Moon Dong-ju started the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League game against LG at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday and threw 108 pitches over 7.1 innings, allowing five hits and one walk while striking out five to earn his sixth win of the season.
The win lowered Moon’s ERA to 3.47 from 3.69. Hanwha defeated LG 2-1 behind Moon’s strong pitching performance.
In the top of the first inning, Moon got off to a good start by working a three-hit shutout. In the bottom of the second, he gave up the first hit of the game to Oh Ji-hwan, but then retired Park Dong-won and Moon Bo-kyung with a straight hit to shortstop and a fly ball to center field, respectively. 토토사이트주소
Mondung-ju’s steady pitching continued. Two batters later in the third inning, he gave up a double to Hong Chang-ki, but got out of the inning unscathed. In the fourth and fifth innings, he retired the side in order.
In the bottom of the sixth, Moon Dong-joo gave up a leadoff single to Shin Min-jae. He immediately tried to steal second base when Hong Chang-ki came to bat. Catcher Choi Jae-hoon helped Moon by catching him trying to steal second base. With Choi’s help, Moon then struck out both Hong Chang-ki and Moon Sung-joo to keep the scoreless streak alive.
Moon then took the mound again in the top of the eighth inning and gave up a double to Moon Bo-kyung, a walk to Park Hae-min, and a single to Shin Min-jae to load the bases with one out.
Moon was then replaced by left-hander Kim Bum-soo to end the game. Kim Bum-soo gave up an infield single to Hong Chang-ki, scoring Moon Dong-joo’s final run.
Moon is a self-proclaimed future Hall of Famer. This season, Moon has been performing well as a top prospect, proving the hype. In his last three games, he allowed just three runs in 18 innings.
However, Moon has been particularly vulnerable to LG this season. He was 2-2 with a 7.45 ERA in three starts before this game.
In addition, LG was leading the league in team batting average (0.287) before this game. Led by leadoff hitter Hong Chang-ki (0.451), who led the league in on-base percentage through 11 games, LG boasts tremendous firepower from Moon Sung-ju, Kim Hyun-soo, Austin Dean, and Park Dong-won. Moon has been cooking the LG lineup with a fastball in the low-to-mid 90s and a curveball with a big drop. His command of his pitches was also impressive, allowing just one walk.