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‘Worst pitching in 7 years’ Kim Kwang-hyun gives up 7 runs on 2 home runs…loses to Yang Hyun-jong

The starting matchup between KIA’s Yang Hyun-jong and SSG’s Kim Kwang-hyun, who are ranked 1-2 in wins, ended on a high note.

The game between KIA and SSG took place on June 6 at SSG Landers Field in Incheon. It was the eighth career start between Yang and Kim.

Kim went 4⅓ innings, allowing seven runs on eight hits, two home runs, three walks, and one strikeout.

SSG opened the scoring with three straight singles in the bottom of the first inning, but Kwang-hyun quickly gave up a 1-0 lead in the second 메이저사이트.

He allowed leadoff hitter Choi Hyung-woo to hit a game-tying solo home run (his 10th of the season) over the right field fence on a 2B-2S pitch. The home run gave Choi his 16th consecutive season with double-digit home runs.

Kim Kwang-hyun was shaken again with two outs when he walked Lee Chang-jin to load the bases. Lee then stole second on a wild pitch by Kim Tae-gun. On a full count, Kim Kwang-hyun hit a priority double to Kim Tae-gun to make it a 1-2 game.

Kim Kwang-hyun gave up the big hit in the fourth inning. He walked the leadoff batter, Choi Hyung-woo, to load the bases. Hwang Dae-in followed with a single to right to put runners on first and second. One out later, Lee Chang-jin singled up the middle to load the bases.

Kim Tae-gun was hit by a fastball and allowed a single that sailed over the third baseman. He then gave up a two-run double to Kim Kyu-sung with the bases loaded.

Park Chan-ho’s sacrifice fly to right field put runners on first and third, making the score 6-1.

Kim Kwang-hyun gave up another home run in the fifth inning to leadoff batter Choi Hyung-woo. His first-pitch slider (133 mph) was caught and allowed a solo home run over the right field fence. Kim Kwang-hyun was replaced by Noh Kyung-eun after getting Hwang Dae-in to fly out to center field with one out.

Kim increased her pitch count in the second and fourth innings, throwing 34 pitches each, and was removed at 94. The last time Kim allowed seven runs in a game was in 2016.

He gave up seven runs (five earned) against Hanwha on September 10 and seven runs (seven earned) against NC on June 11. It was his worst seven-run outing in seven years, and he did not complete five innings.

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