Korean football smiling again after Thai trip

Korean national team captain Son Heung-min  celebrates after scoring against Thailand during the Group C match in the second round of the Asian World Cup qualification tournament at Rajamangala National Stadium in Bangkok, Tuesday. Yonhap

What a difference a game makes. South Korea’s 3-0 win over Thailand in Bangkok on Tuesday in a qualifier for the 2026 World Cup not only has the team within touching distance of the all-important third round but also has everyone feeling better.Just five days earlier, Thailand drew 1-1 in Seoul in the first game since the traumatic and turbulent Asian Cup. It was also the first game since Hwang Sun-hong became interim coach to replace Jurgen Klinsmann who was fired in February. It had been a disappointing performance and result but in the warmer climes of the Thai capital, Korea made short work of the hosts.Lee Jae-sung opened the scoring in the first half from the closest of ranges, early in the second Son Heung-min found the target for the second time in five days and then Park Jin-seob sealed the win late in the game to silence the vast majority of the 45,000-plus fans. It was a first win in seven games and a first clean sheet at the same time too. It does not mean that everything is well but it does mean that everyone can start talking about something else.It will be satisfying that Lee Kang-in assisted Son for the all-important second. The two were infamously at the center of a reported scuffle at the Asian Cup in Qatar that sent shockwaves through Korean football. To see the stars of Paris Saint-Germain and Tottenham Hotspur working together on the field will go down very well back home.

The victory means that the team, going for an impressive 11th successive World Cup, now has 10 points from four games in Group C, three ahead of China in second and six clear of Thailand. With the top two going through to the next stage, Korea only needs one point from its remaining two games, the first in Singapore on June 6 and the second at home to China five days later.That will not be an issue. The focus now is on getting ready for the next stage which starts in September. That is when the 18 surviving teams divide into three groups of six with the top two from each going straight to the World Cup.By that time, the Taeguk Warriors should have a permanent coach. Hwang is only temporary and there may well be a new man in charge before the team plays again.Hwang is in charge of the U-23 team and now has to focus on a different qualification campaign to take the team to the Paris Olympics this summer. In order to do that, he will have to secure a top-three finish at the U23 Asian Cup in Qatar in April.”I feel like I still have a long way to go as a coach. I am just trying to do the best I can,” Hwang said. “I will now put an end to my work with the senior team and rejoin the U-23 team. I will try to bring home good results from the Olympic qualifying tournament.”His replacement will be saying the same about the 2026 World Cup and, whoever he is, will at least come to take 메이저 over a team that is now feeling a little better about itself.

Yellen to warn China on excess production capacity, wants constructive talks

U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen testifies before a Senate Finance Committee hearing on the 2025 budget on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., March 21. Reuters-Yonhap

U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said on Wednesday she intends to warn China about the negative effects of Beijing’s subsidies for its clean energy industries, including solar panels and electric vehicles, during a visit to the country.”I intend to talk to the Chinese when I visit about overcapacity in some of these industries, and make sure that they understand the undesirable impact that this is having — flooding the market with cheap goods — on the United States but also in many of our closest allies,” Yellen told MSNBC in a live interview.Yellen traveled to the state of Georgia to visit a Suniva solar cell manufacturing plant that closed in 2017 due to competition from cheaper, subsidized solar panels from China.The plant is now reopening because of anticipated demand fueled by tax credits for U.S.-made clean energy technology in the 2022 Inflation Reduction Act worth hundreds of billions of dollars.Earlier on Wednesday, Suniva and Canada’s Heliene announced a three-year, $400 million deal to join forces to cooperate on the production of fully U.S.-made complete solar panels that can be installed into solar power projects. A steady supply of U.S.-produced panels will enable solar project developers to claim a 10 percent bonus credit on top of the 30 percent tax credit on the cost of renewable energy facilities.Yellen said in remarks at the factory that she will raise concerns China is now overproducing solar panels, EVs and lithium-ion batteries in the same way that it built too much capacity to make steel and aluminum, distorting global markets and hurting jobs in other industrial and developing economies.

