We’re no longer a team that sacrifices victory to our opponents. They can now confidently fight any team they meet. Hanwha, already out of last place, has won five straight games in 1005 days.
Hanwha won 4-1 against KT in Daejeon on the 27th. Starting pitcher Felix Peña pitched seven innings of four-hit ball, striking out nine and walking one. He used his changeup and slider to get the job done. The win was Peña’s sixth of the season토스카지노.
At the plate, Kim In-hwan, the No. 2 hitter, went 2-for-4 with two RBIs, including the game-winning hit in the fifth inning, Chae Eun-sung, who was strong against Ko Young-pyo, went 2-for-4, and Kim Tae-yeon, who replaced Jung Eun-won, went 2-for-2 with a walk and three strikeouts. Nick Williams, making his KBO debut, went 0-for-3 with one hit by pitch. He was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded, and although he didn’t have a hit, he had a good at-bat.
The win improves Hanwha’s season record to 28 wins, 37 losses and four draws. They have won all five games since the 21st against KIA in Daejeon. Hanwha’s last five-game winning streak was from 20 September 2020 against KIA in Gwangju to 25 September 2020 against Lotte in Daejeon, when Choi Won-ho was acting head coach. It was a five-game winning streak that hadn’t been achieved in 1,000 days. The victory was even more meaningful as the opponent was KT, which had a winning percentage of 0.700 (14-6) in June before this game.
Hanwha took the early lead. In the bottom of the second inning, Chae Eun-sung led off with a double, moved to third on Moon Hyun-bin’s grounder to second, and scored on Kim Tae-yeon’s infield single to score Chae Eun-sung.
KT answered right back. In the top of the third inning, Kim Sang-soo singled up the middle and took advantage of a throwing error to steal second and advance to third base. He came home on Kim Min-hyuk’s grounder to second base to tie the game at 1-1.
Hanwha didn’t waste the opportunity in the bottom of the fifth. With runners on first and second, Ko Young-pyo committed a wild pitch to put runners on first and second. With runners on the corners, Kim In-hwan lined a two-run single to right to regain the lead at 3-1. Meanwhile, Peña remained steadfast on the mound with three consecutive scoreless innings from the fifth to the seventh.
As if to answer Peña’s pitch, they added another run in the bottom of the seventh. Back-to-back singles by Kim In-hwan and Noh Si-hwan loaded the bases, and Williams scored on a wild pitch.
With the score at 4-1, Hanwha turned to the bullpen. Kang Jae-min in the eighth and Park Sang-won in the ninth completed the win. Park earned his fifth save of the season.
On the other hand, KT ace Ko Young-pyo took the loss after giving up three runs in six innings. He suffered his fourth loss of the season. KT now has a record of 30 wins, 36 losses and two ties.