Hanwha right-hander Lee Tae-yang (33) could not smile even after winning in a month. The regret of not being able to play a long inning with five consecutive walks prevented his smile. 토토사이트
Hanwha Eagles won 6-2 in Game 14 of the season against KT Wiz of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at Hanwha Life Eagles Park in Daejeon on the 18th. Hanwha, ranked eighth, broke its four-game losing streak with the revenge of its doubleheader sweep the previous day, recording 51 wins, 6 draws and 66 losses in the season.
The main player in the victory was starter Lee Tae-yang. He pitched well against second-place KT in five innings with three hits, two walks, three strikeouts, two runs and 77 pitches, reporting his third victory of the season in about a month since the game against Changwon NC on the 16th of last month. He allowed two runs in the second inning with a timely hit by Bae Jung-dae and Kim Sang-soo in the fifth inning, but showed off his stability in handling all three outs in the first, third and fourth innings, and stood tall as the team’s losing stopper.
After the game, Lee Tae-yang said, “It’s not a victory that I achieved on my own. “Thank you to the fielders because the fielders gave up the right points and were able to pitch aggressively,” he said, sharing the joy of victory with his teammates.
The most disappointing inning of the day was the fifth inning. After one out, he gave a series of walks to Bae Jung-dae and Shin Bon-ki, and then hit an RBI double on the first pitch against Kim Sang-soo, who appeared at first and second bases with two outs. Lee Tae-yang threw 28 pitches in the fifth inning alone, and had to hand over the mound to Joo Hyun-sang in the sixth inning.
Lee Tae-yang said, “I had a tough doubleheader yesterday, and I wanted to play a long inning because I was in the midst of a tough nine-game series. But I’m so sorry that I couldn’t do that when I gave up a walk in the fifth inning,” he blamed himself.
Still, Lee Tae-yang, who returned to Hanwha in November last year for a four-year total of 2.5 billion won, is playing one of the pillars of Hanwha’s mound this year with three wins, one loss, and two holds an ERA of 2.85 in 46 games.
Lee Tae-yang showed off his team-first spirit, saying, “I want to throw more stably with my personal greed, and I want to pitch to raise the team’s winning rate rather than my victory.”
Lee Tae-yang, who has 21 games left until the end of the season, said, “The 2023 season will not come back, so next year’s season may change depending on what mindset you finish with. With that in mind, the entire team values every game and plays the rest of the game,” he said, renewing his commitment for the rest of the season.