Politico has reported that Yellen will travel to China in April. The Treasury Department has declined to confirm her travel plans.”I will convey my belief that excess capacity poses risks not only to American workers and firms and to the global economy, but also productivity and growth in the Chinese economy, as China itself acknowledged in its National People’s Congress this month,” Yellen said. “And I will press my Chinese counterparts to take necessary steps to address this issue.”China’s excess capacity is an increasing source of concern to Biden administration officials as its exports surge in the face of weak demand at home, while Chinese policymakers are pledging more support for strategically important sectors.At the same time, the U.S. is pouring hundreds of billions of dollars of tax incentives into clean energy to attract investments that can build viable EV and alternative power sectors that do not depend on China for crucial components such as batteries. Yellen highlighted the Suniva plant as an example of how the Biden administration’s economic agenda is “lowering energy costs for American consumes and powering growth in strategic industries.”Yellen told reporters the U.S. has been advocating a rebalancing of China’s economy towards more consumer spending, but added that she was not prepared to discuss potential retaliation from the U.S. and its allies against China’s policies.”We see, of course, the same concerns in Europe, for example, but I don’t want to get into retaliation,” Yellen said. “We want to see what we can do that’s 슬롯게이밍 constructive

Korea fails to join FTSE Russell’s global bond index

Government bond yields are displayed on an electronic board in the lobby of the Yonhap News Agency building in central Seoul, in this Sept. 30, 2022 file photo. Yonhap

Korea has failed to be added to the World Government Bond Index (WGBI) run by FTSE Russell, the London-based organization said Thursday.Korea will remain on its watch list for a potential upgrade to a market accessibility level of 2 from 1 and consideration for inclusion in the WGBI, according to the FTSE Russell.The country was added to the WGBI watch list in September 2022 and must wait until September this year to see if it will be included in the index when the financial entity announces its decision.”Local market authorities continue to progress on initiatives intended to improve the accessibility of Korean government bonds for international investors, which would facilitate the fulfillment of the criteria for a Market Accessibility Level of 2,” the British entity said in a release.The WGBI is a broad index designed to measure the performance of government bond markets, including local currencies and sovereign bonds of major advanced nations.Korea has been pushing for its inclusion in the global bond index, which it hopes will help attract foreign investment and raise investor confidence in its government bonds.Korea and India are the only countries among the world’s top 10 economies in terms of nominal gross domestic product that have yet to be included in the bond index.

“The government will push for reform measures regarding foreign investment with a goal to be included in the FTSE WGBI within this year,” Seoul’s finance ministry said. “We will also expand communications with international investors.”FTSE Russell said it acknowledged “the meaningful progress” over the last six months by the Korean government, as well as Seoul’s commitment to address feedback from investors regarding the implementation of reform measures.As recent positive developments, the entity pointed to the Korean Securities Depository’s announcement to sign contracts with Clearstream and Euroclear to establish a link between KSD and the international central securities depository platforms, with the service to be available by June 2024.It also noted a set of foreign exchange market reform measures by the Korean authorities, such as the extension of its currency trading hours and the opening of the currency market to foreign financial institutions.Last year, Korea abolished the investor registration certificate scheme for foreign investors and implemented the Legal Entity Identifier registration policy.”Ahead of the next scheduled review in September 2024, FTSE Russell will continue to monitor the positive developments in the Korean government bond market towards the successful fulfillment of the criteria for Market Accessibility Level 2,” it added.FTSE Russell is a subsidiary of the London Stock Exchange Group that produces, licenses and markets stock 카지노사이트킹 market indices

2 bodies found as Baltimore bridge collapse moves from recovery to salvage

The collapsed Francis Scott Key Bridge lies on top of the container ship Dali in Baltimore, Maryland, March 27. AFP-Yonhap

