KIA Tigers pitcher Yang Hyeon-jong missed his 6th win of the season and his 165th personal career with the fire of the bullpen. There was support for scoring in the team’s batting line, but in the end, it was a scene that bothered me that I was only on the mound until the 5th inning.스포츠토토
KIA lost 6-7 against Pohang Samsung Lions on August 2nd. KIA, which stopped on a 4-game winning streak due to the defeat on this day, maintained its 6th place in the league by recording 41 wins, 1 draw and 43 losses in the season. It is 1.5 games behind the 5th place NC Dinos.
On this day, KIA took the lead first in the first inning when Na Seong-beom fired a preemptive solo home run against opponent starting pitcher Choi Chae-heung.
However, KIA starting pitcher Yang Hyeon-jong passed the end of the 1st and 2nd innings well and was shaken at the end of the 3rd inning. Yang Hyun-jong was hit consecutively by Kim Ji-chan and Kim Hyun-jun after two shots at the end of the third inning. Yang Hyeon-jong, who was hit by Ryu Ji-hyeok with 1 RBI in the ensuing crisis on 1st and 3rd base, was hit by Ja-wook Koo with 2 RBIs and finally allowed a 1-3 reversal.
At the end of the 5th inning, Yang Hyeon-jong took a breather by catching Ja-wook Koo as a floating ball in left field in a crisis with 2 out 1st and 2nd base. In the beginning of the 6th inning, KIA succeeded in a 5-3 reversal by making a 4-run big inning with consecutive concentrated hits.
Yang Hyeon-jong, who met the winning pitcher requirements, was replaced before the defense at the end of the 6th inning. It was a situation where he was able to climb the mound in the 6th inning with 94 pitches, but the KIA bench immediately put Choi Ji-min up and started the bullpen. Following Choi Ji-min (6th inning, 1 inning scoreless) and Lim Ki-young (7th inning, 1 inning scoreless), Jeon Sang-hyun (8th inning, 1 inning scoreless score) seemed to keep the lead for Yang Hyeon-jong’s victory.
The last crisis came at the end of the ninth inning. At the end of the ninth inning, with a 6-4 lead, closer Jeong Hae-young took the mound and opened fire. Jeong Hae-young increased the out count by one by inducing Kim Hyeon-joon to a grounder on first base in the crisis of being safely loaded with consecutive hits and walks. First baseman Kim Kyu-seong was able to prevent a run with Ho-bi and home throwing.
However, ‘old colleague’ Ryu Ji-hyeok put a dagger in his parents’ house. Jung Hae-young’s first pitch to Ryu Ji-hyeok led to a timely hit that tied the score with 2 RBIs. On the KIA bench, Jung Hae-young, who recorded a blown save, was lowered and Kim Ki-hoon was raised to deal with Koo Ja-wook. As Kim Ki-hoon gave up a walk, the pitcher was changed again. Yoon Joong-Hyeon was on the verge of ending the bases loaded with one out and had to pay Jose Pirella to turn it into a floating ball, but Kang Min-Ho finally hit the right time and bowed his head.
The most painful thing was that Jung Hae-young, who appeared in 5 games in the last 6 days, was beaten without power. KIA missed the victory they had to keep in front of them to jump to the top.
It is also a problem that Yang Hyeon-jong cannot show the recent inning mukbang. Yang Hyeon-jong has achieved only one quality start since June (6 innings and 1 run against KT on June 24). Moreover, out of 10 starts since June, he has only finished the sixth inning twice. Recently, as he has accumulated too many pitches from the beginning of the game, Yang Hyeon-jong’s advantage, innings digestion, is not shining at all.
It is thanks to the existence of Yang Hyeon-jong that the KIA selection team is evaluated as strong. It was easy to operate the team mound for the season because there was Yang Hyeon-jong, who was based on digesting long innings for a long time. However, recently, the ‘great pitcher”s inning digestion pace has been questionable. The great pitcher who played at least 6 innings in each starting pitch in the past must come back. That way, KIA is expected to seize the opportunity to hit and rise again.