The Hanwha Eagles swept the Kiwoom Heroes.
Hanwha won 16-6 against visiting Kiwoom in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at the Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on Friday.
Hanwha rallied from 0-3 in the fourth inning to 3-3 in the bottom of the sixth, before exploding for a 13-run eighth inning.
Kiwoom came back with a bullpen arson in the top of the eighth, and Hanwha capitalized on its one chance.
In the top of the eighth inning, Kiwoom Kim Jae-woong walked the leadoff batter and back-to-back singles to load the bases with no outs.
Kiwoom brought up Lee Myung-jong as a fireman, but a batter later, pinch-hitter Ha Ju-seok lined a single to left on a full count.
Hanwha added a run on a sacrifice fly by Lee Jin-young, and Jung Eun-won drew a walk to load the bases.
Noh Si-hwan drew a full-count walk to tie the game at 6-6.
In the fourth inning, Chae Eun-sung hit an RBI double off Kim Sun-ki, Kiwoom’s seventh pitcher, to make it 8-6.
In the top of the order, Moon Hyun-bin and Kim Tae-yeon hit back-to-back singles, Kwon Kwang-min hit a two-run triple, and Williams hit an RBI single to make it 13-6.
Kiwoom virtually raised the white flag by replacing first baseman Lee Won-seok and second baseman Kim Hye-sung.
But Kiwoom’s nightmare continued.
With runners on first and second, Lee Jin-young hit a three-run home run to left field off reliever Yoon Seok-won.
Jung Eun-won and Noh Si-hwan followed with back-to-back singles, and it wasn’t until Chae Eun-sung’s replacement, Jang Ji-seung, was thrown out at shortstop that the long inning came to an end.
In a fastball battle between Jang Jae-young (Kiwoom) and Han Seung-hyuk (Hanwha), Kiwoom had the upper hand.
Kiwoom opened the scoring in the top of the first inning when Song Sung-moon singled to right to put runners on first and third after singles by Kim Hye-sung and Lee Won-seok.
In the bottom of the inning, Han Seung-hyuk gave up a single to Lee Yong-kyu and back-to-back walks to Kim Hye-sung and Ronnie Dawson to load the bases.
Kiwoom easily scored two runs on sacrifice flies by Lee Won-seok and Song Sung-moon.
Hanwha tied the game in the top of the fourth inning.
Leadoff hitter Noh Si-hwan crushed a 150-kilometer per hour fastball from Jang Jae-young for his 20th home run of the season.
After back-to-back singles by Moon Hyun-bin and Kim Tae-yeon 온라인카지노 put runners on first and second, Hanwha added another run on Williams’ single to right.
A shaky Kiwoom Jang Jae-young threw a wild pitch in the next batter’s at-bat, Lee Do-yoon, to sacrifice the 3-3 tie.
Jang gave up three runs on five hits (one home run) in five innings of work on the day, setting a single-game high in both pitches (99) and strikeouts (nine).
Kiwoom struck again in the bottom of the sixth.
Song Sung-moon led off with a double. It was recorded as a hit, but it was more of an error by Hanwha left fielder Nick Williams.
Kiwoom then put runners on first and third with a single to right by Lee Hyung-jong and a sacrifice fly by pinch-hitter Kim Jun-wan one inning later.
Then, high school rookie catcher Kim Dong-heon blasted a two-run shot to left field. It was his first home run in his professional debut.
However, Kiwoom was not able to smile after giving up a big inning in the top of the eighth.