Since Yang Hyeon-jong is there… KIA “There is no giving up on fall baseball”


Professional baseball KIA is currently playing the final game of the season in a situation where it has lost all of the ‘one-two-three punch’ of its batting lineup. ‘Main gunner’ Na Seong-beom (34) was ruled out for the season on the 19th of last month due to a right hamstring injury and was ruled to require 10 to 12 weeks of rehabilitation, while ‘eldest brother’ Choi Hyeong-woo (40) also fell while running the bases on the 24th of last month and lost his left leg. He suffered a clavicle fracture. Rehabilitation alone requires 4 months. On the 4th, even shortstop Park Chan-ho (28) suffered a comminuted fracture of the ulna in his left hand when hit by a ball and was unable to play any longer this season.

KIA, who lost all three of the team’s key fielders, seemed to be losing their ticket to fall baseball, but they were able to maintain a glimmer of hope with an 11-0 win against Kiwoom on the 11th. On the same day, Doosan lost 3-14 to Lotte, reducing the gap between 5th place Doosan (71 wins, 2 draws, 65 losses) and 6th place KIA (70 wins, 2 draws, 68 losses) as of the 11th to two games. Considering the remaining schedule, it is not easy to overturn the rankings, but it is not impossible. Doosan and KIA have their last match of the season on the 13th. If they win the match on the 13th, the possibility of a comeback becomes even greater.토토사이트

The key player in the big win against Kiwoom on the 11th was ‘big pitcher’ Yang Hyun-jong (35, photo). Yang Hyun-jong, who took the mound as a starter, led the team to victory with only 6 hits and no runs in 8 innings with no walks. He was a perfect pitcher in a situation where the team desperately needed one win. Yang Hyun-jong, who broke his three-game losing streak and added his eighth win (11 losses) of the season, also significantly lowered his average ERA from 3.87 to 3.68.

Yang Hyun-jong, who had pitched 156 innings before today’s game, added 8 innings and achieved the record of pitching 160 innings for 9 consecutive years for the first time in KBO League history. In addition, there are only 6 innings left in the record of 170 innings pitched for 9 consecutive years, which is the record that is most popular.

According to the future schedule, Yang Hyun-jong can appear as a starter once more. Will he be able to pitch more than 6 innings in his next appearance and give KIA another victory? If that happens, the likelihood of KIA accepting an invitation to fall baseball could be further increased.

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