The bodies of two construction workers were found in the cold waters of Baltimore harbor Wednesday, trapped in their red pick-up truck after a giant cargo ship slammed into the bridge they had been filling potholes on, causing a thunderous collapse.Maryland police announced the grim discovery at a press conference, adding that sonar shows what they believe are more vehicles trapped within the concrete and twisted steel debris of the Francis Scott Key Bridge.Six of the eight-man construction crew are believed to have been killed, with four bodies yet to be found.Warning that it was not safe for divers to try to penetrate the wreckage, police told a press conference that they were shifting to a salvage operation, removing the superstructure and then sending divers back in to recover the rest of the bodies.”Based on sonar scans, we firmly believe that the vehicles are encased in the superstructure and concrete that we tragically saw come down,” Colonel Roland Butler, the superintendent of Maryland’s state police, told a press conference.The container ship Dali, about 1,000 feet (300 meters) long, and piled high with cargo, was leaving the busy port at 1:30 am Tuesday en route to Asia when power failed and the vessel crashed straight into a support column.

Nearly the entire steel structure — crossed by tens of thousands of motorists each day — collapsed within seconds, cascading over the bow of the ship, blocking one of the busiest U.S. trading ports.The ship issued a Mayday call in the moments before the collision, prompting police to rush to stop traffic on the bridge — likely saving lives.But there was no chance to evacuate the eight workers filling potholes on the road directly above the oncoming ship.Butler named the two victims found Wednesday as Alejandro Hernandez Fuentes, a 35-year-old who had lived in Baltimore but was originally from Mexico, and his 26-year-old colleague Dorlian Ronial Castillo Cabrera, who lived in the suburb of Dundalk but came from Guatemala.They were found in 25 feet of water, he said.Two others were pulled from the water alive in the moments after the collapse early Tuesday. One was uninjured, while the second was released from hospital Wednesday, Butler said.

Four more workers are presumed dead, vanished into the swirling currents and crumpled tangle of wrecked girders and pylons. The vessel, which remained entangled in the debris Wednesday, was “stable,” Coast Guard Vice Admiral Peter Gautier told reporters at the White House, adding that the mostly Indian crew remained on board and were “very much engaged” in the investigation.The National Transportation Safety Board, a federal authority, said that the ship’s data record, or black box, had been recovered so that investigators can understand what went wrong.Gautier insisted the ship did not present an environmental danger, despite the billion and a half gallons of oil and few dozen hazardous material cargo containers on board. Two other containers — of the total 4,700 — were lost overboard, he said.Officials said the missing workers were from El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico.”They are all hard-working, humble men,” said Jesus Campos, a colleague of the eight workers, all employed by contractor Brawner Builders.One of those now presumed dead was father-of-three Miguel Luna, according to the nonprofit Casa, which serves immigrant communities.Luna, from El Salvador, had left for work at 6:30 pm on Monday and never returned, Casa said.His wife, Maria del Carmen Castellon, told Telemundo 44 that she was “devastated” by the wait for any information.”My heart hurts with this situation,” said 카지노사이트 Campos.

Official campaigning kicks off for April 10 elections

Ruling People Power Party leader Han Dong-hoon, left, and Democratic Party of Korea Chairman Lee Jae-myung are seen in this combined file photo. Korea Times file

Official campaigning kicked off Thursday for the April 10 general elections, with the ruling People Power Party (PPP) and the main opposition Democratic Party o Korea (DPK) vying fiercely for control of the National Assembly.The quadrennial race holds significant importance for the ruling party as failure to regain a majority could potentially render President Yoon Suk Yeol a lame duck for the remaining three years of his single five-year term.The DPK aims to retain its parliamentary majority.Recent predictions have suggested that the DPK could win more than 200 seats in the 300-member Assembly, a two-thirds threshold that gives the party enough power to override presidential veto and even impeach the president.The ruling party has pleaded for voter support, imploring that the Yoon administration has been unable to push its reform agenda forward for the past two years in the face of the opposition-controlled National Assembly.The DPK has urged voters to pass stern judgment on what it calls the “incompetent” Yoon administration, accusing it of causing the economy and the livelihoods of the people to worsen seriously and mishandling a series of controversial issues for the past two years. PPP leader Han Dong-hoon kicked off the campaign at a agro-fisheries market in Seoul’s eastern area, emphasizing his party’s efforts to address people’s livelihood issues.”The fate of this nation will be determined by this crucial election campaign period,” Han said, adding that the PPP will advocate for hardworking people.

