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Kim “Shuts Out” 7 Innings and Records 5th Win

Posted July. 23, 2007 03:05,   


Florida Marlins starter Byung-hyun Kim won his fifth start at home yesterday.

Kim almost shut out the Cincinnati Reds in seven innings on six strikeouts. He allowed five hits and only one run. It was his first home game win. After finishing up the top of the 7th, he was replaced by a pinch hitter in the 7th bottom. The Marlins won a huge 11-1 victory.

Throughout his 12 season starting games, Kim never pitched seven innings. He threw a total of 105 pitches yesterday, 62 of which were strikes. His ERA fell from 5.18 to 4.79.

He showed a perfect performance until the 4th, when he allowed a walk. Then, in the following inning, he allowed a double and a walk to the first two Reds players at bat. Then, the Reds scored a run on a double.

But the Marlins tied the game 1-1 on a double of Ramirez in the fifth. Then, in the 8th, the Marlins added 8 runs to seal the win.