Moon Dong-ju (20), a right-handed pitcher in his second year with the Hanwha Eagles, was sluggish again.
Moon Dong-ju started on the 25th in the 3rd game of 3 consecutive matches against the 2023 KBO League KIA Tigers held at Daejeon Hanwha Life Insurance Eagles Park. He threw 4 innings, giving up 5 hits, 3 walks and 3 runs. He allowed the team to pursue the momentum. He wasn’t good at pitching either. 스포츠토토
Moon Dong-ju struggled from the first episode. He walked lead hitter Ryu Ji-hyeok and induced hitter Park Chan-ho to ground a ball to the left to catch the lead runner, but allowed a balk and a true base in the follow-up hitter, and hit hitter Choi Hyeong-woo at the right time.
Moon Dong-ju blocked the second inning without conceding. The second episode unfolded in an unexpected way. KIA starting pitcher Eui-ri Lee threw a sand dune at Kim In-hwan’s head (helmet), and there was a variable that caused him to be ejected due to headshot-related regulations. The Hanwha line-up scored 3 points from KIA pitchers who had a hard time hunting for the first pitch because they were less relaxed.
Moon Dong-ju was unable to keep the lead in the top of the 3rd inning. After two shots, he gave a left-handed hit to Socrates Brito and a walk to Choi Hyung-woo, and committed a wild fight during the game with Ko Jong-wook. On this day, when dealing with a left-handed hitter, the control of the outside ball, which was used, was shaken too much. Catcher Park Sang-eon jumped twice in the match against Ko Jong-wook.
He was also completely defeated in the match. He threw a four-seam fastball (fastball) at 158 km/h on a low course, but was hit hard by the batter. The batted ball split the middle right. Both runners hit home.
Moon Dong-ju also allowed a home run hit to Byeon Woo-hyeok, who faced him at second base. The redemption was taken up to 154 km / h, but the target was allowed to be hit by Byun Woo-hyuk, who turned the bat to his heart’s content. Center fielder Moon Hyun-bin caught it, but the power of the pitch seemed to have declined significantly.
In the 4th inning, Moon Dong-ju also walked lead hitter Lee Woo-seong and hit follow-up hitter Shin Beom-soo and committed a wild fight. Once again, the left-handed opponent’s outside control was greatly out of whack.
In this situation, additional runs were prevented. After inducing Shin Beom-soo to ground the ball in front of the pitcher, he chose to throw to third base, and the fielder drove the runner out. However, he got a heavy hit from Kim Kyu-seong at 1 out and 1 base, and allowed hits to Ryu Ji-hyeok and Park Chan-ho. Everyone headed to the front of the fielder and blocked the inning without conceding, but the uneasy appearance continued. Coach Choi Won-ho removed Dong-ju Moon and put in Beom-soo Kim before starting defense in the top of the 5th inning when the score was tied 3-3.
Moon Dong-ju set a new record for the most arrests by a domestic pitcher by recording 160.1 km/h at the end of the first inning against KIA on the 12th of last month against Park Chan-ho. Starting from this game, interest in and anticipation for Moon Dong-ju grew. Moon Dong-ju was also on a winning streak.
However, Moon Dong-ju was sluggish with 7 hits, 3 walks and 7 runs in 2 and 1/3 innings against SSG Landers on the 13th, and the LG Twins on the 19th also failed to fill 5 innings.
On this day, the opponent was shaken by allowing the chase in a situation where it collapsed on its own. The difference between strike and ball was too great. He stuck to the outside game, then committed two consecutive innings until a wild pitch.
An abnormal current is being detected by Moon Dong-ju. The competition for the rookie of the year is also foggy.