Monday Mar 27, 2023

Will this year be different… ‘Moon Dong-joo and Kim Seo-hyun reverse fight’ Hanwha, 3 consecutive wins, joint lead

LG, who aspires to win, also tied for first place…
Kim Tae-hun, who joined Samsung as a compensation player for Oh Ji-hwan’s performance in the national team , hit a home run against his former team kt

 Correspondent Han Nam-jik = Hanhwa, which was at the bottom of the Korean professional baseball league for 3 consecutive years, announced a ‘changed appearance’ by continuing its 3-game winning streak in the demonstration game.메이저사이트

Hanwha maintained a joint lead (4 wins, 1 loss) by winning 10-2 in the professional baseball 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO demonstration game against Kiwoom Heroes held at Hanwha Life Insurance Eagles Park in Daejeon on the 18th.

Young pitchers who throw fast balls firmly guarded the mound, and the lineup of new faces and prospects showed concentration, which made the joy even greater.

Moon Dong-ju, a 2nd year starting pitcher that day, threw a fast ball with a maximum speed of 157 km per hour based on the electronic board, blocking 3 innings with 4 hits, 1 run and 4 strikeouts.

Kim Seo-hyun, a rookie in 2023, who joined Hanwha as the 1st overall pick, took the mound in the 7th inning and perfectly digested 1 inning with no hits, no runs and 2 strikeouts. Kim Seo-hyun also boasted a speed exceeding 150 km per hour.

There was also a pleasant scene in the attack at the end of the 4th inning.

When new foreign hitter O’Brien O’Grady created a chance with a right-handed hit, young giant Roh Si-hwan’s double through left-center continued second and third base chances safely, and Kim In-hwan, who comforted Hanwha last year, scored an RBI with a left-handed right-handed hit.

Oh Seon-jin, who returned after being traded to the Samsung Lions and signed a free agent contract with Hanwha, hit a timely hit with two RBIs that fell in the middle left.

Lee Myeong-ki, who wore a Hanwha uniform as a sign-and-trade after obtaining FA status, appeared as a pinch hitter in the 7th inning and scored an infield hit that rolled to the side of the first baseman, reporting his first hit since his transfer.

Lee Jung-hoo (Kiwoom), the “2022 KBO League Best Player” who competed in the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC), hit the first home run of the demonstration game in his first at-bat in the first inning.

The LG Twins, aspiring to win, also defeated the Lotte Giants 7-2 at Sajik Stadium in Busan, and took the lead with Hanwha.

At the beginning of the first inning, LG created an opportunity with Moon Seong-joo’s double through the middle right, and took the lead with a timely hit by Oh Ji-hwan, the national team player.

Oh Ji-hwan immediately stole second base and stepped on the home plate when Park Dong-won hit left. On this day, Oh Ji-hwan played an active role with 2 hits, 1 RBI and 1 steal in 3 at-bats.

Casey Kelly, who has been playing for LG for the 5th season, won the victory with a passable pitch of 4 hits and 1 run in 4 innings, and Charlie Barnes, who is in his 2nd year at Lotte, performed sluggishly with 6 hits and 3 runs in 4 innings, becoming a losing pitcher.

Catcher Yoo Kang-nam, who transferred from LG to Lotte, did not play that day.

In Daegu, the Samsung Lions beat kt wiz 5-4.

Kim Tae-hun, who started his pro career at kt and wore a Samsung uniform as Kim Sang-soo’s FA reward player, hit a home run shot against his former team, followed by a come-from-behind finish that turned the tide of the battle.

At the end of the 7th inning, trailing by 0-3, Kim Tae-hoon beat ‘former colleague’ Kim Min and drew a two-run arch over the left wall.

In the bottom of the 8th inning when the score was 3-4, with 2 outs and bases loaded, Kim Young-hyeon was hit and 2 RBIs were hit at the right time. It was the final blow of the match.

Taehoon Kim posted 2 hits and 4 RBIs in 4 at-bats.

KT, who fell into three consecutive losses, comforted starter Eom Sang-baek’s good pitching with 2 hits and no runs in 4 innings.

NC Dinos won 7-6 come-from-behind victory over SSG Landers in Changwon home game, winning 2 consecutive wins after 3 consecutive losses.

On this day, NC was hit by a three-run home run by Oh Tae-gon in the first inning.

However, in the bottom of the 1st inning, SSG starter Park Jong-hoon’s pitching match and catcher Kim Min-sik’s catch mistake (fastball) resulted in a chance to get 4 hits and 6 runs.

SSG tied the game at 6-6 thanks to Guillermo Heredia and Hanyu Island’s timely hits, but in the bottom of the 8th, Kim Joo-han brought himself into a crisis with two walks and loaded the bases without a hit, and Park Dae-on hit a ground ball to give the game the finish.

NC Park Gun-woo, who played a big role in the WBC, also got 2 hits in 2 at-bats in the demonstration game he participated in for the first time this year.

In Gwangju, KIA Tigers and Doosan Bears drew 3-3.

Following the match against Hanwha on the 14th (4 hits, 3 runs, 2 earned runs in 3 innings), KIA starter Adonis Medina struggled this day with 7 hits and 3 runs in 4⅓ innings.

Doosan’s core bullpen Park Chi-guk gave up two runs in two consecutive games (3 hits and 2 runs in 1 inning against NC on the 15th, and 2 hits and 1 run in 1 inning against KIA on the 18th).

Many fans are still disappointed with the WBC’s sluggish performance, but 24,052 spectators entered the five stadiums where the demonstration games were held that day, revealing their ‘thirst for baseball’. 7,131 people gathered at Daegu Stadium.


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