Roger Bernadina on disabled list

If you follow Korean baseball, you might have noticed that Roger Bernadina hasn't been in the lineups of the Kia Tigers lately. The 33-year old Curaçao born outfielder has been placed on the disabled list by his club.   Since May 15, Roger did not appear on any Kia Tigers lineup card since he has …

Changes in Australian Baseball League

Today, the ABL sent a press release about the upcoming changes in the league. Not only is there new a new owner for two teams, there will be a Korean team participating in the 2018-2019 season. The Canberra Cavalry and the Sydney BlueSox have new owners. Two executives of the Cavalry have formed an ownership …

Roger Bernadina to stay in Korea

After a very successful season in which he helped the Kia Tigers win the KBO championship, Roger Bernadina has signed a one-year extension with the club from Gwangju. The Tigers have been very active to keep the trio of foreign players in their team. Next to Bernadina, the club signed Hector Noesi to a $2 …

Japan wins inaugural Asia Professional Baseball Championship

In a festive atmosphere in the Tokyo Dome, Japan took on Korea to win the inaugural Asia Professional Baseball Championship. Only in the first four innings, Korea was able to keep pace with team Samurai Japan but from the fifth inning Japan flexed its muscles and walked away to a 7-0 victory and kept its unbeaten …

Roger Bernadina wins KBO award

After a great season in which he won the KBO championship with the Kia Tigers, Roger Bernadina won one of the awards during the annual KBO award gala. The Curaçao born outfielder won the award for most scored runs. With 118 runs Roger beat the competition. In the MVP vote, Roger ended high as well, …

Roger Bernadina clinches Korean championship with Kia Tigers

Even though the Doosan Bears won the first game of the Korean Series, the team was no match for the Kia Tigers in the following four games. Today, the Kia Tigers beat the team from Seoul 7-6 to clinch its eleventh title. Once again, Roger Bernadina proved to be a big value to the team as …

Roger Bernadina ignites offense in Tigers win

The pitching of the Kia Tigers kept the offense of the Doosan Bears in check in game four of the Korean Series. Thanks to a great outing of starting pitcher Im Ki-young, who pitched 5.2 innings, and the bullpen, the Bears could only score one run. The offense of the Tigers was sparked by Roger …

Kia Tigers take 2-1 lead in Korean Series

With a 6-3 victory over the Doosan Bears in Seoul, the Kia Tigers had taken the lead in the Korean Series. Bears starting pitcher Michael Bowden was beaten up as he gave up four runs on five hits and three walks in just four innings and one batter faced in the fifth. Bowden started well …

Small but important part for Bernadina in Tigers’ victory

In a nailbiter of a game, the Kia Tigers beat the Doosan Bears with the smallest possible margin, to tie the Korean Series at one. For 7.5 innings both starting pitchers kept the opponent in check, but eventually, the Tigers scored the game's sole run in the bottom of the eighth inning and that is …

Korean Series 2017: Roger Bernadina homers and drives in three in opening game loss.

In the opening game of the Korean championship series, the Doosan Bears upset the favorite Kia Tigers as they took advantage of a struggling Hector Noesi and walked away with a 5-3 victory. Hector Noesi cruised through the first three innings before he got into trouble in the fourth. Noesi walked the first two batters …

Doosan Bears to face Roger Bernadina’s Kia Tigers in KBO championship series.

After having a bye in the first round after finishing second in the regular standings, the Doosan Bears have reached the championship series of the KBO in which they will face the Kia Tigers, who clinched a spot by finishing first in the regular standings. After losing the first game in the second round 13-5 …

Paying scandal in Korean Baseball

The Samsung Lions are the latest of four clubs admitting they have paid a former umpire. The Lions, the former club of Dutchy Rick van den Hurk paid the umpire a day before they clinched the 2013 KBO title. A senior club employee wired four million Won (USD 3,850) to a person surnamed Choi, back …

Dutch beat Korea to reach final of Colt League World Series

In the double elimination format, the Dutch Colt League team met the Colt League team from Seoul, South Korea for the second time in this tournament. And for the second time,  the Dutch beat their opponent. With another great team effort, the Netherlands won 10-6. For the first time this tournament, the Netherlands were trailing …

Dutch team makes its presence felt at Colt World Series

After their debut blow out victory vs the Lafayette team, the Dutch Colt League team made clear it is a team to be reckoned with. In another mercy rule shortened game, they blew away the Koreans 12-2. Not only did the Dutch outscore the Koreans, they also outhit them 11-4. The only tiny black mark …

Dutchies around the world, part 7

In this week's edition of Dutchies around the world, we pay attention to Kenley Jansen, Jair Jurrjens, Sharlon Schoop, Ray-Patrick Didder, Chris Pieters and Roger Bernadina.  Kenley Jansen The stud closer from Curaçao is having a helluva season. So far his ERA is the lowest of his career but one as it stands at 1.50. …

Dutchies around the world, part 4

In this week's edition of Dutchies around the world we pay attention to Didi Gregorius, Jurickson Profar, Jiandido Tromp, Darren Seferina, Carter Kieboom and Roger Bernadina. Didi Gregorius Last Friday, Didi made his return on the MLB diamonds. And what a return it was. In his first game after coming off the DL, Didi went 2 …