Error message

  • Warning: include(/www/npaul.godohosting.com/modules/user/user-picture.tpl.php) [function.include]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in theme_render_template() (line 1505 of /www/npaul.godohosting.com/includes/theme.inc).
  • Warning: include() [function.include]: Failed opening '/www/npaul.godohosting.com/modules/user/user-picture.tpl.php' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/local/php/lib/php') in theme_render_template() (line 1505 of /www/npaul.godohosting.com/includes/theme.inc).
  • Warning: include(/www/npaul.godohosting.com/modules/user/user-picture.tpl.php) [function.include]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in theme_render_template() (line 1505 of /www/npaul.godohosting.com/includes/theme.inc).
  • Warning: include() [function.include]: Failed opening '/www/npaul.godohosting.com/modules/user/user-picture.tpl.php' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/local/php/lib/php') in theme_render_template() (line 1505 of /www/npaul.godohosting.com/includes/theme.inc).
  • Warning: include(/www/npaul.godohosting.com/modules/user/user-picture.tpl.php) [function.include]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in theme_render_template() (line 1505 of /www/npaul.godohosting.com/includes/theme.inc).
  • Warning: include() [function.include]: Failed opening '/www/npaul.godohosting.com/modules/user/user-picture.tpl.php' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/local/php/lib/php') in theme_render_template() (line 1505 of /www/npaul.godohosting.com/includes/theme.inc).
  • Warning: include(/www/npaul.godohosting.com/modules/user/user-picture.tpl.php) [function.include]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in theme_render_template() (line 1505 of /www/npaul.godohosting.com/includes/theme.inc).
  • Warning: include() [function.include]: Failed opening '/www/npaul.godohosting.com/modules/user/user-picture.tpl.php' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/local/php/lib/php') in theme_render_template() (line 1505 of /www/npaul.godohosting.com/includes/theme.inc).
  • Warning: include(/www/npaul.godohosting.com/modules/user/user-picture.tpl.php) [function.include]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in theme_render_template() (line 1505 of /www/npaul.godohosting.com/includes/theme.inc).
  • Warning: include() [function.include]: Failed opening '/www/npaul.godohosting.com/modules/user/user-picture.tpl.php' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/local/php/lib/php') in theme_render_template() (line 1505 of /www/npaul.godohosting.com/includes/theme.inc).
  • Warning: include(/www/npaul.godohosting.com/modules/user/user-picture.tpl.php) [function.include]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in theme_render_template() (line 1505 of /www/npaul.godohosting.com/includes/theme.inc).
  • Warning: include() [function.include]: Failed opening '/www/npaul.godohosting.com/modules/user/user-picture.tpl.php' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/local/php/lib/php') in theme_render_template() (line 1505 of /www/npaul.godohosting.com/includes/theme.inc).
  • Warning: include(/www/npaul.godohosting.com/modules/user/user-picture.tpl.php) [function.include]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in theme_render_template() (line 1505 of /www/npaul.godohosting.com/includes/theme.inc).
  • Warning: include() [function.include]: Failed opening '/www/npaul.godohosting.com/modules/user/user-picture.tpl.php' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/local/php/lib/php') in theme_render_template() (line 1505 of /www/npaul.godohosting.com/includes/theme.inc).
  • Warning: include(/www/npaul.godohosting.com/modules/user/user-picture.tpl.php) [function.include]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in theme_render_template() (line 1505 of /www/npaul.godohosting.com/includes/theme.inc).
  • Warning: include() [function.include]: Failed opening '/www/npaul.godohosting.com/modules/user/user-picture.tpl.php' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/local/php/lib/php') in theme_render_template() (line 1505 of /www/npaul.godohosting.com/includes/theme.inc).
  • Warning: include(/www/npaul.godohosting.com/modules/user/user-picture.tpl.php) [function.include]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in theme_render_template() (line 1505 of /www/npaul.godohosting.com/includes/theme.inc).
  • Warning: include() [function.include]: Failed opening '/www/npaul.godohosting.com/modules/user/user-picture.tpl.php' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/local/php/lib/php') in theme_render_template() (line 1505 of /www/npaul.godohosting.com/includes/theme.inc).
  • Warning: include(/www/npaul.godohosting.com/modules/user/user-picture.tpl.php) [function.include]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in theme_render_template() (line 1505 of /www/npaul.godohosting.com/includes/theme.inc).
  • Warning: include() [function.include]: Failed opening '/www/npaul.godohosting.com/modules/user/user-picture.tpl.php' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/local/php/lib/php') in theme_render_template() (line 1505 of /www/npaul.godohosting.com/includes/theme.inc).
  • Warning: file_get_contents(http://m.sports.naver.com/baseball/record/index.nhn) [function.file-get-contents]: failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found in include_once() (line 3 of /www/npaul.godohosting.com/sidestandingsfixed.php).

