‘Monster Rookie’ Kim Seo-hyun, 1 inning 2K scoreless in the opening match of the Futures… Hanwha wins

Hanwha rookie pitcher Kim Seo-hyun took the mound before the Opening Day of the Futures League and showed off pitching.

Hanwha 2nd team won 9-2 come-from-behind victory in the opening game of the Futures League against SSG 2nd team held at Seosan Stadium on the 4th메이저놀이터.

Kim Seo-hyun climbed the mound in the top of the 8th inning, leading 6-1, recording 1 inning, 1 walk, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts, and no runs.

The first hitter, Kim Min-joon, got 2 strikes first and treated it as a shortstop grounder. Then, against Kim Jung-min, he was driven to 3 balls and allowed a 6th walk on a full count.

He struck out Ahn Sang-hyun on a swing with 1 out and 1st base, and caught an outcount. In the 2nd and 1st base, Yubin Choi got to base with a ball that hit the body and became 2nd and 1st and 2nd base. Kim Seo-Hyun overcame the crisis by striking out Kim Gun-Woong on a swing.

Kim Seo-hyun, who joined Hanwha with the first pick in the first round of the 2023 draft, was not included in the opening entry and started the season in the second group. Kim Seo-Hyun threw a fastball over 150km in the demonstration, recording an average ERA of 1.80 in 5 games (5 innings) and 3 holds.  

However, Hanwha coach Subero sent Kim Seo-hyun down to the second team. He explained, “The depth has increased a lot. It is true that I was very hesitant. For now, I started the season in the 2nd team. I plan to spend the season as a reliever.” 

Hanwha won a come-from-behind victory by making a big inning with 6 runs while batting in the 6th inning behind 0-1. In the 6th inning, lead batter Han Kyung-bin got on base with a strikeout, and Lee Jin-young got to 1st and 2nd base safely due to a catch error by the shortstop.

With Jang Jin-hyeok’s walk, Lee Seong-gon hit a right-handed hit with one RBI at the bases loaded. In SSG, the pitcher changed from Kim Tae-hoon to Seo Dong-min. Heo Gwan-hoe’s push-off walk, Yoo Sang-bin’s 2-RBI double, Jang Woon-ho’s 4-ball, and Jeong Min-gyu’s 1-RBI right-handed hit made it 5-1. One more point was added with Han Kyung-bin’s second baseman grounder at the bases loaded with one out.

In the 8th inning, Jeong Min-kyu hit a three-run home run over the left fence against Lee Kun-wook from the 1st and 3rd bases, and ran away 9-1.

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