Hanwha defeats LG 2-1

The Hanwha Eagles defeated the top-ranked LG Twins behind the pitching of “next-generation ace” Moon Dong-joo.

Hanwha earned a 2-1 victory over LG in the 2023 Shinhan Bank Solar KBO League on Wednesday at Jamsil Stadium.

With their second straight win, Hanwha improved to 34 wins, 4 draws, and 40 losses on the season.

Leader LG (49-2-30), which is on pace to reach 50 wins, has lost two straight.

Hanwha starter Moon Dong-ju was the standout pitcher.

The right-hander shut down the team’s top-ranked batting lineup, allowing one run on five hits and one walk while striking out five in 7 1/3 innings. Moon picked up his sixth win of the season.

Hanwha’s “high school rookie” Moon Hyun-bin hit a two-run double in the first inning.

LG starter Casey Kelly pitched seven innings of five-hit ball with two walks and two strikeouts, but couldn’t get any support from his offense and suffered his fifth loss of the season.
Hanwha scored two runs in the top of the first inning.

Kim In-hwan and Noh Si-hwan followed with back-to-back singles to start the inning. Chae Eun-sung grounded out to the second baseman, but Moon Hyun-bin, who was batting with runners on first and second, hit a double down the first base line to bring in both runners.

With a two-run lead from the start, Moon continued to work through the LG batters.

Two batters later in the inning, Hong Chang-ki hit a double down the left field line, but Moon flied out to left field to end the threat.

The LG bats, which had been silenced by Moon Dong-joo, finally broke through in the eighth inning.

One out later, Moon Bo-kyung hit a double to right-center, and Park Hae-min drew a walk to pressure Moon Dong-joo. Shin Min-jae followed with a single over the shortstop’s head to load the bases.

Hanwha changed pitchers to Kim Bum-soo with one out. Hong Chang-ki was retired on a grounder to shortstop, but in the meantime, Moon Bo-kyung came home from third base.

Trailing 1-2, LG loaded the bases again with a walk to Moon Sung-joo, but Kim Hyun-soo was thrown out at second base to end the threat.

With two outs in the bottom of the ninth, Park Dong-won drew a walk to spark the final rally, but Moon Bo-kyung struck out to end the game.

Hanwha’s Park Sang-won, who pitched the ninth inning to preserve the one-run lead, 카지노사이트 earned his seventh save of the season.

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