“I don’t think I will lose.”
Professional baseball Hanwha won 6-4 against KT on the 28th and ran for 6 consecutive wins in 1371 days. Noh Si-hwan, who hit the final 1-run home run in the bottom of the 7th inning when the score was tied 4-4, confidently told the secret behind the winning streak, saying, “The team has the belief that the batter will increase the score and the pitcher will keep the score.” The spirit of victory is spreading rapidly to the Hanwha team, who were more accustomed to the feeling of regret from defeat.
It was difficult to even imagine just a short time ago. Hanwha recorded a poor record of 6 wins, 1 draw and 17 losses in 24 matches played in the opening month, and fell right to the bottom. In particular, the failure to recruit foreign players had a painful effect in the ranking competition at the beginning of the season.메이저사이트 주소
On the mound, Birch Smith, a starting resource, was out of power after one game due to an injury in the opening game, and on the other line, Brian O’Grady, who should play an active role with Noh Si-hwan and Chae Eun-seong, suffered from a severe sluggish hitting.
During this period, Hanwha’s key batting indicators such as team batting average (0.217), scoring average (0.180), and OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage 0.593) fell to the bottom of the league.
The wind of change blew in Hanwha in May. Instead of firing head coach Carlos Subero for poor performance, Hanwha gave the 1st team command to Choi Won-ho, 2nd team coach. Substitute foreign pitcher Ricardo Sanchez joined the starting lineup, and attempts to form the optimal batting line continued through an experimental batting order operation.
Positive signs followed. Sanchez added stability to the mound with pitches that exceeded expectations. He posted an excellent record of 2 wins and an average ERA of 0.90 in the 4 games he started last month. Felix Pena also completely washed away the sluggishness in April with an average ERA of 2.03 and 3 wins (1 loss) in 5 games in May.
At the end of the first half of the season, Hanwha, with normal power, was on the rise. 20-year-old fastball pitcher Moon Dong-ju took center stage in the “one-two punch” of Sanchez and Pena. The bullpen, such as Kim Bum-soo, Kang Jae-min, and Park Sang-won, and Pil Seung-jo, are also maintaining a sense of stability.
The batting line also found its place. Lee Jin-young and Kim In-hwan, who were appointed as table setters, played a big role in the first and second rounds, and a new foreign hitter, Nick Williams, recently joined the batting line. If his hitting feeling, which hit 2 doubles in the 4th hitter against KT the previous day, is maintained steadily, a powerful ‘cleanup trio’ leading to Noh Si-hwan, Williams, and Chae Eun-seong will be completed.메이저놀이터
It is a process of reversal in which the team’s major pitching indicators such as ERA and batting average improved significantly in June, and Hanhwa was able to win six consecutive victories. Hanwha, whose game against KT on the 29th was canceled due to rain, is aiming for a 7-game winning streak in 6,593 days since June 11, 2005 against Samsung in Daegu on the 30th.