KIA Tigers native ace Yang Hyeon-jong (35) conquered the 160-win height for the third time in professional baseball history.
Yang Hyeon-jong started in the Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League home game against the Samsung Lions at Kia Champions Field in Gwangju on the 22nd, blocked 5 innings with 1 run, and was replaced with reliever Jeon Sang-hyun in the 6th inning, leading 5-1. He continued his good pitching, allowing three hits and four walks, but striking out seven.
Thanks to Yang Hyeon-jong’s performance, KIA won 6-2 and recently recorded two victories in a row. Yang Hyeon-jong marked his first victory of the season and his 160th victory in his personal career. His personal total of 160 wins is the third all-time after Song Jin-woo (210 wins) and Jung Min-cheol (161 wins). In addition, if only two wins are added, he will rise to second place alone, surpassing current MBC commentator Jeong Min-cheol in the ranking of the most wins ever.안전놀이터
Yang Hyeon-jong gave Gong Min-gyu a double in the middle of the 5th inning at the beginning of the 5th inning, leading 5-0, and gave 1 point. Then, in the top of the 6th inning, he allowed consecutive walks to Jose Pirella and Lee Won-seok before coming down the mound. Jeon Sang-hyun, who came up to put out the fire, was hit right handedly by Kang Min-ho and was driven to the brink of the bases loaded safely. It was a situation where Yang Hyeon-jong’s runs increased and the victory could fly away.
However, Jeon Sang-hyun struck out three batters in a row, Oh Jae-il, Lee Jae-hyeon, and Gong Min-gyu in a mass loss crisis. Thanks to this, Yang Hyeon-jong was able to breathe a sigh of relief.
The KIA lineup also scored a large number of 5 points at the end of the first inning, including a grand slam that crossed the left wall of Byun Woo-hyuk, and took the win early.
Samsung starter Won Tae-in became a losing pitcher with 6 hits, 2 walks, 4 strikeouts and 5 runs in 6 innings. He continued his scoreless streak from the 2nd to the 6th inning, but the 5 runs he gave up at the end of the 1st inning finally caught up with him.