SSG Kim Kwang-hyun leaves early after allowing Doosan five hits and seven runs
SSG Landers’ homegrown ace Kim Kwang-hyun, 35, was shaken up early, allowing consecutive hits to five batters.
Kim Kwang-hyun allowed seven runs (six earned) on nine hits with one walk and one strikeout in four innings against the visiting Doosan Bears of the 2023 KBO at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on Friday.
He was shaky from the first inning. He gave up a single to left-center to Kim Tae-geun and a deep fly to shortstop to Kim Jae-ho.
Kim induced the next batter, Jose Rojas, into a second-base-to-first-base double play, but Kim Tae-geun crossed the plate.
He gave up two more runs on two hits in the third inning. The problem came in the fourth inning, when they trailed 2-0.
Kim Kwang-hyun gave up back-to-back singles to Rojas, Yang Ji, Yang Seok-hwan, Kang Seung-ho, and Heo Kyung-min.
He got Ahn Seung-han on a foul fly for the first out, but gave up a sacrifice fly to Cho Su-hyun in the ensuing rally to make it 0-7.
Kwang-hyun threw 61 pitches, well below his limit, before handing the ball over to Lee Kun-wook in the bottom of the fifth.
In his previous start, on April 19 against the LG Twins, Kim gave up five runs on eight hits and four walks in 6⅔ innings.
His ERA soared from 3.59 to 3.93 this season.
On that day, Kim’s fastball (16) averaged 146 mph and his primary slider (21) averaged 136 mph, not much different from his usual pitches, 먹튀검증토토사이트 but a lot of them were up the middle.