Moon Dong-ju of the Hanwha Eagles and Kim Do-young of the KIA Tigers. It was a meeting that everyone, including Hanwha and KIA fans, expected and watched.먹튀검증
On the 6th, Gwangju-KIA Champions Field, Moon Dong-ju’s starting pitching attracted a lot of attention. This is because the two players from Gwangju in the first round of 2022 were matched for the first time. This was the third appearance of Moon Dong-ju against the KIA, but in April and May, the two players did not face each other because Kim Do-young was away due to an injury.
Kim Do-young returned to the team at the end of June after recovering from an injury, and Moon Dong-ju also steadily digested the starting rotation, and the meeting finally became a success. The confrontation between these young players, the present and future of Korean baseball pitching, was called the ‘Moongim Daejeon’ as it was at the time of nomination, and was a hot topic even before the game.
On this day, Kim Do-young started as the third baseman and third hitter, and Moon Dong-ju set table setters Choi Won-joon and Park Chan-ho back with a fly ball for left field and a ground ball for second base, respectively. When ‘Friend’ Kim Do-young entered the plate, Moon Dong-ju grinned, and Kim Do-young also smiled faintly.
The smile was followed by a victory. Kim Do-young watched Mun Dong-ju’s first pitch curve, and then three consecutive balls came in. Missing on a 5-pitch slider. In the full count, Kim Do-young hit 6 pitches, but the inning ended as he went to the front of the shortstop. In the second at-bat at the end of the 4th inning, where the Hanwha Eagles were leading 2-1, Kim Do-young was withdrawn with a fly ball to right field, but at the end of the 6th inning, when the Hanwha Eagles were leading 4-1, Kim Do-young got a walk after a 7-ball game.
Moon Dong-ju did his part with 3 hits, 3 walks, 1 strikeout and 2 runs (1 earned run) in 5⅓ innings and went down the mound while the team was winning. Kim Do-young had no hits against Moon Dong-ju, but in the bottom of the 8th inning, he hit the ground with 1 hit, 2 walks and 2 stolen bases. A match between two people who would have been happy with any result in the first place. The game ended in a 4-4 tie after 12 extra innings.
The baseball world was quite noisy at the meeting between Moon Dong-ju and Kim Do-young, but Moon Dong-ju said, “I didn’t know much about things like articles because I checked them after the game.” Meeting with friends from hometown was not burdensome. It was my first time playing in Gwangju on the weekend, so I was more excited that there were many familiar faces in the crowd.
Moon Dong-joo said, “Actually, I felt really good playing in Gwangju. A lot of family and friends came. It seems that more people came because there is a matchup of ‘. I received a lot of contact.”
When asked what it meant to smile at Kim Do-young, he said, “Isn’t it necessary to frown? It seems that I was enjoying the game that much.” I think I enjoyed the game because I did, and I think that’s why I felt that way.”
On this day, Moon Dong-ju went down the mound with the conditions for victory, but could not seize victory. 3 matches in a row without a win. However, Moon Dong-joo said, “I’m not sorry. I’ve been paying attention to that since when. These days, when I go out, I try to be as equal as possible (with the opponent). That is my goal,” he said.