Game 4 of the 2023 KBO League Playoffs (PO) between the KT Wiz and the NC Dinos at Changwon NC Park in Changwon, Gyeongnam, on Wednesday afternoon. KT starting pitcher William Cuevas pitches in the bottom of the first inning. Hong Kyubin Reporter KT Wiz foreign pitcher William Cuevas’ sacrificial spirit continued to work in the fall of the 2023 season.
Cuevas started Game 4 of the Korean Baseball Playoffs (PO-5 best-of-three) at Changwon NC Park in Gyeongnam on Nov. 3 and pitched six innings of one-hit ball, striking out three and walking none to lead the Wiz to an 11-2 victory.
With only three days of rest since Game 1 of the POs, Cuevas looked like he was at the top of his game and dominated NC with his sharp changeup Cuevas continued to work tirelessly in the fall of the 2021 season, helping KT win its first overall title.
After pitching the winning game in the NC on October 28, when the regular season lead was tight, Cuevas took just two days off before pitching in the first-place game against the Samsung Lions to clinch the regular season title.
Cuevas was able to shake off the pain of Game 1, in which he gave up seven runs (four earned) on six hits (one home run) in three innings. Game 4 of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League playoffs between the KT Wiz and the NC Dinos at Changwon NC Park in Changwon, Gyeongnam, on Oct. 3. KT starter Cuevas heads to the dugout after the end of the sixth inning. 2023.11.3Cuevas pitched a dominant game, not allowing a single hit until the bottom of the sixth inning, when the NC bats went around the bases twice.
He threw 73 pitches, 토토 mixing cut fastballs (23), four-seam fastballs (19), two-seam fastballs (12), changeups (10), and sliders (9).The NC batters were particularly stunned by Cuevas’ cut fastball, which was sharp to the mitt .In the bottom of the first inning, KT third baseman Hwang Jae-gyun reached on a throwing error that sent leadoff hitter Son Ah-seop to first base, the only run allowed by Cuevas.
It was a moment of déjà vu, as Hwang Jae-gyun’s throwing error in the third inning of Game 1 of the PO gave up two runs in one inning .Game 4 of the 2023 KBO League Playoffs (PO) between the KT Wiz and the NC Dinos at Changwon NC Park in Changwon, Gyeongnam, on Wednesday afternoon.
KT starting pitcher Cuevas bumps gloves with players after throwing a scoreless fifth inning .But Cuevas remained calm. After consoling a disappointed Hwang Jae-gyun, he shut down the top of the order of Park Min-woo, Park Geon-woo, and Jason Martin.
After the KT bats scored two runs in each of the first through fourth innings, Cuevas, with a weight off his shoulders, retired four straight batters in the second through fifth innings.
His no-hitter was broken in the top of the sixth inning when Son Asub singled up the middle, but he was able to keep the tying run out of scoring position .While Cuevas’ ‘streak of zeroes’ was displayed on the scoreboard, the KT bats scored eight runs to secure the victory early. Cuevas was named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the day and received a prize of 1 million won.