The Hanwha Eagles, who were showing signs of rebounding until the middle of last month, 온라인카지노 have lost momentum. The team’s second-half slump has stretched the gap between them and the top five to seven games, dimming their postseason prospects.
Hanwha remains in eighth place with 38 wins, 5 losses and 49 draws as of the eighth day. They are 2.5 games ahead of the last-place Kiwoom Heroes (41-3-57) and Samsung Lions (39-1-55) and 2.5 games behind the seventh-place Lotte Giants (43-49).
While this is certainly an improvement over the last three years, where the team hasn’t finished out of the bottom half of the standings, it’s a position they can’t afford to be in, as their record-breaking winning streak at the end of the first half of the season made them stand out.
The second half of the season has been particularly poor, with a 4-1 record and a .308 winning percentage (9th). Both bats were disappointing during this period.
On the mound, foreign one-two punch Felix Peña and Ricardo Sanchez pitched well, and second-year Moon Dong-ju served as a homegrown ace, but the fourth- and fifth-starters fell short.
Alternate starter Han Seung-hyuk has yet to pitch more than five innings this season. Jang Min-jae, 온라인카지노 who returned in the second half of the season, has struggled in his last two games, allowing nine runs (seven earned) in 5 1/3 innings.
The bullpen, which had been performing at its best in the first half of the season, also struggled as fatigue set in. The bullpen’s ERA, which was second in the first half, dropped to fifth (4.16).
The silent batting lineup was also a problem. Hanwha’s team batting average is currently 0.239, the lowest among the 10 clubs. Their batting average in scoring position (0.218) and OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage – 0.671) are also at the bottom.
The team has a lot of home runs (63 – tied for second) thanks to Noh Si-hwan (23), but they rarely translate into wins. 17 of Noh’s 23 home runs were solo shots, so his RBI efficiency is not good enough.
Noh and Chae Eun-sung are doing their part, but aside from them, no one else has been doing their part in the offense lately.
In an unfavorable atmosphere, Hanwha begins a three-game series in Suwon against the fourth-place KT Wiz on July 8.
KT has been on a scary upswing lately. Last place until June 5, KT has shown a frightening focus to climb to fourth place (49 wins, 2 draws, 44 losses). They are 8-2 in their last 10 games, tied for the best record with the leaders, the LG Twins.
It’s certainly a tough opponent, but Hanwha has the best record against KT this season, going 4-1-1.
With a three-game series against the fifth-place Doosan Bears starting this weekend, Hanwha needs to take care of business in the first game of the three-game series against KT.
Hanwha will look to bounce back with Sanchez in the starting lineup. 카지노사이트 Sanchez is 5-3 with a 2.84 ERA this season.