KT coach Lee Kang-cheol looked back on foreign pitcher Benjamin’s perfect failure and regretted the hit hit by Choi Jeong.
Benjamin started against Incheon SSG on the 12th and did not allow a single hit or walk until the 6th inning. It was a perfect march. However, with 2 outs in the bottom of the 7th inning, Choi Jeong hit a double and the perfect score was broken.
Coach Lee Kang-cheol reviewed the previous day’s game before the Changwon NC match on the 13th and said, “I thought it would have been perfect if Choi Jeong hadn’t hit me,” and “Yesterday’s ball was really good.” He had good fastball power and a good cutter. “I couldn’t hit it,” he said.메이저사이트
Coach Lee also said, “The first and second innings went by, but this wasn’t an ordinary ball. Our hitters said that today they only scored one run. Because they know (that Prince Benjamin is different than usual). But that one point didn’t come out well… “Gwanghyeon wasn’t bad yesterday either,” he said.
Coach Lee continued, “The ball went flat to Choi Jeong. Earlier, when I got 3 balls against Choi Ji-hoon, I thought it was perfect. But I overcame it and got an out. “I threw a lot of balls (8 pitches) to Choi Ji-hoon, so I think it had an impact on Choi’s game.”
Benjamin was hit by Choi Jeong with two outs in the 7th inning, but continued the scoreless run until the 8th inning. KT scored 1 point in the 6th inning for a 1-0 lead.
Coach Lee said, “Benjamin threw 103 pitches until the 8th inning, and the situation was tight by one run, so I prepared him to pitch a complete game until the 9th inning. However, Byeong-ho hit a home run, making it 3-0, and Jae-yoon was the closer. “Benjamin had to pitch again on Sunday, so I replaced him,” he explained.
Benjamin has 15 wins, 5 losses, and an ERA of 3.62 in 26 games this season. Ranked 2nd with most wins. Coach Lee said, “We talked about it once in August when things were really bad, and it didn’t seem like the ball was the problem. I asked him if he had ever played a full season, and he said he had never played a full season other than going back and forth between the majors and minors. “I think it was temporarily bad because of the August heat,” he explained.