1st place → 8th place…Hanwha and the offense and defense are shaking

The Hanwha Eagles, the main player in the box office hit of professional baseball, have been mired in consecutive losses due to the silence of the batters and the sluggishness of the starting pitchers.

The Hanwha Eagles lost 1-7 to the KT Wiz in the 2024 KBO League held at KT Wiz Park in Suwon on Monday, marking its fourth consecutive win. Ryu Hyun-jin, who started as the starting pitcher, has also been postponed to the next stage. The Hanwha Eagles lost a large number of points on the day by recording two critical errors in the bottom of the third and fourth innings, while Ryu was also shaken by the consecutive ball judgment in the automated pitching judgment system (ABS).스포츠토토

Even before the start of the season, Hanwha was considered as a candidate for the top five teams. Its native starting lineup including Ryu Hyun-jin, Moon Dong-ju and Hwang Joon-seo kept the mound, and the team actively recruited veterans such as An Chi-hong, Kim Kang-min and Lee Jae-won, which received positive feedback. After losing one game in the opening game, the team won seven consecutive games to rank No. 1 in March.

However, his performance has been 4 wins and 14 losses since April. The team’s trusted starting lineup is on shaky ground. Since securing the win over the SSG Landers on March 28, Moon has been unable to accumulate multiple wins. He has posted 17 earned runs in 23 ⅓ innings, with an ERA of 6.56. As he allowed a large number of runs early in the game, he couldn’t take responsibility for five innings in two of the five games. Ryu is also performing better than expected with one win and two losses and an ERA of 5.91.

The batting lineup is also disappointing. Hanwha ranks 10th in batting average (0.251), tied for 8th in homers (18), and 9th in RBIs (122). Only Jonathan Peraza (0.308) has a batting average of over .300 among the Hanwha batters who met the stipulated number of at-bats. Roh Si-hwan, the home run king of the last season, has not been able to taste the taste since he hit his home run (his fifth in the season) at the game against Kiwoom in Gocheok on the 6th. This is despite the fact that the ball’s repulsive power has improved. An Chi-hong has also been sluggish in the past five games, recording only one hit in 18 times at bat. Moon Hyun-bin, who had a batting average of 0.346 in March alone, disappeared from the first division entry due to his poor batting performance.

Key players are also suffering from tightrope injury. Main shortstop Ha Ju-seok left the team due to a hamstring injury, and fifth starting pitcher Kim Min-woo decided to voluntarily leave the team due to elbow pain and undergo elbow ligament surgery. Rookie Hwang Joon-seo is urgently filling in the gap, but it is true that the available resources for pitchers have decreased.

It is still early in the season, but a long losing streak can be fatal for a team. Hanwha will play its last game of three consecutive games against KT at KT Wiz Park in Suwon on the 25th. Felix Peña will start the game to end his team’s losing streak. KT’s starter is rookie pitcher Wonsang Hyun.

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