28 August 2023

“I feel like I’m on ice skates” Thor crashes at end of classic, awaiting release with 6 games, 10 HRs, 5.40 ERA remaining

Posted on 28 August 2023 by maxytee.com

The humiliation of Thor. Noah Syndergaard (31, Cleveland Cavaliers) was designated for assignment immediately following his start.

Syndergaard started against Toronto at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on Aug. 28 (ET) and struggled, allowing five runs on six hits (three home runs) and four walks with three strikeouts in six innings.

He was hit by three home runs. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. in the first, George Springer in the fourth, and Davis Schneider in the sixth. 

The team won 10-7, but Syndergaard wasn’t smiling. It would be his final start. Cleveland announced a pending release after the game. The decision puts Syndergaard on waivers, and if no team claims him, he will either be sent to the Guardians’ minor league system or become a free agent.

Cleveland manager Terry Francona said he was disappointed that “the home runs have gotten him in trouble.”

Syndergaard was selected by Toronto in the 2010 First-Year Player Draft. However, he made his big league debut in a New York Mets uniform. In his rookie season in 2015, he showed promise, going 9-7 with a 3.24 ERA in 24 games. The hard-throwing pitcher took off in his second year. He won 14 games in 2016 and 13 in 2018. Injuries limited him to seven games in 2017, and he bounced back with 13 and 10 wins in 2018 and 2019, respectively, before missing the entire 2020 season with Tommy John surgery. He returned in 2021, but only made two appearances. His ERA is 9.00

Surgery had an aftermath. Never regained his velocity. Stayed in the low 90s. Ultimately, the Mets couldn’t keep him. Syndergaard bounced between the Los Angeles Angels in 2022, the Philadelphia Phillies, and finally the Los Angeles Dodgers this season. He signed a one-year deal with the Dodgers, but was plagued by injuries and underperformance.온라인바카

It was a sad ending for the Dodgers, and he changed teams again. On March 27, he was traded to Cleveland in exchange for Ahmed Rosario. Trouble was, he didn’t bounce back in Cleveland. In six games, he went 1-2 with a 5.40 ERA in 33 1/3 innings.

After a start against Cincinnati on July 17, Syndergaard said, “I feel like I’m pitching on ice skates. Every time I try to use my legs, it feels like I’m sliding down,” he said after the game.

“Cleveland tried to help Syndergaard with his consistency, but he allowed 10 home runs in five August starts, and with the American League Central race heating up, both sides seemed to be running out of time,” MLB.com reported on the wait for his release.


A high school pitcher who became a ballboy at Jamsil Stadium got what he never imagined…’Permanent absence’ dream germinates

Posted on 28 August 2023 by maxytee.com

I love the green field, and I’m going to make enough money to pay for dinner and transportation. The unthinkable happened to the second-year high school baseball pitcher who became a ball boy at Jamsil Baseball Stadium.

It’s the afternoon of the 27th at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul. The Doosan Bears were practicing for their final game of a three-game weekend series against the SSG Landers when a strange boy stood out among the professional players.

Skinny but athletic, with a tanned face and short haircut. It was obvious that he was a high school baseball player. The young student played catch with the Doosan players and helped clean up the grounds with other training assistants after practice. With a big smile on his face, he greeted each person he met on the field with an insistent greeting.

This boy is Kim Ji-yoon (17), a sophomore on the baseball team at Bucheon High School. This year, he pitched in two games for the Golden Lions and the second half of the high school baseball weekend league (Game B). While the phoenix tournament, the last high school baseball tournament in 2023, is in full swing, Bucheon High School wrapped up this year’s tournament schedule, which began in March, with a 3-7 loss in the first game against Wonju on the 18th.

Before preparing for next year’s season with the sophomore class leading the way, the Bucheon baseball team was given a short vacation. The free time was like honey at an age when you want to play, but Kim Ji-yoon didn’t hesitate to volunteer with the Jamsil Baseball Field Ballboys.

“I love being on the baseball field,” he smiles, “and I thought I could earn some of the money for dinner and transportation for the baseball team’s activities, so I got my parents’ permission to volunteer with Volvo.

There are 30 official ballboys at Jamsil Baseball Stadium, which is shared by Doosan and LG. Every day, two training ballboys and six game ballboys are needed. Of the 30, whichever one fits the schedule that day is sent to the field. Kim, who appeared as a ballboy for the first time last week, is not yet part of the official pool of 30, but is on a kind of probationary status that allows him to be used when a spot becomes available. He’ll need to gain experience to be included in the full pool.

After applying to be a ball boy, Kim was used as a ball boy for two games. On the second day, something unexpected happened. He arrived at the stadium two hours before the 6 p.m. game, but it was 12 p.m. When he got to the field, Doosan’s Heo Kyung-min, Kim Jae-hwan, and Kang Seung-ho were already training.

Kim’s stern greeting was met with interest from all three players, who simultaneously said, “Are you a baseball team?” Were they surprised that a high school baseball player came to work on his day off? Heo Kyung-min handed his glove to Kim and invited him to train with him.

The amazing experience continued. While Kim was playing catch with Kim Jae-hwan, pitching coach Kwon Myung-cheol approached him and said, “I have a good pitcher for you,” and introduced him to Heo Kyung-min. Coach Kwon asked Kim to throw a ball and gave him a one-on-one lesson on the spot. He then took Kim to play catch with the Doosan pitchers.

It didn’t end there. After the pitching session, Choi Won-jun was heading to the dugout when he saw Kim sitting in the shade of the fence, out of the sun, and said, “Come with me.” Choi took him to the locker room. I was touched by Choi Won-joon’s consideration to cool off. As he walked out of the locker room, he bumped into Kim Dong-ju, who was shadow pitching with a towel in the indoor practice area. The black-haired boy greeted him cheerfully. “Do you want to train with me?”

It was an unforgettable experience. On the 27th (Sunday), I couldn’t play ballboy because there were no vacancies, but Kim came to the ballpark again. I greeted him with gratitude, watched him train, threw with him, and helped him.스포츠토토

When interviewed, the seventeen-year-old’s words resonated with me. “I’m not a great player right now, so when I train, I always think I’m the last one (of all the players) and I do my best. I think training to the best of my ability is the most basic way I treat the job of being an athlete.”

Speaking of “last” and “best,” Kim’s dream is to become a “permanent fixture. And for now, his hope is to be included in the 30-person Jamsil Ballpark official ball boy staff.