Hanwha, which broke its losing streak and won consecutive games, has an All-Star break period as the last place in five years. With the opening game of the second half ahead of three consecutive home games against the NC Dinos, these games are expected to be a watershed for advancing to the postseason.
The KBO League finished the first half of the 2023 season after the 13th. Hanwha won two consecutive games against the SSG Landers-LG Twins, which are competing for the lead, and finished the first half with eighth place in the regular season (34 wins, 40 losses, and 4 draws).
Hanwha, which recently won eight consecutive games, recorded one win and three losses from the 2nd to the 8th, leaving a disappointment, but the spark of victory is reviving as it ended its consecutive losses last week against the SSG Landers and the LG Twins.
Hanwha won 7-0 at home against the 토토 가입머니 SSG Landers on the 9th. As a result, Hanwha jumped to the mid-range by reversing its losing streak against Lotte Giants and SSG on the 6th and 8th.
On the 12th, he won two consecutive games by beating the LG Twins by one point. On the 11th and 13th, they also tried to win consecutive games against LG, but the game was canceled due to rain from the day.
Moon Dong-joo was the main player in the victory.
Moon Dong-joo dominated the LG lineup by throwing 108 pitches in 7 1/3 innings.
Moon Dong-joo, who pitched without losing a point until the seventh inning, went down the mound in the eighth inning with one out, but escaped the crisis when firefighter Kim Bum-soo gave up only one run, and closer Park Sang-won blocked one inning without losing a point, harvesting his sixth win (6 losses) and finishing the first half of the season.
It was a starting win against LG, the league’s No. 1 batting average, so the all-out pitching in this game was even more brilliant.
Hanwha’s batters scored the first goal with Moon Hyun-bin’s two-run timely hit in the first inning and were blocked by the LG mound until the ninth inning, but they were able to lift the flag of victory thanks to good pitching from starter Moon Dong-joo to Kim Bum-soo and Park Sang-won.
Hanwha, which won two consecutive games with the victory, remained in eighth place in the league with 34 wins, four draws and 40 losses.
As a result, Hanwha faced the KBO League All-Star Break in a situation where it was not the “last place” for the first time in five years since 2018.
Hanwha will have a break until the 20th and will call the NC Dinos home from the 21st for the first game of the second half.
NC is the leader in fourth place (39 wins, 1 draw, 38 losses), and attention is being paid to whether Hanwha will be able to continue its winning streak as it is a formidable opponent. The record against NC is inferior with 3 wins, 0 draws and 4 losses.