Hanwha fans’ backs hurt… As soon as the iron wall setup man finishes, it’s a blown save
The beginning of the season for Hanwha is difficult. They seldom completely get a winnable game in their hands. Even players who used to be good are shaken when they go to the match. In the process, the team’s stamina is depleted from the beginning.
In the match against KIA held at Gwangju-Kia Champions Field on the 11th, 안전놀이터Hanwha won 5-4 after 10 overtime matches. Of course, the outcome of winning a close match sometimes takes precedence over the process. However, even this victory was not free from Hanwha’s structural problems at the beginning of the season.
Hanwha had 1 win and 6 losses in the first 7 games of this season before the match. But it didn’t make the game lousy like the 0.143 odds. I took the lead in my own way, pursued relentlessly, and played evenly until the end. If we had more luck, it wouldn’t be strange to go 6-1. Paradoxically, however, it was revealed during this process that Hanwha was not a strong team. In these games, the ‘power to win’ was lacking, such as being overturned or going to overtime and losing.
The same was true of the KIA game in Gwangju on the 11th. As seen in the starting matchup between Yang Hyeon-jong (KIA) and Nam Ji-min (Hanwha), the preview before the game was not favorable to Hanwha. However, he scored 2 points against Yang Hyeon-jong first, and after hitting a 3-run home run by Hwang Dae-in in the 6th inning, he endured by succeeding in reversing again.
In the ninth inning, leading 4-3, the card that Hanhwa pulled out was left-hander Kim Bum-soo. In a situation where Jang Si-hwan went to the 2nd team due to poor physical condition, it was probably the most reliable card as he finished in the 9th inning. Performance proved this. Kim Beom-soo threw 3⅔ innings in four appearances this season, all recording no runs. He had a weakness of not having much finishing experience, but his pitch was decent. There was no finish from the day I was born anyway.
However, in the 7th and 8th innings, Kim Bum-soo, who threw so well, was shaken when he took the mound in the 9th inning. He got a right-handed hit in the game with Hwang Dae-in, the most important lead batter, and then allowed a hit to Choi Hyeong-woo to fall next to the right fielder, driving him to 1st and 3rd base safely. In a one-point match, the unsafe 1st and 3rd bases were themselves a fatal cause. In the end, after one out, a tie was allowed and the blown save went up when Byun Woo-hyuk hit a deep infield hit between the 3 and the gaps. It was fortunate that the reversal was not allowed.
4th overtime in the 8th game of the season. In the 10th inning of overtime, Kim Bum-soo finished the 10th inning cleanly and won 5-4. However, it is not easy to see that he has escaped from the chain of flow in the early season of Hanwha, which does not easily lose, but does not win easily, and ‘loses often in the end’ even after working hard. In the midst of endless worries, in the end, you have to win often to escape from this burden.