Eighth place if they win their last game.
The Hanwha Eagles have won two straight games after a six-game losing streak to end the season. They won a 7-4 comeback victory over the Lotte Giants at Daejeon Baseball Stadium on April 15. Veteran Lee Tae-yang started and pitched five innings of two-run ball, while “Gojoluki” Moon Hyun-bin had three hits, including a two-run home run.
They have one game left against Lotte on the 16th. A win would knock the Samsung Lions out of eighth place. Samsung lost the final game to the NC Dinos on the 15th, and Hanwha’s win on the day kept their eighth place hopes alive.
Lotte opened the scoring with a home run.
In the top of the second inning, Lee Jung-hoon, batting fifth, reached on a throwing error by Hanwha third baseman Noh Si-hwan. Two batters later, No. 8 Lee Hak-joo hit a two-run homer to right field. A 140-kilometer-per-hour fastball from Hanwha starter Lee Tae-yang was driven high in the strike zone.
In the bottom of the second inning, Hanwha’s Moon Hyun-bin responded with a two-run homer to tie the game. With one out, he took a 144-kilometer per hour fastball from Lotte starter Na Kyun-ahn and sent it into the right-center field stands. Tied 2-2.
Moon has good memories with Lotte when it comes to home runs. He hit his first professional 1-2 home run against Lotte in Busan on June 14-15. He hit home runs in two consecutive games against Dan Streeley and Na Kyun-ahn.스포츠토토
In the bottom of the sixth inning, Hanwha broke the 2-2 balance.
The center fielders showed their concentration. Noh Si-hwan singled to center field, Chae Eun-sung walked, and Kim In-hwan singled to shortstop to load the bases. No. 6 Lee Jin-young singled to center field, scoring Noh Si-hwan from third, making it 3-2.
With runners on first and third, No. 7 Moon Hyun-bin singled to right field, scoring a run. No. 8 Park Sang-un doubled to right center and No. 1 Choi In-ho hit an RBI single. 7-2.
In the bottom of the sixth inning, we scored five runs in order. It was a quick turnaround.
Hanwha’s Jung Woo-ram came on to pitch the top of the eighth and shut down the first three batters. It was his Asian record 1003rd game appearance.