Hanwha’s Moon Dong-ju pitches a 108-pitch shutout to help the team hunt down top-ranked LG

Hanwha Eagles’ next-generation ace Moon Dong-ju, 20, earned a valuable start against the league-leading LG Twins in his final appearance of the first half.온라인카지노

Moon started the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League game against LG at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on Wednesday and pitched 7 1/3 innings, allowing one run on five hits with five strikeouts to lead his team to a 2-1 victory.

Hanwha announced Moon Dong-ju as the starter for the game instead of Han Seung-hyuk, who was scheduled to start after the game was rained out the previous day (Nov. 11). Choi Won-ho was hoping to get a win with Moon, who is more stable than Han Seung-hyuk. Moon has appeared in two games at Jamsil Stadium this season and has one loss, but has a low ERA of 2.70.

Moon personally had a debt to pay to LG, as he took the loss against them on May 19, giving up three runs in four innings. He gave up four hits and four walks, and his pitches weren’t great, but it was his first chance at redemption in two months.

After winning two straight starts before stumbling in his last outing, a four-inning, three-run loss to the Lotte Giants on June 6, Moon took a chance against LG, which leads the league in batting average.

He shut down the LG bats with his salty pitching, allowing only two hits until the fifth inning. In the bottom of the third inning, Hong Chang-ki was hit by a double to put runners in scoring position for the first time, but Moon got the next batter, Moon Sung-joo, to fly out to left field. By the fifth inning, Moon had thrown just 62 pitches. The Hanwha bats scored two runs in the inning, completing Moon’s requirements for the win.

Back on the mound in the sixth inning, Moon gave up a leadoff single to Shin Min-jae, but he was able to get the runner out of scoring position by throwing out Hong Chang-ki for the second out of the inning. In the next at-bat, Moon Sung-joo showed off her defensive prowess by catching an errant pitch herself and making a quick, hard throw to first base to end the inning. Moon continued his strong play in the seventh inning by striking out the side.

Continuing her ‘untouchable’ pitching, Moon faced her biggest crisis in the eighth inning. After giving up a double to Moon Bo-kyung, a walk to Park Hae-min, and a hit by pitch to Shin Min-jae, the bases were loaded.

The Hanwha bench then made a decision. They pulled Moon Dong-ju, who had faded after 100 pitches, and brought in left-hander Kim Bum-soo to serve as a fireman.

The move paid off. Kim Bum-soo allowed a runner to score from third base on Hong Chang-ki’s grounder to shortstop, but got the next two outs without giving up a run.

After escaping the jam, Hanwha brought in Park Sang-won to close out the ninth inning, and he pitched a scoreless inning to close out the game. Moon Dong-ju, who threw a career-high 108 pitches, improved to 6-0 on the season.

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