KIA Yang Hyeon-jong (35) won a decision victory in a confrontation with SSG Kim Gwang-hyun (35) as a left-handed ace.메이저놀이터
Yang Hyeon-jong started in an away game against SSG in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on the 6th and made a good pitch with 5 hits, 4 strikeouts, 2 walks and 1 run in 5 innings. He harvested his 5th win (4th loss) of the season with the team’s 7-6 victory.
He also won an ego showdown with his 1988-born rival Kim Gwang-hyun. The two players faced off for the 8th time in their career that day, and Yang Hyeon-jong won 4 consecutive wins. Yang Hyeon-jong is recording 4 wins and 2 losses, and Kim Gwang-hyun is recording 2 wins and 5 losses.
Catcher Kim Tae-gun (34), who joined through a trade the previous day (6th), and battery breathing were also stable. In the 2017 World Baseball Classic (WBC), the two players who exchanged balls with the Taegeuk mark worked together again after six years.
KIA coach Kim Jong-guk predicted that Kim Tae-gun would start. He said, “I have to look at the situation, but there is a high probability that (Kim) Tae-gun will match with (Yang) Hyeon-jong.” do,” he stressed.
Although he did not have enough time to familiarize himself with the autograph, KIA coach Kim Jong-guk believed in Kim Tae-goon’s rich experience. He said, “He is an experienced player. Our catchers lack experience, and we expect him to fill that part.”
Catcher Kim Tae-gun, who started for the first time after joining the KIA. yunhap news
The two players played a breath that matched coach Kim’s expectations. Yang Hyeon-jong tied the SSG lineup with only one run until the 5th inning.
Although he worked with Kim Tae-gun for the first time in six years, he showed a smooth appearance.
Yang Hyeon-jong allowed three consecutive hits from two outs at the end of the first inning and gave Park Seong-han a preemptive and timely hit. However, from the 2nd inning, the other line swung a hard hit to lighten Hyeon-jong Yang’s shoulder, and Hyeon-jong Yang came down the mound after blocking no additional runs until the end of the 5th inning, when he was leading 7 to 1.
SSG scored 5 points at the end of the 8th inning and pursued to the bottom of the chin. When Choi Joo-hwan grounded out of the bases loaded crisis, second baseman Kim Gyu-seong overlapped with two runs. In the continued 2nd run, KIA pushed Choi Ji-hoon on a walk, and Heredia gave 2 RBIs and a timely hit, and was driven to a turnaround by 1 point.
Hyeon-shik Jang took the mound as the finishing pitcher when Yang Hyeon-jong’s victory was on the verge of being cancelled. The follow-up Choi Jun-woo was treated as a fly ball, and the 8th inning was finished without additional runs, and SSG’s final attack at the end of the 9th was blocked with no runs to keep the victory. KIA won SSG by 1 point and continued the upward trend of 2 consecutive wins.
Olympic soccer team left-back Park Jin-seong (22, Cheongju, Chungcheongbuk-do) had a firm idea. He said he wants to keep running for growth.
Park Jin-seong, who met after a 0-0 draw in the 19th round of’Hanawon Q K League 2 2023’ between Chungbuk Cheongju and Seongnam FC held at Cheongju Sports Complex on the 3rd, said, “I came here with the thought that I should grow. It’s been about three months, and I have a great desire to improve while playing full season.”
Jeonbuk Hyundai had in mind Park Jin-sung’s loan return as a replacement for left-back Kim Jin-soo due to a facial injury. The contract condition is a one-season lease, but a clause to discuss whether to return during the summer player registration period was inserted into the contract. If Jeonbuk requests it, ‘rental student’ Park Jin-seong must return to ‘Jeonju-seong’. Jeonbuk plans to make a decision considering various variables such as whether to renew the contract with Kim Jin-soo, whose contract expired last month, the condition of his injury, the existence of an existing fullback, and the growth of Park Jin-sung.
Cheongju, Chungcheongbuk-do, conveyed to Jeonbuk that they want to use Park Jin-seong, the starting leftback and under-22 card, until the end of this year. Chungbuk Cheongju coach Choi Yoon-gyeom said, “Park Jin-seong came here to play. I think he grew up by gaining experience.” Who will I appoint at this time? I will grow well here.”
What is Park Jin-sung’s state of mind? He smiled awkwardly, saying, “It’s complicated. My original team is Jeonbuk. My older brothers in Jeonbuk also say, ‘The coach has changed, so shouldn’t we come here and compete?’ I don’t know the details.”
Park Jin-seong carefully revealed his intentions. “I came to Cheongju, Chungcheongbuk-do during the season, and I would feel sorry if I left the team in the middle. If I leave the team in a situation where the team is on the rise, it could have a negative effect on the team. We have to consider that as well.” When asked if he had a desire to prove it in Jeonbuk, he said, “Yes,” but “When I was in Jeonbuk, it was difficult to go to games sometimes. (Even now) I think it’s not enough to prove it in Jeonbuk.”
Park Jin-seong, a native of Jeonbuk Youth Youngsaeng High School, was called up to the pro team in 2021. Park Jin-seong, who came into the limelight as “Next Kim Jin-soo,” played only 660 minutes (11 games) in K League 1 in his first season and 625 minutes (12 games) in the 2022 season the following year. He was classified as an under-22 resource and was often put in for a short time. It was not easy to surpass the ‘National University Leftback (Kim Jin-soo)’.
In the end, Park Jin-seong decided to rent him in the third year of his professional career. After receiving a love call from Chungbuk Cheongju, a new K-League 2 team, at the end of March, after the season began, he wore the Chungbuk Cheongju uniform. Park Jin-seong, who quickly established himself as a starting player, is recording the most playing time since he entered the professional league. He played a total of 986 minutes (12 games), including 89 minutes against Seongnam. Park Jin-seong said that his steady appearances gave him more freedom and confidence, and that the quality of his crosses improved.