“I felt very sorry for (starting pitcher) Seung-ju (Han). “I tried to solve it when I got the chance.”
Moon Hyun-bin (Hanwha Eagles), who went back and forth between hell and heaven, shared his thoughts.
Moon Hyun-bin started as the first hitter and second baseman in the away game against Kiwoom Heroes of the 2023 Professional Baseball KBO League held at Gocheok Sky Dome in Guro-gu, Seoul on the 10th.
Hanwha Moon Hyun-bin hit the winning shot against Gocheok Kiwoom on the 10th. Photo = Reporter Cheon Jeong-hwan
Moon Hyun-bin was not lucky in the beginning of the game. He turned to a fly to left field in the top of the first inning and made an error that became the pretext for giving up the first run in the bottom of the first inning. With one out and one on second base, Lee Joo-hyung’s batted ball hit the first baseman’s body, and Moon Hyun-bin, who caught it, fired the ball home. However, the throw missed by a long distance, and in the meantime, second base runner Kim Hye-seong penetrated home.
Fortunately, Moon Hyun-bin made up for it right away in the top of the third inning. Entering the batter’s box with Hanwha trailing 0-1 with no outs on second and third base, he pulled a 144km fastball low on the body of the opposing starting pitcher Joo Seung-Woo’s second pitch and fired a 120m comeback 3-pointer that went over the right wall. Moon Hyun-bin’s fourth shot of the season.
As Hanwha did not allow a tie and won 9-8, Moon Hyun-bin’s arch became the winning shot of the day. He then walked in the top of the 4th inning and then headed home, finishing with 1 hit in 4 at-bats, 1 home run, 3 RBI, 1 walk, and 2 runs.
Moon Hyun-bin, whom we met after the game, said, “I threw the ball incorrectly in the bottom of the first inning, resulting in an immature miss play. “I felt very sorry to (starting pitcher) Seung-ju Han because I think I gave away 1 point there too easily.” He decided not to be too greedy and just hit a light fly or sacrifice hit, but it seems that the poor throw came in and led to a good result. “(The moment I got hit) I knew it would pass,” he said, sighing in relief.
When asked if he felt any pressure about mistakes, he said, “As we continue to play a lot of games, it is difficult to play games every day if we dwell on each and every mistake. I think I’ve learned how to forget things quickly. I try to forget as much as possible and prepare for the next time. “I think that aspect has improved a lot,” he said resolutely.
Moon Hyun-bin, who wore the Hanwha uniform as the 11th overall pick in the second round in 2023, is having an impressive year this season. Even though it was his debut season, he slowly made his presence known, and his performance, including today, is 111 appearances, a batting average of 0.255 (88 hits in 345 at-bats), 4 home runs, and 37 RBIs.
However, he also had difficult times. In August, his physical weakness was revealed and he was caught in a temporary slump. In addition, as starting second baseman Jeong Eun-won returned after shaking off ups and downs, Moon Hyun-bin spent more time on the bench.스포츠토토
But Moon Hyun-bin did not give up. He has consistently prepared for the game, and as a result, he is showing off his good batting skills again these days. In the 4-game series against Kiwoom, which included a double header on the 9th, Moon Hyun-bin swung the bat with a total of 6 hits, 1 home run, and 6 RBIs. Thanks to Moon Hyun-bin’s performance, Hanwha swept all 4 games in a row and at the same time achieved 6 consecutive wins, reaching the milestone of 50 wins (6 draws, 62 losses). Hanwha’s four-game sweep, including a doubleheader, was a whopping 7,300 days since the series against the LG Twins held in Daejeon from September 13 to September 15, 2003.
“I could definitely feel my stamina dropping. Even during competitions, I put more force into my swing and used strength that I shouldn’t have used. I felt like my stamina was lacking in this area. “She asks a lot of seniors about her physical fitness and continues to do what works for me,” said Moon Hyun-bin, who looked back on her difficult times and continued, “When she did not compete, she had a strong desire to compete. She was still getting ready. Whether she was a pinch hitter or a starter, she thought, she would go out fully prepared. “I think being prepared has yielded good results,” she said, nodding.
Moon Hyun-bin, who played as a center fielder early in the season, has recently been playing only as a second baseman. This is of great help to him.
Moon Hyun-bin said, “As I continued to move to second base, I felt a little more comfortable. She said, “When I played center field, I felt pressured because of the heavy training, but now that I play second base, I can focus more and feel more relaxed.” She said, “I feel like I have a little more confidence.”