The KIA Tigers succeeded in avenging their sins with the Ace.
KIA won 2-0 with ace Sean Anderson’s scoreless pitching and Lee Woo-sung’s two RBI doubles in the match against Hanwha Eagles in the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ held at Gwangju-Kia Champions Field on the 12th.
Avenging the loss the previous day, they recorded 1 win and 1 loss in the series.
The confrontation between Hanwha Moon Dong-ju and Anderson, who threw a light speed ball, was worth seeing.
Moon Dong-ju struck out Chan-ho Park in the first inning by throwing a ball with a KBO-accredited speed of 160.1 km. He became the first Korean pitcher to break 160 km in the KBO. Anderson also blocked the Hanwha batting line with a strong pitch. 안전놀이터
In the first inning, KIA was crushed by Moon Dong-ju’s monster pitch, with all three batters striking out. However, in the second inning, Hwang Dae-in chose to walk, and Choi Hyeong-woo hit a heavy hit to secure a chance for 1st and 2nd base.
Byun Woo-hyeok hit second base grounder and Kim Ho-ryeong hit catcher’s fly ball, but Lee Woo-seong hit Moon Dong-joo’s high-speed slider and hit a double through the middle right. Two runners homered to take a 2-0 lead.
In the first inning, Hanwha Noh Soo-gwang and Jung Eun-won hit consecutive hits and got a chance to secure first and second bases, but strikeouts and double hits came out. In the 3rd, he got a hit and a walk after one death, but no follow-up hit.
Anderson showed off his superpowers by not letting a single runner go from the 3rd inning to the 7th inning. He earned his first victory by pitching 7 innings, 3 hits, 1 walk, 7 strikeouts and no run.
In the 8th episode, Jeon Sang-hyun appeared and easily caught 3 out counts. In the ninth, sluggish finisher Jung Hae-young gave up a walk and a hit, but he blocked it with no runs and earned his first save.
Moon Dong-ju pitched 6 innings with 3 hits, 2 walks, 6 strikeouts and 2 runs. On the 4th, he played his part following 5 scoreless innings against Samsung. It was his first quality start in his debut. The batters were unable to make up for the two runs they gave up in the second inning, resulting in a loss. Season 1 win 1 loss.