The Hanwha Eagles found a scoring route despite a shocking opening loss.

Hanwha lost 6-7 in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League Kiwoom Heroes game held at Gocheok Sky Dome on the 2nd, giving up a walk to end the 9th inning. Following the 2-3 end loss in the 10th inning of the opening match the previous day (1st), it became the third team ever to lose all of the opening two consecutive matches.

Although it was a disappointing loss, Hanwha found consolation in the game on the 2nd. On this day, Roh Si-hwan, who played as the third hitter, scored 3 runs on 3 hits, and Chae Eun-seong, who played as the 4th hitter, recorded 3 hits and 3 RBIs, respectively, showing an activity worthy of the name ‘cleanup trio’. 5th hitter Brian O’Grady is still without a hit, but the combination of Roh Si-hwan and Chae Eun-seong fits well. 메이저사이트

Noh Si-hwan, who struggled hard in the opening game with 3 hits, continued the momentum of being the joint king of home runs in the demonstration game (5 homers batting average 0.471). Chae Eun-seong, who signed a 6-year, 9 billion won free agent contract ahead of this season, was hitless in the opening game, but exploded on the second day, showing the clutch hitter ability that Hanhwa expected.

At the beginning of the first inning, Noh Si-hwan hit base with a double in the middle right. Then Chae Eun-seong hit the right hand timely and called in Noh Si-hwan to score a 1-0 lead. In the beginning of the 5th inning, after two deaths, Roh Si-hwan went out with a left-handed hit, and Chae Eun-seong hit a double with an RBI in the right fielder. Chae Eun-seong also hit a timely hit in the 2nd base in the 5th inning, which was pursued 2-3.

In the top of the 8th inning, trailing 3-4, Noh Si-hwan created a scoring route again with a double in the middle right of the lead batter. Chae Eun-seong hit a ground ball, but a chance for second and third bases was followed by a mistake by the third baseman who was conscious of Roh Si-hwan. Noh Si-hwan came in with a pitcher’s wild throw, and the score was tied at 4-4. Hanwha, riding on momentum, overturned the game with Choi Jae-hoon’s 2 RBIs and timely hits from 2 outs 1st and 2nd base in the beginning of the 8th inning.

However, Hanwha lost runs at the end of the 8th and 9th innings, and the performances of Noh Si-hwan and Chae Eun-seong faded. Roh Si-hwan, who met with reporters before the game, said about the performance of the opening game, “I wanted to win. I wanted to do well in this year’s opening game meaningfully. All the players had a strong desire to do it.”

Still, it’s only the opening two games, and there are 142 more games left. Noh Si-hwan expressed Chae Eun-seong’s presence at the spring camp, “It seems that there is a big mountain behind me. With Eun-seong hyung behind me, it is much less burdensome.” If Roh Si-hwan, who has a lighter shoulder, and Chae Eun-seong, who is starting a new start, continue to find a scoring route in the center of the batting line, Hanwha can show higher potential this season.

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