Citing a recent hike in fruit prices, Han asked merchants for an opportunity for his party to work and solve such issues.Han is scheduled to tour other highly contested constituencies in Seoul as well as the surrounding Gyeonggi Province later in the day. DPK Chairman Lee Jae-myung, meanwhile, visited the Gyeyang-B district in Incheon, located west of Seoul, where he is competing against his PPP rival Won Hee-ryong, who previously served as the country’s land minister.Lee again emphasized the party’s critique of Yoon and controversies surrounding his family.”We cannot continue to entrust our country to a corrupt organization that … is trying to gain personal profits by changing a highway route, and to an anti-democratic organization that belittles the people,” Lee said, referring to allegations surrounding the family of the first lady.The DPK also held an official campaign event at Yongsan Station in central Seoul, near where the presidential office is located.Lee is scheduled to visit other districts of Seoul before returning to his constituency in the afternoon.Lee Hae-chan, who led the DPK’s election committee, cautiously forecast victory, citing voters’ confidence in the party’s main motto of stern judgment on the Yoon administration.”It takes about a week to understand the overall situation, but I feel like we have a chance to win,” Lee Hae-chan said during a radio interview.

Newly formed minor parties also kicked off their campaigns in different parts of Seoul amid persistently low approval ratings.Members of the New Reform Party visited a fire station in Seoul, vowing to look after those who take care of the public.Members of the New Future Party (Saemirae), created by former Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon, also visited the agro-fisheries market in eastern Seoul and met with merchants.The Korea Innovation Party, a new party launched by Cho Kuk, the scandal-tainted former justice minister, meanwhile, announced its official campaign as well. Cho will begin his day in the southern city of Busan before arriving in Seoul.Observers say the 48 constituencies in the capital city are the primary battlegrounds that will ultimately determine the election outcome. Data suggests that results in Seoul often mirror the overall election results.In the previous election in 2020, the then ruling DPK won 41 out of 49 seats, while the United Future Party, the PPP’s former name, secured only eight seats. The DPK eventually secured a landslide victory by taking 180 out of the 300 seats.In 2016, the DPK won 35 seats, while the Saenuri Party, the PPP’s former name, secured 12 seats, resulting in a closely contested yet victorious outcome for the 스포츠토토존 DPK.

PSG coach Lee Kang-in praised

PSG coach praised, “Morca coach Lee Kang-in raised is amazing. Emphasizing the importance of defense.”

Coach Luis Enrique praised Lee Kang-in during the streaming platform “Twitch.” He said that Lee Kang-in has grown properly thanks to manager Javier Aguirre Mallorca, adding, “Thanks to him, I learned that defense is as important as offense.”

Lee Kang-in, who was expected to be the best prospect in Valencia, failed to settle down due to complicated internal circumstances. Even at the end, he left Valencia and joined Majorca as if he were pushed to a free agent (FA) due to Peter Lim’s atrocities.

Lee Kang-in has changed in Majorca.

Lee Kang-in, who met Aguirre, showed off his talent as he was widely used, including second and third lines. In particular, under Aguirre, Lee Kang-in completely strengthened his defense, which had been pointed out as a weakness, and established himself as the top prospect in La Liga.

In the end, Lee Kang-in, who was recognized for his talent, was linked to Atletico Madrid and Aston Villa in the transfer market last summer. Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) ended up with Lee Kang-in after the unprecedented recruitment competition. At the time, the golden formation of Neymar, Lionel Messi, and Kylian Mbappe was about to be disbanded, and they acquired Lee Kang-in as a future resource.

He has unlimited trust from Enrique.

Lee Kang-in, who joined PSG along with Langdang Colo Muani and Gonzalo Hamus, quickly adapted to the team. With Neymar gone after Messi, he is supporting Mbappe, moving back and forth between the second and third lines. In particular, he is also trusted by Enrique, a former midfielder.

