compares to the reality that most players in their age group struggle to get playing time for their clubs.

If we look at his recent performances, Ahn is a step ahead of the pack, not only in terms of goals, but also in terms of assists (3).

In particular, Ahn tasted goal against the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in November last year in the Hwangsun Hongho, and he also made his mark in the Doha Cup in March, opening the scoring for Oman and the UAE.

It’s interesting to note that Ahn, who is one step ahead of the game, is not relaxing, saying that he needs to “play better”. He’s determined to prove himself once again in the two exhibition games against China on the 15th and 19th, but he’s also aware of the invisible competition from overseas and wild cards.

That’s because the list of players who have been called up to the squad is long. National goalkeeper Oh Hyun-kyu, who won three trophies in half a year with Celtic in Scotland, is the first choice, while Oh Oh-hoon (Shimizu) is also eligible for the Asian Games.

The catch is that both players have already completed their military service with the Korean Armed Forces Athletic Corps, so it’s hard to know if their teams will allow them to play in the Asian Games. If they are denied, a wild card could be used. 스포츠토토

Hwang’s options will likely depend on the June results. If the trials confirm the competitiveness of the existing three players, the wildcard could be used for a position other than frontline striker. The defense line, in particular, has a lot of resources that may not play for their clubs.

“Up front is a position with a lot of variables,” says Hwang, “so we’re considering a wildcard. We’re looking at about 10 players, including other positions. We have plenty of time to decide on the final roster, so we’ll be cautious.”

‘7th in WAR in both leagues’ Kim’s value soars, beats out MVP contenders…defense tops the list

San Diego Padres outfielder Ha-Sung Kim’s stock is rising as he continues to dominate the offense.

He’s a favorite to win the Gold Glove this season, and he’s also expected to receive votes in the MVP voting. He is at the top of the NL in WAR, a uniform measure of a player’s value.

On June 6 (ET), Kim started in the No. 8 spot in the lineup against the Chicago Cubs at Petco Park and went 2-for-3 with a home run, a walk, and an RBI in a 5-0 sweep.

Two days after going 2-for-2 against the Cubs on April 4, Kim recorded his 10th multi-hit game of the season, raising his average to .251 (44-for-175) with five home runs, 19 RBIs, 23 runs scored, 11 doubles, and a .742 OPS.

With the bats coming together, San Diego remained in fourth place in the NL West with a 28-32 record. Their lead over the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks has shrunk to seven games, and they are still four games back of the third wild-card spot, the Milwaukee Brewers.

San Diego jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the second inning on Gary Sanchez’s two-run homer and Ha-Sung Kim’s two-run double to left field with runners on first and second. On a 3B1S count, Kim pulled a five-pitch, 88.9-mph body sinker from Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks and lined it past third baseman Patrick Wisdom for a two-run double down the left-field line, driving in pinch-hitter Matt Carpenter.

San Diego, which made it 4-0 on Jake Cronenwirth’s RBI single in the third, added a run in the bottom of the eighth on Carpenter’s sacrifice fly to center field.

Kim struck out swinging in his second at-bat of the game in the fourth, and in the seventh, he led off with an infield single that bounced off the pitcher’s foot and moved to third on a single by Brandon Dixon and a grounder by Luged O’Dowd, but Fernando Tatis Jr. was thrown out at second base.

In the eighth inning, they had runners on first and third with one out, but again failed to score.

After proving his worth again with a multi-hit game and an RBI, Kim ranks seventh in both leagues in Baseball-Reference WAR at 2.8.

He is behind Tampa Bay shortstop Wander Franco (3.7), Texas second baseman Marcus Simien (3.4), Atlanta outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. (3.3), Toronto shortstop Bo Bichette (3.1), Cubs starter Marcus Stroman (3.1), and Los Angeles Angels slugger Shohei Ohtani (3.0).

In the NL, he’s third behind Acuna Jr. and Stroman. Dodgers first baseman Freddie Freeman, the 2020 NL MPV and NL Player of the Month in May, is seventh with 2.6, and teammate outfielder Juan Soto is ninth with 2.3. Last year’s NL MVP, St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Paul Goldschmidt, is outside the top 10 at 2.3. In other words, Kim’s performance is objectively higher than the big MVP hitters.

If we were voting for an MVP right now, Kim would get a lot of votes.

Of course, his 1.7 defensive WAR leads the league. That’s 0.3 higher than the next best player, Toronto outfielder Kevin Kiermaier (1.4). Overwhelming.

Kim’s defense has already proven to be one of the best in the majors. “When I first came to the major leagues, I didn’t think about the Gold Glove,” he said in an interview with The Athletic. “Now that I’m in my third year, I’m thinking, ‘I can win the Gold Glove. If I work hard and do my part, I can be rewarded,” he said, expressing his desire to win the award. 메이저사이트

According to The Athletic, “Kim leads the majors with a Defensive Run Save (DRS) of +13 while playing three positions.

