No KBO contract for Roger Bernadina

As all KBO clubs signed the foreign players they needed and that market closed on December 29, Roger Bernadina wasn't signed by any of the ten KBO clubs. Earlier during the KBO offseason, the Kia Tigers announced they would not re-sign Bernadina as his numbers dropped and as he has spent some time on the …

Not a great day for Dutch hoofdklasse players in ABL

Two of the three Dutch hoofdklasse players in the Australian Baseball League, did not have a great day. Sam Kennelly and his Perth Heat didn't make it through the first inning due to inclement weather. Dwayne Kemp and Shogo Nakashima lost 7-4 with the Sydney Blue Sox vs the Canberra Cavalry. The Blue Sox pitching …

Geelong-Korea wins first-ever ABL game

After being swept by the Sydney Blue Sox last week, the debuting Korean team has won its first game in the Australian Baseball League. In a rain-shortened game Geelong-Korea beat the Perth Heat 7-1. The Korean starting pitcher Jin-Yong Yang pitched six solid innings. He limited the Perth Heat to only one run on four …

Dutch success on Opening Day of 2018/2019 ABL season

Only two games were scheduled today. But in those two games, there was plenty of success for the teams with Dutch players on their roster. The Brisbane Bandits won a close one vs the Adelaide Bite (5-3) and the Sydney Blue Sox won vs the debuting Geelong-Korea team (8-1). The Bandits took a 2-0 lead …

Roger Bernadina has to look for new club

The Kia Tigers announced they will not extend the contract of Curaçaoan outfielder Roger Bernadina. The main reason is the fact that the numbers he produced in 2018 were not as good as in 2017. After spending the 2016 season with the Las Vegas 51s (then a Mets farm team), Bernadina opted to sign with …

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 …