Kim Kwang-hyun struggles in short start against Brewers

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Kim Kwang-hyun struggles in short start against Brewers

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Kim Kwang-hyun on the mound in the second inning against the Milwaukee Brewers in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Saturday. [USA TODAY/YONHAP]

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Kim Kwang-hyun on the mound in the second inning against the Milwaukee Brewers in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Saturday. [USA TODAY/YONHAP]

 
Kim Kwang-hyun of the of the St. Louis Cardinals suffered his seventh loss of the season on Saturday, giving up four runs on seven hits in just one and two thirds innings.
 
Kim was in trouble from the start against the Milwaukee Brewers, giving up a home run to Luis Urias on only his second pitch of the game to give away an early 1-0 lead. Kim gave up two more hits before a double play and a strikeout got him out of the inning.
 
Kim started the second with a walk followed by two singles, both of which brought runs home. A pop out followed by two more walks gave the Brewers a 4-0 lead and Kim was pulled out of the game. The damage was done and the score remained at 4-0 until the end of the game, leaving Kim with the loss.
 
Kim's second season in the majors has been a rollercoaster. After a single win at the start of the season, the Korean southpaw went nearly two months without seeing another W. He then rallied spectacularly at the start of July, going 4-1 for the month. In August, Kim picked up three no decisions and spent some time on the 10-day injured list.
 
With six wins and seven losses to his name so far this season, Kim's ERA has jumped up to 3.53. 

BY JIM BULLEY [jim.bulley@joongang.co.kr]
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