Hanwha Eagles win 10th game of the season as Sasagua falls short

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You can’t give up 11 sasagus in a game and win.

The Hanwha Eagles are on their way to their 10th win of the season.

The Hanwha Eagles lost the first game of the ‘2024 Shinhan SOL Bank KBO League’ against the Kia Tigers at Hanwha Life Eagles Park on Wednesday, 8-4, due to the pitchers’ poor control of 11 pitches, including 10 strikeouts and one wild pitch. Their season record is 9-8.

The Hanwha Eagles got off to a good start.

In the bottom of the first inning, the team capitalized on two errors and a hit. No. 2 Peraza reached first on a throwing error by starter Yoon Young-cheol, then No. 3 Roh Si-hwan singled and No. 4 Chae Eun-sung walked to put runners on second and third. Kim Do-young misplayed a grounder to third by No. 5 Ahn Chi-hong, allowing Peraza to come home.

The Kia Tigers fought back with two solo home runs in the second inning.

In the top of the second, No. 4 Choi Hyung-woo took Peña’s seven-pitch slider on a 3-2 full count for a towering solo home run (115 meters), and in the top of the third, No. 3 Kim Do-young launched a two-run shot over the left-field fence with the bases loaded. It was a huge home run with a distance of 130 meters.

They added another run in the top of the fourth inning. After Lee Woo-sung singled and Kim Sun-bin walked to put runners on first and second, Han Jun-soo doubled to right field.

After failing to capitalize on Yoon Young-cheol’s relief effort in the fifth inning, the Hanwha Eagles chased him from the mound in the bottom of the sixth on a double by Noh Si-hwan and a walk to Chae Eun-sung. With runners on first and second, Ahn Chi-hong struck out, but pinch-hitter Kim Tae-yeon walked and Choi Jae-hoon singled to right to bring in a run. In the ensuing at-bat, Lee Do-yoon flied out to left field, and Chae Eun-sung, who was at third base, rushed home and was tagged out by Socrates’ accurate throw, preventing any more runs from scoring.

After surviving the threat, the Kia Tigers scored a run in the top of the seventh. Seo Gun-chang led off with a walk, stole second base, and scored on Kim Do-young’s single to right field.

The Kia Tigers sealed the game in the top of the eighth inning. After back-to-back singles by Socrates and Lee Woo-sung against Park Sang-won and a wild pitch put runners on second and third, Han Jun-soo lined a double over the center field fence to load the bases, and Hong Jong-pyo followed with a single off reliever Kim Seo-hyun.

The Hanwha Eagles wasted their offense in the bottom 카지노 of the eighth.

In the bottom of the eighth, Hwang Young-mook doubled for his first career hit, and Ahn Chi-hong singled to left to score Kim Tae-yeon from second on a wild pitch. A walk to Lee Jae-won and an infield single by Lee Do-yoon brought home Ahn Chi-hong. With two outs, Kim Kang-min grounded out to third base to end the threat.

The Kia Tigers scored one more run in the top of the ninth when Kim Seo-hyun singled off Go Jong-wook and drew three consecutive walks.

Five starters – Peña, Hwang Jun-seo, Kim Kyu-yeon, Park Sang-won, and Kim Seo-hyun – went down with 11 strikeouts.

Peña struggled, giving up three runs (three earned) on five hits, including two solo home runs, and two walks in four innings. He struck out three and threw 78 pitches. His command was poor, with 43 strikes and 35 balls. His fastball touched 149 mph.

Young-cheol Yoon pitched five innings, three hits, two walks, four strikeouts, and two runs (one earned). He threw 51 strikes, 26 balls, and topped out at 143 mph.

The Hanwha Eagles and Kia Tigers will play Game 2 at 2 p.m. on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, the Hanwha Eagles sold out six games after their home opener in Daejeon this year and seven consecutive games until the final game of the 2023 season (Oct. 16, 2023). This is a new record for the most consecutive home games sold out.


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