The two eagles who entered the Tokyo Dome with the Korean flag on their chests saved Korea in a time of crisis. Starting pitcher Moon Dong-ju and No. 4 hitter Noh Shi-hwan proved to be the difference makers against Australia in Game 1 of the 2023 Asian Professional Baseball Championship (APBC) at the Tokyo Dome in Japan on Saturday.
The game was scoreless until the ninth inning. With the score tied at 2-2, the game went into extra innings. In the 10th inning, the game went to a bases-loaded extra inning. Jung Hae-young, who took the mound after the ninth inning, pitched a scoreless inning to give Korea a chance. No. 4 hitter Noh Si-hwan stepped up to the plate and confidently swung at the first pitch.
When Australian left-hander Daniel McGrath’s first pitch, a changeup, was in the strike zone, Noh turned his bat as if he had been waiting for it. He lined it to left field and second baseman Choi Ji-hoon sprinted home. As Choi crossed the plate in the bottom of the 10th inning, Noh raised his arms in celebration.
Noh finished the season as the KBO’s home run leader and RBI leader with 153 hits in 131 games, 31 home runs, 101 RBIs, 85 runs scored and a 0.298 OPS of 0.929. Noh, 먹튀검증 who was hitting well with a multi-hit game before his walk-off hit in the 10th inning of extra innings, didn’t miss his chance.
Fellow Hanwha Eagles starter Moon Dong-ju bounced back with 5.2 innings of work,
Throwing 102 pitches, allowing two runs on five hits, one home run, four walks and five strikeouts. After giving up a run in the first inning, Moon did his job as the starting pitcher, although a solo shot to Australia’s No. 4 hitter A.Hall in the sixth inning was disappointing.
In the 10th inning of extra innings, senior Noh Si-hwan hit a game-tying single, and Moon was the first to run over to douse him with water. Noh coolly accepted the drenching and enjoyed a thrilling late-game victory. After winning gold medals together at the Hangzhou Asian Games, Noh and Moon were back in action just a month later, this time wearing the Korean flag and making their presence felt at the Tokyo Dome Grounds.
After Noh’s game-winning hit, 온라인카지노 Moon rushed over to him and gave him a big hug. It will be interesting to see if Moon Dong-ju, a hard-throwing pitcher representing the KBO, and Noh Shi-hwan, a home run king, can follow up their gold medal at the Hangzhou Asian Games with a trophy at the 2023 Asian Baseball Championship.