I am not envious of ten FAs (free agents) who have done well. KT is writing another successful trade story with Lotte. On May 19, Lee Ho-yeon, who wore a KT uniform as a trade, pierced the blood of the other line, which was frustrating, and led to a thrilling come-from-behind victory. Lee Ho-yeon played an active role with ‘multi-hit + 1 RBI’ and showed a heavy blow to his parent team Lotte.스포츠토토
On the 20th at Suwon KT Wiz Park, on the first day of the 3rd home game against Lotte in the 2023 KBO League, KT won a thrilling come-from-behind victory 5-2 as the batting line showed their backs in addition to the good pitching of starting pitcher Bae Seong-seong. KT, who could have fallen into a losing streak, laid the foundation for a winning streak with the victory that day.
The first and additional points were up to Lotte. At the beginning of the 3rd inning, Lotte Koh Seung-min came to the plate without a runner in the first company and hit KT starting pitcher Bae Seong-seong’s first pitch 144 km fastball and hit a superior solo home run. In the beginning of the 5th inning, KT’s defensive mistake came out and Lotte added an extra point.
The KT batting line, which did not burst easily, showed its back. At the end of the 6th inning when the score was trailing 0-2, it finally exploded. The solver was Lee Ho-yeon, a transfer student. With Park Byung-ho walking and Jang Seong-woo’s lucky hit, KT took the chance to score first and second base safely. In a situation where a chase point was needed, Lee Ho-yeon, who was at bat, hit Lotte’s changed pitcher Han Hyun-hee’s first pitch and made a timely one RBI.
KT, who pierced the blood of the attack with Lee Ho-yeon’s RBI, did not stop. In the safe first and third base situation, Hwang Jae-gyun hit a ground ball to second base, and Jang Seong-wu, who was on third base, stepped on the groove to tie the score. Winning is the starting point. In the situation of 2nd out and 1st base, Jang Joon-Won’s pinch hitters Kim Sang-Soo and Kim Min-Hyuk’s successive hits resulted in Hwang Jae-Gyun’s scoring, and KT succeeded in reversing the game 3-2.
Afterwards, KT scored an additional wedge in the attack at the end of the 8th inning and virtually solidified its victory. Even at this time, it was Lee Ho-yeon who opened fire. Leading batter Lee Ho-yeon got on base with a walk, and Hwang Jae-kyun hit first and third base safely. Although the batting table was out, Lotte pitcher Lee Ho-yeon scored from Kim Sang-soo’s at-bat, and Hwang Jae-gyun came home with Kim Sang-soo’s one RBI and timely hit, making the score 5-2. KT ran away by 3 points.
KT starting pitcher Exemplification pitched well with 2 runs (1 earned run) in 6 innings. Exclusion contributed to the team’s victory by recording 4 hits (including 1 home run), 2 walks, 6 strikeouts and 2 runs (1 earned) in 6 innings. In addition, Exclusiveness recorded the second quality start (QS, 6 or more starting innings and 3 runs or less) this season, and after the game against Sajik Lotte on April 9, which was the first start this year, QS was achieved by offering Lotte again. He also harvested 3 wins (5 losses) in the season.
On this day, Exclusiveness threw a fastball with a maximum speed of 148 km, a slider, and a changeup, blocking the Lotte lineup with two runs. Out of 100 total pitches, there were 59 strikes, and although the pitch was not stable, the Lotte batting line was not strong on changing pitches such as sliders. There were only four hits (including one home run).
From the 7th episode, KT’s Pilseungjo was activated. Park Young-hyun, who came to the mound following exclusion, allowed two walks in two innings, but blocked it with no hits and no runs. And KT finishing pitcher Kim Jae-yoon, who climbed the mound in the 9th inning, struck out Hwang Seong-bin and Son Seong-bin and put Kim Min-seok out on the grounder to end the victory.