‘The first confrontation in 8 years’ Kwang Hyeon-jong, side by side record and clash

Kim Gwang-hyeon (SSG) and Yang Hyeon-jong (KIA), 35-year-old left-handed pitchers representing Korean baseball, will face off for the first time in eight years.

Kim Gwang-hyun 안전놀이터and Yang Hyeon-jong will start as starting pitchers in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO league SSG-KIA held at Kia Champions Field in Gwangju on the 9th. It is the first confrontation between the two players in about 8 years since the Gwangju match on September 26, 2015.

The match was held due to heavy rain last weekend. Yang Hyeon-jong was originally scheduled to start against Gwangju Lotte on the 4th. However, due to the nationwide rain from the 4th to the 7th, KIA could not play all 4 games, and Yang Hyeon-jong’s schedule was also delayed.

On the other hand, SSG carried out all schedules during this period without canceling rain. After playing kt normally on the 4th, from the 5th to the 7th, we played a match against Kiwoom at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, which is not affected by rain. Kim Gwang-hyun, who started against kt in Incheon on the 3rd, takes a five-day break as usual before going to the mound. 

There were a total of 6 face-to-face matches between Kim Gwang-hyun and Yang Hyeon-jong. The team faced off with 3 wins and 3 losses, Kim Gwang-hyun won 2 wins and 3 losses, and Yang Hyeon-jong won 2 wins and 2 losses. Yang Hyeon-jong is riding a good trend, winning consecutively in the last two confrontations. 

In a head-to-head confrontation with pride, each is aiming to achieve a record. Yang Hyeon-jong, who has won 160 individual wins, will stand shoulder to shoulder with MBC Sports Plus commentator Jeong Min-cheol, who is second in the KBO league’s career with the most wins, if he adds just one win. If Kim Gwang-hyun, who is recording 151 wins, wins, he will tie with kt coach Lee Kang-cheol, who is 4th in this category. 

Their respective teams are also on the rise side by side. SSG, which has recently won 5 consecutive wins, is ranked first with a win rate of 20-10 and a win rate of 606.7. KIA has recorded a good record of 8 wins and 2 losses in the last 10 games, recording 13 wins and 12 losses and a win rate of 50 2. It is ranked 4th. It remains to be seen who will be the player who will continue the upward trend of his team in this head-to-head match.

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