Yearly Archive 24 September 2023

“You don’t speak English? OUT!!”… Pochettino reveals the shocking reason why Chelsea’s key MF was excluded from the captaincy position

Coach Mauricio Pochettino revealed the reason why the team’s key player Enso Fernandez cannot serve as captain.

Coach Pochettino attended a pre-press conference ahead of the match between Chelsea and Aston Villa in the 6th round of the 2023/24 Premier League season held at Stamford Bridge in London, England, at 10 pm (Korean time) on the 24th.

In this match, Pochettino was asked questions about the game, as well as questions about the parts that fans had many doubts about in the previous game against Bournemouth. This is the part about the player who served as captain against Bournemouth.

Previously, Chelsea failed to secure a win in the away game against Bournemouth on the 17th, drawing 0-0. At that time, Conor Gallagher, as captain of the game, wore the armband and started as a starter. It was a surprising element for fans. This is because in a situation where captain Reece James and vice-captain Ben Chilwell were unable to start, Gallagher, rather than other players, appeared immediately wearing the armband.

Gallagher is a member of the Chelsea youth team and has been with Chelsea for a long time from 2017 to the present, including a loan period, but it is difficult to see him as a clear starting resource. Ahead of this season, Tottenham, West Ham, and Dortmund showed intent to recruit him, and Chelsea also had an intent to sell, so a transfer was likely. However, Gallagher preferred to stay at Chelsea and rejected offers from other teams and remained at Chelsea.

As the season opened, Gallagher started all five league games due to injury problems to key players such as Moises Caicedo, Romeo Rabia, and Kani Chukwuemeka, but did not show satisfactory performance.

In addition, Chelsea’s lineup at the time included the best veteran defender named Thiago Silva and Enso, a key midfield resource, so fans expressed strong doubts as to why coach Pochettino chose Gallagher as captain.

Meanwhile, Pochettino gave an accurate answer to the question of why he chose Gallagher as captain rather than Enso.토토사이트

British media Sports Bible reported on the 24th, “Pochettino explained why Enso cannot be captain.”

According to a report in Sports Bible, Pochettino first commented on Silva not wearing the captain’s armband, saying, “He is an experienced player who does not need an armband, so I thought it was important to build something now for the future, not just now but in the future. “He said he was considering a player who would lead the team in the future.

The reason for excluding Enso was also revealed. Pochettino said: “To be precise, I think Thiago Silva was trying to give it to Enso, but Enso is still struggling to speak English. I thought Gallagher would be perfectly capable of doing that if he needed to communicate with the referee. “I prefer Gallagher as captain because Gallagher can speak English normally,” he said, adding that he chose Gallagher as captain because he speaks English fluently.

“Enso is not ready to be captain yet. It’s not just because of his personality or profile. He needs to communicate with his teammates, and if he can’t speak the language properly, he can’t be captain. I could be wrong, but that’s my opinion. “If the language issue is not resolved, Enso will not be captain of Chelsea,” he added.

Meanwhile, Chelsea is in urgent need of a quick rebound along with the captain’s problem. Chelsea, who has performed poorly in 5 league games this season with 1 win, 2 draws, and 2 losses, has fallen to 14th place. If they do not bounce back quickly, it is highly likely that it will be difficult to advance to the European competition this season.

With Gallagher serving as the new captain in the absence of James and Chilwell, it is expected that there will be great interest in whether coach Pochettino’s choice will lead to Chelsea’s rebound.

Jihyun Park, the dog that completed its second sortie, “This is a competition that means a lot to me… I will repay you with a medal.”

“It is meaningful because it was the first time I was selected for the national team in the Asian Games.”

Park Ji-hyun, who has grown into a top WKLB player and a mainstay of the national team, has completed preparations for his second Asian Games. Ji-Hyun Park and the Korean women’s basketball team departed for the 2022 Asian Games to be held in Hangzhou, China on the 24th. The first match is a preliminary match against Thailand in Group C on the 27th.

Ji-Hyun Park said, “It’s hard to describe it as perfect, but she worked hard for her medal by also competing in the Park Shin-Ja Cup and preparing for her Asian Games. “The total is not bad as she tried to improve her performance as much as possible,” she said.

