The Hanwha Eagles, who fell into a three-game losing streak after the opening, are foreshadowing a rebound by winning their first match with perfect pitching.
Hanwha beat the Samsung Lions 8-1 in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League away game held at Samsung Lions Park in Daegu on the 6th.
Above all, Moon Dong-ju’s good pitching was a game that stood out. Moon Dong-ju, wearing a Hanwha uniform as a rookie in the first round of nomination last year, raised great expectations, but due to an injury, he only recorded 1 win and 3 losses and an average ERA of 5.65.
However, Moon Dong-ju, whose skills improved rapidly through the spring camp, took the 5th starting position and made his first start of the season that day.
Moon Dong-ju, who gained experience by tasting the pros last year, threw with confidence against the Samsung lineup, recording one hit, one hit, four strikeouts and no runs in five innings.
Fortunately, the batting line exploded early, so I came down the mound in the 6th inning with a 5-0 lead.
Afterwards, Lee Taeyang allowed 1 run in 1 inning, but Kang Jae-min, Kim Bum-soo, and Jang Si-hwan each blocked one inning without conceding, completing Moon Dong-ju’s first win of the season.
If you include Moon Dong-ju’s first win in his debut in the last game of the season last year, this is his second consecutive win as a starter.
Hanwha, who suffered three consecutive losses due to a lack of support despite playing well, laid the foundation for a rebound thanks to Moon Dong-ju’s good pitching.
Chae Eun-seong’s performance is also indispensable. He was active with 2 hits, 1 home run, 4 RBIs and 2 runs in 5 at-bats that day.
Hanwha, who recruited Chae Eun-seong for a contract period of 6 years and up to 9 billion won (down payment of 3.6 billion won, annual salary of 4.4 billion won, and option of 1 billion won) in the free agent (FA) market after last season, immediately took the 4th hitter position.
Chae Eun-seong had no hits in 5 at-bats in the opening game against Kiwoom Heroes on the 1st, but on the 2nd, 3 hits in 4 at-bats and 2 hits in 3 at-bats against Samsung on the 4th, raising the feeling of hitting.
However, the home run did not explode, leaving a bit of a disappointment. Although he is not a geopo style himself, he hit 25 homers for the LG Twins in 2018, so many people are waiting for Chae Eun-seong to play.
In a situation where the team is on a losing streak, if Chae Eun-sung’s first home run is delayed, he could have put a burden on himself, but the home run hit in 4 games.
In the ninth inning with a 5-1 lead, Chae pushed Choong-yeon Choi’s 144km fastball in the 9th with 2 outs, 1st and 3rd base, and launched a huge home run with a distance of 110m. With this home run, Samsung’s will to pursue was completely broken, and Hanwha was able to win comfortably by 7 points.
Chae Eun-seong is currently doing a great job. He has a batting average of 0.412 (7 hits in 17 at-bats), 1 home run, 7 RBIs, and an OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 1.121, ranking first in the RBI category. 토토사이트
Chae Eun-sung’s existence is also a strength to other colleagues. In particular, Noh Si-hwan, the third hitter, is benefiting.
As opposing pitchers are conscious of Chae Eun-seong, Roh Si-hwan, who has relatively reduced checks, is helping the team with a batting average of 0.474 (9 hits in 19 bats).
As it is still early in the season, it is not possible to predict how long the current situation will continue, but at least so far, it is clear that Hanwha is seeing the effect of Chae Eun-seong’s recruitment.
Although there are still more losses than wins, attention is focused on how far Hanwha can fly, which is showing better performance than last year.