Noh Si-hwan hits a double in front of the middle infield…Hanwha doubleheader sweeps ‘5 straight’

Hanwha swept a doubleheader to extend its winning streak to five games.

Hanwha swept the second game of a doubleheader against Kiwoom in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League 3-1 at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on Monday. Noh Si-hwan hit two doubles, including the game-winning hit, and the pitching staff combined for nine scoreless innings.

By winning both games of the doubleheader following an 11-2 victory in game one, Hanwha extended its winning streak to five games and improved to 49 wins, 62 losses and six ties. They moved into eighth place, six games ahead of 10th-place Kiwoom, and avoided the relegation scare for the fourth straight year. Kiwoom, who have lost six in a row, have 51 wins, 76 losses and three draws.

After a scoreless fourth inning, Hanwha took the lead in the top of the fifth. After leadoff hitter Choi Jae-hoon walked, Kiwoom pulled starter Lee Myung-jong and brought in Yoon Seok-won. Lee Do-yoon’s sacrifice bunt and Moon Hyun-bin’s infield single put runners on first and third, and Oh Sun-jin lined a single to right field to give Hanwha a 1-0 lead.카지노사이트

Kiwoom responded in the bottom of the fifth inning. Back-to-back singles by Kim Joo-hyung and Kim Hye-sung against Hanwha starter Nam Ji-min, and a wild pitch by Lee Ju-hyung put runners on the corners. Song Sung-moon grounded out to first base, but Chae Eun-sung’s throw to home tied the game at 1-1. With the bases loaded, Hanwha switched pitchers, replacing Nam Ji-min with Yoon Dae-kyung. Yoon got Park Chan-hyuk to fly out to left field and Kim Tae-jin to ground out to shortstop to end the threat without further damage.

Hanwha regained the lead in the seventh inning. Two batters later, Oh Sun-jin singled to left and Noh Si-hwan hit a high fly ball across the infield to center field. Noh shook his head in disappointment as he realized it was an out, and it looked like the inning was over, but there was an unexpected twist.

There was an unrecorded miss by the Kiwoom defense. Dawson, a center fielder deep in the outfield, thought he was going to catch a fly ball in the infield and was late to the plate. The ball dropped in front of him, and he got a big boundary. As the ball sailed over Dawson’s head, first baseman Oh raced home from second and third, and Noh advanced to second. It was an RBI double, but an errant play.

Hanwha drove in a run in the ninth inning against closer Im Chang-min, as Noh Si-hwan doubled to left-center, followed by Chae Eun-sung’s automatic walk, and then Lee Jin-young singled up the middle. Noh Si-hwan and Oh Sun-jin each had two hits and an RBI, while Moon Hyun-bin and Choi In-ho led the offense with two-hit multi-hit games.

For Hanwha, Nam Ji-min pitched 4 1/3 innings of one run (unearned) on three hits with two walks and three strikeouts before the bullpen of Yoon Dae-kyung (⅔ innings), Lee Min-woo (1 inning), Kim Bum-soo (1 inning), Joo Hyun-sang (⅔ inning) and Park Sang-won (1⅓ innings) combined for 4 1/3 scoreless innings of relief. Lee Min-woo earned his first win of the season, while Kim Bum-soo had 15 holds, Joo Hyun-sang had nine, and Park Sang-won had 14 saves.

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