Although there is a lot of pressure for the Asian Games, it is true that the team has improved compared to the FIBA ​​(International Basketball Federation) Asia Cup held last June. At that time, the national team finished the competition with a disappointing result of 5th place. Park Ji-hyun said, “I thought it was the best I could do at the time of the Asia Cup, but looking back, I realized that it was lacking and there were some things that weren’t right. We are much better together now than we were during the Asia Cup. “I can feel her teammates’ bodies lifting a lot while running,” she said.

Ji-Hyun Park is competing in her second Asian Games. It was her first national team appearance, and she was the only teenager in the 2018 competition, where she competed as a unified North and South Korean team and won a silver medal. This time, the national team is placed in Group C and will face North Korea and play in the group stage against Taiwan and Thailand.메이저놀이터

Park Ji-hyun said, “The first time I was selected for the national team was at the Asian Games. As a result, the Asian Games are a competition that means more to me. Japan and China are teams we must overcome. Looking at the volleyball team’s results, I don’t think we have the power to win easily. “It was a wake-up call, and it was an opportunity for us to strengthen our resolve once again,” he explained.

He continued, “I feel a great sense of responsibility because the Asian Games is an event that not only our women’s basketball fans but also the entire nation supports. I think that showing good performance and winning a medal is a reward for the support. “I will definitely come back with a medal,” he said.

Lee Da-yeon “Cheers for the 3rd extension”… “Did you see the 9m winning birdie?”

“9m winning birdie.” ‘Little Giant’ Lee Da-yeon took over the master bedroom.

He reduced 3 strokes in the 4th round of the Korea Ladies Professional Golf (KLPGA) Tour Hana Financial Group Championship (total prize money of 1.5 billion won), which ended at Incheon Bears Best Cheongna Golf Club (par 72, 6,712 yards) on the 24th, and was ranked 7th in the world by Lee Min-ji (Australia). ), tied with ‘2021 LPGA Rookie of the Year’ Patty Tawatanakat (Thailand) (8 under par, 280 strokes), and then caught a ‘winning birdie’ in the third hole of the extension that was played on the 18th hole (par 4). This is her second win of the season and eighth overall, five months after the major tournament, the KLPGA Championship, last April, and the winning prize is 270 million won.

Lee Da-yeon started from a tie for 4th place, 3 strokes behind, and made 4 birdies and 1 bogey. She reduced the score by two strokes in the first half with birdies on the 3rd and 6th holes, then forgot the birdie on the 13th hole (par 4) with a bogey on the 14th hole (par 3). Lee Da-yeon joined the overtime by catching a birdie at the 16th hole (par 3). In his first overtime, Tawa Tana was eliminated after making a bogey, and in the third overtime, Lee Da-yeon was cheered by successfully making the 9m downhill putt that decided the championship. This is his first overtime win since his debut.토토사이트

Lee Da-yeon said, “I reassured myself that even if I lost, I would still be in second place,” and explained, “Rather than thinking about safely making the winning putt, I hit it aggressively, aiming for a birdie.” He said, “It was such a dramatic comeback that I cried without knowing,” and added, “I want to win one more time at the Hite Jinro Championship, the last major tournament.” Lee Min-ji lost in overtime again following this tournament in 2021. In particular, it was regrettable that he lost the championship by missing a par putt of about 1m in the second playoff hole.

Yelena, who wasn’t seen at the practice match? “Rest because my abdominal muscles are stretched… there is no problem entering the season.”

“When will Jelena play?” This is Heungkuk Life Insurance, which recently went to Japan for training and strengthened its off-season. The voices of fans looking for someone among them were loud.

Heungkuk Life Insurance previously departed for Japan from the 14th to the 19th and played a practice game against its sister club, JT Marvelous.

However, foreign player Jelena Mrazenovic (registered name Jelena) was rarely seen participating in practice matches, so many fans were seen asking about her condition through the official YouTube channel.

