An unexpectedly strong pitching battle is expected. But ‘the ball is round’.
In the KBO regular season game held at Hanwha Life Eagles Park in Daejeon at 6:30 p.m. on the 22nd, Hanwha Eagles (Hanwha) will face Kiwoom Heroes (Kiwoom) at home.
In the head-to-head matchup between starters, Hanwha’s starter Nam Ji-min (1 win, 5 losses, 30.1 innings, 6.23 ERA) holds a slight advantage. Nam Ji-min recorded an ERA of 1.69 against Kiwoom this season, recording the lowest ERA among the seven teams he faced. Next is LG (2.25).
In particular, in the previous match against Kiwoom, he showed the best performance among the games he played as a starter this season. He started against Kiwoom on the 9th and showed off his crisis management skills even in a shaky situation, going 4.1 innings with no earned runs (1 run), 2 strikeouts, and 3 hits while allowing 5 walks and walks.
On the other hand, Kiwoom’s starter Jang Jae-young (1 win, 4 losses, 67.1 innings, ERA 5.21) is showing an acceptable performance against Hanwha.
The average ERA against Hanwha is 2.79, recording the 4th fewest runs allowed among the 9 clubs. Lotte (0.00), KT (1.54), and Doosan (2.70) are located below it.
However, it is necessary to pay attention to the results of the previous game. He made a relief appearance against Hanwha on the 10th and finished 1.1 innings with no runs while giving up only one hit. Then, in his appearance on the 15th, he gave up only one walk and did not exert much effort, showing that he was physically ready.
The batting lineups of both teams are also similar. Kiwoom is in a hot situation at the plate, scoring 4+ points in the last three games in a row. Among them, center fielder Lee Joo-hyung contributed decisively to the team’s upward trend by recording three hits in two consecutive games.
If Hanwha cannot silence Lee Joo-hyung, who rested in the previous game, they will play a game where they are dragged by the core batting line of Kim Hye-seong and Lee Joo-hyung.
At Hanwha, Taeyeon Kim is showing consistent ability to produce hits. Kim Tae-yeon, who has been on a hitting streak for three consecutive games recently, reversed the trend of being down 0-3 in the previous game against Kia with a hit by the team that shook the opponent Lee Ui-ri in the bottom of the second inning.메이저놀이터
Although she is not receiving much attention, if Kim Tae-yeon can hit to set the tone for the team in this game, batters such as Chae Eun-seong and Noh Si-hwan will be able to come back to life and help the team achieve a winning streak.