In fact, Lee Kang-in, who played as a right midfielder in the previous match against Montpellier (5-2 win), showed good performance. He shook off the defense with a sensible turn in the 22nd minute of the first half and handed the ball to Mbappe with a pass to change the direction. As seen from 토토사이트, Mbappe staged a counterattack at full speed, and hit the net after a one-two pass with Randal Kolo Muani.

Lee Kang-in also had a taste of the goal himself. Lee Kang-in scored a fantastic goal in the eighth minute of the second half when his team was leading 3-2, shaking off Montpellier’s pursuit. Lee beat the defense with Colomouani and a one-two pass before splitting the net with an accurate left-footed shot.

Lee Kang-in’s Beautiful Goal

It was Lee’s second goal in the league in about four months. Lee once again scored against Montpellier, who made his league debut in November last year, and established himself as a new killer. League 1 exclaimed, “This is Lee’s beautiful goal.”

Lee Kang-in immediately ran into Mbappe’s arms and hugged him after scoring the goal. He pointed his finger at Mbappe and jumped on to the waiting Mbappe. The two roared with their fists clenched side by side. League 1 shared a picture of Lee Kang-in running and added, “Happy Lee Kang-in.”

Including this, League 1 and PSG are putting Lee Kang-in at the forefront as representative stars to target Asia. With the PSG flagship store open in Seoul, it is steadily holding Korean uniform events. In the league, Lee Kang-in’s uniforms are selling the most after Mbappe.

I think Lee Kang-in has improved a lot thanks to head coach Aguirre.

“Blessed,” Enrique said of Lee Kang-in when asked by a fan during his personal broadcast. He stressed the relationship between Lee Kang-in and Aguirre, referring to the showdown between Athletic Bilbao and Real Mallorca, which Enrique had coached in the past.

On the final round of the cup, Enrique said, “Mayorka is a good team. Aguirre has built the team well. There is a really outstanding and good coach,” adding, “Lee Kang-in used to give me enormous compliments about Aguirre.”

“I personally think Lee Kang-in has improved a lot thanks to Aguirre. Lee Kang-in said, “I learned from him that offense is important but defense is also important. I am also getting help from Lee Kang-in, who has improved thanks to Aguirre.”

In their last game, KCC made a big change.

Busan KCC is without key wingmen Choi Jun-yong and Song Kyo-chang due to injury.

In their last game, KCC made a big change. They played a strong transition game that was more of a run-and-gun. They scored a whopping 119 points. KCC defeated KT 119-101.

It has been pointed out that KCC has a strong offense but has a lot of problems on defense. Without Choi Jun-yong and Song Kyo-chang, KCC adopted a reverse strategy. Instead of reinforcing their defense, they tried to maximize their advantages with quick attacks.

In their last game against the Hyundai Mobis in Ulsan, Seoul Samsung won in overtime thanks to a dramatic double buzzer-beater by Lee Jung-hyun. 안전놀이터 추천 They won 94-91. However, there was an aftermath. We had a day off. They had problems with offensive and defensive transitions.

Their absolute ace, Kofi Coburn, had a bad ankle.

KCC just kept pushing. Fast, fast, fast. The double post of Ragan and Lee Seung-hyun joined the running basketball. 55-47 KCC lead at the half. They scored a lot of points and gave up a lot of points. It was the same in the third quarter. 78-67 lead.

It was a back-and-forth game, but we had good rebounding and finishing.

Lee had a 100% field goal percentage (8 attempts) until midway through the fourth quarter.

KCC lead 91-75, 16 points with 4:30 left in the game. Six players scored in double figures. KCC’s running basketball caught Samsung’s momentum.

KCC defeated Samsung 98-85 in a home game of the 2023-2024 regular season of the Korean Basketball Association (KBA) on Tuesday at Sajik Indoor Gymnasium in Busan.