Fellow third baseman Manny Machado said, “He doesn’t play any position. He’s the kind of player you want to be your best defender wherever you play. This is definitely going to be his year,” said fellow third baseman Manny Machado, predicting a Gold Glove win.

They even tested him for foreign bodies… 2 wins. Cuban substitute lefty. He was that bad.

Cuban left-hander Roenis Elias picked up his second win of the season with an inning-eating performance.

Elias started the game against the KIA Tigers on June 6 at Gwangju-Kia Champions Field and pitched seven innings, allowing just one run on five hits (one home run) with two strikeouts. He earned his second win of the season in a 2-1 victory. Romero has made a successful transition to the closer role.

From the first inning, he was on fire. He retired the first three batters he faced. In the second inning, he gave up a single to Kim Sun-bin, but Lee Woo-sung made a good throw to first baseman Kang Jin-sung for a double play. In the third, he gave up a single, but Shin Beom-soo struck out and Ryu Ji-hyuk grounded into a double play.토토사이트

In the fourth inning, a changeup to the first batter, Park Chan-ho, was misplayed and led to a solo shot to left. He then gave up an infield single to Socrates, but got the next batter to ground out to end the threat. A strikeout in the fifth and a single in the sixth ended the inning. The KIA bats were unable to solve the clue.

The seventh inning was the most critical. Kim Sun-bin and Lee Woo-sung were hit by consecutive singles. With runners on first and third, Byun Woo-hyuk induced a grounder in front of the pitcher and threw directly to the catcher to get the runner at third. Shin then struck out swinging to end the threat. He finished the game with 108 pitches. The SSG fans on the first base side of the field applauded loudly.

There was also a particularly interesting scene. In the bottom of the seventh inning, Kia asked the umpires to inspect Elias’ glove for foreign objects. The umpires took a closer look and confirmed that there was nothing wrong with it. It was a testament to the power of Elias’s ball.

His fastball (38 pitches) topped out at 150 mph and averaged 147 mph, and his changeup (38 pitches) had a sharp angle. He also threw 31 curveballs, which were effective against a KIA lineup that was loaded with triples. Most of his pitches were well placed in the strike zone. The lead SSG wears a Cuban express wing.

‘Multi-hit + 4 RBI for the first time in 16 games’ Captain Oh Ji-hwan ends LG’s 4-game losing streak

LG Twins captain Oh Ji-hwan (33) once again saved his team from a four-game losing streak.

Oh started at shortstop in the No. 7 spot in the lineup against the Kiwoom Heroes of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at Gocheok Sky Dome on June 6, going 2-for-4 with a home run, four RBIs and one run scored to lead LG to a 9-1 victory. After snapping a three-game losing streak, second-place LG (33-1, 20-0) remained one game behind first-place SSG Landers (33-1, 18-0).

LG dropped all three games of its home series against the NC Dinos on Feb. 4-5, its second three-game losing streak of the season. LG manager Yeom Kyung-yeop was more disappointed with the strength of the batting lineup than the mound. Before the game against Kiwoom, Yeom said, “When the team was good, Kim Hyun-soo and Oh Ji-hwan played the role of solvers. Kim Hyun-soo, who hasn’t been good lately, will be given about three days to regroup.” “Oh Ji-hwan’s batting may have been affected by physical factors. We placed him in the bottom of the batting order.”

After batting .298 with 14 RBIs in 13 games in April, Oh slumped in May. He hit just .222 with six RBIs in 23 games in May. The slump continued into June, but this day was different.

After grounding out to the second baseman in his first at-bat in the top of the second inning, Oh came up big in the top of the fourth inning with a 1-0 lead. He lined a double up the middle against Kiwoom starter Eric Yokishi. He then scored the team’s fourth run on a sacrifice fly to center field. Rookie Kim Bum-seok recorded his first career RBI. 스포츠토토

In the top of the fifth inning, with the score 4-0, Oh showed off his ability to make accurate contact, dropping a pitch to the right of the left field fence. LG extended its lead to 6-0. For Oh, it was his first multi-hit game in 16 games since March 18 against the Jamsil KT Wiz.

Oh also had a multi-hit game against the Changwon NC on April 2 to end the team’s first four-game losing streak of the season. At the time, LG traveled to Changwon after losing all three games of a home series against the KIA Tigers from April 28-30. In the NC, where the team was facing a four-game losing streak, he hit the game-winning hit in the top of the seventh inning with the score tied at 2-2, leading LG to a 5-3 victory.

Behind Oh’s big day, LG starter Casey Kelly gave up five hits and three walks in five innings against the Kiwoom bats, but held them to one earned run with his excellent command to earn his sixth win of the season (3-3). He lowered his season ERA from 4.24 to 4.07.

After the game, Oh said, “I’ve faced Yokishi a lot and it paid off. I’ve been struggling at the plate lately, but I’ve been thinking that I can contribute in other areas like defense and baserunning. I’m hoping that today will help me get better, and it feels good to be a part of the solution,” he laughed.