“Yang Hyeon-jong was perfect.”
KIA blocked SSG’s 6-game winning streak. Both pitchers showed good form, and had clean wins. Starting pitcher Yang Hyeon-jong (35) showed off a perfect pitch. In the other line, Byun Woo-hyuk (23) broke out. Director Kim Jong-guk (50) is also satisfied.
In the first game of the 2023 KBO League regular season SSG held at the Gwangju-Kia Champions Field on the 9th and the first game of the three-week series, starter Yang Hyeon-jong’s Quality Start Plus (QS+) was hit by Byun Woo-hyuk’s two-run gun, and he laughed 3-0.
It’s the last 2 wins. I took 5 days off. Four matches were canceled due to rain. There must have been a problem with the sense of the game. However, there was no particular problem.
Rather, Hyeonjong Yang, who came out after resting enough, had strength. He became the winning pitcher with a brilliant pitching of 8 innings, 6 hits, 1 walk, 10 strikeouts and no runs. This is the 2nd win (undefeated) of the season. The average ERA also dropped to 1.97.
He also won his 161st career win. He was tied for second place in all-time wins. He stood shoulder to shoulder with commentator Jeong Min-cheol. If you add one more win, you will be in second place alone. The Tigers record for most wins still stands.스포츠토토
The bullpen went easily as Yang Hyeon-jong ate 8 innings. Jeong Hae-young came up in the ninth inning and ended the game with a scoreless inning. This is the third save of the season. Added one save in 16 days.
In the other line, Byun Woo-hyuk hit the preemptive final two-run four and produced 1 hit and 2 RBIs. I tasted it 17 days after the Samsung game on April 22nd. Kim Seon-bin had two hits, and Choi Hyung-woo had two walks and one run. Ryu Ji-hyeok had 2 hits and 1 RBI, and Park Chan-ho had 2 hits.
After the game, coach Kim Jong-guk said, “Yang Hyeon-jong, like an ace, perfectly blocked 8 innings and provided a foothold for the team’s victory. Congratulations on being tied for second place with the most wins of all time. Jung Hae-young, who succeeded him, also reliably defended the team’s victory by throwing a stable ball and powerful ball, even though it was his first appearance in 9 days.”
“I was concerned about the feeling of hitting because it was my first game since last Wednesday. Byun Woo-hyuk scored a valuable two-run home run at the timing when the first point was needed, and Ryu Ji-hyeok’s additional RBI also contributed greatly to the team’s victory. It feels good to repay you with a victory in front of many home fans. I will do my best tomorrow as well.”