He won the team’s winning series and his first win of the season by winning by decision in the starting match against Kiwoom Jang Jae-young. The main character was Kang Hyo-jong of LG.
Kang Hyo-jong started in the 3rd matchup of the season against Kiwoom in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 6th and led the team to a 5 vs 0 victory with 5 innings, 3 hits, 4 hits, 4 strikeouts and no runs.
It didn’t start well. After one out from the first inning, he allowed hits and walks against Kim Hye-seong and Lee Jung-hoo, respectively, and brought on the first and second bases. However, he passed the first hurdle without conceding by disposing of both Russell and Lee Hyeong-jong with ground balls.
In the 2nd inning, he brought on 1st and 2nd base safely with Kim Woong-bin’s four balls and Lee Ji-young’s hit. Here, the coaching staff paid a visit and calmed Kang Hyo-jong, which paid off. After catching Lim Byeong-wook with a double stroke, he got out of the crisis once again by catching Kim Tae-jin with a third baseman ground ball.
In the 3rd inning, Lee Yong-kyu and Lee Jeong-hoo walked, giving them a chance to run 1st and 2nd base, but Russell (strikeout) and Lee Hyeong-jong (floating ball) were blocked and the third run was avoided. In the 4th inning, Lim Byeong-wook hit a double after two outs and allowed the scoring position in an instant, but caught Kim Tae-jin with a floating ball in center field and escaped the fourth run crisis.
Kang Hyo-jong, who kept the scoreless until the 5th inning, was replaced by Baek Seung-hyeon in the 6th inning and completed his mission as a starter. Afterwards, Ham Deok-joo, Kim Jin-seong, and Lee Jeong-yong, including Baek Seung-hyun, all pitched 1 scoreless inning and protected Kang Hyo-jong and his team’s victory. The batting line also added strength with 8 hits, 7 runs and 5 runs. 토토사이트
After the game, Kang Hyo-jong said, “It’s good that I helped the team win. However, today’s fastball control was not good, so I went to a disadvantage in the count fight. As a result, I brought myself into a lot of crises, but it seems to be a homework I have to solve.” The content of the game was reproduced.
Regarding the crisis situation, he said, “Rather than giving me a change in my thoughts, (Park) Dong-won senior was good at leading, so I trusted and followed (Park) Dong-won’s lead. Maybe that’s why I passed it well.”
Regarding his goal for this season, he said, “My goal is to make sure that I can win unconditionally on the day I start. To that end, I will try to become a better pitcher.”