Yang Hyun-jong moved into second place for most innings pitched

Kia Tigers pitcher Yang Hyun-jong has moved into second place in the KBO League for most innings pitched.

Yang Hyun-jong started against the NC Dinos at Changwon NC Park on April 19 and went six innings on 90 pitches. Six innings, five hits, four walks, two strikeouts, one earned run.

With this, Yang has pitched 2395 innings in his career, surpassing Jung Min-cheol’s record of 2394⅔ innings and becoming the second most innings pitched by a Korean pitcher. Song Jin-woo holds the top spot with 3003 innings.

It wasn’t easy against NC, who were battling for the lead. In the bottom of the first inning, they gave up the first hit to Seo Ho-chul. 안전놀이터 But Yang Hyun-jong struck out Park Gun-woo and got Davidson to fly out to end the inning.

In the second inning, there was a crisis.

One out later, Kim Sung-wook hit a hard grounder to right fielder Lee Chang-jin, who made a diving catch but fell backwards, making it a triple. However, Yang Hyun-jong struck out Park Se-hyeok and Kim Joo-won in succession to get out of the jam. After Kia scored the go-ahead run in the top of the fifth inning, Yang gave up a double to Kim Joo-won in the bottom of the fifth, but he was able to get the final out to preserve the win.

The sixth inning was a disappointment. After giving up a single to leadoff hitter Son Asub, Yang gave up a walk to Seo Ho-cheol. After getting Park Gun-woo to ground out to shortstop for two outs and a walk, Yang gave up the first run of the game to Davidson on a tying single to left. After striking out the final batter, Kwon Hee-dong, to end the inning, Yang Hyun-jong was replaced by Choi Ji-min in the ensuing defense in the top of the seventh as the bases were loaded with no outs. However, Kia won 2-1 with Lee Woo-sung’s game-winning solo home run two batters later in the top of the ninth inning, tied 1-1, to sweep the three-game series against Changwon and extend their winning streak to four games. It was a thrilling victory that was fueled by Yang’s quality start.

Yang Hyun-jong racked up a number of meaningful records last year.

He became the youngest player in the KBO to win 160 games, made the most starts, won the most games, tied for second on the all-time wins list, reached 100 innings in 10 consecutive seasons, became the second pitcher in history to strike out 1,900 batters, became the third pitcher in history to strike out triple digits in nine consecutive seasons, became the third pitcher in history to strike out 2,300 batters, and reached 170 innings in nine consecutive seasons.

This season, the record streak continues. To date, he is on pace to set career records for most games started (393) and most wins (169). He is also 57 strikeouts shy of Song Jin-woo’s record (2048) for career strikeouts (1991).

Of the 10 games Yang has pitched this season, he has gone at least six innings in all but the first two games (5⅓ innings each). He has been the team’s ace, practicing his beliefs of “most innings pitched and fewest runs allowed. 에볼루션 바카라사이트 After a slump in the second half of last year, he has bounced back with flying colors this season after the implementation of the ABS (Automated Pitching Review System).

It’s hard to take your eyes off his performance this season as he continues to live up to his title of ‘big pitcher’.