Professional baseball kt defeated Kiwoom Heroes 4-2 and gave the best gift to kt manager Lee Kang-cheol, who celebrated his birthday that day, escaping from a recent 4-game losing streak.
KT left-handed pitcher Wes Benjamin pitched as a starting pitcher in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League Kiwoom Heroes game held at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 11th and pitched well with 6 hits, 1 walk, 11 strikeouts and 2 runs in 7⅔ innings.
This is Benjamin’s record for the most individual innings in a game (previous 7⅓ innings) and strikeouts (previously 9).
On the other hand, Kiwoom fell into a 5-game losing streak even after playing Ace An Woo-jin.
Kiwoom Lee Jung-hoo achieved triple digit hits for 7 consecutive years with a single hit in the 8th inning.
It is the 40th in KBO League history, and at 24 years, 10 months and 21 days, Doosan Bears coach Lee Seung-yeop (24 years, 11 months and 24 days at the time) set the record for the youngest.
8th place kt (35 wins, 41 losses, 2 draws, win rate 0.461) erased the ride with 7th place Kiwoom (38 wins, 44 losses, 2 draws, win rate 0.463) and started to escape the lower ranks.
On October 22 last year, Benjamin and Ahn Woo-jin faced off in the 5th game of the semi-playoff (PO).
At that time, Ahn Woo-jin won with 2 runs in 6 innings, and Benjamin took the loss with 4 runs in 5 innings.
In the first confrontation between the two players this season, Benjamin won completely.
Benjamin, who took the lead in winning the team, finished the first half with 9 wins (3 losses) of the season.
An Woo-jin also endured tight with 1 run until the 6th inning, but gave up 3 runs in the 7th inning, throwing 120 balls, the most in a single game, in 6⅓ innings, 5 hits, 1 walk, 11 strikeouts and 4 runs for the 5th loss (6 wins) of the season. got hit
At the start of the first game, kt seized the opportunity with a safe second and third base hit against Kiwoom starter An Woo-jin with a single hit by Kim Min-hyeok as the first hitter and a double hit by Kim Sang-soo as the second hitter.안전사이트
Anthony Alford’s sacrifice fly ended the first inning with only one run.
Kiwoom, who was being dragged by Benjamin, tied the score 1-1 with an infield hit by Kim Hye-seong, a walk by Lee Jung-hoo, and a double by Lim Ji-yeol after one run in the fourth inning.
However, it was not possible to turn around due to a follow-up hit from 1st company 2nd and 3rd base.
It was the 7th inning that the tense game tilted towards kt.
Starting with a hit by lead hitter Park Byeong-ho, Hwang Jae-gyun walked and Lee Ho-yeon hit a 2-1 turnaround and pulled Ahn Woo-jin off the mound.
In the 2nd, 2nd and 3rd bases, Cho Yong-ho’s 2 RBIs and timely hits continued.
Kiwoom only made up for one point with Kim Hye-sung’s timely hit in the 8th inning.