KT works magic, now pressing for second place from last place two months ago
What kind of magic did they do?
KT Wiz, which was in last place just two months ago, has been on an unstoppable upward trajectory and is now in second place.
KT won 1-0 against Doosan in the 2023 KBO League at Jamsil Stadium on Friday, led by foreign pitcher William Cuevas, who pitched eight scoreless innings.
KT has won three straight games to solidify its hold on third place, while Doosan has lost three in a row, leaving its fall baseball future in doubt.
Recently, KT has been considered the team with the most complete two-hit balance, both at the plate and on the mound. In this game against Doosan, you could feel the power of the starting pitching.
KT starter Cuevas was impregnable, throwing a perfect game until the third inning, and he was supported by the defense of the outfielders.
Only one run was needed to get the win. With Cuevas on the mound, KT scored the game-winning run in the top of the eighth inning off reliever Park Chi-guk, when Bae Jae-dae singled to right and came home on Kim Min-hyuk’s triple.
KT battled through the bottom half of the standings at the start of the season, and it was widely expected that fall baseball would be difficult. In addition, Lee Kang-cheol led the national team to the WBC just before the season started, leaving the team with little time to prepare.
By the beginning of June, the team’s mood had sunk as they fell to the bottom of the standings, compounded by a series of injuries.
But that’s when KT’s magic began. On June 6, the team broke through to the top of the standings and continued to add wins, ending the month in seventh place.
July was even hotter. With eight consecutive winning series, KT continued to climb up the standings, finally reaching the third spot and pulling within two games of second-place SSG, which has been in a slump lately.메이저놀이터
On June 4, the last time KT was in last place, SSG was in first place, and the gap between the two teams was a whopping 13 games. However, KT’s dominant performance of 36 wins and 15 losses (0.706 winning percentage) in 51 games has shaken up the top two, as they have closed the gap they were unable to close.