‘Kim Min-woo’s first win’ Hanwha overpowers SSG Doosan Kang Seung-ho leads 2nd consecutive win

LG’s Moon Seong-joo hits a sacrifice fly for the first time in his career, and NC’s Kim Seong-wook hits a bases-loaded home run in the bottom of the first inning.
The Hanwha Eagles put the brakes on SSG Landers’ winning streak.

Hanwha won 6-0 in the 2024 Shinhan Solbank KBO League match against SSG held at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on the 26th.

Hanwha, which finished its opening two-game series against the LG Twins on the 23rd and 24th with 1 win and 1 loss, achieved its second win of the season.

SSG, who won both of their opening two games against the Lotte Giants, ended their winning streak and suffered their first loss of the season.

Hanwha right-handed starting pitcher Kim Min-woo gave up only 2 hits and 3 walks in 5 innings, holding SSG’s batting lineup scoreless. Kim Min-woo, who led the SSG lineup with fastballs and forkballs, struck out six.

Kim Min-woo, who is aiming for a rebound this season after putting last year’s slump behind him, got off to a good start by winning in his first appearance of the season.

In Hanwha’s batting lineup, Noh Si-hwan, the home run king of the 2023 season, hit a two-run home run in the 8th inning. This is the first home run of the season for Noh Si-hwan, who is aiming to win the home run title for two consecutive years. Chae Eun-seong, the fourth hitter, also added strength to the batting lineup by scoring two RBIs. SSG’s new foreign pitcher Robert Dugger had a rough KBO League debut, allowing 4 hits, 3 walks, 2 strikeouts, and 4 runs in 5 innings. He continued pitching scoreless until the 4th inning and then gave up 4 runs in the 5th inning alone. Kim Min-woo and Dugger fought well together, and the score continued until the 4th inning. It was Hanwha that broke the tight balance of 0-0. Ahn Chi-hong, who hit a left-field hit as the leadoff hitter in the top of the fifth inning, advanced to third base due to a stolen base and an error on the opposing catcher’s throw. Moon Hyun-bin walked, putting the runners on first and third base with one out, and Ahn Chi-hong scored with Lim Jong-chan’s ground ball to shortstop. Hanwha continued with 2 outs and runners on 1st and 3rd base thanks to Choi Jae-hoon’s hit, and Choi In-ho added 1 point with a timely hit in the middle. Hanwha, who had the bases loaded with two outs thanks to a walk by Jonathan Peraza, widened the lead to 4-0 when Chae Eun-seong hit a timely hit with two RBIs in front of the left fielder. Hanwha, who took the mound after Kim Min-woo and took the mound, maintained the lead with one inning each without allowing a run, and Noh Si-hwan hit a two-run gun in the top of the eighth inning with one out and one on first base, securing the win by running away with 6-0. Noh Si-hwan aimed at opponent relief Choi Min-jun’s 143 km/h fastball and went over the fence. Meanwhile, Kim Kang-min, who played for SSG for 23 years from 2001 to last year and then transferred to Hanwha through the second draft, appeared in the bottom of the 7th inning as a defensive back and faced his former team for the first time. In the top of the 9th inning, with 2 outs and runners on first base, Kim Kang-min took off his helmet, greeted the first base, third base, and the outfield before taking his turn at the plate. Kim Kang-min retired with a fly ball to center field while fans of both teams sang cheering songs together. Doosan Bears won 8-5 in the away game against KT Wiz held at KT Wiz Park in Suwon. Doosan, which recorded two consecutive wins, recorded 2 wins and 1 loss for the season. Doosan’s Kang Seung-ho and Yang Eui-ji hit a two-run home run and a solo home run, respectively, laying the foundation for victory. Kang Seung-ho played well with 3 hits in 4 at-bats, 3 RBIs, and 2 runs scored. Heo Gyeong-min (2 hits in 4 at-bats, 1 RBI, 1 run) improved his batting skills by recording multiple hits in 3 consecutive games after the opening. Doosan starter Kwak Bin allowed 6 hits, 2 walks, 9 strikeouts, and 3 runs in 5 innings, but unfortunately was not the winning pitcher as the bullpen allowed the score to be tied. KT, who was evaluated as a favorite to win, suffered a shocking third consecutive loss at home. KT starting pitcher Wes Benjamin showed an uneven performance, allowing 3 hits (2 home runs), 2 walks, 8 strikeouts, and 4 runs in 5 innings. KT Cheon Seong-ho went 3-for-4 with 1 RBI and 2 runs, and Bae Jeong-dae went 3-for-3 with 2 hits and 2 RBIs, but their shine faded due to the team’s loss. KT Kim Sang-soo achieved 1,500 hits for the 45th time in KBO League history. Doosan scored the first run in the top of the second inning with Kim Jae-hwan’s walk and Heo Gyeong-min’s double. However, in the bottom of the second inning, KT had a chance with one out and runners on first and second base thanks to a walk by Hwang Jae-gyun and a hit by Jang Seong-woo, and then turned the tide with timely hits by Seong-ho Cheon and Sang-soo Kim. Then Bae Jeong-dae’s sacrifice fly came out, making it 3-1. Doosan, who launched a counterattack, went back to 4-3 in the 4th inning with Yang Eui-ji’s solo home run (2nd of the season) and Kang Seung-ho’s two-run home run (1st of the season). KT, desperate for victory, once again showed concentration. After back-to-back hits by Seong-Woo Jang and Seong-Ho Cheon made second and third bases with one out, Bae Jeong-Dae’s timely hit and Kim Min-Hyuk’s infield ground ball gave them a 5-4 lead again. Doosan also showed excellent hitting skills. In the 7th inning, Kang Seung-ho’s single, Heo Gyeong-min’s double, and Lee Park Jun-young’s timely hit tied the game. Afterwards, the gap widened to 7-5 thanks to Jeong Soo-bin’s final sacrifice fly and Henry Ramos’ timely hit. Doosan also had a chance in the 8th inning with a hit by leadoff hitter Kim Jae-hwan, and then added 1 run with a timely hit by Kang Seung-ho. Doosan, who had secured the victory, brought in a sure-win team from the 7th inning. Choi Ji-gang and Park Chi-guk each pitched one inning without allowing a run. Ji-gang Choi recorded his second hold of the season, and Chi-gook Park recorded his first hold of the season. Doosan closer Jeong Cheol-won earned his second save (one loss) of the season with a pitching pitch that allowed one hit, two strikeouts, and no runs in one inning. The LG Twins won the home game against the Samsung Lions at Jamsil Stadium 4-3 thanks to Moon Seong-joo’s walk-off sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 9th inning. LG, who achieved a pleasant victory, recorded 2 wins and 1 loss for the season. LG Hong Chang-ki hit a solo home run to tie the game in the bottom of the 8th inning when the team was down 2-3, and Moon Seong-ju hit his first walk-off sacrifice fly. On this day, Hong Chang-gi showed good batting ability with 2 hits in 3 at-bats, 2 RBIs, and 1 run. LG starting pitcher Casey Kelly laid the foundation for victory with a pitching pitch that allowed 7 hits and 3 runs in 6 innings. Samsung closer Oh Seung-hwan suffered his first loss of the season (1 win, 1 save) after pitching ⅔ innings, allowing 1 hit and 1 run. Samsung suffered its first loss after two consecutive wins.

