Why couldn’t Moon Sung-joo, the main character of the “two-run four,” laugh even after the team won
LG Twins outfielder Moon Seong-joo played a role as a table setter along with Hong Chang-ki, leading the team to victory.
On the 6th, LG won 7-4 in an away 메이저사이트 game against the Samsung Lions in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Daegu Samsung Lions Park and escaped from two consecutive losses. With this victory, the gap with second place SSG Landers widened by 4.5 games.
Moon Seong-joo, who started as the second hitter and left fielder, recorded 2 hits and 2 RBIs in 5 at-bats, including a home run, and combined with leadoff Hong Chang-ki, 5 hits and 3 RBIs.
In the top of the 8th inning, with the team leading 5-1, Moon Seong-joo hit Kim Tae-hun’s first two-seam in the second out and third base, drawing a two-run arch over the right fence to secure victory. As the bullpen allowed scores from the bottom of the 8th to the bottom of the 9th, LG was not sure if he would keep the lead if it wasn’t for Moon Seong-joo’s home run.
Stability was outstanding in defense as well. In the bottom of the first inning, Seong-Joo Moon saved the ball pushed by Seong-Yoon Kim with a sliding catch and prevented a hit. It was a defense that gave starter Lim Chan-gyu a lot of strength.
After the game, Moon Seong-ju sighed in relief, saying, “I think it’s fortunate that there was a hit and a home run.” Then, he said, “I expected the ball to fall that way in advance. Looking back, I was lucky. I think it was good.” I looked back.
However, Moon Seong-joo reflected on the scene in which he was greedy. At the beginning of the 5th inning, where the score was tight 1-1, the first baseman hit a ground ball from the 1st and 3rd base, and at this time, the 3rd base runner, Shin Min-jae, was tagged out at home. After that, Kim Hyun-soo’s infield fly and Austin’s walk made the bases 2 out, and Oh Ji-hwan’s 2 RBIs hit the ball in a timely manner.
Moon Seong-joo, who scored thanks to Oh Ji-hwan’s hit, said, “It seems that contact with the bat thinking that if the ball hits the bat somehow, it will lead to a bad result.” ” he regretted.
Nevertheless, Moon Sung-joo is recording a decent record of 97 hits in 316 at-bats in 89 games, a batting average of 0.307, 2 homers, 34 RBIs, 17 stolen bases, and an OPS of 0.778. Fans, colleagues, and coaching staff still believe that Sung-Joo Moon will show a steady performance. He said, “Thank you to the fans who came to Daegu, and I will work hard so that I can continue to show you a good image. I hope you will support me a lot.”