KIA Tigers left-handed ace Yang Hyun-jong has changed. Since returning to the first team, he has proven his ace credentials with two quality starts and a win.

After struggling for a while, Yang was removed from the first team roster on March 16. He was reinstated to the first team roster on the 26th after serving 10 days.바카라 Given the fact that the top-five race was in full swing and the starting lineup was in bad shape, Yang couldn’t stay away for long, but he needed time to regroup by skipping a turn or so in the rotation.

It worked, as Yang picked up a win in his first start back on August 26 against the Gwangju Hanwha Eagles, throwing six innings of five-hit ball with one walk and four strikeouts, and then picked up a start against the Incheon SSG Landers on August 1, throwing seven innings of two-hit ball with one walk and three strikeouts. It was the first time in a month that Yang had pitched seven innings since March 2 against the Pohang Samsung Lions.

With the win, Yang earned his 164th career start, surpassing “Legend” Song Jin-woo (163) for the most career starts in the KBO.

The entire team had been waiting for Yang’s rebound, but no one was more excited than KIA manager Kim Jong-kook. “I think his command was good, and his movement was much better than before,” Kim said before the SSG game on the 2nd, and then emphasized that “the important thing is that he seems to be more relaxed mentally.”

“I think he pitched with a relaxed mind, not only in his last start, but also in the SSG game on the 1st, when he put down the pressure of ‘what to do more’ and ‘how to do well’,” Kim said, adding, “If he pitches like he did on the 1st, he is his usual self. I think he’s much more stable when he starts,” he added.

With foreign pitcher Mario Sanchez unavailable due to injury and Lee Yi-ri set to leave the team for the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games on Feb. 22, the role of the existing starters is critical. The role of the existing starters has become crucial. For KIA, Yang’s rebound is all the more welcome.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *