The ‘Eagle Legion’ flew high after a long time and succeeded in escaping last place.
The Hanwha Eagles won the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League kt wiz at KT Wiz Park in Suwon on the 15th and won 7-2 with the 3rd to 5th batters scoring 2 RBIs each.
Hanwha, who had 2 consecutive wins (including 1 draw), jumped two steps to 8th place, beating the Samsung Lions and KIA Tigers.
It is the first time since the start of this season that Hanwha, which has been in last place for the past three years in a row, has come out of the bottom.
After two outs in the first inning, Hanwha Noh Si-hwan and Chae Eun-seong hit consecutive hits, and Brian O’Grady scored two RBIs and doubled to take a 2-0 lead.
After kt’s airlift shift, Kang Baek-ho pursued Woo Joong-wol with a solo arch.
However, Hanwha escaped 4-1 with two RBIs and a right-handed hit by Chae Eun-seong in the top of the second inning with two outs loaded.
In the beginning of the 6th inning, Roh Si-hwan hit 2 RBIs in a timely manner in 2nd, 2nd and 3rd base, widening the score to 6-1.
kt made up for one point with Kim Jun-tae’s double at the end of the 6th inning.
However, Hanwha confirmed the victory by adding 1 point to Kim Tae-yeon’s sacrifice fly in the top of the 9th inning.
Hanwha starting pitcher Felix Pena blocked 4 hits and 1 run in 5 innings, earning his first win of the season.
In Daegu, where Yeongnam rivals clashed, the Lotte Giants beat the Samsung Lions 9-5 to avenge the defeat the previous day.
In the first inning, Lotte scored a run first with Jack Rex’s infield ground ball following consecutive hits by Ahn Kwon-soo and Ko Seung-min.
In the 3rd inning, Rex added a point with a double hit in the upper left middle in 1st, 1st and 2nd bases, and An Chi-hong hit 2 RBIs on time to lead 4-0.
At the end of the 4th inning, Samsung made up 1 point with Kim Ji-chan’s timely hit at 1st and 3rd base.
Then, while Kim Ji-chan was strangled, third base runner Kim Dong-yeop quickly dug home and chased 2-4.
In the bottom of the 5th inning, Kim Dong-yeop’s infield grounder scored 1 run with 1 out and bases loaded, and they caught up with 3-4.
However, in the top of the 6th inning, Lotte added 2 points thanks to a timely hit by Lee Hak-joo and ran away to 6-3.
In the top of the 7th inning, rookie Kim Min-seok hit 2 RBIs in a timely manner, further widening the score to 8-3.
Samsung scored 2 runs in the bottom of the 8th inning with Lee Seong-gyu’s double, but Lotte decided the game by adding 1 run in the beginning of the 9th inning with Samsung’s fourth pitcher Choong-yeon Choi balking.
In Jamsil, the LG Twins defeated the Doosan Bears 3-1 and won for the second day in a row.
In the tight pitching match between Adam Plutko and Kwak Bin, LG took the win in one chance.
At the bottom of the 6th inning, Hong Chang-ki walked and Kim Hyun-soo hit, and Austin Dean blew a large sacrifice fly to take the first run at 1st and 3rd base.
Moon Bo-gyeong then hit a double in mid-month and brought Kim Hyun-soo home.
Moon Bo-kyung took advantage of Doosan’s fielders’ mistakes in the relay and also jumped into the home and widened the score to 3-0.
With three hits, Doosan made up for one point with Kim Jae-hwan’s timely hit in the last attack in the ninth inning, but could not turn it over.
Plutko blocked 6 innings with 1 hit, 2 walks, 3 strikeouts and no run, and harvested his 2nd win of the season.
Kwak Bin pitched 7⅓ innings, the most by any individual, but allowed 3 runs (2 earned) with 6 hits, becoming a losing pitcher.
At Gocheok Sky Dome, the Kiwoom Heroes defeated the KIA Tigers 6-1 and won three consecutive victories.
Kiwoom took the lead as soon as the game started, showing the spiciness of a professional against KIA rookie pitcher Yoon Young-chul.
Kiwoom scored the first run in the first inning when Lee Yong-kyu, the lead hitter, walked, and Lee Hyung-jong hit a double in the left field.
When Lee Jung-hoo also chose to walk, Kim Hye-seong hit a superior double, and Park Joo-hong hit a sacrifice fly to lead 3-0.
After two outs, Byung-wook Lim hit a superior 2-run homer and ran away 5-0.
KIA made up for one point with three consecutive hits from Socrates Brito, Choi Hyung-woo, and Hwang Dae-in after two deaths in the top of the third inning.
However, Kiwoom seized the victory with Kim Hye-seong, who had hit a double at the end of the 5th inning, and Kim Dong-heon called in a sacrifice fly, leading 6-1 again.
Ariel Hurado, a foreign pitcher from Kiwoom, won the first victory (2 losses) in the KBO League with a good pitching of 6 hits and 1 run in 6 innings.
KIA Yoon Young-chul had a bad start, giving up 5 runs on 4 hits and 5 walks in 3⅔ innings.
KIA, which suffered three consecutive losses, was pushed to the bottom.
In Incheon, where a blood-drying pitcher battle unfolded, NC Dinos defeated SSG Landers 1-0 thanks to Park Min-woo’s final blow in the top of the 10th inning. 스포츠토토
It was a game that NC, who had been silent with no hits until the ninth inning, won with only one hit.
In NC, Koo Chang-mo, who started as a starter, struck out 9 strikeouts in 8⅔ innings, the most for an individual, and blocked the SSG lineup with 3 hits and no runs.
The SSG mound was also strong.
SSG allowed starter Kirk McCarty to walk 3 through the 7th inning, but struck out 6 and continued the no-hitter streak.
McCarty was followed by Roh Kyung-eun (1 inning), Seo Jin-yong (⅓ innings), and Baek Seung-gun (⅔ innings), throwing no-hits and no-runs until the 9th inning, but the other line failed to score.
NC, who had no hits until the ninth inning, finally scored a point in the attack in the top of the 10th inning.
Oh Young-soo and Ahn Joong-yeol picked up a walk and became 2nd and 1st and 2nd base, and Park Min-woo scored a thrilling finish with a right-handed hit against SSG 5th pitcher Choi Min-joon.
NC is the fifth team to win even with just one hit in the KBO league.
SSG finisher Seo Jin-yong threw the ball at Seo Ho-cheol’s head after one shot in the top of the 9th inning and received his first ‘headshot’ of the season.