Hanwha Eagles’ Kim Seo-hyun (19) showed off his dominant fastball to record his first official KBO win.
Hanwha thrashed the Goyang Heroes 18-1 in a Futures League game in Goyang on June 6. The team pounded out 22 hits, including three home runs, on the Goyang mound.온라인카지노
It was a banner game for Hanwha, with a win for starter Kim Seo-hyun in his first official KBO start (his first win for the Futures), Ha Joo-seok’s first home run since returning from the disabled list, and Jang Ji-seung’s home run in the Euro Finals.
Most notable was the rise of Kim Seo-hyun, who is learning the ropes. On the day, Kim pitched 5⅔ innings, allowing one run on five hits and three walks.
She threw a total of 97 pitches. 61 of them were fastballs, 42 were strikes, and 19 were balls. His fastball averaged 151 mph and topped out at 154 mph. He threw no sliders, just curves (31 pitches) and changeups (5 pitches).
In eight Futures League games (three starts), he is 1-0 with a 1.50 ERA.
The Goyang Heroes had several hitters who got a taste of the first team, including Kim Tae-jin, Park Chan-hyuk, and Byung-hwi Kim, but Kim Seo-hyun’s relief performance was unremarkable. He struck out four batters in a row against Park Chan-hyuk, Lim Byung-wook, and Park Soo-jong. In the sixth inning, he gave up a single to Park with runners on second and third. However, his pitching was impressive as he seemed to get stronger with each crisis until the fifth inning.
Kim Seo-hyun is a super rookie who was the No. 1 overall pick in this year’s rookie draft. He has a powerful fastball that can reach up to 160 kilometers, but he struggled with his pitches in the professional ranks, using more and more sliders than fastballs. In the end, Hanwha decided to let Kim Seo-hyun build up his starting pitching in the second team.
The returning Ha Ju-seok continued his hot hitting for the second straight day. Ha has been working on his personal training after serving a 70-game ban following his DUI arrest last November.
After going 2-for-4 with a double and a walk the day before, Ha went 3-for-4 with a double in the third and fifth innings, including a two-run home run over the left field fence off Goyang’s Jung Yeon-je in the fifth. She also had an RBI single in the top of the seventh. Even more encouraging was his two-day total of 11 hits, six doubles, two walks, and five pushed hits, including a home run.
The day before, Hanwha manager Choi Won-ho said he was in no rush to call up Ha. He stuck to his stance that he would only bring him up to the first team after he had gotten his body in shape and received a proper evaluation in the second team. For now, Lee Do-yoon is doing a good job of filling the void, and he’ll play the Ha Ju-seok card when he needs a change of pace. He is also reluctant to make a change because the team has been on a roll lately, winning 9 of 10 games.
Ha also made an error on defense in the bottom of the ninth inning. Ha is no longer the absolute stalwart of Hanwha that he once was. It’s possible that he could be called up in the second half of the season.
The Hanwha Future Team is just as hot as the first team. With this win, they have 30 wins, 23 losses, and one draw, and are in first place in the Northern League.