Kiwoom Heroes slugger Kim Hye-sung (김혜성) saved the team from a losing streak. She started the game against the KIA Tigers at the Gwangju-Kia Champions Field on Friday and went 4-for-5 with five RBIs in a 9-6 victory.
He hit a double and a grand slam off 164-win pitcher Yang Hyun-jong. Since his debut, Yang has been vulnerable. In 28 at-bats, he went just 1-for-26 with three doubles and a 1-for-5 slugging percentage. He struck out seven times. It was an impregnable wall for Kim Hye-sung, who is on pace for a career batting average of .340.
From her first at-bat, things went well. In the first inning, she hit a double over the left field fence. Her second at-bat in the third inning was a grounder to the pitcher, but in the bottom of the fourth inning with a 1-0 lead, she took advantage of a 140-kilometer fastball from Yang Hyun-jong and smashed it over the 120-meter wall in right-center field.
It was the game-winning home run. Earlier in the inning, Kim Jun-wan fought back from an 0-2 count with a hard-hit grounder to set the table.
Kim Hye-sung added a valuable insurance run in the sixth inning with runners on second and third against reliever Kim Ki-hoon. In her final at-bat in the eighth inning, she had a cycling hit to third base but took a short swing and hit a single to left field to complete the four-hit game.
In the seventh inning, he saved a four-run inning by making a running throw to Park Chan-ho at shortstop, but his outstanding hitting helped his team win the game. With four hits on the day, he raised his batting average to 3-for-6 and continued his push for the batting title. With his 139th hit of the season, he is on pace to surpass his career high of 170.
After the game, Kim said, “It’s so good. It’s good to win. I’m very happy that I was able to help the team win. I got a double in my first at-bat today and it went well, so I felt good about it. I was thinking about a cycling hit (in my last at-bat). I thought I would try it if there was a big lead, but as the score got closer and closer, I didn’t think it was the right time,” he laughed.
“It’s the first home run for Hyun-jong. He was lucky. Jun Wan-hyung did a great job in front of me. I wanted to capitalize on the opportunity and I’m very happy that I did. Thanks to Jun Wan-hyung. It was just lucky that it came towards my body. I didn’t realize it was a home run. I didn’t know it was a home run, so I just ran,” he said, explaining the circumstances of the grand slam.
“I apologize to the fans for the poor performance. There’s still a lot of season left. It’s not over, so it’s my job to do my best and give them a good game. They say it’s hard, but I’m not the only one playing baseball. If you go out there and think about doing your best, it’s not hard,” he said, his voice strong. 안전카지노사이트