[Weekly Observatory] Hanwha breaks losing streak…will KT be upset?

After breaking their losing streak against the Doosan Bears at home, the Hanwha Eagles face the NC Dinos and KT Wiz this week. It will be interesting to see if Hanwha can bounce back against KT, who handed Hanwha their second straight loss last week.

Hanwha secured a 6-1 victory on the second day of their three-game series against Doosan at the Hanwha Life Eagles Park in Daejeon on the 12th.카지노사이트 The win snapped a five-game losing streak and improved Hanwha’s record to 39 wins, five draws and 52 losses. On the day, Hanwha cruised to victory behind a strong performance from starter Moon Dong-ju and Noh Si-hwan’s 27th home run of the season, with the right-hander throwing 102 pitches over six innings, allowing just one run on four hits and one walk while striking out five.

Hanwha struck first in the bottom of the first inning when Noh Si-hwan launched a two-run home run over the right-centre field fence with the bases loaded. It was Noh’s first home run in three days after his three-homer game against KT on the 9th. With this home run, Noh retained the top spot in the league for most home runs. He is six away from second-place Choi Jung (SSG Landers).

After Doosan cut the deficit to 1-2 on Jose Rojas’ triple, Hanwha added three runs in the bottom of the seventh to take the lead. After a leadoff walk to Lee Jin-young, a sacrifice bunt put runners on first and second, allowing Lee Do-yoon to hit a two-run double to make it 3-1. With runners on first and second after a walk to Kim In-hwan, Noh Si-hwan beat Doosan reliever Kim Myung-shin with a double that hit the top of the centre field fence to bring home both runners. Noh increased his RBI total to 75 on the season, taking over the top spot in that category as well. Hanwha’s No. 9 hitter, Lee Do-yoon, drove in a run with a single to left in the eighth.

After breaking their losing streak thanks to Roh’s home run, Hanwha will face NC and KT this week. First up is NC, who currently sit in fourth place with 50 wins, one draw and 45 losses. After a three-game win streak against Kiwoom on the 4th, NC has two wins and two losses against SSG and KT.

KT is in third place, one point ahead of NC. With 52 wins, two draws and 45 losses, KT has one win against NC after winning two straight against Hanwha on the 8th.

A key factor to watch this week for Hanwha will be whether Noh Si-hwan reaches the 30-homer plateau. Noh has been on a roll this month, hitting six home runs in 10 games. His three-homer game against KT on the 9th was his first ‘three-homer game’ since his professional debut in 2019. It will be interesting to see if he can get his home run machine going again this week as he faces KT in a doubleheader.

Noh hadn’t reached the 20-homer plateau until last season, but he’s already surpassed 20 this year. If he does, he will become the first Hanwha player in five years to hit 30 home runs after Lee Sung-yeol (34) and Jared Hoying (30) in 2018. Noh is also leading the RBI race. As of 3 p.m. on the 13th, Noh leads the league with 73 RBIs on the season. Choi is second and Austin Dean is third with 66.

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