Sunday KBO Game Highlights (2013/07/28)

Jul
28

Nexen 5 - Samsung 2, Daegu [Box Score] [Video Highlights]

Nexen scored first on a solo homerun by Kim Min-Seong in the top of the 2nd. The Heroes held on to the lead as Samsung was never able to come back. Rookie Ahn Tae-Yeong had another great game for Nexen, going 2 for 3 with a single and a double. Nexen starting pitcher Brandon Knight pitched 8 innings, allowing 9 hits and 2 runs for the win. The loss went to Samsung's Yoon Sung-Hwan. The Heroes avoided the sweep and also broke Samsung's 7 game winning streak.

Interview with Nexen pitcher Brandon Knight (English)

Doosan 7 - LG 4, Seoul (Jamsil) [Box Score] [Video Highlights]

LG scored first, putting 2 runs on the board in the top of the 3rd, but the lead would not last long. Doosan scored all 7 of their runs in the bottom of the 3rd inning. The Twins added 2 more runs late in the game, but would be unable to recover from the big deficit. Doosan's Yu Heui-Kwan pitched 5 1/3 innings allowing 8 hits and 3 runs for the win. The Loss went to LG's Radhames Liz who pitched 5 innings, allowing 6 hits, 4 walks, and 1 earned run (plus 6 unearned). Doosan wins the series 2-1.

SK 4 - Lotte 3, Busan [Box Score] [Video Highlights]

The Lotte Giants put the first run on the board in the bottom of the 1st on an RBI single by DH Jang Sung-Ho. The Giants extended that lead to 3-1 by the 7th inning. They held the lead until the top of the 9th where SK scored 3 runs off of a walk, a hit batsmen, a single, and a 2-RBI double by third basemen Choi Jeong. The win went to SK reliever Yoon Kil-Hyeon while the loss went to Lotte's Kim Sung-Bae who now has 3 straight blown saves. SK wins the series 2-1.

KIA 8 - NC 4, Changwon [Box Score] [Video Highlights]

This was a much closer game than the final score would indicate. The score was tied at 4-4 heading into the 9th inning. The KIA Tigers scored 4 runs in the top of the 9th, including a 3-run homerun from second baseman An Chi-Hong to take the lead. NC right fielder Kwon Hee-Dong hit 2 homeruns, reponsible for all 4 of NC's RBIs for the night. KIA reliever Choi Hyang-Nam got the win while the loss went to NC's Lee Seong-Min.

comments ()

Posted By Nick read more

Saturday KBO Game Highlights (2013/07/27)

Jul
28

Samsung 6 - Nexen 5, Daegu [Box Score] [Video Highlights]

Nexen held the lead at 3-1 heading into the 9th inning, but Samsung managed to score 2 runs off of aa triple by Bae Young-Seop, a single by Park Han-Yi, and a double by Park Seok-Min to tie the score at 3-3 and send the game into extra innings. In the top of the 10th Nexen first baseman Park Byung-Ho hit a solo homerun, and Seo Dong-Wook came through with an RBI single to put the Heroes ahead 5-3, but the Samsung Lions answered right back in the bottom half of the inning, starting off the inning with 4 straight signles to tie the score at 5-5. The game continued until the bottom of the 12th when Park Seok-Min came to the plate with the bases loaded and 1 out. Park hit the walk-off single up the middle and the game was over with the score 6-5 in favor of Samsung. The Lions lead the series 2-0 and have now won 7 games in a row. The other interesting story in this game is Nexen's 28 year old rookie Ahn Tae-Yeong who made his KBO debut tonight. Ahn joined the team after playing for the independent Goyang Wonders. Ahn made an incredible opening statement, going 4 for 4 with 3 singles, a homerun, and a walk giving him a batting average of 1.000 so far in his KBO career.

