Painful loss in the first game. KT Wiz pledged to counterattack in the second game.
KT lost 5 to 9 in the first game of the postseason playoffs against NC Dinos held at Suwon KT Wiz Park on the 30th.
The starting pitcher I trusted collapsed. Cuevas, who was the ‘victory fairy’ with 12 wins, no losses, and an ERA of 2.60 in 18 games this season, collapsed after allowing 7 runs (4 earned) in 3 innings.주소
NC batters calmly attacked Cuevas’ ball, and KT even suffered a self-destruction as its defense faltered.
At the same time, batters were unable to attack NC ace Eric Peddy’s ball. Peddie was unable to participate in the wild card game and semi-playoff due to an injury suffered by being hit by a batted ball. Appearing on the mound for the first time in two weeks. Fedi, who came out after a good rest, tightly tied up the KT batting line with a two-seamer of up to 155 km and a sweeper as his main weapon. Moon Sang-cheol’s solo home run in the third inning was the only score against Peddy that day. KT saved its last pride when Bae Jeong-dae hit a grand slam against Lee Yong-chan in the bottom of the 9th inning.
After the game, KT coach Lee Kang-cheol said, “The opponent had a good starting pitch. They lost the initiative in the early fight and handed over the atmosphere. So they gave up the game. Still, it is encouraging that there was a grand slam at the end.” KT announced Wes Benjamin as the starting pitcher for the second game. The following is a Q&A with Coach Lee after the game.
– Overall review of today’s game.
▶ The opponent made a good selection. He lost the initiative in the early fight and handed over the atmosphere. So they gave up the game.
– There was a home run with the bases loaded at the end
▶ The hits started hitting after the 5th inning. I find it encouraging that there was a grand slam at the end.