Regarding this, a Heungkuk Life Insurance official contacted by this newspaper on the 22nd said, “Yelena was diagnosed with a slight stretch in her abdominal muscles during training and needs to rest for about 1 to 2 weeks. She can participate in training without any problems starting next week. She has no major injuries.” It is not true, and it can be deployed without difficulty during the season.”

Yelena, who joined Cheong Kwan Jang (formerly KGC Ginseng Corporation) in the 21-22 season and started playing in the V-League, began playing with Heungkuk Life Insurance in the 22-23 season. Subsequently, he succeeded in renewing his contract this season, and once again, Kim Yeon-kyung and Ssangpo are expected to perform well.

Heungkuk Life Insurance Kim Da-eun ⓒMHN Sports Reporter Lee Ji-sook

Yelena has reported that there are no major problems with her condition other than mild pain, but the injury of Kim Da-eun, an outside hitter who returned to the national team, has become slightly more serious.

After attending the 2023 Volleyball Nations League (VNL), Kim Da-eun complained of shoulder pain starting from this year’s Gumi Dodram Cup. As a result, he was excluded from the entry list for the Asian Championships held last month, and was not included in the national team list for the Hangzhou Asian Games scheduled to open on the 23rd.토토사이트

A team official said, “The extent of the injury has expanded compared to the MRI taken before Kim Da-eun returned to the national team.” He added, “(The condition) has gotten a little worse than when the detailed examination was performed a month ago. The examination is scheduled to take place again in about two weeks. “He is currently taking a break, but it is unclear whether he will be deployed at the beginning of the season.”

Meanwhile, Heungkuk Life Insurance returned to Korea on the 20th after completing field training in Japan.

Choi Hye-jin shows off her strength on the domestic stage…Hana Financial Group takes the lead by 1 shot

Choi Hye-jin took the lead by one stroke in the KLPGA Tour Hana Financial Group Championship (total prize money of 1.5 billion won).

In the second day of the tournament held at Bears Best Cheongna Golf Club (par 72) in Seo-gu, Incheon on the 22nd, Choi Hye-jin reduced 3 strokes with 5 birdies and 2 bogeys, with an intermediate total of 6 under par 138 strokes, tied for second place with Park Hyun-kyung, Lee So-young, Bang Shin-sil, Lee Ye-won, Madasom, and In Ju-yeon were ahead by one stroke.

Choi Hye-jin won the Lotte Open held last May at the golf course where this tournament is being held. Choi Hye-jin is the only player in this competition to record scores in the 60s for two consecutive days. Hyejin Choi said after the game, “It is a golf course where I won, so I have good memories of it. So, although she hasn’t been feeling well lately, she competed with the expectation that she will get better. “After playing the game, I think she felt a lot better about her shots and putts well,” she said. “I did well for two days, so I will believe in myself and play aggressively for the remaining two days,” she added.

However, the pursuers are also formidable. Mada Som continues her upward trend after winning her first career title at the OK Savings Bank Suitman Open last week. Bang Shin-sil, the long-hitting king of the KLPGA Tour, is also aiming for more multipliers four months after winning the E1 Charity Open last May. In addition, Lee Ye-won, who is first in the prize money rankings and grand prize points, is also a difficult opponent for Park Hyun-kyung, who has been runner-up three times this season, and Lee So-young, who has six wins in total.

Lee Ye-won passed the cut in tied second place, so she will surpass 1 billion won in prize money for the season through this tournament. Currently, we are short of 455,803 won, so if we complete the race, we will build a new monument. So far, only seven players have exceeded 1 billion won in prize money in a single season: Kim Hyo-joo, Park Seong-hyun, Ko Jin-young, Lee Jeong-eun6, Choi Hye-jin, Jang Ha-na, Park Min-ji, and Kim Su-ji.스포츠토토

Su-ji Kim, who was defending her title, reduced her score by one stroke and tied for 8th place with a total of 4 under par 140 strokes, along with So-mi Lee, Lee Da-yeon, Ko Ji-woo, and Patty Tabatanakit (Thailand). These players are only two strokes behind leader Choi Hye-jin, so they are likely to rise to the lead at any time.