LG 9 - Doosan 5, Seoul (Jamsil) [Box Score] [Video Highlights]

Derek Hankins made his KBO debut as the starting pitcher for Doosan tonight. He pitched 6 innings, allowing 9 hits, 2 walks, and 5 runs to start his KBO career with a loss. LG held the lead at 5-1 heading into the 8th inning. The Bears scored 1 run in the bottom of the 8th on an RBI single by right fielder Min Byeong-Heon making the score 5-2, but that was as close as the score would get. LG scored 4 runs in the top of the 9th, putting the game out of reach. Doosan didn't give up however, scoring 3 runs in the bottom of the 9th, all with 2 outs, but it would not be enough to catch up. The winning pitcher was LG's Shin Jae-Woong who gave up 5 hits, 0 walks, and 1 run in 6 innings. The series is now tied 1-1 with the final game Sunday in Jamsil.

Lotte 7 - SK 4, Busan [Box Score] [Video Highlights]

SK held the lead at 3-1 after 6 innings, but Lotte put together a comeback late in the game, scoring 3 runs each in the 7th and 8th innings. SK managed one more run in the top of the 8th on an RBI single by Han Dong-Min, but the Giants' late game surge would prove to be too much for the Wyverns. Lotte reliever Kim Sung-Bae is credited with the win while the loss went to SK's Yoon Kil-Hyeon.

comments ()

Posted By Nick read more

Friday KBO Game Highlights (2013/07/26)

Jul
27

NC 5 - KIA 4, Changwon [Box Score] [Video Highlights]

NC's Park Jong-Jun hit a solo homerun in the bottom of the 1st to put NC ahead 1-0. KIA came back by scoring 3 runs in the 3rd to go ahead 3-1. NC's Lee Ho-Jun hit a 3-run homerun in the bottom of the 5th to put NC ahead 4-3. The score held until the top of the 9th when KIA's Choi Hee-Seop hit a solo homerun to tie the game at 4-4. In the bottom of the 9th with 2 outs and runners on second and third NC's Mo Chang-Min hit one off the wall in right field for the win.

Doosan 15 - LG 12, Seoul (Jamsil) [Box Score] [Video Highlights]

A sellout crowd in Jamsil got to see a ridiculous amount of scoring. The game featured a total of 27 runs scored, which is the most in a single game so far this season, and the most ever in a game between LG and Doosan. The Twins lead by as many as 5-0 in the top of the 3rd inning, but Doosan came back with 6 runs of their own in the bottom half of the 3rd. LG answered back and the game was tied at 9-9 after 4 innings. The Bears would take the lead for good by scoring 4 runs in the bottom of the 6th. Individual leaders included LG's Park Yong-Taik who went 4 for 6 with 2 homeruns, 3 RBIs, and 3 runs scored and Doosan's Lee Won-Seok who went 3 for 4 with a walk, a homerun, 2 singles, 3 RBIs and 2 runs scored. A total of 15 pitchers saw action. The Win went to Doosan reliever Hong Sang-Sam and the loss to LG's Jong Hyun-Wook. The two teams will meet again on Saturday in Jamsil where Derek Hankins will make his KBO debut.

Samsung 13 - Nexen 7, Daegu [Box Score] [Video Highlights]

Samsung scored 2 in the 1st and 4 in the 2nd to take an early 6-0 lead which the Heroes would never recover from. Choi Hyeong-Woo continues to have the hot bat for Samsung. He went 3 for 4 including a 3 run homerun in the 7th. Choi finished with 5 RBIs and 3 runs scored. He has hit at least 1 homerun in each of his last 4 games and is not tied with Nexen's Park Byung-Ho for the league homerun lead with 20. The Lions have now one 6 games in a row.

