The Hanwha Eagles of the Korean Baseball Organization ended the 2023 season with a halfway mark.Hanwha finished the year in ninth place in the league (58 wins, 6 draws, 80 losses, 0.420 winning percentage) with a home game against the Lotte Giants on April 16.It’s encouraging to see the team return to winning percentages in four years and escape last place.Hanwha finished last for three years in a row from 2020 to 2022, and the last two years they were the only one of the 10 clubs to post a winning percentage in the triple digits.On the field, the team has clearly changed.From June 21 against the KIA Tigers to July 1 against the Samsung Lions, the team won eight straight games for the first time in 18 years, thrilling fans.At the end of the first half, they were still in eighth place (34 wins, 40 losses, 4 ties, and a .459 winning percentage), but only 2.5 games behind the fifth-place team and 3.5 games behind the fourth-place team, making them a dark horse to shake up the middle of the pack.However, the eagles’ wings were cut short around the All-Star break.

Over the second half of the season, they went 24-40-2 and their winning percentage plummeted to .375.This was largely due to the fact that the 3-5 batting order, which had been the centerpiece of the offense, fell from .275 in the first half (5th in the league) to .227 in the second half (10th in the league).Offseason free agent signing Chae Eun-sung has been in a hitting slump, and foreign hitter Nick Williams hasn’t lived up to expectations 스포츠토토 all season.As a whole, the Hanwha bats ranked 10th in batting average (0.241) and 10th in slugging percentage (0.240) this year.

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