Lee Seung-hyun scored 17 points and grabbed eight rebounds, while Ra Gun-ah added 20 points and 10 rebounds in just 20 minutes of action. Lee Geun-hwi (12 points), Alize Johnson (13 points, nine rebounds, seven assists) and others had solid performances. The team’s strong transition offense led to a lot of offensive possessions. Samsung was led by Lee Jung-hyun (3 points). Coburn also had a mediocre performance with 15 points and nine rebounds.

KCC remained in fifth place with 27 wins and 22 losses. Samsung is in last place (13-38).

KCC’s recent dramatic turnaround is noticeable. They’ve averaged 108.5 points in their last two games. It’s the perfect ‘run-and-gun’ team. 카지노사이트 추천 KCC will have Choi Jun-yong back soon. Song Kyo-chang will also return within the month, although his return time has not been confirmed. Both players specialize in the fast break. It will be important to see how this change in KCC’s lineup will synergize with the return of their two top wingmen. It will be interesting to see if KCC can be a strong dark horse or favorite in the playoffs.

Busan KCC extend its home winning streak

Professional basketball’s Busan KCC beat last-place Seoul Samsung to extend its home winning streak to three games.

KCC defeated Samsung 98-85 on Tuesday at Sajik Gymnasium in Busan in their first home game of the 2023-2024 Korean Basketball Association regular season.

Fifth-ranked KCC improved to 27-22 after winning its second straight game following a win over Suwon KT on Nov. 17. KCC, which clinched a sixth-place playoff spot, narrowed its lead over fourth-place Seoul SK (29-20) to two games.

It also extended its winning streak at home to three games and improved to 4-1 against Samsung this season.

KCC has been destructive in five of its last six games, including this one, scoring 90 points or more.

Last-place Samsung, which failed to win back-to-back games, 스포츠토토 dropped its 38th game in a row.

KCC was led by Lee Seung-hyun with a 20-point, 10-rebound double-double, while Lee grabbed eight rebounds to go along with his 17 points.

Alize DeShawn Johnson was a beast on offense with 13 points, nine rebounds and seven assists, while Lee Geun-hwi (12 points) and Heo Woong (10 points) also scored in double figures.

Samsung was led by Ishmael Lane with 23 points and Kofi Coburn with 15 points.

KCC entered the final quarter with a 78-67 lead and never relinquished it.

Lee was the answer, scoring nine points in the fourth quarter alone, while Johnson was a defensive presence.

With the victory in hand, KCC could afford to rest Heo Woong and Ragan Ah in the final minutes.

Rookie Lee Joo-young, who came off the bench, celebrated his birthday with a layup on a daring breakaway.

James Nail is looking forward to the start of the season

Kia Tigers foreign pitcher James Nail (29) is looking forward to the start of the season. “It’s not long until the opening day and I’m looking forward to pitching in front of a full stadium,” he said after his last appearance in an exhibition game against Samsung on the 19th. I’m looking forward to pitching in front of a full stadium and proving to the fans why I came here,” he said.

In five innings, he allowed three runs on four hits and two walks. He struck out four. In the first inning, Kim was forced to throw 26 pitches as the shortstop committed two throwing errors. In the fourth, Lee gave up a double to left-center and a walk to Kim Dong-jin to put runners on first and second with no outs, 안전놀이터 but he retired the next three batters on strikeouts and infield grounders to end the inning. The fifth inning also ended with a triple play. All of the runs in the first inning were unearned due to fielding errors.

In the first two games, he struggled a bit with his fastball, but his velocity has definitely improved. He threw six different pitches. He had a mix of two-seamers (25), changeups (14), fastballs (13), sweepers (13), cutters (10), and curveballs (4). His best pitches were his drop changeup and his sweeper, which had a big angle that curved to the side. In a pinch, he induced infield grounders with his two-seam. His fastball topped out at 151 mph.

He threw close to 80 pitches and didn’t run out of gas.

