Kim Kwang-hyeon (34, SSG Landers), who returned after challenging the major leagues of American professional baseball, took the first place in the ERA and began to conquer the KBO League in earnest.
Kim Kwang-hyun started in the 2022 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League visit against the Lotte Giants at Sajik Stadium in Busan on the 27th and recorded two hits and one run (visa fault) in 6 innings.
In all four games he appeared in this season, he succeeded in quality starts (throwing 6 or more innings and 3 earned runs or less) and struck out a whopping 10.
Although the SSG batting line failed to capture Lotte’s Park Se-woong and failed to win four consecutive victories, Kim Kwang-hyun further lowered his ERA from 0.47 to 0.36.
Kim Kwang-hyeon, who filled the regular innings (22 innings) with 6 innings pitching that day, overtook Lotte’s Charlie Barnes (0.54) in the ERA category and took first place.
Kim Kwang-hyun did not concede a single hit until the end of the 5th inning against Lotte, the league’s top batting average player.
The run in the second inning was conceded by a series of catch errors by second baseman Joo-Hwan Choi and third baseman Jeong-Choi.
At the end of the 6th inning, which was 1-1, the lead hitter Chi-Hong Ahn allowed a heavy hit, but he sighed as he led Jeong-Hoon to a shot-by-shot.
Han Dong-hee hit a double in mid-month and faced another crisis, but after passing Dae-ho Lee, DJ Peters was treated as a ground ball.
Lotte opened the door when leading hitter Chi-hong Ahn hit a heavy hit in the bottom of the 11th inning.
Jung Hoon’s sending bunt made him 1 to 2, and Han Dong-hee, the hottest hitter recently, entered the plate.
The SSG bench skipped Han Dong-hee and chose Lee Dae-ho. At the same time, he replaced the pitcher from Taeyang Lee to Yohan Jo.
As Dae-Ho Lee retreated with a blow to the shortstop, SSG’s operation produced the best results.
Lotte and SSG failed to score even in the 12th inning of overtime, and the match ended in a draw for the first time of the season.
At Jamsil Stadium in Seoul, the Doosan Bears defeated the NC Dinos 6-5 thanks to veteran Oh Jae-won’s timely hit in the final.
Doosan, with two wins in a row, maintained second place with a season record of 13 wins and 8 losses. On the other hand, NC, which has lost two consecutive losses, was at the bottom of the season with its 16th loss (6 wins).
Unlike the previous game, which ended with Doosan’s one-sided victory, the two teams continued a tight battle on this day.
Doosan, who was led 1-2, responded with a home run in the bottom of the third inning.
Kim Jae-hwan, No. 4, hit NC starter Wes Parsons’ fastball (150 km/h) from 2nd and 3rd base, leading to a superior comeback three-run home run.
At the end of the game, NC No. 4 gave strength this time. Yang Eui-ji pulled a two-run four from first baseman in the 8th inning, when Yang Eui-ji was led 3-5, and changed pitcher Lim Chang-min, returning the game to the starting point.
The flow of the game seemed to have shifted to NC, but Doosan drew the finish line at the end of the 8th inning.
After two games, Kyung-min Heo hit a double to create a scoring opportunity, and follow-up hitter Oh Jae-won technically hit Lim Jeong-ho’s 4th pitch curve to hit the right time in the final.
Doosan, who took the lead again, finished by Kim Kang-ryul in the early 9th inning and kept the lead by one point.
The LG Twins defeated the Samsung Lions 7-0 with Lee Min-ho’s back-fighting lead.
It was a game where LG starter Lee Min-ho’s counterplay was outstanding.
Lee Min-ho picked up his first win in his fourth start of the season with 5 ⅔ innings, 5 hits, 4 strikeouts, and no runs on that day.
Lee Min-ho pitched only 9⅔ innings in the three starts before this game.
After sluggish pitching, Lee Min-ho, who went down to the 2nd team and returned, succeeded in rebounding with a different look.
LG made 2-0 by combining Park Hae-min’s walk and Moon Sung-joo and Hong Chang-ki’s doubles against Samsung starting Albert Suarez in the first inning.
After that, a thin-ice game followed in a pitcher fight.
In the bottom of the 6th inning, Kim Ji-chan and Jose Pirella had a chance to get 1 company 1 and 2 bases, but Jae Il Oh turned to strikeout in a vain swing.
LG, who had passed one hurdle, lowered Lee Min-ho and put Jung Woo-young in early.
LG, who maintained a two-point lead by turning Kang Min-ho back to first baseman with a ground ball by Jung Woo-young, scored five points in the early eighth inning and divided the game.
Samsung had a chance to run out of bases in the bottom of the ninth, but fell to their knees without scoring a point.
KT Wiz defeated the KIA Tigers 3-1 thanks to starting pitcher So So-Jun’s strong pitch, and ended their second consecutive losing streak.
Sook-Jun Sook-Jun threw one run in 7 innings and poured cold water on the heated KIA batting line. The bullpen also took the lead.
At the bottom of KT’s 1st inning, Jang Seong-woo hit a double that hit the right-middle fence in two outs, second and third base, and drew two points first.
After two runs in the 4th inning, So So-Jun was put to full base by hitting Seon-Bin Kim and Seong-Beom Na in a row and allowing Hyeong-Woo Choi to walk.
Then, he gave up a push-out dune to Hwang Dae-in, but he struck out Socrates Brito and escaped from the crisis.
As So Ji-jun prevented an additional run in the 7th inning, the batting line also strengthened. kt scored one point in the bottom of the 7th inning and put a wedge in the game.
The Kiwoom Heroes defeated the Hanwha Eagles 7-0 with the help of foreign players.
Kiwoom starter Eric Yokishi took his 2nd win (2 losses) in 7 innings with 5 hits, 1 walk, 8 strikeouts and no runs.
4th batter Yasiel Puig, who had bottomed out with 1 hit in 19 in the last 6 games, came back to life with 3 hits and 1 RBI in 5 at-bats.
Song Seong-moon had three runs in four at-bats, and Kim Hye-Sung had three hits in five at-bats. Jung-hoo Lee also added two hits.
Hanwha starter Yoon Dae-kyung suffered nine hits and five runs in four innings, and suffered his first defeat of the season (one win).