SSG swept Hanwha’s ‘chili powder’. Despite conceding a lot of early points, they pulled off a pleasant upset. They won despite losing starter Kirk McCarty (29) early. Hanwha’s bullpen came up short.
SSG lost starter McCarty after just three innings in the first game of a midweek three-game series against Hanwha in the 2023 KBO League regular season at Hanwha Life Eagles Park in Daejeon on Friday, but the bullpen and bats held on for an 11-6 victory.
It was their fourth straight win. NC’s win on the same day moved them into sole possession of fourth place. If SSG had lost, they would have been half a game behind. They actually fell behind 1-6 early in the game. The bullpen stepped up, the bats came alive, and they had something to smile about. A great turnaround. The chase for second place KT also gets a boost.
Hanwha dropped a winnable game. The bullpen was not strong enough. Every pitcher that came up gave up a run. The offense scored a lot of runs early in the game, but couldn’t hold on. The result is a three-game losing streak.
SSG starter McCarty was not good, allowing six runs on seven hits (one home run) in three innings with four walks and five strikeouts. He gave up the most walks in his KBO debut. The offense didn’t win the game. Instead, his ERA jumped from 2.48 to 2.87. The 10 wins came after
Song Young-jin tossed one inning of one-hit ball with two strikeouts and no walks, and Lee Roon tossed two innings of no-hit ball with two strikeouts and no walks. Noh Kyung-eun added a one-hit perfect game. Ko Hyo-joon pitched a scoreless inning with one walk and two strikeouts. In the ninth inning, Lee Eun-wook pitched a scoreless inning to end the game.
At the plate, Choi Jung-jeong had one hit, one walk and one run scored. With 1355 career runs scored, Choi became the all-time leader in runs scored with Doosan manager Lee Seung-yeop. Lee achieved the feat on October 3, 2017, against the Daegu Nexen. It took 2163 days for Choi to catch up. One more and he’ll be the best.
Han Yoo-seom pounded out four hits, including a two-run homer and a tying RBI single. It was his first four-hit game in 514 days since April 9 last year against the Literature KIA (four hits). Han Yoo-seom, who had been struggling, is coming alive at the end of the season.
Kim Min-sik had the game-winning hit in the seventh inning. One hit and one RBI. Shin-Soo Choo had two hits, two RBIs and a run scored, and Guillermo Heredia had three hits and a run scored. Choi Ju-hwan added one hit and two runs scored. Tae-Gon Oh also had one hit and one RBI.
Han Seung-ju pitched 2.2 innings, allowing one run (unearned) on four hits and one walk. He did not take the loss. In his two starts this season, Han has gone four innings in both. Today, he didn’t make it past the third inning. He got out of the first inning, but was pulled again in the third.
Kim Ki-jung took over and gave up two runs on one hit (a home run) and one walk in 1.1 innings, while Jang Si-hwan gave up two runs on two hits and two walks in 1.1 innings. Joo Hyun-sang gave up two runs on two hits and one walk in 0.2 innings, and Kim Bum-soo gave up one run on two hits and one walk in 0.2 innings.메이저사이트
At the plate, Chae Eun-sung went 2-for-3 with a three-run home run, two RBIs, two runs scored and two walks. Kim Tae-yeon had two hits and one RBI, while Choi In-ho also had two hits and one RBI. Park Sang-un also had one hit and one RBI.
SSG scored the first run in the top of the first inning. Choo Shin-soo singled to right and Choi Jung singled to left field to put runners on first and second. Heredia hit an infield single in front of the third baseman, and third baseman Noh Si-hwan reached on a throwing error at first base. Choo Shin-soo rounded third and came home to make it 1-0.
In the bottom of the first inning, Hanwha turned the tables. Moon Hyun-bin and Noh Si-hwan walked to put runners on first and second. From there, Chae Eun-sung hit a huge 120-meter cannon over the right-center field fence to make it 3-1. It was Chae’s 16th home run of the season. It was her first since August 18 against KT.
In the bottom of the third, they struck again. This time, the machine gun went off. Chae Eun-sung’s walk loaded the bases, and Kim Tae-yeon’s double to left and Choi In-ho’s double to center exploded. The score was 5-1. In the second inning, Park Sang-un hit a two-run double to left-center field to extend the lead to 6-1.
In the top of the fourth inning, SSG rallied. Choi Ju-hwan led off with a single to center. Next, Han Yoo-seom hit a huge 135-meter home run over the right field fence. The score was 3-6. It was Han’s fifth home run of the season. It was his first in 12 days since the NC game on August 24.
In the top of the sixth inning. Choi Joo-hwan singled to right, Han Yoo-seom walked, and Kim Min-sik laid down a sacrifice bunt to put runners on first and second. Kim Sung-hyun drew a walk, and a wild pitch brought home Choi Joo-hwan from third. Choo Shin-soo added an RBI single to left to make it 5-6.
In the top of the seventh, the Gears got back on track. Heredia singled to center and Park Sung-ho doubled to right to put runners on first and third. Han Yoo-seom singled to right to tie the game at 6-6. Kim Min-sik hit a bunt single in front of the pitcher to score a run and make it 7-6.
Kim Sung-hyun drew a walk to load the bases. Choo Shin-soo hit a fastball that was misplayed. It rolled slowly down the first base line. First baseman Chae Eun-sung caught it and threw it home, but third baseman Park Sung-sung’s feet were faster. The score was 8-6.
In the top of the eighth inning, SSG started the score clock. Choi was hit by a pitch and Heredia singled to left. Park Sung Sung laid down a sacrifice bunt to put runners on first and second. Oh Tae-gon singled to left to make it 9-6, and Han Yusum singled to right to make it 10-6.
The rally continued with runners on second and third. Kim Sung-hyun drew a walk. At this time, a foil (catcher’s fastball) came out. The runner from third came home to make it 11-6.