17 September 2023

Gwangju coach Lee Jung-hyo on ‘first win over Sangam’: “I think FC Seoul will be very upset”

Posted on 17 September 2023 by maxytee.com

Gwangju FC has won away from home in Seoul for the first time in its history.

Gwangju, led by Lee Jung-hyo, defeated FC Seoul 1-0 in the 30th round of the Hana OneQ K League 1 2023 at Seoul World Cup Stadium on Sunday. Heo Yul scored the game’s opening goal just four minutes into the match and defended it until the end.

The win extends Gwangju’s unbeaten streak to 10 matches and keeps them in third place with 13 wins, nine draws and eight losses (48 points). The gap between them and fourth-place Seoul (43 points) is now five points, thanks to their head-to-head win.

In addition, Gwangju beat Seoul for the first time at Seoul World Cup Stadium since its inception. Previously, the club had never won away from Seoul with one draw and nine losses.

After the win, head coach Lee Jung-hyo said, “The players did a great job in a tough situation. We have a lot of injuries and some players are playing out of position, but I want to praise them for doing their best,” he said.

Gwangju usually plays an attacking style of soccer. Coach Lee Jung-hyo demands as many goals as possible, even when they are winning. On this day, he opted to defend and work on the counterattack. That’s why they managed to get the win despite being out-shot 3-18 and out-shot 1-9 in the 90 minutes.

Coach Lee Jung-hyo said, “In terms of performance, I think Seoul deserves a lot of credit. The opponent was a bit better, but we spoke with the result,” he laughed. “Goalkeeper Kim Kyung-min did a good job,” he said of keeping Seoul’s offense scoreless. The forwards also did a good job organizing the defense. However, we gave up a lot of chances to Seoul, so we will regroup.”

Lee Jung-hyo has had his fair share of run-ins with Seoul this season, including a controversial “that kind of soccer” remark in their first meeting in March and a loud manner ball in May. Seoul’s pride has been dented by two straight losses. “I didn’t sleep much compared to other days,” said Lee Jung-hyo, who knew the third match would be different. I usually get a good night’s sleep the day before a match because I’ve completed all my preparations, but this time I thought I wouldn’t be able to sleep if we lost, so I stayed up all night to prepare,” he said.카지노사이트

Gwangju set another record on the day. This season, the promoted team broke the K League 1 record for most wins in a season (13) and most points (48). This is enough to talk about the next goal, but Lee Jung-hyo said, “We still have a long way to go. “I’m already worried about the next game. Lee Hee-gyun is injured and it hurts my head to think about the next game.”

Meanwhile, defender Lee Eum made his first appearance in a league game this season. When asked if he will be given a chance in the future, Lee emphasized that it depends on the player, saying, “If he is in good shape from training, he will play. We will make a decision after practicing.” He was firm in his stance.


‘More than six pitches per at-bat’…Bae walks one against Yankees → Pittsburgh loses 3-6

Posted on 17 September 2023 by maxytee.com

Pittsburgh Pirates Bae Ji-hwan went into the game without a hit. But he was relentless in his four at-bats.

Bae went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in the first inning of the Pittsburgh Pirates’ 2023 Major League Baseball (MLB) home game against the New York Yankees at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, on Sunday (July 17). His season batting average dropped from .242 to .239.

Pittsburgh’s lineup for the game was Bae Ji-Hwan (second base)-Brian Reynolds (left field)-Kevin Hayes (third base)-Jack Swinski (pinch-hitter)-Andy Rodriguez (catcher)-Josh Palacios (right field)-Henry Davis (designated hitter)-Alfonso Rivas (first base)-Robert Peguero (shortstop). The starting pitcher was Luis Ortiz.

From the very first at-bat, Bae gave the team a boost. Down 0-3 in the first inning, he drew a full-count walk against Yankees starter Luke Weaver and came home on a six-pitch fastball.

In the bottom of the inning, Bae struck out swinging with runners on first and second. But he drew a full count, and Weaver threw seven pitches, meaning that while the outcome was not favorable, he did his job.스포츠토토

The third at-bat was a nine-pitch battle. In the bottom of the fifth, Bae faced Johnny Brito with the bases loaded and the count 2-2, but he fouled off three pitches to show that he was determined to get out. The result was a grounder to third base.

After leading off the bottom of the eighth inning, Bae saw a whopping 27 pitches in his four at-bats, including five pitches from Ian Hamilton. That’s more than six pitches per at-bat, so pitchers were forced to take their foot off the gas when facing Bae.

Despite Bae’s no-hitter, Pittsburgh was unable to close out the game, falling 3-6. Down 3-4, the Pirates gave up a run on a wild pitch in the top of the sixth inning and a solo shot by Oswaldo Cabrera in the top of the eighth.

Starting pitcher Ortiz struggled a bit, allowing four runs (one earned) on six hits with six walks and two strikeouts in 4⅔ innings, and suffered his fifth loss. The offense was silent, with six of the first seven batters going hitless, including Swinski and Palacios.


Hanwha falls short against Cuevas…1 run in 21 innings in 3 games, ‘3 losses’ after 6-game winning streak

Posted on 17 September 2023 by maxytee.com

It was an iron wall.

KT Wiz foreign pitcher William Cuevas dominated the Hanwha Eagles bats again. He started the first game of the doubleheader at Daejeon Baseball Stadium on Sunday and pitched a complete game, six-hit shutout over seven innings. He threw 94 pitches, allowing two walks and striking out five. Threw a 7-0 shutout.

Picked up her ninth win of the season in her 15th start. Since joining the team as a substitute in June, he has won nine straight games without a loss.

Han is unstoppable when he faces Hanhwa. He has three wins in three appearances.

He pitched back-to-back quality starts in the first two games. In the first game on August 8, he allowed one run in seven innings, and on August 20, he threw seven scoreless innings.

He had allowed one run in 21 innings leading up to this game. His ERA is 0.43.

Hanwha also consistently put runners in scoring position, but couldn’t capitalize. They had runners on second and third in the third inning, runners on first and second in the fourth, runners on first and second in the sixth, and runners on first and third in the seventh. Coincidentally, the scoring opportunity came in the second inning.

KT’s bats took advantage of Hanwha starter Ricardo Sanchez early on.

In the top of the first inning, Hwang Jae-gyun doubled to right center and Kang Baek-ho singled to center field. They scored the first run of the game. 1-0.

In the top of the fourth inning, with the lead at 1-0, we added another run. No. 4 Park Byung-ho singled up the middle to load the bases. No. 5 Anthony Alford hit a two-run home run. The 13th of the season. He took a changeup from Sanchez and sent it over the left-center field fence at Daejeon Ballpark.스포츠토토

3-0 in the top of the seventh. Two batters later, the center field exploded again, as Park Byung-ho (No. 4) and Alford (No. 5) hit back-to-back singles to put runners on first and second. No. 6 Lee Ho-yeon, batting in place of Oh Yoon-seok, hit a double to left-center field to bring home both runners. 5-0.

In the top of the ninth, Kim Jun-tae hit a two-run home run to center field to seal the win. Park Byung-ho had three hits and two RBIs, and Alford had two hits and two RBIs.