SK 11 - Lotte 1, Busan [Box Score] [Video Highlights]

SK played their first game since the All-Star break. The rest seems to have done them well as they simply destroyed the Lotte Giants tonight. First baseman Park Jung-Kwon went 3 for 3 with 5 RBIs for SK. Starting pitcher Kim Kwang-Hyun allowed just 4 hits in 7 innings for the win. Lotte's Heo Jun-Hyeok takes the loss after allowing 6 runs in just 3 innings.

comments ()

Posted By Nick read more

Samsung Lions sign Esmailin Caridad

Jul
26

Osen Sports is reporting that the Samsung Lions have signed right-handed pitcher Esmailin Caridad. Caridad is 29 years old and a native of the Dominican Republic. He made his MLB debut on August 10, 2009 for the Chicago Cubs. He has spent the first half of the 2013 season with the AAA Iowa Cubs where he appeared in 16 games and finished with 3 wins, 3 losses, and an ERA of 5.02. His fastball is reportedly in the 150-153 km/h (93-95 mph) range. 

Caridad will replace Aneury Rodriguez who was released from the team on Wednesday. Samsung, currently in 1st place, will likely rely on Caridid to stay on top of the league in the second half of the season.

It will be Caridad's first stint in Korea, but he is no stranger to Asian baseball. He made brief appearances with the Hiroshima Toyo Carp in Japan as well as the Guangdong Leopards of the China Baseball League.

comments ()

Posted By Nick read more

Thursday KBO Game Highlights (2013/07/25)

Jul
26

LG 1 - KIA 0, Seoul (Jamsil) [Box Score] [Video Highlights]

The only scoring in this game came in the form of an RBI single by LG right fielder Lee Jin-Young in the bottom of the 3rd. KIA managed only 2 hits in 7 innings against LG starting pitcher Woo Kyu-Min. Lee Dong-Hyun and Bong Jung-Keun pitched a perfect 8th and 9th to complete the shutout. KIA starter Yoon Suk-Min pitched a complete game, allowing 8 hits and 1 run but ended up with the loss. LG wins the series 2 games to 1.

Lotte 5 - Hanwha 1, Daejeon [Box Score] [Video Highlights]

19 year old Jo Jee-Hoon got his first ever KBO start for Hanwha tonight. He pitched 5 1/3 innings and allowed 2 hits and 2 runs, including a homerun by Jeon Jun-Woo in the top of the 4th. The Eagles didn't have much offense going, scoring their first and only run in the bottom of the 8th. Lotte wins 5-1 and sweeps the 3 game series against Hanwha.

Samsung 6 - NC 1, Daegu [Box Score] [Video Highlights]

Samsung scored 2 runs in the bottom of the 1st, including a homerun by red hot left fielder Choi Hyeong-Woo. Choi has a hit a homerun in 4 of his last 5 games. The 2-0 lead would prove to be all that the Lions needed. The Lions added 4 more over the course of the game, and NC scored their only run in the top of the 9th. Samsung's Cha Woo-Chan gets the win while Lee Jae-Hak takes the loss for NC. Samsung sweeps the 3 game series.

Doosan 11 - Nexen 5, Seoul (Mokdong) [Box Score] [Video Highlights]

Doosan center fielder Lee Jong-Wook lead of the top of the 1st with a homerun, and the Bears would add one more to take a very early 2-0 lead, but Nexen answered with 3 runs of their own in the bottom of the 1st on a 3-run homerun by shortstop Kang Jung-Ho to give Nexen the lead with a score of 4-3. Unfortunately for the Heroes, the lead wouldn't last long. The wheels fell off in the top of 3rd, as Doosan scored 7 runs in the inning, putting the game out of reach. Nexen starter Kim Byung-Hyun gave up 8 hits and 8 runs in only 2 1/3 innings for the loss. Doosan's Lee Jae-Woo pitched 5 innings allowing 4 hits and 4 runs for the win. Doosan avoids the sweep, but Nexen wins the series 2-1.

comments ()

Posted By Nick read more

Hankins: "I know what the team wants"

Jul
25

Each day we're seeing more and more news come out about the KBO's newest foreign pitcher, Derek Hankins of the Doosan Bears. The Sports Kyunghyang interviewed him at Doosan's game against Nexen last night, and published a short article with some of his quotes. Read the translation below. Keep in mind, everything written here is translated from a Korean news article. The quotes below are NOT his exact words, but should be a fairly close aproximation.

