14 September 2023

Final A or avoid direct relegation…mid-table vs. bottom of the table in need of points

Posted on 14 September 2023 by maxytee.com

Final A (1st-6th) shooters face off against teams looking to avoid direct relegation.

After a two-week hiatus for the A-Match, the K League will resume on March 15. Leaders Ulsan Hyundai (61 points) and second-place Pohang Steelers (53 points) have clinched a spot in Final A early, leaving the other four spots up for grabs. Only three points separate third-place Gwangju FC (45) and seventh-place Incheon United (40).

With four matches remaining before the final round, Pohang, currently in Final A, fifth-place Jeonbuk Hyundai (43 points) and sixth-place Daegu FC (41 points) will host relegation-bound 10th-place Suwon FC (29 points), 12th-place Gangwon FC (21 points) and 11th-place Suwon Samsung (22 points), respectively, in the 30th round of the K League 1 2023.

First up, Pohang will host Suwon FC on the 16th. With a 2-0 win over Incheon in the previous round, Pohang has 53 points and is assured of a spot in Final A. Even if they lose all four of their remaining matches, seventh-place Incheon can’t catch Pohang. Pohang has now closed the gap on first-place Ulsan to eight points as it consolidates its hold on second place. They will be looking to extend their unbeaten streak to eight games (W4 D4 L) as the only team capable of catching Ulsan by the end of the season.

Their opponents, Suwon FC, have secured nine points from their last five matches (W3 D2 L2). They picked up three points against Daejeon before the break to keep pace with Suwon and Gangwon on goal difference. They are now six points behind ninth-placed Jeju United (35 points), giving them ‘hope’ to continue their relegation battle in the remaining matches.

Midfielder Lee Seung-woo is smiling after his performance. The midfielder has scored four goals in his last five games after only two in the middle of the season. He is filling the void left by Rath, who left the team after being caught drunk driving. However, Suwon FC is winless against Pohang this season.

Jeonbuk is determined to catch Gangwon and not step back from the Final A spot. With no wins in their last four matches, they are in desperate need of a win. They have scored just two goals during their winless streak and are also suffering from empty goals. The need to break out of the winless streak is urgent, as five players (Baek Seung-ho, Song Min-kyu, Park Jin-seop, Kim Jung-hoon, Park Jae-yong) have been called up to the Asian Games squad. There will be gaps across all positions.

This is good news for Gangwon, who are in last place. They are fighting to avoid direct relegation with Suwon. This is a golden opportunity for them to exploit Jeonbuk’s weaknesses.카지노사이트

A day later, on the 17th, Daegu and Suwon will face off. Both teams have different goals in mind, and both need points. Suwon is fighting Gangwon for the bottom spot, while Daegu is aiming for a Final A spot. The head-to-head this season is 1-1 in favor of Daegu, but Sejingya is out for the time being with a fractured rib. With summer signing Beltola integrating into the team, other foreigners will have to fill Sejingya’s void.


RYU did a great job… Toronto ‘robbed to the bone’ by Texas of 26 runs in three days

Posted on 14 September 2023 by maxytee.com

‘That was a really good pitch by Hyun-jin Ryu’.

The Toronto Blue Jays were robbed to the bone by the Texas Rangers. They gave up 26 runs in three days and lost three straight. They’re on the brink of a four-game sweep and have fallen out of the fall baseball standings.

Toronto was swept 10-0 by Texas on Thursday at Rogers Centre in Canada. It was a reminder of how good Ryu Hyun-jin was on the 13th, when he got a quality start against a strong Texas lineup.

On the 12th, they lost 4-10. Chris Bassitt, who has been the ace of the rotation all season, gave up five runs in 5 1/3 innings. On the 14th, Yusei Kikuchi, who has been a stalwart of the rotation this season, was let down. Kikuchi gave up six runs in five innings to take the loss.

Ryu threw a six-inning, three-run quality start against Texas on April 13. A combination of batting silence and bullpen collapse meant that Ryu couldn’t keep his team from losing.

Over the course of the three games, Texas got all of its starters to pick up wins and Toronto got all of its starters to take losses.

Toronto will host Texas for a midweek four-game series from April 12-15. Prior to this series, Toronto was second in the American League wild card standings. Texas was in fourth place, 1.5 games behind Toronto. The postseason could go as high as third.

Texas swept Game 3. The positions of the two teams quickly reversed. As of the 14th, Texas is in second place and the Seattle Mariners are in third. Toronto has fallen to fourth place. They are one game back of Seattle and 1.5 games back of Texas.

If Toronto were to drop a game four on the 15th and get swept, the margin would increase to 2.5 games. Seattle is also two games back if they win out. It’s not an insurmountable gap, but it’s a tricky ride with 16 games left in the 20-game season. Toronto is in the position of needing to take 15 games at all costs.스포츠토토

Toronto sends out another ace in Kevin Gausman. He’s 11-8 with a 3.28 ERA. But Texas has a mountain to climb with their ace, Nathan Eovaldi. Iboldi is 11-4 with a 2.90 ERA.


Won Sang-hyun, who dreamed of being the 2020 Rookie of the Year, “I’m excited to be a teammate with Choi Min-joon”

Posted on 14 September 2023 by maxytee.com

KT Wiz selected a total of 11 players in the 2024 KBO Rookie Draft held at the Westin Chosun Seoul Hotel on Thursday.

KT selected Busan High School pitcher Won Sang-hyun with the seventh pick in the first round. Won is a right-handed pitcher with a fastball that reaches a top speed of 150 km/h and a reliable changeup based on his excellent athleticism, and he is an immediate power pitcher with excellent game management skills such as aggressive pitching on the mound.

In the second round, the team selected Gangneung High pitcher Yook Cheong-myung, and in the third and fourth rounds, Sunlin Internet High pitcher Kim Min-sung and Donghwa University pitcher Choi Yoon-seo, respectively.

First-round pick Won Sang-hyun said, “I’m really happy to join the powerhouse KT,” adding, “I’ve been dreaming of being a starting pitcher since I saw KT’s Choi Min-joon, and I’m excited to have him as a teammate and senior. I will work hard to lead the future KT starting pitching staff together with Choi Min-joon.”스포츠토토

Second-round pick Yuk Cheong-myung said, “I’m happy to enter the professional stage, which I’ve been dreaming of.” “I’m proud to be a part of a strong KBO team and will be a player who can contribute to the team,” he said confidently.

“In accordance with the club’s mid- to long-term strategic roadmap, we worked hard to strengthen our depth by position,” said KT President Nado Hyun. “We recruited the players we wanted according to the strategy we set in advance, and we expect all players to become professional players with skills and character.”

From the fifth round, KT selected Shin Shin-joon (outfielder, Gyeongju), Park Jung-hyun (infielder, Gyeonggi Airlines), Park Tae-wan (infielder, Yushin), Lee Geun-hyuk (pitcher, Hanil Jangshin University), Lee Seung-hyun (catcher, Bukil), Kim Min-seok (catcher, Jemul), and Lee Seung-un (pitcher, Jangan).