In two months…It’s been a while since I had two legs

Kim Kwang-hyun (36) of the SSG recorded three wins and an earned run average of 2.63 in the first four games of this year. No one knew then. He knew it would take 60 days to become a winning pitcher again.

Kim Kwang-hyun took the mound as the starting pitcher for the opening game of Lotte and Incheon on March 23 and won his first victory of the season by allowing three runs in five innings. In the match against Samsung in Daegu on the 29th, his second appearance, he earned his second win by allowing one run in six innings of quality start (more than six innings and less than three earned runs). In the match against Doosan in Incheon on April 4, he left the mound after 2.2 innings due to back pain, and in the match against Kiwoom in Incheon on the 10th, he scored his third win by allowing two runs in six innings. It was an ace performance as the ‘first starter’.업소알바

However, Kim had no chance to win for a long time since then. He was both sluggish and unlucky. After the match against LG in Incheon on April 28, he was removed from the first team entry and had to restructure himself for 10 days. After his third win at the match against Kiwoom in Incheon, he played in a total of eight games until he was out of the first team entry, recording four losses and a 6.64 ERA. He managed to fill five innings of starting pitching per game. There were some games that were good enough to lose, but on the contrary, he pitched so well that it would not be strange to become a winning pitcher.

Kim Kwang-hyun pitched well against KIA in Incheon on April 16 for five hits (one home run) and five strikeouts and two runs in six innings, but the bullpen allowed a tie in the second half of the game and missed the chance to win. In the game against Doosan in Jamsil on the 22nd of last month, he pitched well with two hits, two outs and six strikeouts and one run, but he finished the game empty-handed again this time because he did not receive support from his teammates such as batters and bullpens.

It was stressful not only for Kim but also for his team. SSG coach Lee Soong-yong said that (Kim) Kwang-hyun needs to win one game to change the atmosphere. That way, the team will become more active. “Players and I feel more pressure as we have already played in several games.”

After a 10-day break, Kim finally became the winning pitcher in the first game of the doubleheader against the Busan Lotte Giants on Tuesday. Kim led his team to a 5-1 win by pitching six hits, two walks and four strikeouts in six innings. He recorded his fourth win (four losses) of the season in nine games and 60 days after his last win. Except for the game against Doosan, which was replaced after 2.2 innings due to back pain, he played a scoreless game for the first time in this season.

With the victory, Kim won his 162nd career (92 losses) in the KBO, moving up to third place with multiple wins, beating MBC Sports Plus commentator Jung Min-chul (161-128 losses). “I was personally disappointed that I couldn’t keep winning, and most of all, I felt sorry for causing inconvenience to my team,” Kim said after the game. “I achieved a meaningful record as a starting pitcher with the help of coaches, coaches and fielders. I want to earn more wins in the future,” he said with a big smile for the first time in a long time.

Lee, who waited for Kim Kwang-hyun’s victory as much as he did for the first time in 10 days, said, “He showed a better pitch than I expected.” “Congratulations on being ranked third with the most wins. I think it took a long time because of the big record.”

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