Jang Hyeon-gu, Hanam-jik, Reporter Hong Gyu-bin = Pro baseball KIA Tigers’ eternal ace Yang Hyeon-jong (35) stepped on the 160-win tally for the third time in history.
Yang Hyeon-jong started the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League home game against the Samsung Lions at Kia Champions Field in Gwangju on the 22nd, blocked 5 innings with 1 point, and passed the baton to Jeon Sang-hyun in the 6th inning, leading 5-1.
As the KIA bullpen kept a 6-2 victory with only one more point, Yang Hyeon-jong won his first win of the season and achieved 160 wins for the third time after Song Jin-woo (210 wins) and Jeong Min-cheol (161 wins).
If Yang Hyeon-jong adds only two wins, he will rise to second place alone in the ranking of the most wins ever.
Even after giving up 3 hits and 4 walks, Yang Hyeon-jong overcame the crisis wisely with 7 strikeouts and minimized runs.
Then, at the beginning of the 5th inning, when he was leading 5-0, Min-gyu Gong hit a double in the middle of the month at the first base, giving him one point.
In the top of the 6th inning, Jose Pirella and Lee Won-seok were allowed consecutive walks before they were beaten.
As Jeon Sang-hyun got a right-handed hit by Kang Min-ho and brought the bases full safely, Yang Hyeon-jong’s runs were also increasing.
However, thanks to Jeon Sang-hyun’s strikeouts against Jae-il Oh, Jae-hyeon Lee, and Min-kyu Gong in a row, Yang Hyeon-jong’s earned run remained at one point.
On this day, Gyeonggi-do actually ended in the 6th inning.
KIA scored first with Kim Sun-bin’s left-handed hit at the end of the first inning, with two outs on first and second base, which was tied up with Ko Jong-wook’s hit and Choi Hyung-woo’s walk.
With Lee Chang-jin’s left-handed hit, Byun Woo-hyeok scooped up Samsung’s starter Won Tae-in’s body slider and hit a grand slam that went over the left fence to secure the team’s victory.
It was the second home run of the season and the first total in his career by Byun Woo-hyuk, who moved from the Hanwha Eagles to the KIA.
Leaders LG Twins beat Hanwha Eagles 3-0 in an away game in Daejeon.
LG was thrilled with 4 consecutive wins, and Hanwha, who fell to the bottom the day before, suffered 3 consecutive losses.
LG scored 1 point with Jung Joo-hyun’s infield hit in the first inning with two bases loaded, and in the second inning, Kim Hyun-soo ran away 2-0 thanks to a timely hit.
In the 8th inning, Hanwha’s mistake and Moon Bo-kyung’s sacrifice fly tied together one more point.
Starting pitcher Lim Chan-gyu successfully blocked 5 innings with 2 sporadic hits, followed by 4 bullpen pitchers working together to win the team shutout.
SSG Landers defeated Kiwoom Heroes 3-2 at home in Incheon. 2nd place SSG also blew the whistle for three straight wins and chased LG by one game.
In the bottom of the 8th inning, where the score was 2-2, Hanyu Island pushed the curve of Kiwoom’s bullpen Yang Hyun at the bottom of the 8th inning and sent second base runner Guillermo Heredia home with a timely hit to the left.
The day before, Hanyu Island also hit a 1 RBI left-handed final hit in the 4th inning, predicting a 3-1 victory for the team in 2 out 1 and 2 base.
The two teams, who faced each other in the Korean Series last year, were still tight against each other on this day.
When SSG took the lead with Joo-Hwan Choi’s superior solo home run in the second inning, Kiwoom overturned the game with Addison Russell’s mid-month two-run arch in the fourth inning.
At the end of the 6th inning, SSG returned to the score 2-2 with Choi Jeong’s timely hit to the left, and then Hanyu Island’s timely hit to seal the victory.
The Doosan Bears also beat kt wiz 5-1 at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul and won three games in a row.
kt suffered three consecutive losses.
In the bottom of the 6th inning with a 2-0 lead, Seok-hwan Yang hit a two-run four and Jae-seok Ahn hit a solo home run in the bottom of the 7th.
Yang Seok-hwan hit the top spot in home runs alone with his 5th cannon of the season. 토토사이트
kt also had 10 hits, but only managed to avoid defeat by making up for 1 run in the 9th inning.
Doosan starter Choi Seung-yong won his first win of the season by blocking 5 innings with 6 sporadic hits and no runs.
The Lotte Giants beat the NC Dinos 10-6, which self-destructed with 5 errors in the Changwon visit game, and jumped to 4th place with 3 consecutive wins.
NC, who suffered 4 consecutive losses, fell to 5th place.
In the beginning of the 3rd inning, trailing 0-1, Lotte turned around with Ahn Kwon-soo’s two-run home run, and thanks to an error by the NC infielder, Lotte ran away with 3 points and 5-1.
Lotte, who added 2 points in the 4th inning by taking advantage of NC’s mistake, took a breather after adding 2 points with Ahn Kwon-soo’s superior solo arch and Noh Jin-hyeok’s sacrifice fly in the beginning of the 9th inning, which was chased 8-6.
Lotte Charlie Barnes gave 3 runs (2 earned runs) in 5 innings, but thanks to the batting line that earned points early, he won his first victory (1 loss) in his third appearance of the season.