He started with his head down for three pitches, but came up short and walked off the mound. The team was unable to prevent the sweep.
SSG Landers’ Kim Kwang-hyun made his first-team return on the 11th against the Changwon NC Dinos. Kwang-hyun, along with Lee Yong-chan and Jeong Chul-won, were suspended by the KBO for drinking off the field during the WBC. After being fined and sentenced to community service, SSG prepared for Kwang-hyun’s return.
It had been a long time coming. Kwang-hyun last pitched for the first team on May 20 against the Lotte Giants. He was later pushed back in the order of appearances due to a rainout, and on June 1, the day after his drinking scandal, he was expunged from the first team roster. After another 10 days of self-restraint, Kim returned to the mound after about three weeks.
He got off to a good start, but after a long hiatus, his pitches started to fall apart. After a triple play in the first inning, Kim worked out of jams in the second and third innings, but he was shaken up in the bottom of the fourth inning when he gave up a solo home run to leadoff hitter Park Gun-woo.
After Park’s solo home run to left, he gave up back-to-back singles to Jason Martin and Park Seok-min. Coach Cho Woong-cheon took the mound to check on Kim Kwang-hyun and went down. Yoon Hyung-jun followed with a sacrifice bunt to put runners on second and third. Kim Kwang-hyun gave up a sacrifice fly to Jeon Jae-hwan to tie the game at 2-2. 메이저사이트
In the bottom of the fourth inning, the bases were loaded, but in the top of the fifth, the pitching was shaky again. The first batter, Kim Joo-won, gave up a straight fly ball. The next batter, Seo Ho-cheol, hit an outfield fly, but gave up a single to Kim Sung-wook to left-center field. Three runs.
The SSG bench eventually pulled Kim Kwang-hyun and brought up Moon Seung-won after allowing the run. Moon’s final line was 4 1/3 innings, 5 hits (1 home run), 4 strikeouts, 2 walks, and 4 runs on 5 hits with Kim Kwang-hyun at the plate. He threw 83 pitches. He pitched his comeback game with a sense of atonement, but left the game in disappointment. The team lost 4-8 and dropped all three games in Changwon.