World No. 7 Lee Min-ji (Australia), who won the LPGA Tour Kroger Queen City Championship, which ended on the 10th, reduced 3 strokes and tied for 15th with an intermediate total of 3 under par 141 strokes. However, Lydia Go (New Zealand), ranked 10th in the world, was eliminated from the preliminary round with an interim total of 4 over par 148.

“It felt really good”… ‘Boom!’ Seo Dong-wook and Jeong Dae-seon’s first hit, a ‘smile’ that never left Actor Lee Jong-woon’s mouth 

The smile did not leave the face of Lotte Giants acting manager Jong-woon Lee. This is because of the performance of the rookies who have enjoyed a meal together in the second team.

Lotte succeeded in escaping two consecutive losses by winning 5-2 in the 14th game away match between the teams and SSG Landers of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on the 22nd.

It was a meaningful victory that broke the losing streak as the season had not yet been given up, but it was doubled because it was a game where the performance of young prospects stood out. Jeong Dae-seon, who was called up to the first team the day before (22nd) and was named to the starting lineup for the first time, went 2 hits in 4 at-bats with 1 RBI and 1 run, and Seo Dong-wook, who played as a pinch hitter, went 1 hit in 1 at-bat.

The young players’ performance shone in the most important moments. In the top of the 7th inning, with the score tied at 2-2, and with no runners on base and one out, Jeong Dae-seon faced SSG ‘ace’ Kim Gwang-hyeon. Jeong Dae-seon retired with a hit in his previous two at-bats, but hit the ball in the ‘sweet spot’ of the bat in both of them. In his third at-bat, he pushed Kim Gwang-hyun’s changeup and scored a hit to right field, experiencing the joy of his first hit in his debut.

Seo Dong-wook came on as a pinch hitter with one out and runners on first base on Jeong Dae-seon’s hit. Seo Dong-wook, who had appeared in 6 games until the 22nd but failed to produce a hit, also put out his bat for a changeup against Kim Gwang-hyun and hit a double to left field, recording his first hit. Lotte took the lead in the game, 3-2, with Dong-hee Yoon scoring a run with a ground ball with the bases loaded due to consecutive hits by the rookies.

The good performance continued after that. In the top of the 8th inning, where the score was 4-2, with one out and runners on first and second base, Jeong Dae-seon competed with SSG’s Ko Hyo-jun, and this time he targeted a forkball and produced a hit toward the left fielder. And at this time, Ahn Kwon-soo, who was a runner on second base, was running toward home, and Jeong Dae-seon had multiple hits and an RBI in his first start.

Acting coach Jong-woon Lee could not hide his happy smile when asked questions from the ‘rookies’ before the game on the 23rd. The head coach said with a big smile, “I felt really good,” and added, “Jeong Dae-sun and Seo Dong-wook are players who played together in the second team as well. Jeong Dae-seon has good contact ability and is a player who had a lot of expectations. There was talk that he lacked speed, but that wasn’t the case. “Seo Dong-wook and Jeong Dae-seon were key players in the second team, and it was great to see them play yesterday,” he said.

Currently, Lotte’s ‘Captain’ Ahn Chi-hong has been expunged from the first team due to a cold. Therefore, there is a shortage of second baseman resources. I plan to give Jeong Dae-seon a chance. Acting manager Lee Jong-woon explained, “Jeong Dae-seon initially came in as a shortstop, but he seemed comfortable at second base. We decided that it would be better to play second base first and gradually develop (other positions) as well. He has been practicing as second base in the second team as well.” did.스포츠토토

Jeong Dae-seon’s performance was outstanding, but it was also significant that Seo Dong-wook, who had not produced a single hit in six games, broke his silence. This is because even if given the opportunity, if no results are obtained, he may be prosecuted. Acting manager Lee Jong-woon laughed, saying, “Seo Dong-wook is definitely a good player, but he couldn’t hit a hit and then hit it out. He’s a very good hitter, but it must have been difficult for him to go back and forth without being able to hit a hit.”

Acting manager Lee Jong-woon said, “We are currently in a situation where key players have left due to injuries and the Asian Games. If new players come and show their abilities, it will stimulate other players. And if these players do well, we can become a better team.” “There is,” he emphasized.

