Go Young-pyo and Kang Baek-ho tied the score, but KT Wiz fell into a swamp of 8 consecutive losses.
On the 29th, KT was unable to break its losing streak as it lost 2-3 in the ‘2023 KBO League’ KT match held at Suwon KT Wiz Park.
KT endured two runs until the 7th inning even with starter Ko Young-pyo getting 8 hits, but the second pitcher Son Dong-hyun gave up 1 run in the top of the 8th inning and gave up the flow. Son Dong-hyun became a losing pitcher for the first time this season.
KT, which started against SSG Landers on the 20th, fell into an 8-game losing streak. KT’s 8th consecutive loss is the first in 4 years since April 23-May 2, 2019. KT is in 9th place with 7 wins, 2 draws and 13 losses.
It is falling due to the departure of key players such as Bae Jeong-dae, Hwang Jae-gyun, and So-Jun Sohn, and the slump of the starting lineup and key hitters. It is walking the worst section since 2019, when coach Lee Kang-cheol took office.
The KT team is also doing their best to escape the losing streak. In the game against Samsung on the 28th, he was drawn 0-8, but tied the score by showing amazing concentration by scoring 8 points in the 8th inning. It was an atmosphere where more effects than escaping a losing streak could be expected, but they lost 9-10 after an extended game.
During the losing streak, the KT starting team’s average PPA soared to the mid-5 point range. Foreign pitcher Benjamin’s average ERA is close to 9 points, and Schulser’s ERA is also sluggish at 5 points. As the starting mound collapsed, the burden on the bullpen increased, and the team’s ERA is also in the second half of the 5-point range.
Prior to the game, Ko Young-pyo, who gave the most trust with an ERA of 2.96 with 2 wins and 1 loss in 5 games, played his role well by playing more than 7 innings in the game today. However, KT’s batters, who are at the bottom of the team’s batting average, could not break Won Tae-in. Kang Baek-ho, who was sluggish at the beginning of the season, hit a home run to tie the game in the 4th inning (season 4), but there was no score after that.ㅋㅋㅋ벳
KT, who failed to take the lead when Koh Young-pyo was present, conceded a run after Son Dong-hyeon hit a timely hit by pinch hitter Lee Seong-gyu in the beginning of the 8th inning.
It’s still early in the season, so there’s ample opportunity for a rebound. KT is a strong team that won the combined championship in the 2021 season. However, if the losing streak is not broken even in the game where the most reliable card is brought out, the aftermath will inevitably be great.
Samsung (11-12), which defeated KT and won 4 consecutive wins, is approaching the 50% win rate. Samsung starter Won Tae-in harvested his 2nd win (1 loss) of the season with 10 hits (1 home run), 2 walks, 4 strikeouts and 2 runs in 7 innings.