finally, i did it
‘Ace’ Yang Hyeon-jong (35, KIA) stepped on the height of 160 wins in his career. On the 22nd, in Gwangju-KIA Champions Field, he started as a starter in the home game of the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL (Sol) KBO League’ against Samsung, and scored 1 run in 5 innings. He passed the mound to Jeon Sang-hyun in the top of the 6th inning, leading 5-1. With the bullpen holding the lead, KIA won 6-2. It was Yang Hyeon-jong’s first win of the season and the moment when he won 160 career victories. It is the third-highest record in league history. It is a joy that only Song Jin-woo (21 wins) and Jung Min-cheol (161 wins) enjoyed earlier.
It’s only the third challenge of the season. Yang Hyeon-jong marked 159 wins until last season. But he didn’t get off to a good start this year. He wrote a quality start plus (QS +, more than 7 starting innings and less than 3 earned runs) in both appearances, but he could not achieve victory. This day was different. From the beginning of the game, the batting line exploded coolly. Only at the end of the first inning, Kim Seon-bi’s 1 RBI and timely hit and Byun Woo-hyeok’s full run tied for 5 points. Accordingly, Yang Hyeon-jong also boasted his unique crisis management ability, minimizing his losses and laying the foundation for victory. 토토사이트
Yang Hyeon-jong wore the KIA uniform in the 2nd round (1st overall) of the 2007 rookie draft. His first win was against Hanwha on September 29, 2007. He reached his 50th career win against NC on May 15, 2014, and reached his 100th career win against NC on July 13, 2017. He reported his 150th career win against Lotte on May 19 last year. Yang Hyeon-jong’s steps are still in progress. With just one more win going forward, he will move past Min-Chul Jung to become the all-time 2nd in this category. This is why attention is focused on Yang Hyeon-jong.