Thursday Sep 28, 2023

“10 hours of cool sleep” 160km primary fireballer, “I want to be like Otani”

Hanwha Eagles Fireballer pitcher Moon Dong-ju, 20, said he sleeps a lot to stay in shape.

When asked about Shohei Ohtani’s (LA Angels) sleeping habits, he jokingly said, “I want to be like him.”

Moon started against the Jamsil LG on Dec. 12 and pitched 7⅓ innings, allowing one run on five hits with one walk and five strikeouts. In his last outing of the first half, he threw 108 pitches, breaking his career high for a single game.

From the first to the seventh inning, he was untroubled. The only time he allowed a runner to reach second base was when Hong Chang-ki doubled with two outs in the third inning.

It was the eighth inning with a 2-0 lead. One out later, Moon Bo-kyung doubled to right-center, Park Hae-min walked, and Shin Min-jae hit a line drive to left that fell between the shortstop and left fielder to load the bases. He was replaced by Kim Bum-soo, who got an infield grounder to end the inning and preserve the win for Moon Dong-joo. Park Sang-won closed out the game in the ninth to preserve the 2-1 lead.

Moon finished the first half with a 6-6 record and a 3.47 ERA in 16 games (83 innings). He will be off for two weeks, including the All-Star break.

During his post-match interview, Moon revealed that he sleeps more than 10 hours on average. “I think sleep plays a huge role in controlling my condition. I’m naturally a light sleeper. I try to sleep a lot. I try to get a lot of sleep because it helps me feel better,” he said.

When asked how many hours he sleeps, Moon said, “On average, I sleep for more than 10 hours. I also take a pillow with me (when traveling).”

When asked if Otani (LA Angels) also carries a pillow with him, Moon replied, “I’m not copying him…but I want to (laughs). I want to be like him,” he said, laughing.바카라사이트

Moon said he slept for 10 hours without waking up. When I mentioned that Ohtani eats breakfast and sleeps again, he laughed and said, “Then I’ll eat breakfast and sleep again, too.” When I asked him how he did it, he said, “I don’t know, I’m not sure.

Ohtani spoke about his personal life at a press conference before the Major League Baseball All-Star Game on Nov. 11.

Sleep is one of his top priorities to stay in shape. “At home, I wake up for breakfast, so I eat breakfast and go back to sleep. I wake up around 9:30 to 10 a.m., eat, go back to sleep, wake up, go to the ballpark, eat again,” he said.

Meanwhile, Moon Dong-ju, who completed the first half of the game, commented on his performance, saying, “The goal was to play without getting sick. I think I accomplished that goal 100 percent,” he said.

“I don’t think I have the ability to set a record yet. If I play the same in the second half, there will definitely be something to be desired, so if I fix it well, the result will come at the end of the season.”


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