Yang Hyun-jong has finished his opening day rehearsal

Kia Tigers left-hander Yang Hyun-jong (36) has finished his opening day rehearsal. He pitched in an exhibition game against the Samsung Lions of the 2024 Baseball World Series at Gwangju-Kia Champions Field on Aug. 18. He allowed two runs on six hits (one home run) with one walk and three strikeouts in four innings. He threw 59 pitches, mixing a fastball, changeup slider, and curveball. His fastball topped out at 144 mph and averaged 140 mph.

It was his first and last appearance in an exhibition game. He will start the second game of the opening series against the Kiwoom Heroes in Gwangju on April 24. Will Crowe will start the opening game. The decision was made based on his strong performance against Kiwoom last year, going 1-3 with a 2.20 ERA in five games.

In the first inning, he retired the first three batters he faced. However, in the second inning, he was hit by a McKinnon single to center. One out later, Oh Jae-il gave up a hard hit that bounced off the second baseman and Lee Sung-gyu walked to load the bases. Kim Young-woong struck out swinging and Ryu Ji-hyuk grounded out to short.

In the third inning, Kim allowed a leadoff single to Kim Hyun-joon and a stolen base.

One out later, he gave up his first run on a double to Koo Ja-rook that sailed wide of the right-field fence. McKinnon then gave up a double to center, but center fielder Kim Ho-ryung threw out the runner at second on a throwing motion, 카지노사이트 and Park Chan-ho made a bullet relay play to end the inning.

In the fourth inning, Oh gave up a leadoff single to Jae-il Oh. He retired the next three batters to end the game. It had been a long time since he pitched. He made his first start against Lotte on March 3 at the Okinawa camp, throwing two innings with two strikeouts and no walks. It had been 16 days since his last start, which was canceled due to intestinal infections before he was scheduled to pitch against Hanwha in Daejeon on the 12th.

In his first start, he checked the batters’ reactions and the strike zone. He faced a relatively high number of hits and three long balls, but will make adjustments to improve his opening pitch. “I didn’t have a good outing, but I’ve been steadily increasing my pitch count (through bullpen work), and I’m going to go out there (in the second game). It will be his second appearance in the starting rotation. He was better against Kiwoom than he was against Lotte last year,” Lee said, explaining the reasoning behind his selection for the opening two games.

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