Moon Dong-ju returns from a 4-game losing streak, but his opponent is ‘Iron Wall’ Peddy… endure the scoring drought
The Hanwha Eagles present the league’s representative fireballer as a card to escape their 4-game losing streak.
Hanwha predicted right-hander Moon Dong-ju as a starter for the game against NC Dinos, which will be held at Daejeon Hanwha Life Insurance Eagles Park on the 30th. Hanwha is currently facing the task of escaping from the crisis of 4 consecutive losses and sweeping the NC game. Moon Dong-ju is scheduled to return to the first team entry in time for the mound on the 30th.
Moon Dong-ju recorded 5 scoreless innings against Samsung on the 6th, the first appearance of the season, leading the team to escape from the opening three consecutive losses. However, against KIA on the 12th, he became a losing pitcher despite a good pitching with 2 runs in 6 innings. Moon Dong-ju got a 10-day break after recording 5⅔ scoreless innings against Doosan on the 18th.
Hanwha struggled with 2 wins and 7 losses in 9 games without Moon Dong-ju. Since the match against Lotte on the 26th, they are on a four-game losing streak. On the 28th, when he lost against NC, his season win rate of 30% collapsed. The team’s record on the 29th was 6 wins, 1 draw and 16 losses with a win rate of 0.273. It has already played 8.5 games with SSG in 1st place, and kt (7 wins, 2 draws and 13 losses) in 9th place is still losing 8 games in a row, but it is still 2 games behind Hanwha.
As Moon Dong-ju, his shoulders are bound to be frightening. Hanwha gave him 10 days of rest to manage Moon Dong-ju and excluded him from the first-team roster this season, despite the difficult situation in which the team continued to lose and escape. Moon Dong-ju must have felt how much the club cared about him. 안전놀이터
Moon Dong-ju recorded 161 km per hour based on Trackman and 160.1 km based on PTS against KIA on the 12th, breaking the highest speed by a domestic pitcher. Even against NC on the 30th, if he makes a good pitch with his overwhelming speed and improved control, it will be of great help to his team.
The problem is Hanwha lineup. Hanwha also endured with 2 runs in 8 innings on the mound against NC on the 29th, but lost 1-2 with only 1 goal. Hanwha’s team batting average for the season was 0.222, and the scoring position batting average was only 0.178, placing them at the bottom of the league in both categories. In addition, the starting opponent here is Eric Peddy, who currently ranks first in the league in ERA and tied for second in wins. He is 3-1 with an ERA of 0.58 in 5 games. For Moon Dong-ju, even if he gives up just one point, there is a high possibility that the burden will increase.
Moon Dong-ju, who was expected to play the role of a losing streak stopper in his second year of joining, has already had the experience of leading the team to escape from 6 consecutive defeats by stopping SSG, who came to confirm the championship on October 3 last year, which was the debut season. Can Hanwha, holding the returned weapon of Moon Dong-ju, show a counterattack of the lowest rank?