Kim Kwang-hyun Picks up 4th Straight Win for St. Louis Cardinals

  • By Sung Jin-hyuk

    July 19, 2021 10:56

    Kim Kwang-hyun of the St. Louis Cardinals has continued his brilliant run on the mound, picking up his fourth straight win this season.

    Kim tossed six scoreless innings against the San Francisco Giants while giving up three hits and two walks in a home game at Busch Stadium on Saturday. The Cardinals won the game 3-1.

    Kim threw 85 pitches and lowered his ERA from 3.11 to 2.87. He now has five wins and five losses this season. After posting his first win in April, Kim lost five straight games through the end of June.

    Kim Kwang-hyun of the St. Louis Cardinals throws a pitch in a game against the San Francisco Giants at Busch Stadium in Missouri on Saturday. /AFP-Yonhap

    However, he has been in absolutely amazing form this month, winning all four starts. He has not given up a run since the fourth inning of the Cardinals' game against the Arizona Diamondbacks on July 1, extending his scoreless streak to 21 innings.

    Saturday's game was doubly exciting for Kim because his family was on hand to see him play for the first time since he made his Major League debut last year. The Cardinals gave a wholehearted welcome to Kim's mother, wife and two children, putting them on a jumbotron and prompting a round of applause from the fans.

    Kim Kwang-hyun of the St. Louis Cardinals' wife and kids wave from a jumbotron at Busch Stadium in Missouri on Saturday, in this grab from the team's Twitter account.

    Because of the coronavirus pandemic, Kim spent nearly a year-and-a-half alone in the U.S. after arriving in the country to pursue his dream.

    In an online post-match interview, he said, "It was a very meaningful day for [my children]."

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