Doosan swept Hanwha with the help of a hot batting lineup. Hanwha’s mound was self-destructive, allowing only 12 hits.
Doosan completed an 11-4 sweep of Hanwha in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at Hanwha Life Eagles Park in Daejeon on Wednesday.
Heo Kyung-min went 2-for-4 with his fifth home run of the season. Behind the offense, Duna starter Brandon Waddell earned his fifth win of the season (2-2) with six innings of five-hit ball, two walks, four strikeouts and one earned run. At 49 wins, 45 losses and one tie, Doosan solidified its hold on fifth place.
Hanwha, on the other hand, which has lost five straight games, dropped one spot from eighth to ninth with 38 wins, 52 losses and five ties. Starter Han Seung-hyuk was pulled early after giving up five runs (four earned) on five hits (one home run) and two walks in two innings, his third loss of the season. Rookie Kim Seo-hyun, making his first start in 65 days, was also shaky, allowing four runs on six hits and six walks with two strikeouts in 2⅔ innings.
Han Seung-hyuk fails to capitalize on his seventh start, gives up five runs in 2⅔ innings and is sent home early
In the first inning, Doosan scored against Han Seung-hyuk. Jung Soo-bin singled up the middle and Kim Jae-ho walked to put runners on first and second with two outs. Han Seung-hyuk struggled in the first inning, throwing 32 pitches, and Kim Seo-hyun, who was called up to the first team the previous day (Oct. 10), began to warm up in the bullpen.
Doosan added another run in the second inning when Heo Kyung-min hit a solo home run to left field. Han Seung-hyuk’s third pitch was a 135-kilometer slider that was high on the body. It traveled 120 meters and was his fifth home run of the season.
Seung-hyuk Han couldn’t get out of the third inning. Kim Jae-ho singled up the middle, Jose Rojas doubled to right-center, and Yang Seok-hwan walked to load the bases. Hanwha pitching coach Park Seung-min took the mound, but he was immediately replaced by Lee Tae-yang after the next batter, Kim Jae-hwan, was hit by a pitch.
Han Seung-hyuk threw 53 pitches on the day, with a similar ratio of strikes (27) and balls (26). His fastball (17), which topped out at 150km and averaged 148km, was sprinkled with sliders (13), curves (9), and forkballs (6), but they didn’t work. Han Seung-hyuk’s early exit in his seventh start makes it less likely that he will remain in the rotation.
With the bases loaded, Lee gave up a walk to Kim Jae-hwan and then induced Kang Seung-ho to ground out to third, but Noh Si-hwan’s throwing error allowed another run to score. He then got Kim In-tae to fly out to second and Jang Seung-hyun to ground out to second for the second out, but gave up a double to Heo Kyung-min in left-center field. Kyung-min Heo followed with a three-run double. The score quickly grew to 7-0.
In the top of the fourth inning, Hanwha brought in rookie Kim Seo-hyun, who had been scheduled to start against KT in Suwon the day before but had to wait in the bullpen due to a rainout caused by a typhoon in northern Korea, and took the mound for the first time in 65 days since his last start against Doosan in Jamsil on June 7. With a big lead and plenty of time to spare, Kim threw a fastball to the first batter, Kim Jae-ho.
He then gave up a single to Rojas and a walk to Kim Jae-hwan, who scored the first run of the inning on Kang Seung-ho’s grounder to shortstop. In the top of the fifth, Heo walked again and gave up a single to Jung Soo-bin to center field. A grounder to second by Kim Jae-ho loaded the bases, but three straight walks to Rojas, Yang Suk-hwan, and Kim Jae-hwan quickly loaded the bases.
After giving up three runs in the fifth inning on an Ahn Jae-seok single to right, Kim Seo-hyun walked the leadoff batter, Jang Seung-hyun, in the sixth inning. After a wild pitch and another walk to Jung Soo-bin, Kim retired Park Kye-beom on a grounder to third with runners on first and second and one out. He totaled 81 pitches, with more balls (43) than strikes (38). He topped out at 156 mph and averaged 150 mph with a fastball (51), a curve (21) and a changeup (9), but walked eight batters.
Doosan bats explode, Brandon pitches 6 innings, 1 run QS win
Han Seung-hyuk (2 walks), Lee Tae-yang (1 walk), Kim Seo-hyun (6 walks and 2 strikeouts), and Lee Chung-ho (1 walk) combined to give up 12 hits on the day. Doosan continued to capitalize on its opportunities with the bases loaded, scoring in every inning from the first to the fifth. Heo Kyung-min went 2-for-4 with a home run and a double, while Jung Soo-bin had two hits and an RBI, Rojas had two hits, and Kim Jae-hwan went 1-for-2 with two RBI and three walks. Jung hit his 80th career triple in the fifth inning to move into second place on the all-time list behind Jeon Jun-ho (100).
Doosan starter Brandon picked up his fifth win of the season (2-2) with a quality start of six innings, allowing one run on five hits with two walks and four strikeouts. He dominated the Hanwha bats with a fastball (41) that topped out at 151km and averaged 147km, plus a cutter (32), slider (22), and changeup (9). Brandon, who has made quality starts in six of eight games since returning to Doosan as a replacement in late June, further lowered his ERA from 2.14 to 2.06.
Hanwha scored a run in the ninth inning when Kim In-hwan hit his seventh home run of the season off Lee Hyung-beom, but it wasn’t enough to turn the game around. 토토사이트