Moon Dong-joo and other starting pitchers for the Hangzhou Asian Games baseball team blocked the batters without losing a point in practice games.
In a practice game held at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 26th, Moon Dong-ju moved to the starting position for a while and pitched well with two hits, no outs, and five strikeouts in three innings.
The Hangzhou Asian Games baseball team, which will leave for Hangzhou on the 28th, will play a practice game with Sangmu on the 26th.
In order for all national players to play evenly, some of the national team’s pitchers and batters entered the Sangmu team lineup.
Thanks to taking the mound as a starting pitcher for Sangmu, Moon Dong-ju, who faced senior batters for the national team, threw his ball without shrinking at all.
After striking out Kim Hye-sung (Kium Heroes) and Jihoon Choi (SSG Landers) in the first inning, he faced Noh Si-hwan, his team’s senior.
Against Noh Si-hwan, who currently ranks first in the KBO League’s home run, Moon Dong-ju threw a breaking ball to strike out and engraved “KKK (Three strikes)” on the pitch record sheet in the first inning.
In the second inning, Moon continued to display good pitching.
He caught the first batter, Kang Baek-ho (kt wiz), with a fly ball to center field, and gave a left-handed hit to Moon Bo-kyung (LG Twins), but threw a fast ball to Kim Hyung-joon (NC Dinos) and struck out again.
And Park Sung-han (SSG) was cleared with an infield grounder to end the inning. 토토사이트
Moon Dong-ju, who also took the mound in the third inning, tested his crisis management ability after hitting a left-center double by the first batter Choi Won-joon (KIA Tigers).
Kim Seong-yoon (Samsung Lions), who attempted a bunt, struck out for the fifth time in the game, and Kim Hye-sung and Jihoon Choi were cleared with errors in succession to fill the planned three innings.
Moon Dong-ju threw 118 ⅔ innings, less than the 120 innings set by the club, with the “inning cap” this season, and was canceled from the first division to join the Asian Games national team on the 5th.
His league performance this season is 8 wins, 8 losses, 95 strikeouts, and 3.72 ERA in 23 games.
Moon Dong-ju, who has been building his body with rest at Seosan Stadium, Hanwha’s second-tier training site, joined the national team and threw a powerful ball to ignite competition for selection.
Meanwhile, Kwak Bin (Doosan Bears), who took the mound as the starting pitcher for the national team, also pitched three innings, three hits, one walk, one strikeout, and no run.
Kwak Bin gave up two hits only to Yoon Dong-hee (Lotte Giants), the national team outfielder who played as the first hitter in Sangmu, and handled the rest without difficulty.
The “multi-inning” pitchers, which were unveiled in advance ahead of the game, are the players who will start in this tournament.
Na Kyun-an (Lotte Giants), who took over the baton from Moon Dong-ju, and Won Tae-in (Samsung Lions), who succeeded Kwak Bin, each took charge of two innings and did not give up points.
Na Gyun-an gave up one hit and one walk in two innings, but he pitched well without losing a point by inducing a double play once, and Won Tae-in perfectly arranged two innings with six batters and went down the mound.
The starting pitching agents’ “10 scoreless innings” all-out pitching is a boon for the national baseball team, which is aiming for its fourth consecutive Asian Games gold medal.