Rain’s ‘gift’… After 8 years, I added ‘Gwanghyeonjong’
The big match that has been waiting for years has finally happened. Kim Gwang-hyeon (35, SSG, left in the photo) and Yang Hyeon-jong (35, KIA) start and clash after 8 years.
Kim Kwang-Hyun and Yang Hyeon-Jong will each start in the SSG-KIA match held at Gwangju-Kia Champions Field on the 9th.
The rain that poured over the weekend made this match. This is because KIA, which had been canceled due to rain in 4 consecutive games, postponed Yang Hyeon-jong’s appearance several times and rescheduled it to the 9th.
Yang Hyeon-jong was scheduled to play against Lotte on the 4th, but was canceled and postponed to NC on the 5th. However, when it was canceled again, KIA put Sean Anderson and Lee Eui-ri on standby for the NC match on the 6th and 7th. All of these were also canceled due to rain, so considering the rotation and the condition of the pitcher, Yang Hyeon-jong was again selected as the starter. Today is the 9th, the first day of the SSG 3-game series, and it is Kim Gwang-hyun’s turn at SSG. SSG played all three Kiwoom matches at Gocheok Sky Dome last weekend as scheduled. Kim Gwang-hyun, who pitched against KT on the 3rd, will take a five-day break and play against the KIA on the 9th.
This is the seventh face-to-face match between Kim Gwang-hyun and Yang Hyeon-jong. But it was done in 8 years. The two, who debuted side by side in 2007, met six times in the past, and Kim Gwang-hyun recorded 2 wins and 3 losses, and Yang Hyeon-jong recorded 2 wins and 2 losses. The team has won 3 wins and 3 losses each in these 6 games.
The two met for the first time on May 25, 2007 at Munhak Stadium. It was the beginning of the season when he was a rookie in high school. At that time, Yang Hyeon-jong was sluggish with 2 hits, 2 walks and 1 run in 1 inning, but the team won 6-5. Kim Gwang-hyun, who recorded 8 hits, 5 walks and 6 runs (4 earned) in 5 innings, became the losing pitcher. The two met for the second time in 2008 and did not have a chance to face each other for the next 5 years before colliding for the third time on August 13, 2013. For the first time here, Kim Gwang-hyun became the winning pitcher 카지노사이트.
After that, the two faced off against each other for three consecutive years until 2015. It is around the time Yang Hyeon-jong fully establishes himself as the KIA ace and begins to set a record of 170 innings and double-digit wins in a row. In 2015, on September 21st and 26th, they faced each other twice in a row. Both of these matches were won by Hyeonjong Yang.
Since then, the two have never met in the same match. Both became aces representing the league, and this starting matchup was a big match that was eagerly awaited in the league, but it has never happened in the past 7 years.
The two, who are clashing again after 8 years, are in their mid-30s and are not as powerful as before. However, he is still the team’s No. 1 starter in the country and is the most popular player on the team. Kim Gwang-hyun, who returned after being sidelined for a while due to shoulder pain in April, has won 2 wins in 5 games and has an average ERA of 4.30. Yang Hyeon-jong was only able to play four games this season because it rained every pitching day. Right after the opening, when the team was sluggish, it was not followed by victory, so it was a situation where it achieved one win with an average ERA of 2.63.
Currently, both SSG and KIA are in a good mood. SSG, who took the lead at the beginning of the season, swept 3 consecutive matches on the weekend and headed to Gwangju with 5 consecutive wins. KIA also raised momentum with 5 consecutive wins and stopped when it met Lotte, who was running, but did not miss the atmosphere by stopping Lotte’s 10 consecutive wins. After that, they couldn’t play 4 games in a row due to rain. KIA will play six days after winning against Lotte on the 3rd, and Yang Hyeon-jong will start 11 days after the LG match on April 28th. KIA and Yang Hyeon-jong both go out after a good rest.