The Hanwha Eagles started the 2023 season in a good mood by defeating the Dutch WBC national team in their first real game. 

On the 20th (Korean time), Hanwha won 4-1 in a practice game against the Dutch World Baseball Classic (WBC) national team held at Salt River Field at Talking Stock in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA. Top prospect Moon Dong-ju threw up to 156km and pitched 2 scoreless innings. 

6 pitchers gave up 1 run in 9 innings effectively, and showed stable performance by scoring runs when needed. Although it was the Dutch national team without active major league players, the content of the game was very good. 메이저사이트

Hanwha started this day in the order of Jeong Eun-won (2nd baseman) Roh Si-hwan (3rd baseman) Brian O’Gredi (left fielder) Chae Eun-seong (designated hitter) Kim In-hwan (1st baseman) Lee Jin-young (right fielder) Jang Jin-hyeok (center fielder) Park Sang-eon (catcher) Park Jung-hyun (shortstop). lineup was presented. The starting pitcher is Moon Dong-joo. 

It was a game where the pitchers’ good pitches shone. Starter Moon Dong-joo gave up only one walk in two innings, striking out two and blocking the Dutch lineup with no hits and no runs. It overwhelms the Dutch lineup with a maximum 156km fastball centered on it. He successfully made his first actual start with 33 pitches. 

Following this, Nam Ji-min showed a sense of stability with 2 innings, 1 hit, 1 walk, and no runs, and Han Seung-joo, although 3 hits and 1 run in 1⅔ innings, scored three strikeouts. Kim Jae-young, who came out with 1 out and 2nd base in the 6th inning, gave up 1 walk until the 7th inning, but after blocking it with 1⅓ scoreless innings including 1 strikeout, Yoon Dae-kyung and Yoon San-heum side by side in the 8th and 9th innings ended the game with 9 balls. 

The Hanwha batting line also focused on scoring three points in the second inning to win the game. In the second inning against right-hander Lars Huyer, the Dutch right-hander, Chae Eun-seong, the lead hitter, made a clean left-handed hit, then Kim In-hwan walked and wildly fired second and third base chances, and Lee Jin-young scored the first run with a ground ball from second base. Hanwha, who scored an additional point with Jang Jin-hyeok’s right-handed hit in the continued 1st out and 3rd base, opened the score to 3-0 with Park Jung-hyun’s big 1 RBI double hitting the top of the left fence. 

In the 5th inning, Park Jung-Hyun hit the third base infield against Dutch reliever Mike Bolsenbrook, and then went to second base due to an error on the opponent’s throw. Then, Jung Eun-won’s left-handed timely hit added 1 point to drive a wedge. Jang Jin-hyeok and Park Jung-hyun showed their presence in the bottom line by recording multiple hits with two hits and one RBI side by side. Chae Eun-seong, Jeong Eun-won, and Lee Jin-young also had one hit each. Jeong Eun-won added a walk and multi-on base. 

The performance of the substitute players was also outstanding. Rookie infielder Moon Hyun-bin, who came out as second baseman in the 6th inning, left a strong impression by stealing 2nd and 3rd bases continuously after going to 1st base in the 7th due to an error in the 7th inning with stable defense. Yoo Sang-bin, who entered left field in the 6th inning, also showed off his presence by walking in the 7th and stealing second base. 

After taking a break on the 21st, Hanwha will continue a practice game with the Dutch WBC national team on the 22nd and 23rd

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