Kwang Hyun Kim
RP,SP - STL
Cardinals starter Kwang Hyun Kim failed to make it out of the second inning on Saturday afternoon, surrendering seven hits, four runs, and a walk in just 1 2/3 innings while falling to 6-7 on the season.
Kim served up a leadoff homer to Luis Urias in the first inning before allowing three more runs to score in the second inning. Kim has pitched a total of just 15 innings across his past five starts dating back to July. He'll take a 3.53 ERA and 1.26 WHIP into a daunting matchup against the Dodgers next Thursday. Kim should be left on the waiver wire heading into the fantasy playoffs.
Kwang Hyun Kim allowed three hits, a run, and a walk across four innings while striking out three in a no-decision against the Pirates on Sunday.
Kim was cruising through the first three innings before giving up three straight singles to lead off the fourth inning. One run would come across to score, but he navigated out of trouble otherwise only to be lifted for a pinch-hitter in the top half of the next inning. Kim now owns a 3.23 ERA and 1.20 WHIP in 20 starts this season and will face the Brewers next weekend.
Cardinals manager Mike Shildt told reporters that pitcher Kwang Hyun Kim could shift into the rotation. He is a candidate to take Jack Flaherty's place in the rotation on Sunday.
Kim just returned from a two-week stint on the injured list due to elbow inflammation. He started his first 19 games of the season but threw 2.2 innings out of the bullpen in his first game back post-injury on Tuesday. Through 20 outings, the southpaw is 6-6 with a 3.27 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, and .227 OBA. He has also walked 33 batters while striking out 72.
Cardinals pitcher Kwang Hyun Kim will pitch in the bullpen after being activated off of the injured list. As primarily a starting pitcher, Cardinals manager Mike Shildt talked to him about coming out of the pen even though he would prefer to start.
Kwang Hyun Kim hasn't pitched since August 7 but provided quality ratios with a 3.36 ERA and 1.22 WHIP. He isn't someone to stash even in 15-team leagues for now.
Kwang Hyun Kim has been placed on the 10-day IL due to left elbow inflammation.
It makes sense why Kim was struggling in his last start. It is currently unknown how long he'll have to be out. Kim sports a 3.36 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, and 70 strikeouts in 19 starts this season.