The Hanwha Eagles won their first 3 wins in a row and finished last in 16 days.
Hanwha won 메이저놀이터 a home game against KT in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Daejeon Hanwha Life Eagles Park on the 7th, 6-2. From the start of the first inning, KT gave the first point, but starting pitcher Moon Dong-joo overcame the crisis without allowing any additional runs, and then came from behind to win with the concentration of the other line.
Moon Dong-ju won 2 wins (2 losses) of the season with 5 innings, 3 hits, 3 walks, 5 strikeouts and 1 run. His ERA was further lowered from 2.38 to 2.28, tasting victory 31 days after the Daegu Samsung match on the 6th of last month, the first appearance of the season.
In the crisis of 1st, 1st and 2nd bases built up with walks and hits in the first inning, Moon Dong-ju gave Kang Baek-ho a left-handed hit and gave him the first point. If it wasn’t for the defensive shift, it would have been a ground ball in front of the shortstop, but there was no luck. However, in the continued 1st, 1st and 2nd bases, the next hitter, Moon Sang-cheol, was induced to double kill at 3rd base with a first pitch curve, and overcame the crisis without any additional runs.
Moon Dong-ju, who overpowered the KT lineup from the 2nd to the 5th without a major crisis, finished the game with 86 pitches in 5 innings. He made full use of the highest 159.9km fastball (51), high drop curve (22), slider (9), and changeup (4).
The batting line also supported Moon Dong-ju. In the 3rd inning Lee Jin-young and Oh Seon-jin’s consecutive hits were followed by a sacrifice fly to tie the game. In the 2nd, 2nd and 3rd bases, which continued with Jeong Eun-won’s walk and steal, Noh Si-hwan hit 2 RBIs in a timely manner and turned the score 3-1. Then, in the 4th inning, Eurogyeol exploded with 2 RBIs and a right-handed hit to win the game. The ninth hitter, Eurogyeol, posted the most 3 RBIs in a single game. Jeong Eun-won also shook the KT defense with 4 stolen bases, including stealing the base twice, and the base run was also brilliant.
Hanwha, who had the first three wins of the season following the match against Doosan in Jamsil on the 3rd and 4th, marked 9 wins, 18 losses and 1 draw, and pushed KT (8 wins, 17 losses, 2 draws), who lost 3 games in a row, to 10th place and rose to 9th place. There is no win between the two teams, but Hanwha (.333) is ahead of KT (.320) in winning percentage.
After the game, Hanwha coach Carlos Subero said, “Starting pitcher Moon Dong-ju solved the crisis on his own. As a starter, I was able to get a chance to turn around thanks to playing my role with one run.”
After a good 3 wins and 1 loss this week, Hanwha has scheduled matches against Daejeon Samsung and Munhak SSG next week.