Yang Hyeon-jong (KIA Tigers) achieved 162 wins after three times, ranking second in the history of the most wins alone. KIA, who won their 20th win of the season, laid the foundation for a mid-level jump.
In the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League home game held at Kia Champions Field in Gwangju on the 27th, KIA defeated the LG Twins, 6-3, with starting pitcher Yang Hyeon-jong’s counterattack.
KIA, which ended its 2-game losing streak and reached 20-21, narrowed the gap with the NC Dinos (22-22), who fell to 5th place, to 0.5 games.
On the other hand, LG, which failed to win 3 consecutive wins, was chased by 0.5 game by SSG Landers (28 wins, 1 draw, 16 losses) in second place with 29 wins, 1 draw and 16 losses. The third place Lotte Giants (26-15) and the ride are only one game.
Yang Hyeon-jong blocked 6⅔innings with 7 hits, 2 walks, 3 strikeouts and 3 runs, and recorded 3 wins of the season and 162 total wins.
Yang Hyeon-jong, who won in three games after the match against SSG in Gwangju on the 9th, surpassed Jeong Min-cheol, MBC Sports Plus commentator (161 wins), and took second place alone with the most total wins. In the KBO League, the only pitcher with more victories than Yang Hyeon-jong is Song Jin-woo, technical chairman and pitching coach at Daeduk University, who won 210 wins.
The KIA lineup, which failed to support even one point in the two games Yang Hyeon-jong took the mound earlier, scored 6 points by tying up 10 hits and 7 4 balls. Socrates Brito had 3 hits, and Hyung-Woo Choi, Sun-Bin Kim, and Chang-Jin Lee had 3 hits.
At the beginning of the first inning, KIA, who took the lead with Choi Hyeong-woo’s sacrifice fly, allowed Yang Hyeon-jong to turn around at the end of the second inning. Yang Hyeon-jong scored 3 runs after being hit by Park Hae-min and Hong Chang-ki in succession at 2nd, 1st and 3rd base.
Afterwards, when Yang Hyeon-jong, who found a sense of stability, prevented additional runs, the KIA lineup rallied. At the end of the 4th inning, Woo-hyuk Byun made up for one point with a timely hit from 1st and 2nd base. Then, when Han Seung-taek was at bat, Lee Chang-jin, who came in as a pinch hitter, did not miss LG starting pitcher Kim Yun-shik’s misfire and hit two RBIs and doubles to turn the game over to 4-3.
Riding the flow, KIA added 1 run at the end of the 5th inning with Socrates and Kim Seon-bin hitting doubles side by side, and Park Chan-ho’s 1 RBI hit at the end of the 6th inning with 1 out and 2nd base ran away to 6-3.
LG had a chance to load bases in the top of the 7th and 9th innings, but the final blows did not come out, so KIA was caught. Kim Yun-shik was sluggish with 5 runs in 4⅓ innings and suffered his 2nd loss (3 wins) of the season.
Lotte won 6-5 against Kiwoom Heroes at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul. Lotte, who scored 6 points at the beginning of the 7th inning, allowed 5 points at the end of the 9th inning, but caught Lee Jung-hoo and won the victory with difficulty.
Lotte, who had three consecutive wins, continued its one-sided dominance with Kiwoom and season opponents with four wins.
On the other hand, Kiwoom fell into a sluggish 4 consecutive losses on the day it achieved a sold-out (16,000) in its 3rd home game of the season. Kiwoom, who had 19 wins and 28 losses, was chased by 0.5 games by KT Wiz (16 wins, 2 draws, 3 losses) and Hanwha Eagles (16 wins, 3 draws, 26 losses) in 9th place, and was in danger of falling to the bottom.
A luxury pitching match unfolded. Lotte Charlie Barnes and Kiwoom Choi Won-tae faced each other on an equal footing with a scoreless saltwater pitching until the 6th inning.
The tight balance was broken in the top of the 7th inning. Lotte took the batting order and scored a large number of 6 runs.
The game, which looked like it would end with Lotte’s complete victory, fell into a big mess in the bottom of the 9th inning. Kiwoom, who had been silent for 26 consecutive scoreless innings until the 8th inning, shook the Lotte mound in the last attack.
With the bases loaded with two outs, rookie Kim Dong-heon scored two RBIs and timely hits, followed by Lee Hyeong-jong’s hit ball, Lim Ji-yeol’s push-off walk, and pinch hitter Lim Byeong-wook’s 2 RBIs and timely hits.
Lotte, which was leading 6-0, was chased by 6-5, and Kim Won-joong, an emergency pitcher, also showed anxiety.
However, miracles did not happen to Kiwoom. Kim Won-joong induced Lee Jeong-hoo to pitch a grounder and ended the game.
KT beat the Samsung Lions 5-2 in the Daegu game and ran for 4 consecutive wins.
Kim Sang-soo, who scored the final blow in the game on the 26th, put a dagger at his former team two days in a row. Kim Sang-soo led KT to victory by making a big success with 3 hits, 1 RBI and 1 run in 5 at-bats.
In the beginning of the 2nd inning, KT took the lead with Kim Min-hyeok’s bunt hit from 2nd, 2nd and 3rd base, and Kim Sang-soo made a timely hit to make it 2-0.
At the end of the 2nd inning, KT allowed Kang Min-ho a solo shot, and in the beginning of the 3rd inning, Kang Baek-ho’s pinch hitter Kang Baek-ho doubled with 2 RBIs, widening the gap. And in the top of the 4th inning, Kim Sang-soo, Anthony Alford, and Park Byeong-ho scored three hits in a row and ran away to 5-1.
In the bottom of the 5th inning, Samsung made up one point with Yun Jung-bin’s push walk, but Kim Dong-jin was hit by a double play in the ensuing run with bases loaded and failed to score an additional run.
KT starting pitcher Wes Benjamin, who scored 2 runs in 5 innings, recorded his 6th win (3rd loss) of the season with the help of the other line.
Hanwha beat NC 5-0 at NC Park in Changwon, avenging the 0-11 defeat the previous day (26th). Hanwha scored 5 points even with 2 hits, but NC only scored 8 hits.
Hanwha, who was tied with no hits against NC starting pitcher Lee Jae-hak until the 4th inning, pierced the blood of the blocked attack in the top of the 5th inning.
Oh Seon-jin’s walk and Lee Do-yoon’s hit made the first and second bases safe, and Lee Jin-young attempted a sacrifice bunt. In the process, the NC infield was shaken and made a mistake in throwing, and Hanwha took the first point of luck. In the second and third bases, Moon Hyun-bin hit two RBIs in a timely manner, and the Hanwha ran away 3-0.
In the top of the 8th inning, Hanwha added 2 points by tying 3 walks, 2 sacrifice hits, and 1 fielder choice, defeating NC’s pursuit.안전놀이터
Hanwha starting pitcher Pena won 4 wins (4 losses) of the season with 5 hits, 4 walks, 4 strikeouts, and no runs in 6 innings. Pena has played the role of the team’s ace with quality start pitching for the last five games in a row.
Meanwhile, the match between SSG and Doosan Bears in Jamsil was postponed due to rain. Canceled matches will be scheduled at a later date.