KT Wiz foreign pitcher William Cuevas, who has shown severe ups and downs this season and has been to the second team, recorded his first quality start this season with his first return to the game.
Cuevas started on the 30th in the away game against the KIA Tigers in Gwangju, giving 4 hits and 3 runs in 6⅔innings. It was 11 days after the Suwon Doosan Bears match on the 19th that Cuevas reached the 1st team mound.
At the time, Cuevas, who had 5 runs, 6 hits and 5 runs in 5 innings, was excluded from the first-team entry the next day, although he did win. The sluggishness continued from the previous game, so I needed time to pick up. On the 25th, he started playing in the 2nd Army game and pitched 4 innings against the Samsung Lions to check the pitch and pitch.
KT coach Lee Kang-cheol said, “I seem to know the meaning of telling me to go to the 2nd group. I hope I can do it well because I feel something.” “I said.
Until the middle of the game, Lee’s expectations were still met. The no-hit no-run march continued until the first company in the 6th. He cooked KIA other ships with a variety of pitches such as fastball, two-seam, cutter, change-up, and curves of up to 150㎞. With a unique fast tempo, aggressive pitch, and stable pitch, he didn’t pay one point until the 5th.
At the end of the first inning, he allowed Kim Tae-jin to walk, but ended the inning lightly, holding the stealer and Preston Tucker with the left field fly. From the 2nd to the 5th innings, he was blocked with a triple innings in a row. There were various types of catching outs, such as ground ball, fly, and strikeout. Meanwhile, the team hitters scored 3 points up to the 6th inning and took a 3-0 lead and climbed to the mound in the 6th inning.
However, a sudden hunt came. Leader Lee Woo-sung and Choi Jeong-yong walked in a row, and after Park Chan-ho’s sacrificial bun, they were concentrated on the 1st 2nd and 3rd base. He then threw a 137㎞ cutter to Choi Won-jun and was beaten by a timely hit that fell in front of the right fielder. In the continued 2nd 1st and 3rd base, he gave Tucker a heavy hit and a right hit to Lee Jung-hoon one after another, giving a 3-3 tie. However, he captured Lee Chang-jin as a second baseman and prevented additional runs.
In the 7th inning, after 2nd death, Choi Jung-yong walked and Park Chan-ho hit in the right middle, and then it was replaced with sovereignty at 2nd 1st and 3rd base. Joo Kwon sent Choi Won-jun to walk and treated Kim Tae-jin as center fielder to finish the inning as it is.
Cuevas threw 102 balls, with 4 walks and 5 strikeouts each. The average ERA was lowered from 7.39 to 6.75. Gwangju = Reporter Noh Jae-hyung [email protected]