Hanwha won a winning series against Doosan. After 5 consecutive losses, they succeeded in changing the atmosphere with 2 consecutive wins 꽁머니

Hanwha won the home game against Doosan in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Daejeon Hanwha Life Eagles Park on the 13th, 8-3.

Starting pitcher Ricardo Sanchez won his 6th win of the season with a quality start with 4 hits (1 home run), 2 walks, 6 strikeouts and 3 runs in 6 innings. After the Daegu Samsung match on the 1st of last month, he became the winning pitcher in 6 games on the 43rd. 

The ninth hitter, Lee Do-yoon, swung three hits two days in a row, and Moon Hyun-bin and Nick Williams also hit multi-hits with two hits each. 

8th place Hanwha, who succeeded in changing the atmosphere with 2 consecutive wins after 5 consecutive losses, stepped on the height of 40 wins (52 losses, 5 draws) in the season. 5th place Doosan has 49 wins, 47 losses and 1 draw. 

From the start of the first episode, Hanwha attacked Doosan starter Choi Won-joon. No. 1 Moon Hyun-bin opened the door with a heavy hit in the first pitch. Hanwha, who took the lead with an RBI double from the left side of Eun-Sung Chae in the chance of one company and 1st and 2nd base, which led to a walk by Noh Si-hwan, succeeded in suppressing the 3-0 baseline with Tae-yeon Kim’s timely hit to the left center and Jin-young Lee’s timely hit to the left. 

When Doosan countered with Yang Seok-hwan’s 17th solo home run of the season in the second inning, Hanwha also ran away with one run in the second inning. After one out, Moon Hyun-bin hit a double in the middle left after a full count match, and defeated Doosan starter Choi Won-joon. Moon Hyun-bin, who advanced to third base thanks to a wild throw from changed pitcher Kim Min-kyu, stepped on the home base on Kim In-hwan’s sacrifice fly to the right fielder and scored. 

Doosan caught up with a run in the 3rd inning with a surprise bunt hit by Soo-bin Jung, stolen bases on 2nd and 3rd bases, and a sacrifice fly by Jose Rojas to the right fielder, but Hanhwa added 3 runs in the 4th inning to seize the win. After Nick Williams went on base with a ball that fit his body, Lee Do-yoon made a 10-pitch game and lived as a shortstop infield hit, leading to two out 1st and 2nd base chances. Here, Kim In-hwan hit the first fastball of Doosan pitcher Kim Myung-shin and hit a bullet-like line drive. Two RBIs, a double that went beyond the right fielder’s height. Then, Noh Si-hwan’s timely hit to the left exploded, and the score widened to 7-2. 

After one out in the 7th inning, Hanwha scored a key point with Lee Jin-young’s walk and opposing pitcher Kim Kang-ryul’s bad throw to first base, followed by a timely hit to the left of Williams’ left fielder. Williams, who succeeded in reaching 3 bases with 2 hits in 3 at-bats, 1 RBI and 1 walk, recorded a multi-hit in 14 games on the 19th after the match against Gocheok Kiwoom on the 25th of last month. His batting average for the season was 10.98 li (21 hits in 106 at-bats), and he is about to enter the 20% range. 

With the support of the other line, Hanwha starter Sanchez recorded 6 wins (4 losses) of the season with a quality start with 4 hits (1 home run), 2 walks, 6 strikeouts and 3 runs in 6 innings. It was the first win in six games on the 43rd day since the match against Samsung in Daegu on the 1st of last month. In the meantime, he was hit with heavy blows due to exposure of his pitching habit and fell into a swamp of 4 individual losses in a row, but he found stability through corrective work. He made full use of sliders (30), two-seam, curve (more than 8), and change-up (6), centered on fastballs (47) with a maximum of 151 km and an average of 150 km. 

Doosan starter Choi Won-joon recovered after 11 days of back pain, but collapsed with 5 hits, 1 walk, 1 strikeout and 4 runs in 1⅓ innings, suffering his 9th loss (2 wins) of the season. Su-bin Su struggled with 2 hits and 2 steals, but could not prevent the team from losing.

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