“I played second base for the first time in a long time, and it felt like coming home after a long trip. I’ve always practiced infield defense before games, so I didn’t feel awkward or overwhelmed.”
Hanwha Eagles senior Moon Hyun-bin (19) started at second base against the Doosan Bears in Daejeon on March 13. He usually plays center field, but on this day, he defended second base in place of Jeong Eun-won. He stepped in to fill the void left by Jeong’s recent offensive struggles.
Gozoluki has been given plenty of opportunities since his first year as a professional. The team saw his potential and wanted to utilize it in some way. His main position is second base, but Eun-won Jung is the starter, so he was moved to center field.
However, since he is not a professional outfielder, he makes a lot of mistakes. I made some ridiculous defensive mistakes. There were plays that directly affected the outcome of the game. There must have been a lot of stress on the outfield defense.
After resting on the 12th, Moon Hyun-bin played second base instead of center field on the 13th. Was it a successful change of pace, or was it a break from the stress of defense?
Moon Hyun-bin, the first and second baseman, set the stage for the team’s victory. He opened the game with a single to center field in the first inning and scored the game-winning run. Starting with Moon’s hit, the bats exploded. Chae Eun-seong on the fourth and Kim Tae-yeon on the fifth. No. 6 Lee Jin-young hit back-to-back singles.
In the bottom of the second, Lee struck again. Lee opened the offense with a double to left center. The single knocked the opposing starter Choi Won-jun off the mound. He moved to third on a wild pitch and came home on Kim In-hwan’s sacrifice. Two hits and two runs scored.
Hanwha completed the 8-3 victory and took the best-of-seven series 2-1. Leadoff hitter Moon Hyun-bin’s performance spurred the team on.
He said, “When I was preparing for the game, I thought I would just react to the pitches that came to my zone, but I got some good at-bats and I think it paid off. My goal before the season was to stay in the first team for a long time, and it feels good to see that part of my goal being fulfilled.” 먹튀검증