It’s a loss, but…Kwang-hyun Kim ‘pitches a gem’ in 6 innings against NC

SSG Landers left-handed ace Kim Kwang-hyun (35) pitched well.

Kim Kwang-hyun allowed one run on five hits and two walks with four strikeouts over six innings in his start against the NC Dinos at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on Aug. 8. He was removed from the game after falling behind 0-1 and needed four wins to improve to 6-0, but he did the job with his ninth quality start of the season (six or more innings pitched and three or fewer earned runs allowed).

After a scoreless first inning with two swinging strikeouts, Kim cruised through the third. It was the fourth inning, with the score tied at 0-0. With one out, Kim Sung-wook singled to left to put runners on first and third, and Yoon Hyung-joon followed with a sacrifice fly to left field. With two outs, Choi Bo-sung flied out to center field.

The top of the fifth inning was a showcase of crisis management. With the bases loaded on two hits and a walk, he induced Martin to ground out to second base for the third out. Kim Kwang-hyun, who also took the mound in the sixth inning, threw 10 pitches and recorded three clean outs. SSG head coach Kim Won-hyung activated the bullpen in the seventh inning and sent Noh Kyung-eun to the mound. The SSG bats were stifled by NC starter Eric Peddie with four hits and no runs until the sixth inning.메이저놀이터

Kim threw 99 pitches on the day. He mixed fastballs (38) with sliders (37), changeups (16) and curves (8). His fastball was clocked at 147 km/h. He used his fastball until the fourth inning and his slider until the fifth inning to get through the NC batters.

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