Kim Kwang-hyeon (33, St. Louis Cardinals) played an active part in the tuta and finally achieved 2 wins in the season after the 11th challenge.
Kim Kwang-hyun started on the 1st (hereinafter Korean time) against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the Major League Baseball (MLB) held at Bush Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, and struggled with 3 hits, 3 walks, 1 4 strikeouts and 1 run in 5 innings. He pitched 95 total and his ERA fell from 3.98 to 3.79.
St. Louis won 7-4, and Kwang-Hyun Kim added another win after 11 games since the Cincinnati Reds on April 24. The season record is 2 wins and 5 losses.
After scoring his first win of the season, Kim Kwang-hyun had a hard time. There were some sluggish matches and some unlucky matches, and we could not add victories for a long time. However, on this day, he overcame the Arizona batting line with a sharp slider and minimized the number of runs. He also showed his presence at the plate. He appeared as the ninth batter and entered the second at-bat, scoring one hit and two RBIs. He reported his first double and RBI since his big league debut, and contributed to the team’s additional points with a sacrifice bunt. Kim Kwang-hyun’s just-time hit in the second inning became the final hit of the game.
In the first inning, Kim Kwang-hyun struck out lead batsman Josh Rojas with a swing and flew Team Locastro to right field and started off happily. After two games, Eduardo Escobar walked out after a full-count game, and a crisis arose, such as Christian Walker’s miss-hit batting hit. However, Kim Kwang-hyun threw a slider at Asdrubal Cabrera and struck out a wasted swing and got out of the crisis.
In the second inning, Kwang-Hyun Kim gave Josh Reddick a straight walk, but he managed to catch a follow-up hitter well. After batting Nick Ahmed and Dalton Barshaw with a fly to center field in a row, he turned pitcher Riley Smith into a looking strikeout.
In the attack at the end of the second inning, Kim Kwang-hyun hit his first long hit since his big league debut and recorded his first RBI. Kim Kwang-hyeon, who came to the plate at 2nd and 1st and 2nd base, recorded a double that exceeded the height of left fielder by hitting the opponent starting Riley Smith’s 91.8 mile (about 147.7km) sinker in a two-ball and one strike. Kim Kwang-hyun ran to second base, and both runners hit the home. 2-0.
But in the third inning, a crisis came again. After conceding an infield hit to Roxas, Locastro got a ball that matched his body and became first and second base safely. He handled Escobar well with a fly to center field and striking out Walker with a swing, but allowed a right-handed hit to Cabrera after two runs and allowed one run. Still, he caught the follow-up hitter Reddick with a fly at third base and prevented an additional run.
St. Louis supported Kim Kwang-hyun by adding two more points in the third inning with just-time hits from Tyler O’Neill and Yadier Molina.
Kim Kwang-hyun also gave up a walk in the game against the first batter Ahmed in the 4th inning. However, after that, Basho struck out second baseman with a ground ball, pinch hitter Andrew Young struck out a wasted swing, and LOHAS with a fly from left field finished the inning without conceding.
Kim Kwang-hyun succeeded in a sacrifice bunt by entering the plate at first base in the fourth inning. In the continued 2nd base, St. Louis escaped 5-1 with Goldschmidt’s just-time hit.
In the 5th inning, he recorded his first triplets inning of the day. Kim Kwang-hyun caught Lo Castro and Escobar’s outfield fly and finished the inning neatly by treating Walker with a second baseman ground ball.
St. Louis made 6-1 with a double from lead O’Neill in the bottom of the fifth and Tommy Edman’s just-time hit after two runs.
In the beginning of the 6th inning, Kim Kwang-hyun was off the mound and the bullpen was activated. John Gantt held the 6th and 7th without a run. St. Louis allowed three runs in the first 8 innings, but Alex Reyes, who finished in the ninth inning, took the win by three points.
(Seoul = News 1)
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