KGC Ginseng Corporation → Director Jeong approves change of team name… If you leave a set during a game, you will be suspended from the next game → the penalty will be increased.

The Korea Volleyball Federation (KOVO) held the 20th 2nd Board of Directors and Regular General Meeting on the 20th. At this board of directors and general meeting, agenda items such as changing the name of the KGC Ginseng Corporation professional volleyball team and revising the league regulations were discussed. The major resolutions are as follows.

○ KGC Ginseng Corporation Professional Volleyball Team Club Name Change

Pursuant to Article 10 of the Federation Rules, the women’s KGC Ginseng Corporation Professional Volleyball Team requested a change in the club name and emblem to the CheongKwanJang Red Sparks Professional Volleyball Team, and this was approved.

The new team name, CheongKwanJang Red Sparks, was selected through fan voting among the naming candidates submitted by the company and carries the meaning of ‘a volleyball team that wins with sparkling performance.’토토사이트

Cheong Kwan Jang Red Sparks started as the KT&G volleyball team in 2005, the year the professional league was launched, and was called the KT&G Ariels from the 2005-06 season to the 2009-10 season, and the KGC Ginseng Corporation professional volleyball team for over 10 seasons from the 2010-11 season to the 2022-23 season. The team name was changed before the start of the 2023-24 season.

were revised to make regulations more realistic due to the revision of the federation regulations and adjustment of women’s school support funds, the formation of a new operation headquarters, and the establishment of the Asian quota system.

The major revisions include changing the game operation headquarters to the operations headquarters, and changing the free status of free agent players after three seasons, which previously applied only to the men’s division, to the women’s division as well. In addition, the Asian quota system, which was first introduced in the league, was reflected in the regulations, and instead of deleting the rule of suspension for the next game when leaving a set during a game, the penalty was increased.

In addition, as a report agenda, the school support fund adjustment decided by the female new player draft coordination committee between the federation, club, and female high school representatives in July 2023 was explained. It was decided to reduce school support funds to a total of KRW 910 million (KRW 130 million per club) for the 2023-24 season and a total of KRW 700 million (KRW 100 million per club) from the 2024-25 season, and this was reflected in the enforcement regulations for new players.

PGA Tour Q School schedule announced for KPGA players to participate

Qualifying (Q) School, which provides direct tickets to the PGA Tour, has been revived for the first time in 10 years, allowing Korean male golfers to compete on the world’s largest golf stage.

The PGA Tour announced the tournament schedule, starting with the preliminary round on the 21st (Korean time) and ending with the final match to be held at TPC Sawgrass (Dice Valley Course) and Sawgrass Country Club in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida from December 14th to 17th. . The PGA Tour described the revived Q School as ‘a place where dreams and nightmares come true at the same time, and a player’s life can be changed with one shot.’

This year, in accordance with the business agreement between the PGA Tour, DP World Tour, and the Korea Men’s Professional Golf (KPGA) Tour, domestic tour players will be given the opportunity to participate from the first stage to the second and final stages of the schedule below. Therefore, players dreaming of playing on the PGA Tour should review the schedule and course below and consider their future schedule.

Top 30 players on the Korn Ferry Tour [Photo = PGA Tour]

The top five players in the PGA Tour Q School will receive direct tickets to the PGA Tour for the 2024 season starting in January of next year. Those ranked outside of 5th and tied for 40th place will receive the right to participate in next year’s second division Korn Ferry Tour. Here, 1st place is given a full seed in the Korn Ferry Tour, 2nd to 10th places receive the right to participate in 12 competitions at the beginning of the Korn Ferry season, and 11th to 40th place receive the right to participate in 8 competitions.

For example, a player who ranked 6th in Q School will participate in the Korn Ferry Tour next year and if he finishes the season with good results, the top 30 points will receive the right to participate in the PGA Tour the following year (2025). Of course, even if you apply for Q School again and place in the top 5, you will still be eligible to compete.

