Moon Dong-ju (Hanwha), who started the final game with the fate of Ryu Jung-il hanging in the balance, pitched five consecutive scoreless innings to earn the win. His fastball was clocked at 161 mph.
South Korea will play Chinese Taipei in the baseball final of the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games on Sunday (Sept. 7) at the Shaoxing Baseball Stadium in Zhejiang, China.
In April of this year, second-year pitcher Moon Dong-ju touched 160 kilometers per hour, the highest velocity for a domestic pitcher in the KBO, and went 8-0. He ended the season early in September and had plenty of time to rest and prepare for the Asian Games. He started the second game of the Group B preliminary round against Chinese Taipei on Feb. 2 and pitched relatively well, allowing two runs on four hits with one walk and three strikeouts in four innings, but was unable to get any help from his offense and suffered the loss.
South Korea’s starting lineup was second baseman Kim Hye-sung, center fielder Choi Ji-hoon, right fielder Yoon Dong-hee, third baseman Noh Si-hwan, first baseman Moon Bo-kyung, designated hitter Kang Baek-ho, shortstop Kim Ju-won, catcher Kim Hyung-joon and left fielder Kim Sung-yoon.
Chinese Taipei’s batting order is shortstop Tseng Chong-hsiao, left fielder Lin Zhiwei, designated hitter Lin Li, right fielder Lin An-kou, first baseman Wu Yi-ting, third baseman Lin Zhihao, second baseman Li Hao-yu, center fielder Shen Hao-wei, and catcher Lin Zha-jung. The starting pitcher was left-hander Lin Yumin.
In the first inning, Moon gave up a double to Zheng Zhongjie over the center field fence. Lin Zhiwei followed with a sacrifice bunt to put runners on first and third. Moon induced Lin Li into an infield grounder and then struck out Lin Anker to end the inning.
South Korea scored two runs in the top of the second inning on Kim Joo-won’s sacrifice fly to left field and a wild pitch. Moon Dong-joo, who had a lighter load on his shoulders, induced Wu Nianting to ground out to second before striking out Lin Zhihao to end the inning. Two batters later, he struck out Li Haoyu to end the inning.메이저사이트
In the top of the third, Moon struck out Shen Hao-wei and Lin Zhajing and induced a grounder to second base. Two batters later, he struck out Lin Zhiwei to end the inning.
In the fourth inning, Moon struck out Lin Li and Lin Anker before inducing Wu Nianting to fly out to third base. In the fifth inning, Moon induced leadoff hitters Lin Zhihao and Li Haoyu into back-to-back infield grounders before getting Shen Haowei to fly out to second base two batters later.