The Hanwha Eagles, who are on the alert from the opposing team, finally won their first win of the season. It is all the more meaningful as it is the first win ahead of the home opener.
Hanwha won 8-1 against Samsung Lions in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Samsung Lions Park in Daegu on the 6th.
It was a game in which the dazzling good pitching of Moon Dong-ju in the second year stood out. Moon Dong-ju recorded 1 hit, 4 strikeouts and no runs in 5 innings with a maximum distance of 159 km. He threw a mix of fastballs, curveballs and sliders, and blocked them perfectly up to 5 times.
The batting line also worked hard. Chae Eun-seong swung a hard hit with 2 hits in 5 at-bats (1 home run), 4 RBIs and 2 points. Noh Si-hwan and O’Grady contributed 2 RBIs each.
This is Hanwha’s first win in the opening four games.
After the opening, Hanwha still fought well. It was the so-called ‘lose well’. The content of the game was good, but I couldn’t get past the last hurdle.
In particular, the opening two consecutive matches against Kiwoom Hero were all lost after overtime. Ahn Woo-jin and Eric Yokishi’s one-two punch came out, and Hanwha’s first starter Birch Smith almost won despite the big variable of being knocked out early due to injury. The match against the Samsung Lions on the 4th was also lost by 1 point, and in the last 9th inning, ‘the king of the end’ Oh Seung-hwan was almost defeated. If it wasn’t for Jose Pirella’s Hosobi, it would have been a match that Hanwha could have won.
Certainly, compared to last season, it has become stronger, and the will to win is shown. In the other lineup, Noh Si-hwan and Chae Eun-seong (7 RBIs, 1st place in RBIs), who were brought to FA for 9 billion won, are leading. On the mound, fastball pitchers such as Moon Dong-ju and this year’s rookie Kim Seo-hyun added strength.
Because of this, even after defeating Hanwha, the opposing team is still not relaxed.
Kiwoom coach Hong Won-ki said, “It was like that during the demonstration game and during Media Day, but it’s hard to tell which team is superior or inferior now.” More followed,” he pointed out. 먹튀검증
In particular, the effect of Chae Eun-seong was unanimous. Director Hong said, “I like Roh Si-hwan, but with Chae Eun-seong behind me, I definitely focus more on offense. There’s a good hitter behind me, so it seems like he’s doing it without any pressure. It’s true that Hanwha’s batting line has become stronger than before.”
Kiwoom’s finish Kim Jae-woong also showed caution, saying, “As senior Chae Eun-seong came into the center, the structure of Hanwha’s batting line became better, and Roh Si-hwan also played well, so it seems to have become a more demanding team than last year.”
It seems that it has become a team that can never be seen lightly. Now, the burden of the first win has been relieved. Attention is focusing on whether Hanwha can soar further.