SSG Landers’ left-handed ace Kim Gwang-hyun (35) was in danger of defeat in the starting match against Yang Hyeon-jong (35, KIA), which was concluded in 8 years.
Kim Gwang-hyun started the away game against KIA in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Kia Champions Field in Gwangju on the 9th, recording 6 innings, 6 hits, 1 home run, 2 walks, 6 strikeouts and 3 runs.
Kim Gwang-hyeon, who did not receive scoring support from the other line while defending the mound, was replaced by Park Min-ho from the 7th inning when the score was 0-3. If the game ends like this, Kim Gwang-hyun will have his first loss (2 wins) of the season.
The match on this day drew attention with the confrontation between left-handers Kim Gwang-hyun and Yang Hyeon-jong, who represent Korea.
Those who faced off for the first time in 2007, the first year of joining the team, clashed on the starting mound a total of six times before. The last confrontation was on September 26, 2015, so we met again on this day after 8 years.
In the games they appeared in before the game, the team faced off with 3 wins and 3 losses, and the two players were tight with 2 wins and 2 losses side by side. However, in the face-to-face confrontation after 8 years, Yang Hyeon-jong is in a laughing mood.
Kim Gwang-hyeon, who blocked the first inning with a tripartite offense, allowed leading hitter Choi Hyeong-woo to walk on base in the second inning.
Afterwards, after striking out Socrates Brito and Byun Woo-hyeok in a row, Lee Woo-sung hit a double and was in danger, but Han Seung-taek caught a ground ball from third base to prevent a run.
In the 3rd episode, he was hit by Ryu Ji-hyeok after one shot, but showed off his crisis management ability by turning Lee Chang-jin into a double play. However, in the 4th inning, he walked again to Hyung-Woo Choi and was hit by a two-run home run by Woo-Hyeok Byeon.
In the 5th inning, after one out, Park Chan-ho allowed a hit and a stolen base, and Ryu Ji-hyeok gave up a timely hit, allowing an extra run.스포츠토토
Kim Gwang-hyeon gave up a hit to lead batter Kim Seon-bin in the 6th inning, but after that, he dealt with three batters in a row and passed the ball to Park Min-ho in the 7th inning.
Kim Gwang-hyun played his role with a quality start (less than 3 earned runs in 6 starting innings) that day. While he threw 85 pitches, he had only 17 fastballs and threw a mix of sliders (42), curveballs (5) and changeups (21).
His highest speed was 145km, which was lower than in his prime, and he faced the KIA lineup by adjusting the pace, but was unable to receive support from the other lines and was driven to the brink of defeat.