KT Wiz wrote another drama. They overturned a three-run deficit in the bottom of the ninth.
KT rallied from a 0-3 deficit in the bottom of the ninth inning to win 4-3 at home against the LG Twins at KT Wiz Park in Suwon on Saturday, thanks to Hwang Jae-gyun’s two-out RBI single.
With the win, KT snapped a four-game losing streak and improved to 64-2 and 51-51, moving back to within 5.5 games of LG. LG had to swallow the disappointment of losing closer Go Woo-seok, who had saved the team with a five-out save the day before, in the bottom of the ninth inning.
LG and KT played a total of five hours and one minute before a 104-minute stoppage the day before. The mood was upbeat for LG, which snapped a two-game losing streak with a win, while KT, which lost its fourth straight game, was a little more subdued.
LG head coach Yeom Kyung-yeop attributed the victory to the early introduction of Go Woo-seok, who was sent to the mound in the bottom of the eighth inning the previous day. With a 5-4 lead, he thought that allowing the tie in the eighth would shift the momentum to KT’s side and lead to a loss, and that the team could be in trouble if that happened, so he sent Go Woo-seok into the game with runners on first and second in the bottom of the eighth.
It was important to get out of the eighth inning with fewer pitches, as Go Woo-seok needed five outs, but he got Lee Ho-yeon to pop out to shortstop on three pitches, and that’s when Yeom knew he had the win. “Kim Kyung-tae and Kim Kwang-sam had prepared Woo-seok in advance to get him out of that situation. They realized the importance of the game and prepared me in advance, so I was able to use Woo Seok-yi,” he said, thanking the two pitching coaches.
LG made a few changes to its lineup. Moon Sung-joo, who has been struggling lately, was dropped and Kim Min-sung started. “Moon was very weak against Benjamin, so I took him out and put Kim Min-sung in. I also let Austin rest as a designated hitter.” LG’s lineup was Hong Chang-ki (right fielder), Shin Min-jae (second baseman), Kim Hyun-soo (left fielder), Austin (designated hitter), Moon Bo-kyung (third baseman), Oh Ji-hwan (shortstop), Park Dong-won (catcher), Kim Min-sung (first baseman), and Park Hae-min (center fielder).
KT manager Lee Kang-cheol was disappointed that his ace, William Cuevas, was weak against LG. The day before, Cuevas pitched only three innings due to rain, but gave up four runs on seven hits, including a solo home run, with two walks.
The difference between LG and non-LG games this season was too much. In the 10 games against the eight non-League teams, the team went 8-0 with a 1.60 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP, and they won all 10 games. However, LG Electronics is winless with an 11.45 ERA and a 4.22 ERA. The team also lost all three games.
Lee said, “I threw my changeup, cutter, and slider. They hit it so well, like LG players know it and hit it,” he said, adding, “Maybe it’s because he throws more cutters than changeups against left-handed hitters. But it’s too good,” he said. He even made a boneheaded joke: “Next time, I’ll use him in the bullpen instead of as a starter.” 온라인카지노
But KT had Benjamin.
Benjamin has been a dominant LG killer this season. With a 14-5 record and a 3.96 ERA in 24 games, Benjamin has made four appearances against the LG, all of which have resulted in wins.