SSG Landers’ homegrown ace Kim Kwang-hyun (35) was shaken up badly, giving up consecutive hits to five different batters, and was sent home early.
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 Yang-ji, Yang Seok-hwan, Kang Seung-ho, and Heo Kyung-min for four runs.
He got Ahn Seung-han on a foul fly for the first out, but then gave up a sacrifice fly to Cho Su-hyun to make it 0-7.
Kim 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.
Kim’s fastball (16) averaged 146 kilometers and his main slider (21) averaged 136 kilometers on the day, not much different from his usual pitches, but many of them were up the middle. 토토사이트