NC Dinos won 10-5 in the home game against Kiwoom Heroes at Changwon NC Park.

NC Kim Seong-wook contributed to the victory by hitting a grand slam in the bottom of the first inning. It was the first grand slam of the year and the third grand slam of his career. Kim Seong-wook hit hard with 2 hits in 3 at-bats, 4 RBIs, and 3 runs.

Starting pitcher Daniel Castano became the winning pitcher in his debut game, pitching 6⅔ innings, allowing 3 hits, 2 walks, 7 strikeouts, and 1 run.

NC recorded 2 wins and 1 loss on the season.

Kiwoom lost all three games.

Kiwoom starting pitcher Enmanuel de Heisus became the losing pitcher after allowing 6 hits and 5 runs (4 earned runs) in 3⅓ innings.

KIA Tigers won 2-1 in the game against Lotte Giants held at Kia Champions Field in Gwangju.

KIA, which recorded 2 wins and undefeated this year, took the lead.

KIA foreign hitter Socrates Brito delivered a timely hit in the bottom of the 8th inning to lead the team to victory. Socrates led the batting lineup with 2 hits and 1 RBI in 4 at-bats.

Choi Hyung-woo hit his first solo home run of the season, contributing to the victory.

KIA starter Yang Hyun-jong pitched well, allowing 5 hits and 1 run in 5⅓ innings. The bullpen, including Lim Ki-young, Choi Ji-min, Jeon Sang-hyun, and Jeong Hae-young, showed a goalless fight. Haeyoung Jeong recorded her second save of the season.

Lotte is mired in three consecutive losses since the opening game.

Lotte starting pitcher Charlie Barnes fought back, allowing 4 hits and 1 run in 6 innings, but was unable to smile due to the team’s loss. 고스톱

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