KT rode a solid starting lineup to its longest winning streak of the season.
KT won 5-2 on the road against Samsung at Samsung Lions Park in Daegu on Sunday. It was KT’s fourth straight win since the 24th against Suwon Kiwoom.
During the winning streak, the starting pitching staff stood out. Go Young-pyo, who started against Kiwoom on the 24th, faced off against Kiwoom ace Ahn Woo-jin and shut down the opposing bats with seven scoreless innings (four hits and five strikeouts) to lead the team to a 4-1 victory. Third win of the season.
On the 25th, Uhm Sang-baek shut down the Kiwoom bats. He stayed on the mound until the sixth inning and didn’t allow a run on four hits and one walk. Park Young-hyun and Kim Jae-yoon combined for three scoreless innings to secure the win for Uhm.
After finishing the three-game series in Kiwoom with a 2-1 record, KT headed to Daegu. Vowing to erase the disappointment of a three-game sweep against Samsung this season, KT secured the best-of-three series with its starting pitching.
Choi Byeol-seong got off to a good start. On the mound for Samsung on the 26th, Lee threw 5⅓ innings of four-hit ball with one walk, three strikeouts, and one unearned run (unearned). He threw a fastball up to 148 kilometers with a mix of sliders, changeups, and curves. Of his 78 total pitches, 48 were strikes.
KT defeated Samsung 4-1. It was Lee’s first start in 350 days안전놀이터, snapping a 10-game losing streak since June 10 last year against Sajik Lotte.
In the 27th game, foreign pitcher Wes Benjamin pitched five innings of two-run ball, allowing four hits (one home run) with two walks and three strikeouts. with a complete game shutout. His sixth win of the season.
Coach Lee Kang-chul said, “The strength of our team is the mound. As the starting lineup has stabilized, the concentration of the fielders has also improved. Both pitchers and hitters are more relaxed,” said Lee. Despite being at the bottom of the standings, the team is poised to rebound with its starting pitching.