His control was good and he had a sense of stability even with runners on base. “His velocity went up, and he showed more adaptability,” said Lee. In three appearances in the exhibition games, he posted a 5.23 ERA in 10⅓ innings. Nail is scheduled to start on June 26 against the Lotte Giants in Gwangju.

“Overall, I pitched as well as I wanted to, and I’m happy with the results. I managed my pitches well, finishing five innings under 80 pitches. I’ll be able to increase my pitch count in the regular season. I’m encouraged that my velocity stayed in the low 140s despite the cold weather. As the weather warms up, he can add more velocity.”

Expectations are high for the foreign one-two punch of Will Crowe in the first innings. Crowe is a fastball pitcher with a 154 mph fastball and a sinker that drops like a bell. He’s already been named the starter for the opening game on Aug. 23. Nail is not as powerful, 메이저 토토사이트 but the coaching staff believes he is competitive with a variety of pitches, two-seamers and sweepers.

Another positive factor is that both players have good personalities and get along well with their teammates. Nail is confident enough to say that he wants to prove why he came to Korea. It’s not often that foreign pitchers make such statements, and I’m looking forward to seeing if they have any hidden cards that they don’t show in exhibition games. I wonder if he will prove it against the Lotte batters.

Ohtani has been labeled a “manga tearaway”

Shohei Ohtani (Los Angeles Dodgers) has been labeled a “manga tearaway”. It means he has it all: great looks, great skills, and a great personality.

After all, he was human. In the opening game of the MLB World Tour Seoul Series against the San Diego Padres at Gocheok SkyDome on Tuesday, Ohtani showed his humanity by notching a multi-hit game, an RBI and a stolen base, but also being thrown out at the plate.

Batting second in the lineup, Ohtani went 2-for-5 with a double, a home run, an RBI and a stolen base in the 5-2 win. After going 0-for-5 in the two exhibition games against the Kiwoom Heroes on Sept. 17 and the Korean National Team on Sept. 18, Ohtani came into his own in the regular season opener.

After a disappointing grounder to shortstop in the first inning, Ohtani hit a single to right off San Diego starter Darvish Yu in the third inning and then stole second base. 카지노사이트 After grounding out to third base in the fifth, Ohtani lined a single to left field with runners on first and second in the eighth inning to make it 4-2, driving in pinch-hitter Gavin Lux.

Then, with runners on first and second,

Freddie Freeman hit a big fly ball to the outfield, but it was caught by right fielder Fernando Tatis Jr. However, after stepping on second base on the hit, Ohtani panicked when he saw the ball being caught and went back to first base instead of stepping on second, resulting in the out.

It was a missed base reminiscent of Tae-in Chae’s “Columbus” in the past. Otani said after the game, “It was completely my mistake. I will reflect on it and play tomorrow’s game.”

May 3, 2011, resignation from the KBO against Samsung-Lotte. It was a day Chae will never forget. In the top of the second inning, Chae hit a grounder to the shortstop with nobody out and Ryan Gaco, who led off the inning, was thrown out at second base. Shin Myung-cheol hit a line drive to the right-center field fence, and after stepping on second base, Chae tried to run back to first, thinking it was a fly ball.

However, when the ball landed between center fielder Jeon Joon-woo and right fielder Son Ah-seob, Chae stopped running toward first base and quickly ran across the grass between the mound and second base to third base.

He didn’t even look at the second base.

Lotte second baseman Cho Sung-hwan took over the ball and tagged out Chae on the ball and appeal. Shin Myung-chul grounded out to right field. Since then, Chae Tae-in has been nicknamed “Columbus” and “Chadanpyeong. One day, when I asked him about his most regrettable moment in his career, he said, “My biggest regret is that I didn’t steal second base.”

When he heard that Ohtani was thrown out on a “nobody’s ball,” he said, “Baseball geniuses have a wacky side. 안전놀이터 Baseball geniuses are different,” he said.

“I don’t think he didn’t realize that he should have taken second base,” he said, adding, “If you’re in a hurry, you can do that. “I am honored to be talked about because of the world’s greatest sports star, Ohtani. As a fan of Ohtani, I will always support him.”