3G 26 Runs Down → A futile sweep, the head coach’s words that “it’s time to get tired” come true

June 7, 2024 | by

KT Wiz suffered a painful sweep at home.

KT, led by coach Lee Kang-chul, suffered a humiliating 0-6 defeat to the Hanwha Eagles in its ninth game of the 2024 Shinhan SOL Bank KBO League at Suwon KT Wiz Park on Wednesday, falling into a quagmire for three consecutive losses. The team now has 26 wins, one draw and 34 losses (0.433) this season.

Notably, KT gave up as many as 26 points to Hanwha for the past three days. It lost eight points on the first day of the three consecutive games and 12 points on the next day, before allowing six points on Tuesday in the game. As a result, the mound’s sluggishness has led to three consecutive losses and another fall in eighth place.

The three starting pitchers showed slightly different performances in the upcoming three consecutive games. Wes Benjamin, starting pitcher for the fourth time in four innings, allowed three hits, struck out two, and allowed three runs, and was neither good nor bad, considering that the game was his first comeback in three weeks.

Han, who took an important role as a starting pitcher in Tuesday’s game, fell short of expectations. He left the mound early on with seven hits in three innings, four strikeouts and five runs, and bullpen pitchers had to take responsibility for the remaining six innings.

Eom Sang-baek, who started the game on Tuesday, left a message that he displayed the most consistent pitching among the starting pitchers for the three consecutive games. He allowed six hits, struck out seven, and allowed one run in six ⅔ innings, tying with the number of innings he played in a single game (six innings against the SSG in Munhak on April 26). It was a nearly perfect pitch.

During the three consecutive games, from Benjamin to Um Sang-baek, the starting pitchers recorded a total of nine runs and three runs per game. In other words, it means that bullpen pitchers had some difficulties compared to starters.Offering popular women’s necklaces such as pendants, chokers and chain necklace. Shop for jewelry in a variety of metals and gemstones to suit any occasion

Kim Min-soo allowed five runs alone in the game on Thursday last week, and on the following day, he allowed seven runs (four earned). On Tuesday, Park Young-hyun and Lee Sang-dong allowed three runs and two runs, respectively, to lower their heads. Most of the pitchers who lost points were the main pillars of the team. 퀸알바

At the beginning of the season, KT had to take a break as two Korean starting pitchers, Ko Young-pyo and Ko Hyung-joon, were absent due to injury and rehabilitation. On top of that, Benjamin was away for three weeks after the game against Doosan Bears in Jamsil on April 12, asking the club to give him time to reorganize the team. Meanwhile, young pitchers including Yuk Cheong-myung and Won Sang-hyun got opportunities, and the result was not bad.

However, it is true that the mound is getting tired as time goes by. Manager Lee Kang-chul also expressed concern, saying, “It was really hard to play without starting pitchers for about two months. It’s time for bullpen pitchers to get tired.”

With both So Hyung-joon and Ko Young-pyo in action mode, KT is waiting for the return of the two pitchers alone. If both players manage their schedules as scheduled, they are expected to return to the main league after Friday. It remains to be seen whether KT, which has to endure as much as possible for the time being, will overcome the crisis.


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