Claiming to be a relief pitcher → Winning pitcher… Yang Hyun-jong, who led 9 consecutive wins 10 years ago, is the ‘spearhead’ challenging for 10 consecutive wins

KIA Tigers ace Yang Hyun-jong (35) returns to action on the brink of 10 consecutive wins. KIA won against the Doosan Bears in Jamsil on the 6th, increasing the number of consecutive wins that began against the KT Wiz on the 24th of last month to ‘9’. After doing it against the Hanwha Eagles in Daejeon on June 20, 2013, he ran hard again 3730 days later. 안전놀이터

KIA announced that ace Yang Hyeon-jong will be the starting pitcher in the game against Doosan on the 7th, as they attempt to achieve 10 consecutive wins. A 9-game winning streak for the first time in about 10 years is a great achievement, but a winning streak that increases the number of positions has greater meaning. A franchise star and team leader takes the lead. 

Yang Hyun-jong fell into a slump for a while right after the start of the second half. In the game against Gwangju LG Twins on the 8th, which was postponed due to rain, he allowed 8 runs in 2 innings, and in the game against Gwangju Kiwoom Heroes on the 15th after a week of rest, he allowed 7 runs in 5 2/3 innings. In the match against Kiwoom on the 15th, the opposing batsman Lee Jeong-hoo was absent due to injury. 

Yang Hyeon-jong rested for ten days afterward. He soothed his mind and body by spending this time with his family. Yang Hyun-jong, who returned, took the mound twice during the team’s 9-game winning streak and became the winning pitcher on both occasions. On August 26th, against the Gwangju Hanwha Eagles, he allowed 2 runs in 6 innings, and against the Incheon SSG Landers on the 1st, he allowed no runs in 7 innings. 

Yang Hyun-jong also contributed to KIA’s previous 9 consecutive wins. As a starting pitcher, he volunteered to stand by in the bullpen ahead of the game against Hanwha on June 20, 2013, and became the second pitcher after Yoon Seok-min (5 innings, 3 runs), pitching 2 and 2/3 innings without allowing any runs. The batting line supported 3 runs in the top of the 7th inning and became the winning pitcher. During his 9-game winning streak, he won 3 times. 

Yang Hyun-jong, who contributed to the team’s sprint 10 years ago, has grown into the team’s ace and the league’s leading pitcher. Although he has already become a veteran, he is living up to his name with his veteran pitching. 

Yang Hyun-jong appeared once against Doosan this season. On May 14, in an away game at Jamsil, he allowed 4 runs (2 earned) in 5 1/3 innings. 

This is an opportunity for him not only to lead the team to a winning streak, but also to lower his personal ERA, which is currently at 4 points (4.06) by allowing a large number of runs on several occasions, to 3 points. Attention is focused on whether Yang Hyun-jong, who has regained his form, will be able to give KIA fans ‘memories of late summer’. 

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