1st place LG Twins and 2nd place KT Wiz will face each other in a three-game series in Suwon starting on the 5th. Attention is drawn to the big match for 1st and 2nd places and the preview of the Korean Series.토토사이트
Last weekend, LG lost 1 win and 2 losses to last-place Hanwha, and KT was shocked by a three-game sweep against 9th-place Kiwoom. This is a fight that we cannot back down from.
LG comfortably beat the second-place chasers by 7 to 8 games, but the gap narrowed due to KT’s frightening rise in the second half. As KT faltered with three consecutive losses, the gap became 5.5 games. Depending on the results of the three-game series, the gap between 1st and 2nd place may fluctuate between 2.5 and 8.5 games.
KT prepared to start a three-game series against LG in the following order: Cuevas (5th), Benjamin (6th), and Go Young-pyo (7th). Introduce 1 to 3 starters appropriately. In response to this, coach Yeom Kyung-yeop has been saying since the end of August, “Wouldn’t Benjamin come in (as a starter) unconditionally? “All I have to do is beat Benjamin,” he said.
This is because Benjamin is the representative pitcher that LG is weak at this season. Benjamin took the mound as a starting pitcher in the opening game against LG this year and won the game with 2 hits and 1 run (unearned) in 6 innings, and whenever he faced LG, he won the game with fearsome pitching.
Last year, Benjamin appeared once against LG and became the losing pitcher, allowing 3 runs in 4 innings, but this year is completely different. Benjamin has 4 wins in 4 games against LG and an average ERA of 0.71. He has pitched 25⅓ innings in four games, allowing eight runs (two earned). (If you exclude Benjamin’s performance against LG, he has 10 wins, 5 losses, and an average ERA of 4.72 in 20 games.)
Coach Yeom said, “We are 5 wins and 5 losses against KT, but we lost 4 times to one Benjamin. Isn’t it time to win at least once? “We have to win once,” he emphasized. Even considering the possibility of meeting in the postseason in the future, we need to break the Benjamin jinx in the regular season.
Cuevas recorded a quality start plus (more than 7 innings, 3 earned runs or less) in all 5 games in August, demonstrating his strength with 5 wins and an ERA of 0.50 (2 runs in 36 innings). However, Cuevas is performing poorly against LG, with no wins or losses in two games and an ERA of 11.25. He allowed 4 runs in 5 innings and 6 runs in 3 innings.
Ko Young-pyo, who has recorded quality starts in the last 12 consecutive games and quality starts plus in 7 consecutive games, has also pitched in 3 games against LG this year and has performed poorly with no wins, 1 loss, and an ERA of 6.57. On May 18th, he was battered with 12 hits and 8 runs in 4⅔ innings. On July 26, he pitched well, allowing one run in seven innings, but was unable to get the win.
LG’s top priority in the three-game series against KT is to target Benjamin.