Even if the mound endures, the batting line is silent… ‘Team batting average 0.223’ Hanwha’s worst offense
The Hanwha Eagles, who were aiming for a rebound after the change of manager last week, are suffering from a severe sluggish batting. The mound is playing its role, but it is still in the lower ranks because it failed to score points in the other line.
Hanwha, who played 39 matches until the match against the LG Twins on the 20th, had a batting average of 0.223, the lowest among 10 clubs. Key metrics such as runs scored (136), hits (297), RBIs (130), and OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage 0.617) are all at the bottom.
The only 30% hitter in the team is Roh Si-hwan (0.301), and Chae Eun-seong is in the top 5 in home runs (7, tied for 4th) and RBIs (30, tied for 3rd). However, the presence of the rest of the others is not significant.
Brian O’Gredi, who newly joined this season, is in an extreme slump with a batting average of 0.125 (10 hits in 80 at-bats) and an OPS of 0.337 and is not doing his part at all.
Recently, even Roh Si-hwan is silent with no hits in 31 consecutive at-bats.
As a result, Hanwha produced a disastrous result of 11 points in the last 6 games. This means they are not averaging 2 points per game.
In terms of offensive power alone, it would not be strange to lose 6 consecutive losses, but at least they endured with 1 win, 2 draws and 3 losses thanks to the strength of the mound (team average ERA of 3.79, 7th place). As for Hanwha, which is still in 9th place (13 wins, 3 draws, 23 losses), the ranking could have been raised further if the other line gave a little more strength.
On the 14th, against SSG Landers in Incheon, Hanwha went into overtime after finishing the regular innings with a score of 2-2. In the top of the 11th inning, he had a chance to score first with 1 out and 2nd base, but failed to score due to a misfire on the follow-up.
In the beginning of the 12th inning, Kim In-hwan scored with 1 RBI and 2 bases from 2nd, 1st and 3rd bases. However, they failed to score additional runs from 2nd and 3rd base, and in the bottom of the 12th, SSG Guillermo Heredia allowed a solo shot to tie the score, and the game ended in a draw.메이저놀이터
In the game against Sajik Lotte Giants on the 17th, after scoring 1 run in the 2nd inning, he missed every opportunity to score. The mound blocked Lotte’s attack and led the game to overtime, and Chae Eun-seong’s ending hit in the 10th inning barely won.
As a result, Hanwha laughed, but even if they scored only 1 run in the 5th inning with 2 outs and 2 outs in the 8th inning on 1st and 3rd base, they could have decided the game earlier.
The match against the LG Twins in Jamsil on the 20th was also frustrating. In the 7th inning, where the score was 1-1, he missed a chance with 2 outs and bases loaded, and went to overtime. However, in the 11th inning, the chance to get first and second base was not saved, and in the 12th inning, the lead batter went to base, but it was also scoreless, and the final was tied 1-1.
Hanwha’s pitching ability this season has become much stronger. Young pitchers Moon Dong-ju and Kim Seo-hyun have grown, and the existing starters and relief staff have performed well, making the mound incredibly strong.
Hanwha’s average ERA in May was 2.89, leading the league. However, if the batters’ bats continue to fail, Hanwha will have no choice but to play in the lower ranks this season as well.