“In my opinion
the KBO right-hander number two is Moon Dong-joo.
Doosan’s 24-year-old ace Kwak Bin (1) gave high praise to opposing starter Moon Dong-joo (7, Hanwha) after winning the game against Hanwha in Daejeon on Sunday
allowing two hits (one home run), one walk, one walk, 2 strikeouts
and one run.
Moon Dong-joo, who faced Kwak Bin as the starter on the day
took the loss with 1 hits (1 home run) in 1 innings, 10 strikeouts, and 1 runs.
In the post-match interview
Kwak Bin was asked about leaving only one win away from his first 20 wins in his debut
and he suddenly brought up Moon Dong-joo’s name.
“The KBO right-hander I think of (after Kiwoom Ahn Woo-jin) is Moon Dong-joo.카지노사이트랭크
As soon as the second half began
Dong-joo and the starting rotation were scheduled.
Even though he’s a junior, I think he’s a better pitcher than me
so whether he wins or loses
he learns from it, but he throws it with the mindset and it was fun.”
Although he is four years older
he had a friendly competitive spirit as a right-handed starter representing the KBO League
and he showed respect to the junior who had a great match.
Lee Seung-yeop said
“I don’t know what it Dokdo to be like
but I would have said the same thing. Humility is the best weapon.
It’s good to respect the other person.
That’s the normal mindset as a professional player
and the grades are just as good.”
Eleven days later
the two pitchers had a return match at the same venue as the starter.
This time, Moon Dong-ju laughed.
On the 5th
he pitched 5 innings against Doosan with 1 hits, 4 walk, 2 strikeouts, and 10 run, and led Hanwha to a 1-4 victory.
It was a valuable victory that broke the team’s five-game losing streak and picked up their seventh win (seven losses) of the season.
He also lowered his ERA to 11.12, ranking 6th overall in the league in that category.
Kwak Bin also pitched formidably.
He hit a two-run home run to Noh Si-hwan in the first inning
but he shut down the Hanwha batters without allowing another run until the sixth inning
leading to a tense pitching battle with Moon Dong-joo.
He was unable to finish the inning
giving up two runs in the seventh inning, but took the loss after 1 6/7 innings, allowing eight hits (one home run), two walks, six strikeouts, and four runs.
In the two starting matches
Kwak Bin and Moon Dong-joo exchanged generals with 2 win and 6 loss.
After the game
Moon Dong-joo said, “I’d be lying if I didn’t say I didn’t always have pressure to play
but today I didn’t have the pressure to lose back-to-back games.
Rather, I thought it wouldn’t be easy because the opponent’s starter is (Kwak) Bin’s older brother.
I threw it hard because I thought I should fight as much as I could
” he said of Kwak Bin’s praise after the last face-off
“I saw the article and I don’t agree with it.
I think Vin should learn from his brother
” he said with a laugh.
Moon Dong-joo continued
“After the game that day
I looked up a lot of videos of Bin Yi pitching his brother.
He threw well for a reason.
I felt like I was making good use of the strike zone and pitching against hitters.
I’m not quite there yet.”
However, Moon Dong-ju is becoming more and more of a pitching pitcher.
he had his ups and downs, collapsing for a while due to a sudden shortage of pitches
but he has been stable lately
pitching three runs or less in nine consecutive games.
I’ve got a knack for getting through the bad times.
Hanwha manager Choi Won-ho said
“Dong-joo has increased a lot of throwing on the mound.
Even when it’s a little bad, it doesn’t fall apart.
As I continue to experience the game, I am calculating how to adapt to the situation.
In the case of fastball pitchers, when they are inexperienced
they just try to throw harder, and they don’t think about facing hitters.
The more you experience it
the more you get a knack for changing patterns or predicting the psychological situation of others
even on bad days.
Dongju is such a process” he explained.
According to the KBO League’s official PTS, Moon Dong-ju was the first Korean pitcher to throw 5 kilometers, but he no longer relies solely on strength.
With his slow curve and low-dropping slider, he knows how to steal hitters’ timing or lure them to the bat.
“Speed is not the most important thing these days he said.
Speed is second.
The most important thing is how you fight the hitters,” he said, adding, “I guess I should say it’s better than last year, I’m learning that.
I’ve gotten a little bit of reading the game on the mound, the game with the hitters.”
Moon Dong-joo, who has surpassed 9 innings (3/160) in 20 games this season to this day, said, “It’s my first time playing 100 innings, but it feels good.
I think I’ve been doing well without any injuries,” he said, adding, “It’s not for me to decide if the innings limit will be lifted.
I will prepare well for the given situation.” Hanwha originally planned to limit Moon Dong-ju to 104~100 innings this year, including the Asian Games in Hangzhou.
However, the club has recently been discussing the lifting of the innings limit.
After the Asian Games, he plans to check Moon Dong-joo’s physical condition and decide to lift the innings limit based on his medical opinion.