The Hanwha Eagles are fierce. At the center is Chae Eun-seong.
Hanwha won a thrilling 2-1 victory in the home game against the Lotte Giants in the 2023 KBO League held at Daejeon Hanwha Life Eagles Park on the 17th.
Starting with Ricardo Sanchez, Hanwha’s starting pitcher, who gave up 1 run in 5 innings, the bullpen lined with Jung Woo-ram, Kim Seo-hyun, Kim Bum-soo, Han Seung-joo, and Yoon Dae-kyung recorded 1 scoreless inning each, calming the strong Lotte batting line.
Of course, the player who stood out the most in the lineup was Chae Eun-seong. He went 5-for-2 with 2 hits and 1 RBI.
In the 10th inning, with 2 out 1st and 2nd bases facing 1-1, Lotte Koo Seung-min’s 3rd pitch slider was used as a finishing touch to the center fielder. This is also the first explosive ending hit since Chae Eun-sung transferred to Hanwha.
Chae Eun-seong signed a large free agent contract with Hanwha at the end of last year for up to 9 billion won over 6 years. He has since been called one of the players who is literally getting his money’s worth this season.
The Hanwha Eagles’ move this season, with Chae Eun-seong added to the center line, is different from previous years. This season, Chae Eun-seong has a batting average of 0.294 (40 hits in 136 bats), 6 homers, 29 RBIs, and an OPS (slugging percentage + on-base percentage) of 0.812.
In particular, he is playing the role of a reliable solver for Hanwha to the extent that he is running second in the league in RBI.
In addition, according to Statiz, a statistics site specializing in baseball, Chae’s WPA (Win Probability Contribution) is 1.29, ranking ninth in the league.토토사이트
Meanwhile, with the win, Hanwha recorded 13 wins, 2 draws and 21 losses this season. The gap with 10th place kt wiz widened to 3.5 games.