First of all, it was possible thanks to the club’s policies and consideration. Hanwha Moon Dong-ju (20) ended this season early, with the last match against LG against Jamsil on the 3rd.
2nd year since joining the team. Moon Dong-ju opened with a limit of 120 innings, but pitched only 118.2 innings and was left out of the first team lineup. There will be no need to stand on the first-team mound again this season.
However, he has one more very important stage left. Moon Dong-ju will join the Hangzhou Asian Games baseball team that convenes on the 22nd.
The Asian Games will open on the 23rd, but baseball will be played for a week from October 1st. Other pitchers on the national team cannot afford to look at the Asian Games right now due to competition among their teams for rankings. Moreover, this year, due to rain, there are a lot of canceled games, and the remaining season has been pushed back to October 14, a week later than originally scheduled. As more time is needed to confirm the rankings, most teams are throwing bets. The structure is such that most pitchers on the national team have no choice but to join the national team after putting in a lot of effort in their respective teams.
메이저놀이터Dong-Joo Moon has nominally received a ‘prescription’ for a long run after next season, but he is also managing his condition to throw the best ball in the Asian Games right before his eyes. Although he is moving with the Hanwha Futures players, he appears to have secured time to set up and prepare for the Asian Games ‘mini camp’ alone as a national team pitcher.
Dong-ju Moon is already moving according to the ‘schedule’ set by Hanwha Future Team coach Kim Seong-gap. Moon Dong-ju, who recovered his stamina by resting for a week after his last appearance in the first team, pitched in the bullpen on the 10th and then took the mound in the Futures League game against LG on the 12th and pitched two innings to refine his sense of practice. Even though he was not pitching 100%, he recorded a maximum speed of 152 km and left a clean game with 2 hits, 4 strikeouts, and no runs in 2 innings.
pitched only 14.1 innings in the last three games, going 1 win and 1 loss, but was also showing a downward trend with an ERA of 6.72 and a hitting percentage of 0.338. It appears that Moon Dong-ju was given the opportunity to survive by gaining time to adjust the tempo a little earlier.
There is a possibility that Moon Dong-ju will play a key role in the national team’s big game. Among the pitchers of this national team, Moon Dong-ju, along with Kwak Bin (Doosan), is considered a pitcher who can overcome opponents in short games. It is also worth checking that Kwak Bin has performed poorly in the last two games (against KIA and Hanwha). As national team coach Ryu Joong-il, he can check his condition through practice games and hire a pitcher while weighing his ‘current condition’.
Dong-ju Moon finished his first-team pitching this season and said, “There is always some regret in any pitching, but I really want to pitch with no regrets at the Asian Games.” Right now, I am preparing with that in mind.