Qualifiers (17 courses)
September 13-15 (6 locations): Palm Desert, CA, Ironwood Country Club (South Course), Woodstock, IL, Bull Valley Golf Club, Newton, KS, Sand Creek Station Golf Club.
September 20-22 (9 locations): Greenville, Arizona, Cambrian Ridge, RTJ Golf Trail, Brunswick Country Club, Brunswick, Georgia, Kannapolis, North Carolina, Irish Creek Club, Chardon, Ohio, Mayfield Sands. Ridge Golf Club
September 27-29 (1 location): The Bridge Golf Club, Texas.

Participation rights applicable from this year [Photo = PGA Tour]

First stage: All KPGA tour players are eligible to participate
From October 10th to 13th (7 locations): Arizona Maricopa, Akchin Southern Dunes Golf Club, Florida Champions Gate Golf Club ( International), Champions Gate, Lincoln, Nebraska, Wilderness Ridge Country Club, and Moosecogee Golf Club, Oklahoma. October 17-20 (
5 locations): Bear Creek Golf Club, California, The Falls at Lake Worth, Florida, and Lake Caroline Golf Club, Mississippi. , University of New Mexico Championship Golf Course, New Mexico, Rockwall Golf & Athletic Club, Texas스포츠토토
October 24-27 (4 locations): Magnolia Grove, Arizona (Crossing Course), Bermuda Run Country Club, North Carolina, Avile, Texas Four Country Clubs, Texas Lake Conroe Golf Club

Second stage: Genesis Points top 2 to 5 eligible participants (4 people)
November 14th to 17th (3 locations): Arizona RTJ Golf Trail & Highland Oaks (Highland/ Marshwood), Port St. Lucie, Florida Tezoro Club (Palmer Course), Georgia Landing Club (Deer Creek Course)
November 28 to December 1 (2 locations): Valencia Country Club, California, Kinderoo Forest Golf Club, Georgia

Final Stage: Genesis Points awarded to 1 person
December 14th to 17th (2 locations): TPC Sawgrass (Die Valley Course), Sawgrass Country Club

‘Relaxed’ Korean men’s volleyball defeats Cambodia and advances to AG round of 12

Korean men’s volleyball won its first win at the Hangzhou Asian Games and advanced to the round of 12.

The Korean national team, led by coach Lim Do-heon, defeated Cambodia with a set score of 3-0 (25-23 25-13 25-15) in the second match of the men’s volleyball Group C preliminary round of the 19th Hangzhou Asian Games held at the Linping Sports Center in Hangzhou, China on the 21st. won with

Korea, which is challenging its first gold medal in 17 years since the 2006 Doha Games, recorded 1 win and 1 loss in the group stage and advanced to the round of 12 by finishing second in the group after India.

‘Nightmare’ revived in the 1st set… After many twists and turns,

Korea suffered a shocking defeat by India, who had been considered one point down in the first game the day before, with a set score of 2-3, but faced the weaker Cambodia, perhaps due to the pressure of having to win at all costs. On this day, he struggled, throwing out 11 errors in the first set alone.

In Korea, captain Han played the role of setter, and middle blockers Kim Min-jae and Kim Gyu-min stood in the center. Park Kyung-min took over as libero.

Offensive spiker Heo Soo-bong and outside hitter Na Kyung-bok started as starters. Above all, Jeong Ji-seok, who unfortunately had to watch the team lose due to back pain, decided to play against India, but on this day, he started as a starter.

Korea was in a close game at 18-18 at the end of the set, but took the lead thanks to Lim Dong-hyuk’s rearguard attack, and then ran away to 22-18 thanks to Jeong Ji-seok’s serve ace and Kim Gyu-min’s blocking. However, there was a serve error and even the reception was shaky, giving up 4 points in a row, making the score 22-22.

Fortunately, Korea reached the set point thanks to Kim Min-jae’s quick attack, and Na Kyung-bok’s push goal won the first set after many twists and turns.

Korea warms up late, its opponent in the round of 12 is ‘difficult enemy’ Pakistan

Korea, who had warmed up in the second set, overwhelmed Cambodia. They increased their scores through various methods such as serve aces, blocking, and fast breaks, taking the lead to 10-4. As the receiving was unstable, they were chased by Cambodia, but thanks to the attacks of Lim Dong-hyuk and Jeong Ji-seok, they comfortably won the second set.레고토토

Korea shook Cambodia’s receiving with a strong serve in the third set, and applied pressure from both sides with attacks and blocking to win the third set and achieve a shutout victory.

