Kim Kwang-hyun made two quality starts in August, but lost both games. On the 2nd, he lost 7 innings and 1 run against KT, and on the 8th, he lost 6 innings and 1 run against NC. The bats didn’t help.
However, the 15th game of the season against Samsung at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on the 13th was different.
The Tigers scored two runs in the first and second innings. In the fifth and seventh innings, Choo Shin-soo’s sacrifice and RBI singles helped them score additional runs.
Most importantly, the defense stood out.
When Oh Jae-il singled with two outs in the second inning, right fielder Choi Ji-hoon made a clothesline throw to catch Kang Min-ho at second base. In the top of the sixth inning, Kim Dong-jin’s hit-by-pitch was caught in reverse motion by first baseman Oh Tae-gon. Pirela completed the double play to take the pressure off Kwang-hyun’s shoulders, and SSG went on to win 4-0, giving Kwang-hyun his seventh win in seven scoreless innings. SSG head coach Kim Won-hyung said, “Kwang-hyun was an ace today and pitched seven shutout innings to get the win. The batters did a great job of scoring runs, which took a lot of pressure off the ace’s shoulders. It was a good all-around game,” he said. “There were a lot of good defensive plays on defense, such as Ji-hoon’s home run in the second inning, Taegon’s defense in the sixth inning, and the double play in the seventh inning. It was a good defensive effort by the fielders,” he added.
“In the batting lineup, Taegon-i contributed to the team’s offense with his active batting, and Shin-soo played a big role in the offense with his sacrifice and wedge hits.” “It was a tough game this week, but everyone worked hard, and we will prepare well next week so that we can show a good game,” Kim said. “I want to thank the fans for their support in the heat,” he said. 파워볼사이트