KIA Tigers pitcher Yang Hyun-jong (35) has been hit hard for the second straight game in June, giving up seven runs.

Yang Hyeon-jong started a home game against the SSG Landers of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League on 7 May at KIA Champions Field in Gwangju, giving up seven runs on 11 hits with two walks and three strikeouts in 4⅓ innings.메이저사이트

Yang moved into sole possession of second place on the KBO’s all-time wins list with his third win of the season and 162nd win of his career on 27 May against the LG Twins in Gwangju, but he failed to accumulate a win in two consecutive games.

On the 2nd, Yang Hyun-jong gave up nine runs on nine hits (one home run) and two walks in two innings against the Sasak Lotte Giants, the most runs allowed in a single game since his professional debut, and he also collapsed in his first start in five days.

Yang’s ERA in June is a staggering 22.74 (16 runs in 6 1/3 innings) due to a significant drop in command. His season ERA, which was 2.29 through May, has soared to 4.55.

KIA took the early lead on the day. Socrates Brito and Choi Hyung-woo scored two runs on back-to-back homers in the first inning, and Yang Hyun-jong kept the game scoreless until the second.

However, Yang started to falter in the top of the third inning when SSG’s batting order turned a corner.

Yang gave up back-to-back doubles to Kang Jin-sung and Choi Ji-hoon for the first run, and then gave up the tying run to Choi Jeong with the bases loaded. He struck out Guillermo Heredia, but gave up a walk to Ha Jae-hoon and then an RBI single to Oh Tae-gon.

Socrates hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the third inning to tie the game, but Yang Hyun-jong was unable to protect the two-run lead.

Yang gave up another three runs in the top of the fourth inning after giving up four consecutive hits to Choi Ji-hoon, Park Sung-hwan, Choi Jung and Heredia. A fastball, slider, and changeup were all used against him.

Yang Hyun-jong remained on the mound in the top of the fifth, but he didn’t last long.

SSG batters loaded the bases on a sacrifice bunt by Kim Sung-hyun after Oh Tae-gon hit a double after a video review. Kim Min-sik followed with an RBI double to pull Yang Hyun-jong off the mound.

Fortunately, Hwang Dong-ha, the second pitcher in relief, got the next batter to fly out to end the inning.

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