Felix Peña of the Hanwha Eagles shut down the Doosan Bears bats. Hanwha snaps four-game losing streak behind Peña’s strong performance.
Hanwha defeated Doosan 5-2 at home in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League on Wednesday afternoon at Hanwha Life Eagles Park in Daejeon. With the win, Hanwha snapped a four-game losing streak and remained in eighth place with 38 wins, four draws and 47 losses.
Hanwha emerged as a mid-table dark horse in the first half with an eight-game winning streak. However, the bats went silent in the second half and the team has lost four straight games.
Hanwha was particularly hurt by a 1-4 loss at Doosan on April 2, which came in 12 extra innings. The bullpen was severely depleted and No. 4 hitter Chae Eun-sung suffered a hamstring injury. In the end, Hanwha manager Choi Won-ho chose a lineup without Chae Eun-sung for the third game against Doosan. Hanwha’s dreams of fall baseball have come to a head.
Hanwha turned to Peña as a way out of the losing streak. Prior to this game, Peña was 7-5 with a 2.77 ERA this season. In the second half, he cruised to a 2.25 ERA. He was the best starting pitcher Hanwha could count on.
Peña dominated the Doosan lineup from the outset of the game with a fastball in the low 90s and a drop changeup. The changeup was also a powerful offering to right-handed batters, and the Doosan batters were unable to handle it.
Peña ended up throwing 6.1 innings of one-run ball. He gave up seven hits, and in the seventh inning, he had a walk, a hit-by-pitch, and a hit-by-pitch that put his team in trouble, but he minimized the damage by allowing only one hit. Most importantly, Peña’s pitching stood out as she protected the lead despite the Hanwha bats supporting only three runs. Hanwha snapped a four-game losing streak behind Peña. 메이저놀이터
Peña has been Hanwha’s No. 1 starter this season. With his perfect game, he earned his eighth win of the season and lowered his ERA to 2.69. Most importantly, she snapped the team’s four-game losing streak. Peña is a true ace for Hanwha.
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