[Asian Games] ‘Strong Youngest Member' Moon Dong-ju, Scores 5K in 3 Innings Before National Team Debut

Kwak Bin, who appeared as a starter for the national team, pitched 3 scoreless innings, showing ‘good competition for selection'.

National team right-handed pitcher Moon Dong-ju (19, Hanwha Eagles), who wore the Taegeuk symbol for the first time since his professional debut, pitched well in his national team debut. 바카라사이트

In the practice game held at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 26th, Moon Dong-ju temporarily moved to his position as a member of the Armed Forces Athletic Corps (Sangmu) and took the mound as a starter, pitching well in 3 innings, allowing 2 hits, no walks, 5 strikeouts, and no runs.

For the Hangzhou Asian Games baseball team, which leaves for Hangzhou, China on the 28th, the practice game against Sangmu on the 26th is the only actual stage.

In order for all national team players to participate equally in the game, some of the national team pitchers and batters were included in the Sangmu team lineup.

Thanks to his appearance as Sangmu's starting pitcher, Moon Dong-ju faced off against senior national team hitters and threw his pitch without any intimidation.

After striking out Kim Hye-seong (Kiwoom Heroes) and Choi Ji-hoon (SSG Landers) in the first inning, he faced team senior Noh Si-hwan.

Even against Noh Si-hwan, who currently ranks first in home runs in the KBO League, Moon Dong-ju threw a breaking ball and struck out, engraving 'KKK (strikeouts)' on the pitch record in the first inning.

Moon Dong-ju's good pitching continued in the second inning.

He caught the first batter, Kang Baek-ho (kt wiz), with a fly ball to center field, and gave up a left-field hit to Moon Bo-kyung (LG Twins), but threw a fastball to Kim Hyeong-jun (NC Dinos) and struck out again.

And Park Seong-han (SSG) ended the inning with a ground ball.

Moon Dong-ju, who also appeared on the mound in the third inning, tested his crisis management skills by hitting a double to left-center field from the first batter, Choi Won-jun (KIA Tigers).

He struck out Kim Seong-yoon (Samsung Lions), who attempted a bunt, for the fifth strikeout of the game, and struck out Kim Hye-seong and Choi Ji-hoon in succession, completing the planned three innings.

Moon Dong-ju pitched 118⅔ innings, short of the 120 innings set by the club as the 'innings ceiling' this season, and was expunged from the first team on the 5th to join the Asian Games national team.

This season's league record is 8 wins, 8 losses, 95 strikeouts, and an average ERA of 3.72 in 23 games.

Moon Dong-ju, who had been resting and warming up at Seosan Stadium, Hanwha's 2nd team training ground, joined the national team and threw powerful balls, igniting competition for selection.

Meanwhile, Kwak Bin (Doosan Bears), who appeared as the national team's starting pitcher, also pitched well in 3 innings, allowing 3 hits, 1 walk, 1 strikeout, and no runs.

Kwak Bin only gave up two hits to national team outfielder Yoon Dong-hee (Lotte Giants), who played as Sangmu's No. 1 hitter, and handled the remaining batters without difficulty.