Although they succeeded in advancing to the round of 12, Korea rose to second place in the group due to a loss to India and faced a difficult opponent from the first game of the tournament, Pakistan, which ranked first in Group D. Korea, which won with a set score of 3-1 (26-28, 25-20, 32-30, 25-22) in a close match with Pakistan at the Asian Championships last month, is not an opponent that can let down its guard.

Pakistan’s attack from the 205cm-tall Apogee spiker Murad Khan and the center from middle blocker Abdul Zahir are powerful.

From the round of 12 onwards, it is a tournament format, so loss means elimination. Mistakes can no longer be tolerated, and we must approach each game with the determination that it will be the final. For this reason, there are expectations that losing to India in the group stage will actually be a relief.

Attention is being paid to whether Korean men’s volleyball, which has performed poorly in recent international competitions, will regain its status with a gold medal at the Asian Games.

Cy Young Award No. 1 pick who was replaced during 7 innings of no-hitter and even gave up the win, “I know my body well.”

National League (NL) Cy Young Award first-choice left-handed pitcher Blake Snell (31, San Diego Padres) pitched overwhelmingly with 7 innings of no-hitter, but it did not lead to victory. He coolly gave up the challenge of recording a no-hitter and winning.

Snell started the 2023 Major League Baseball home game against the Colorado Rockies at Petco Park in San Diego, California on the 20th (Korean time), and gave up 4 walks in 7 innings, but struck out 10 and pitched a no-hitter.

Snell, who started the first inning by striking out three batters in a row, reached first and second base with two walks and no outs in the second inning, but overcame the crisis with consecutive strikeouts and an infield ground ball. After a three-way error in the 3rd or 4th inning, he walked in the 5th and led to a wild pitch, with 2 outs and runners on 2nd base, and led Brenton Doyle to a ground ball to shortstop.

Snell, who allowed no runs and no hits in the 6th and 7th innings, went down after throwing a total of 104 pitches. He threw a mix of curves (38), changeups (21), and sliders (1) centered on four-seam fastballs (44) with a maximum speed of 97.9 miles (157.6 km) and an average of 96.9 miles (155.9 km).

However, the San Diego batting lineup was also shut out scoreless until the 7th inning, and Snell handed the mound over to the bullpen at the start of the 8th inning. As the number of pitches exceeded 100, it was difficult for him to aim for a no-hitter through 9 innings, but he was able to at least pitch until the 8th inning and aim for a starting win.

But Snell was not greedy. According to ‘’, after pitching the 7th inning, San Diego manager Bob Melvin spoke with Snell in the dugout. Coach Melvin decided to substitute, but Snell coolly accepted the substitution, saying, “It’s difficult to pitch until the 9th inning.”토토사이트

Snell, who smiled and hugged coach Melvin, said, “I know my body really well. “I know how hard I threw today,” he said. “A no-hitter is a great record, and it’s really difficult to do that, but you have to think about your health too. “A no-hitter is just an individual honor,” he said. Snell will also qualify as a free agent at the end of this season. Since health is more important than ever, there was no need for him to be greedy for a no-hitter.

Until this day, Snell had recorded 14 wins, 9 losses, an ERA of 2.33, 227 strikeouts, and a hit rate of .181 in 31 games (174 innings) this season. He ranked first in earned run average and hit rate and second in strikeouts in the National League (NL), establishing himself as a strong candidate for the Cy Young Award. He is having his best season since his days with the Tampa Bay Rays in 2018, when he won the American League (AL) Cy Young Award with his overwhelming pitching while allowing a league-high 97 walks.

Meanwhile, in today’s game, San Diego won 2-0 with Xander Bogaerts’ walk-off two-run home run in the 9th inning. Following Snell, Roberto Suarez continued the team’s no-hitter in the 8th inning with no hits, 2 strikeouts, and no runs in one inning, but Josh Hader, who finished the 9th inning, broke the record with 2 hits.