‘Looks like we’ll escape 4 straight losses’ Kim Hye-sung explodes for 10 runs… Yang Hyun-jong’s second tear of the season .
Kiwoom Heroes slugger Kim Hye-sung hit a grand slam against a pitcher with 164 wins.
Kim Hye-seong started the 꽁머니 game against the KIA Tigers at Gwangju-Kia Champions Field on May 15, and after doubling in her first at-bat, she launched a grand slam to right field in her third at-bat.
Kim Hye-sung, batting second, orchestrated the offense in the top of the first inning with a double over the left field fence. The next batter was silent and failed to score. Her second at-bat in the third inning was a well-timed grounder to the pitcher.
The third at-bat of the fourth inning shined. With runners on second and first, Jeon Byung-woo’s hard-hit single put runners on second and third, and Kim Dong-heon drew a walk to load the bases. Shortly thereafter, Kim Jun-wan drew a bases-loaded walk to score the go-ahead run.
Stepping up to the plate, Kim smashed a 144-kilometer fastball from Yang Hyun-jong that dug into the low side of his body, and the ball curved in a big parabola and cleared the right-center field fence. Kia right fielder Na Sung-beom chased the ball but could only watch as it sailed over the fence.
It was a single to make it 5-0. It was the sixth arch of the season since his three-run homer against the Gwangju KIA on June 27. It was also his fourth career grand slam. It was the second time in two months that he had hit a grand slam, after hitting one against Suwon KT on June 10.
Yang Hyun-jong had previously hit a grand slam off Lee Hak-joo against Sasik Lotte on June 2. It was his second grand slam of the year. He pitched a scoreless third inning, but gave up a big five-run inning in the bottom of the fourth inning when he allowed runners to reach base.