SSG Landers’ left-handed ace Kim Gwang-hyun couldn’t laugh in an important match.
Kim Gwang-hyun started in the 2023 professional baseball KBO League away game against the LG Twins held at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul on the 27th and pitched 89 balls in 4 innings, with 6 hits, 1 home run, 2 walks, 2 strikeouts and 3 runs.
This LG match메이저놀이터 is very important to SSG. SSG, which currently has a record of 13 wins and 7 losses, is ahead of LG (14 wins and 8 losses) in terms of win rate and is in first place.
In such an important situation, Kim Gwang-hyun started as a starting pitcher, but suffered from poor physical condition and could not play long innings. The team came off the mound at the bottom of the 4th inning, trailing 1-2, but it was comforting to avoid defeat by tying the score with a best solo arch in the top of the 5th inning.
It wasn’t good from the start. In the bottom of the first inning, lead batter Hong Chang-ki hit left field. Then, Moon Seong-joo induced a double hit by the first baseman, and immediately took two out counts and deleted the runner at the same time, but allowed Oh Ji-hwan to walk, causing a crisis.
Afterwards, Kim Gwang-hyun, who was driven to 2nd, 1st and 3rd base by giving away a left-handed hit to Austin Dean, dedicated 1 RBI and a timely hit to Moon Bo-kyung in front of the left fielder and took the first run. Fortunately, Kim Min-seong struck out with a swing and did not concede any additional runs.
The 2nd inning was neat. Park Dong-won and Song Chan-eui were put to sleep with third baseman grounders in succession. He then got a right-handed hit from Park Hae-min, but ended the inning by catching Park Hae-min who was trying to steal second base with a sharp check.
At the end of the third inning, his crisis management skills stood out. After allowing Hong Chang-ki a right-handed hit, Moon Seong-joo led second baseman grounder, but second baseman Choi Joo-hwan made a catch error and was driven to 1st and 2nd base safely. However, after cooking Oh Ji-hwan and Austin with left field fly, he ended the inning by blocking Moon Bo-kyung with center field fly.
However, Kim Gwang-hyun could not get past the bottom of the 4th inning. Giving a walk to Kim Min-sung was the root of the problem. Then, Park Dong-won and Song Chan-ui caught it with a fly and strikeout by center fielder, but Park Hae-min allowed a two-run four that went slightly over the right fence. Afterwards, Kim Gwang-hyun caught Hong Chang-ki with a second baseman ground ball and finished the game. SSG called Choi Min-joon to the mound at the start of the bottom of the 5th inning.
Meanwhile, in the bottom of the 5th, SSG was trailing 3-4 with a timely 1 RBI from Austin.