New foreign pitcher Hankins: "I know what the team wants"

“I know that the team brought me here to win.”

On July 24 Doosan’s new foreign pitcher Derek Hankins (30) had his first practice with the team before their game against Nexen. Hankins signed with the team during the All Star break and since then he has had a medical checkup, gone to Japan to get his work visa, and has done some basic bullpen pitching.

The practice was his first chance to mingle with his new teammates. “I’ve wanted to come to Korea for a long time and have been looking for an opportunity. I’m happy that Doosan has given me the chance. I would like to stay with Doosan as long as possible. I want to show the team that I have what it takes to pitch here.”

Since his debut in 2004 Hankins has spent his career in the minors, usually as a starter. He is a right hander with a career record of 55 wins, 68 losses, 8 saves and an ERA of 4.40. He said, “I’m not the type of pitcher that gets a lot of strikeouts.” He explained his style as, “I use my head and find ways to get outs. I hate walking batters.”

Hankins has played in winter leagues in the Dominican Republic and Venezuela before, but this is his first time playing in Asia. He is still unfamiliar with Korean baseball, but he has been introduced to it indirectly. Hankins has become close with former KIA player Mike Cervenak (2006) and former Lotte pitcher Ryan Sadowski (2010-2012).

“Sadowski and Cervenak gave me a lot of advice before I came to Korea. Sadowski and I talked a lot by email and telephone. He told me, as a foreign player, having a good relationship with teammates is very important.”

And then, as if he suddenly remembered something, “Sadowski told me it is especially important to acknowledge the special etiquette between older and younger players,” he laughed. Hankins also remembers former major leaguer and current Nexen pitcher Kim Byung-Hyun. “We played together back when I was with Pittsburgh. I remember his face.”

Hankins will not get any adjustment time and is expected to pitch this weekend against Jamsil rival LG. He said, “Baseball is more or less the same everywhere. I’ve been pitching in AAA and I think I am ready, but I don’t really know Korean batters very well, so I think I’m going to need to do a lot of studying.” “I know what Doosan expects from me. They want to win and they want to make the playoffs, and I’m going to do everything that I can to make that happen,” he said with determination. 

comments ()

Posted By Nick read more

Wednesday KBO Game Highlights (2013/07/24)

Jul
24

Samsung 4 - NC 3, Daegu [Box Score] [Video Highlights]

A close game throughout, NC held the lead late in the game with the score at 3-2 after 8 innings. Samsung's Lee Seung-Yeop lead off the bottom of the 9th with a double, and 2 batters later he was driven in with a single by Park Seok-Min to tie the score at 3-3. The game went into extra innings. Kwon Hee-Dong hit a double for the Dinos in the top of the 10th to put a runner in scoring position with 1 out, but NC couldn't find a way to bring him home. With 2 outs in the bottom of the 10th, Samsung's Choi Hyeong-Woo hit a walk-off homerun to right field to win the game for the Lions. Winning pitcher was Samsung reliever Ahn Ji-Man. The loss went to NC's Song Jeong-Wook.

Choi Hyeong-Woo's 10th inning walk-off homerun

Nexen 8 - Doosan 6, Seoul (Mokdong) [Box Score] [Video Highlights]

A lot of scoring early on in this one, with Doosan scoring 4 and Nexen scoring 3 runs all in the 1st inning. Doosan added 2 more in the top of the 5th and Nexen's Park Byung-Ho answered with a 2-run homerun in the bottom half of the inning to make the score 6-5 in favor of Doosan. It was Park's 20th homerun of the season, currently the most in the league. The Heroes tied the score in the bottom of the 7th on an RBI double by Kim Min-Seong. Nexen finally took the lead in the bottom of the 8th when catcher Hur Do-Hwan scored from third on a wild pitch by Doosan reliever Hong Sang-Sam. A sacrifice fly by center fielder Lee Taek-Keun scored one more to bring the score to 8-6. Lee had a great night, going 4 for 4 with 2 doubles, 2 singles, and the sac fly. He finished with 2 RBIs and 3 runs scored.

