3rd place kt 3 consecutive wins whistle, 5th place Doosan 3 consecutive losses crying
Professional baseball kt wiz secured 3rd place by winning
against Doosan Bears in a fierce pitching battle.
kt won 1-0 with foreign starting pitcher William Cuevas,
who blocked 8 scoreless innings in a visiting match against Doosan
in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 15th.
kt had 3 consecutive wins, and 5th place Doosan fell into 3 consecutive losses. 토토사이트
Cuevas and Doosan starter Raul Alcantara continued
the march of ‘0’ by playing a ‘luxury pitcher battle’.
As Cuevas blocked three perfect innings before allowing an infield hit to lead batter Sue-bin
at the bottom of the fourth inning, and calmed the opponent’s lineup
with only one hit until the fifth inning with Alcantara.
Cuevas also gained strength from the fielders’ Hosobi march in the 5th inning.
Lead batter Kim Jae-hwan’s deep batted ball was caught
by second baseman Lee Ho-yeon with a diving catch, increasing the outcount.
Doosan was also not easy.
In the early 6th inning, Doosan catcher Jang Seung-hyun,
who saw kt’s double steal strategy in a crisis with 2nd, 1st and 3rd base,
pretended to throw the ball to 2nd base, then caught 3rd base runner Kim Min-hyuk.
In the top of the 7th inning, Alcantara caught Kim Jun-tae’s batted ball
that flowed behind him from second out and first base
with amazing glove handling and handled it himself.
The game was split in the 8th inning when the two starting pitchers were replaced.
In the beginning of the 8th inning, where the score was 0-0,
kt wiz scored like a thousand gold points against Park Chi-guk,
the second pitcher of the opposing team.
After two outs, Bae Jeong-dae hit the right fielder, and Kim In-tae,
the opposing team’s right fielder, stepped on second base while fumbling the ball.
After that, Kim Min-hyeok exploded a timely final triple through the middle left.
Kim Min-hyeok rushed to the home while the ball was missing and was out, leaving regret.
kt kept the one point it had earned with Pil Seung-jo at the fore.
Set-up man Kim Young-hyeon took the mound in the 8th inning and Kim Jae-yoon
took the mound in the 9th to finish the game.
Cuevas pitched 7 innings with 2 hits, 2 walks, 7 strikeouts and no runs,
winning his 6th win (undefeated) of the season.
Kim Jae-yoon, who posted his 20th save, stepped on the 20th
save for the 6th consecutive season in the KBO League.
Alcantara did not record a win or loss even after fighting back with 4 hits,
6 strikeouts and no runs in 7 innings.