The Hanwha Eagles ended their eight-game losing streak.
On the 2nd, they won 5-3 against the LG Twins in Jamsil. After winning 3-0 and allowing a 3-3 tie, the Eagles scored the winning run.
The batting lineup, which had been stagnant during the eight-game losing streak, set the tone. Jang Jin-hyuk opened the scoring in the second inning with an RBI single. In the top of the sixth, Noh Si-hwan hit his 30th two-run home run of the season to extend the lead to 3-0.
The bullpen couldn’t hold on. In the bottom of the eighth, LG’s Park Hae-min tied the game with a three-run homer off Jang Si-hwan. The momentum seemed to be shifting in LG’s favor, but in the top of the ninth, it changed again.
The Hanwha bats broke through against LG closer Ko Woo-seok. After a hit, a walk, and a wild pitch, Lee Jin-young hit a two-run double to load the bases.
Hanwha starter Ricardo Sanchez pitched six scoreless innings. Although he was unable to secure the win due to bullpen difficulties, he set the stage for the team’s victory. “Catcher Park Sang-un’s lead was good,” Sanchez said.
Sanchez made his first start against LG on June 10, throwing an eight-inning no-hitter. He has pitched 14 innings in two LG games this season with a 0.00 ERA. 메이저놀이터
Choi Won-ho said, “Although Sanchez missed out on an individual victory, he laid the foundation for our victory as a starting pitcher. I would also like to praise Noh Si-hwan for reaching the milestone of 30 home runs. Lee Jin-young’s RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning was also decisive, and most importantly, we were able to win because the players did not give up and stayed focused even after conceding the tying run.”