Will there be a legendary “unbeatable pitcher” who never loses. Even after joining during the season, he is poised to end the pennant race without losing. A.C.E who already won for the 9th time. The main character is William Cuevas, 33, of KT Wiz.
Cuevas led the team to victory by showing a scoreless pitch in the first round of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League away game against the Hanwha Eagles at Hanwha Life Eagles Park in Daejeon at 2 p.m. the previous day (17th). 토토사이트
Cuevas pitched seven hits, five strikeouts, two walks and no runs in seven innings (94 pitches) to win his ninth victory of the season. Cuevas has started 15 games this season and has a tremendous record of nine wins, no losses, and a 2.86 ERA. He has 86 hits (three homers) and 29 runs (29 earned) while playing a total of 91 ⅓ innings. Especially while striking out 79, he walked only 18. WHIP (per-inning on-base percentage) 1.14. He has a batting average of 0.248. He has pitched quality start (less than three earned runs in six innings) for 11 times.
Cuevas is a foreign pitcher who has reconnected with KT during this season. After taking the KBO league stage for the first time in 2019, he marked 33 wins, 23 losses and a 3.89 ERA in four seasons (82 games) with KT until last year. He always played his role by taking double-digit wins in 2019 and 2020. In particular, the scene of roaring after starting in the regular-season No. 1 match (tiebreaker) against the Samsung Lions in 2021 and pitching seven innings with one hit, eight strikeouts, three walks and no runs remains in the hearts of many baseball fans.
Since then, Cuevas has left the team due to injury after playing two games and winning only one game last season. However, KT Wiz’s new foreign player Boschulcer was sluggish with 1 win, 7 losses and a 5.62 ERA this season, and KT’s front office re-signed Cuevas. As a result, it became a godsend.
Cuevas’ ball power shone again on this day. Cuevas was particularly strong against Hanwha this season. He has three wins, no losses, and a 0.43 ERA in three games, including the game. He recorded 15 hits, two walks and 24 strikeouts in 21 innings, with only one run scored.
It was a pitching that could be called the “Hanwha killer.” In the first inning, he gave up an infield hit to Noh Si-hwan after two outs, but caught Chae Eun-sung with a fly ball to right field. He then made six consecutive hits until two outs in the third inning and gave up a right-center double to Moon Hyun-bin, but induced Williams to ground out to second base.
In the fourth inning, he faced a crisis of first and second bases with a hit and a walk after two outs, but he struck out Kwon Kwang-min swinging. In the fifth inning, he gave up a heavy hit to Lee Do-yoon after one out, but he made two subsequent batters. In the sixth inning, he also got a hit to right-center by Chae Eun-sung after one out and a walk to Kim Tae-yeon after two outs, but he threw out pinch hitter Jang Jin-hyuk with a fly ball to right field.
In the seventh inning, he gave up consecutive hits to Moon Hyun-bin and Williams after two outs and was in the biggest crisis of the first and third bases, but he completed his task on the day by catching Noh Si-hwan with a grounder in front of the pitcher. In the end, KT won 7-0 after Lee Sang-dong took charge of two innings from the eighth inning, and KT also won the second game of the doubleheader.
After the game, Cuevas said, “It was effective to try to play aggressively with the batter from the beginning. It wasn’t intentional, but it was a doubleheader, so I wanted to cheer up the bullpen as I was in charge of the inning for as long as possible on the mound. However, he allowed two walks to Hanwha batter Kim Tae-yeon. “I was able to take responsibility for one more inning, but I’m personally sorry and sorry that I couldn’t because of those two walks,” he said.
“Not only me, but all the players are thinking about going to the fall baseball with the team higher than the individual record. If we focus on winning the team right now, I think our personal records, including 10 wins, will improve. He also said, “At the last minute, he was worried about being hit by a ball, but I have to wait and see, but I want to say that I’m okay now.” Cuevas is now scheduled to play against KIA in Gwangju on the 22nd after a four-day break. Will he be able to enjoy double-digit wins again this season.