KT defeats leader LG to end losing streak.
KT won 4-3 against LG at Suwon Stadium on June 6. With the win, KT broke a four-game losing streak that began on the first day of the season against Gochuk Kiwoom.
In the matchup of foreign starting pitchers, LG won the decision, but KT was stronger on the back end.
LG sent Casey Kelly to the mound to start, while KT countered with Wes Benjamin.
On paper, Benjamin had the slight advantage. Benjamin has been strong for LG this year. Earlier this season, he went 4-0 with a 0.71 ERA in four games against LG this season. He also had a low batting average of 0.154 against LG.
Kelly, on the other hand, is winless in two starts against KT this season, taking one loss. The results were not pretty, with 11 runs allowed in 11 innings and a 9.00 ERA. His last start against KT was on September 26, 2021, so he hasn’t added to his win total against KT in a long time.
However, Kelly overcame the ‘KT Killer’ with a no-hitter.
On the day, Kelly pitched seven scoreless innings, allowing just two hits and two walks while striking out eight. It was her fourth consecutive quality start.
The offense supported him with just three runs. The 0-0 tie was broken in the top of the sixth inning. After back-to-back singles by Shin Min-jae and Kim Hyun-soo, Austin Dean led off the inning with a sacrifice fly to right field. In the eighth inning, Kim Hyun-soo added another run with an RBI single to right. In the ninth inning, they added another run.
However, KT capitalized on its chances in the ninth. They turned to LG closer Go Woo-seok, who had earned the save with 1.2 scoreless innings the day before.
After Moon Sang-chul doubled off LG’s closer Ko Woo-seok, Jang Jang-woo singled up the middle to plate Moon and score the first run of the game. 카지노
Pinch-hitter Ahn Chi-young struck out, but Park Kyung-soo walked to put runners on first and second, and Kim Sang-soo drew a walk to load the bases.
Top hitter Kim Min-hyuk then came to the plate and grounded out to first base for one more out, but the next batter, Hwang Jae-gyun, couldn’t catch the ball, leaving two runners on base. Benjami, who was on the verge of losing the game after seven innings of one-run ball, was able to smile.