Hanwha suffered a heartbreaking 7-9 loss against the SSG in Daejeon on April 8. Despite starter Ricardo Sanchez’s three innings and eight runs, his lowest and highest total of the season, the bats never gave up.
Down 0-8, they rallied to score two runs in the third, one in the fifth, and two in the seventh and eighth to put the pressure on SSG. Although they failed to produce a thrilling comeback drama, it was a far cry from their previous appearance when they were mired in a sense of defeat.
As soon as the game ended, the stadium staff set up a batting cage for batting practice. Kwon Kwang-min, Kim In-hwan, Park Sang-un, and Lee Min-joon, as well as other young hitters who were left out of the starting lineup, took to the field with bats, including Kim Tae-yeon, who went 3-for-5 with one RBI and one run scored. “Kim Tae-yeon requested special training,” a club official said.먹튀검증
The hitting coaches were also on the field to watch the players practice. The players sweated it out as they continued their nightly batting practice.
After finishing last for three years in a row, Hanwha was considered the underdog this season. However, they showed the true definition of a bottom-feeder’s rebellion, rattling off eight straight wins for the first time in 18 years.
Reflecting on the first half, Choi Won-ho said, “I think we played better than expected for our strength. There is a sense of weight when there are many irreplaceable players in the starting lineup, but we only have two, Noh Si-hwan and Chae Eun-sung. Considering that, we did quite well.”
“Lee Jin-young, who I didn’t expect, is doing well, and Kim In-hwan, Kim Tae-yeon, and Moon Hyun-bin are doing well. Moon Hyun-bin is very good for a high school rookie. Overall, the atmosphere of what we want to do has been ignited,” he said with satisfaction.