Lotte 6 - Hanwha 5, Daejeon [Box Score] [Video Highlights]

comments ()

Posted By Nick read more

Samsung Releases Aneury Rodriguez

Jul
24

The Samsung Lions have announced that Dominican pitcher Aneury Rodriguez has been released from the team. Rodriguez is the second foreign pitcher to be let go today, and may not be the last. July 24 is the KBO's waiver deadline. Rodriguez was in his first season in the KBO. He appeared in 11 games this year and ended up with 3 wins, 5 losses, and an ERA of 4.40. No word yet on who might replace him with the Lions.

comments ()

Posted By Nick read more

Anthony Lerew Released by KIA Tigers

Jul
24

OSEN Sports is reporting that the KIA Tigers have released American pitcher Anthony Lerew. Lerew was the Tigers' closer for most of the first half of the season. He started the season well, but has gone through a major slump recently and has spent several weeks in the minors. Lerew appeared in 30 games this season, finishing with 0 wins, 3 losses, 20 saves, 4 blown saves, and an ERA of 4.50. Lerew was a starter for the Tigers last year and finished the 2012 season with 11 wins, 13 losses, and an ERA of 3.83.

Today (July 24) is the KBO's waiver deadline, and the Tigers waited until the last possible moment to send Lerew home. The trade deadline is July 31 and the deadline for a new signing is August 15. The Tigers have not yet announced Lerew's replacement. We will report on any news as soon as it becomes available.

comments ()

Posted By Nick read more

Tuesday KBO Game Highlights (2013/07/23)

Jul
23

Samsung 2 - NC 0, Daegu [Box Score] [Video Highlights]

It was a pitching contest down in Daegu tonight, with the only scoring occuring in the bottom of the 6th in the form of a 2-run homerun by Samsung left fielder Choi Hyeong-Woo. Samsung starter Yoon Sung-Hwan pitched 7 scoreless innings while allowing just 2 hits for the win. Relievers Ahn Ji-Man and Oh Seung-Hwan pitched a perfect 8th and 9th to complete the shutout. NC's Charlie Shirek gave up 7 hits and 2 runs in 7 innings, and with no help from his offense he was stuck with the loss.

Nexen 8 - Doosan 5, Seoul (Mokdong) [Box Score] [Video Highlights]

Doosan got on the board first with an RBI single by Kim Hyun-Soo in the top of the 1st to take the early 1-0 lead. Nexen would tie the score at 1-1 in the bottom of the 2nd on a sacrifice fly bu Kim Ji-Soo. The 4th inning featured an absolutely ridiculous play, where after 2 terrible throws from Nexen, Doosan's Oh Jae-Won was tagged out at the plate. Nexen would take the lead for good on a 2-run homerun by center fielder Lee Taek-Keun in the bottom of the 6th. Shortstop Kang Jung-Ho added a 2-run homer of his own in the bottom of the 7th to give Nexen the 6-2 lead. Doosan made a shot at a comeback, hitting 3 homeruns in the late innings, including back to back homeruns from Kim Hyun-Soo and Jung Soo-Bin. Unfortunately for the Bears they were all solo homeruns. The game featured a total of 6 homeruns between the two teams, accounting for 9 of the game's runs. Nexen's Brandon Knight got the win after giving up 6 hits and 2 runs in 6 innings. The loss went to Doosan starter Yu Heui-Kwan.

LG 13 - KIA 3, Seoul (Jamsil) [Box Score] [Video Highlights]

LG made quick work of KIA starting pitcher Henry Sosa. The Twins scored 6 early runs and Sosa lasted only 2 innings. The Twins added 1 run in the 6th and a 6 more in the 7th to make the game a blowout. LG spread the offense around fairly evenly, with every member of the starting line getting at least one hit, as well as recording at least 1 RBI or one run scored. LG starter Radhames Liz got the win after allowing 3 runs on 2 hits in 7 innings.

Lotte 5 - Hanwha 4, Daejeon [Box Score] [Video Highlights]

comments ()

Posted By Nick read more

Pages