It almost became a joke. So I became more alert.

The Hangzhou Asian Games baseball team, led by coach Ryu Joong-il, won 2-0 in a practice game against Sangmu held at Gocheok Sky Dome on the 26th.온라인카지노

Right-handed starting pitcher Moon Dong-ju (Hanwha) took the mound as Sangmu’s starter. He boasted of good form with 3 innings, 2 hits, no walks, 5 strikeouts, and no runs. The total number of pitches is 40. The highest speed of the fastball was 154 km/h.

He pitched well as expected. In the bottom of the first inning, Kim Hye-seong (Kiwoom), Choi Ji-hoon (SSG), and Noh Si-hwan (Hanwha) struck out one after another. He finished the inning after just 15 pitches. He threw 6 balls to Kim Hye-seong, 6 balls to Choi Ji-hoon, and 3 balls to Noh Si-hwan.

In the bottom of the second inning, he defeated lead hitter Kang Baek-ho (KT) with a fly ball to center field. Moon Bo-kyung (LG) suffered a left-handed hit. It was the first hit of the game. He struck out Kim Hyeong-jun (NC) and grounded Park Seong-han (SSG) to shortstop, not allowing a score.

In the bottom of the third inning, Moon Dong-ju gave up a double to left-center field to Choi Won-jun (KIA). He struck out Kim Seong-yoon (Samsung) with a missed swing, putting one out and two on second base. He then finished the pitch comfortably by outing Kim Hye-seong with a fly ball to left field and Choi Ji-hoon with a ground ball to second base.

Moon Dong-ju said, “Honestly, I had a good rest, but I thought I shouldn’t throw poorly. The club took good care of me, so I was able to focus a little more and throw.”

He had a unique experience meeting Noh Si-hwan, his senior from his team, as an opposing hitter. Noh Si-hwan is the league’s leading third baseman and home run hitter. Moon Dong-ju completely blocked Noh Si-hwan with three strikeouts. He burst out laughing, saying, “I was lucky. If (Noh) Si-hwan had been hit by his older brother, he would have been made fun of all the time,” and “So I focused more on throwing at his older brother.”

I felt good after pitching. Dong-ju Moon said, “It was my first time throwing in a real game in a long time. I thought I was playing a ‘real game’ and I was in very good condition,” he said with a smile, “I was more focused because I was playing against the national team. It went as well as I wanted.”

He continued, “I especially liked the feeling of the breaking ball. It was my first time playing with the new official ball, and I think it went well. I thought I would not give points for now. I knew that 3 innings were scheduled, so I promised myself, ‘Let’s just throw 3 good innings and then come down.'” He added.

Regarding the top speed of 154 km/h, he commented, “I didn’t know it was that fast. If so, it looks like he had a good rest. I’m satisfied.”

Manager Ryu Joong-il is also considering Moon Dong-ju along with Kwak Bin (Doosan) and Park Se-woong (Lotte) as candidates for the starting pitcher for the watershed game against Taiwan. Korea, in Group B of the group stage, will clash with Hong Kong and Chinese Taipei in turn. They will then play a match against a team from Thailand, Laos, and Singapore. To proceed smoothly to the next stage, the Super Round, it is important to take first place in the group. Everyone is focused on the match against Taiwan, a difficult opponent.

Dong-ju Moon said, “I don’t know who will play (against Taiwan), but I have to prepare well for all games. It’s a short game, so I don’t know what will happen,” and added, “I will think about all possible scenarios and prepare.” 

He also expressed his feelings after seeing the pitching of Jang Hyun-seok (Masan Yongmag High School), the youngest member of the national team. Jang Hyun-seok, a fastball pitcher, also recorded the highest fastball speed of 154 km/h on this day. He pitched one inning with two strikeouts and no runs allowed. Dong-ju Moon gave his thumbs up, saying, “I was surprised. It was my first time seeing him throw, and his breaking ball was really good. It was good in every way.”

Jang Hyun-seok is also following Moon Dong-ju well. Jang Hyun-seok smiled and said, “My brother praises me a lot. We talk a lot and we always hang out together. I like him.”

Moon Dong-ju will make his senior national team debut at the Asian Games. It’s only his second professional year. He joined Hanwha as a first-round pick last year. He played both the middle and starting positions, playing a total of 13 games (4 as a starter) and recording 1 win, 3 losses, and 2 holds in 28⅔ innings, with an earned run average of 5.65. He has consistently been in the starting rotation this year. He had 8 wins, 8 losses, and an average ERA of 3.72 in 23 games and 118⅔ innings.

In order to manage Moon Dong-ju, Hanwha limited his pitching innings to 120 this season and expunged him from the first team entry on the 5th. Moon Dong-ju has been working on his schedule with the 2nd team Futures Team. He joined the national team after completing inspection with 2 scoreless innings against LG in the Futures League on the 12th and 3 scoreless innings against Goyang on the 17th. We want to expand our presence on the international stage.

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