‘Great Pitcher’ Yang Hyeon-jong (35, KIA Tigers) played a good fight with 1 run in 7 innings, but missed the victory due to the silence of the savage batting line, and the single 2nd place with the most wins in total was canceled.
Yang Hyeon-jong started the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League Kiwoom Heroes game held at Kia Champions Field in Gwangju on the 21st and recorded 7 innings, 8 hits, 1 walk, 3 strikeouts and 1 run, but did not receive a single point.
Yang Hyeon-jong, who was replaced with the team trailing 0-1, did not meet the requirements for a winning pitcher, so his personal career of 162 wins was canceled.
Still, Yang Hyeon-jong finished 2205⅔innings in total, surpassing KT Wiz coach Lee Kang-cheol (2204⅔innings) and ranked third alone for the most total innings. He also lowered his season ERA from 2.17 to 2.03.
On the 9th, Yang Hyeon-jong won a total of 161 wins with 8 innings, 10 strikeouts, and no runs against SSG Landers in Gwangju, and tied for second place with MBC Sports Plus commentator Jeong Min-cheol.
If only one win is added, Yang Hyeon-jong could become the pitcher with the most wins in the KBO League next to Song Jin-woo, technical chairman and pitching coach of Daeduk University, who won 210 wins, but in the two recent games, he had no relationship with victory.
Yang Hyeon-jong struggled with 4 runs (2 earned) in 5⅓ innings against the Doosan Bears in Jamsil on the 14th, and missed the victory because the fielders were sluggish throughout the air and defense.
In this game, the possibility of Yang Hyeon-jong winning 162 times in his career was predicted positively. This is because KIA has been in good spirits with their recent 4 consecutive wins, and Yang Hyeon-jong, who made a sortie on this day, also tied up Kiwoom’s other line.
Yang Hyeon-jong got two hits at the beginning of the second inning and faced a scoring situation with 2 out 1st and 2nd base, but catcher Han Seung-taek caught second base runner Park Chan-hyuk with a quick check and prevented the run. In the top of the 3rd inning, with 1 out and 2nd base, Lee Jung-hoo was grounded by first baseman and Lee Hyeong-jong was caught by catcher foul fly and continued to score no runs.
However, the problem was the frustrating KIA lineup. Even against Doosan on the 14th, KIA, which failed to score a single point while Yang Hyeon-jong was on the mound, could not break through the blood of the attack even against Kiwoom that day.
The team atmosphere was good, with an average of 7 points this week and a 4-game winning streak, but Kiwoom starting pitcher Choi Won-tae could not be defeated.
In the bottom of the first inning, Ryu Ji-hyeok’s walk and Socrates Brito’s hit made Choi Hyeong-woo and Kim Sun-bin strike out on first and third bases. At the end of the 5th inning, there was a chance for one out and second base, but Han Seung-taek struck out and Ryu Ji-hyeok was out with a ground ball to the first baseman.
The KIA lineup was too busy to even score one point. In the bottom of the 6th inning, Hyeong-Woo Choi, who walked 2 out, went to 2nd base with Won-Tae Choi’s wild throw, but Seon-Bin Kim, the follow-up hitter, was caught by Hwi-Jip Kim, the 3rd baseman. 카지노사이트
The tight balance was broken in the top of the 7th inning. Yang Hyeon-jong had to pay Lim Ji-yeol at 1st base to induce a ground ball, but the missed ball rolled in the direction of 3rd base and led to an infield hit. Afterwards, he had an 8-pitch battle with Lee Ji-young, and got a timely hit that passed the second baseman.
Yang Hyeon-jong, who kept the mound even after the run, struck out Kim Hwi-jip and treated Lee Jung-hoo as a first baseman grounder and ended the inning.
In order for Yang Hyeon-jong to qualify as a winning pitcher, KIA had to score two or more runs at the end of the 7th inning, but that did not happen. At the end of the 7th inning, KIA failed to turn around as it suffered a three-way offense against the changed pitcher Kim Seong-jin.
In the end, Yang Hyeon-jong was replaced in a situation where he was behind 0-1, and postponed his 3rd win of the season and 162 wins in his career to the next opportunity.