A professional baseball ‘1-0’ match dries the blood of the starting pitchers of both teams.
This is because he competes on his own without the support of other players.
A single mistake can decide the outcome of the game, so we put all our nerves on edge and put our soul into each ball.
KT Wiz starting pitcher William Cuevas (32) has an unforgettable memory of the 1-0 match.
On October 31, 2021, the Samsung Lions and KBO League regular season 1st place match (tie-break) held at Samsung Lions Park in Daegu.
After starting, Cuevas took only two days off and took the mound on the third day, pitching 7 scoreless innings and leading to a 1-0 victory, and kt won the regular season championship.
Two years later, Cuevas was once again the protagonist of a 1-0 win.
Cuevas started in the 2023 professional baseball Doosan Bears visiting game held at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 15th and blocked 7 innings with 2 hits, 2 walks, 7 strikeouts and no runs, leading to a 1-0 victory.
Cuevas’ pitch was perfect. He blocked it perfectly until the 3rd inning, and in the 4th inning, 1 out and 1 base in the crisis, he did not concede by overpowering opponents with various breaking balls.
In the 7th inning, he struck out pinch hitter Kang Seung-ho from 2nd out, 1st and 2nd base, leading the 0-0 streak.
The kt batting line was also tightly tied to opponent starter Raul Alcantara, but when Alcantara came down in the top of the 8th inning, Kim Min-hyeok’s timely hit scored a point and won.
Cuevas, who met after the game, said, “I remembered the tie-break two years ago.”
He said, “After finishing the 7th inning, I was relaxing my arms in the training room, and Minhyuk Kim’s timely hit burst.”
Cuevas, who continued the interview laughing like a child, said, “It was a happy day,” and added, “I am even more happy to contribute to the team’s winning streak.”
With the victory on this day, kt won three consecutive wins, reducing the gap with second place SSG Landers by two games.메이저사이트
After staying at the bottom at the beginning of the season, kt is now looking at the top spot.
Cuevas expressed confidence, saying, “We will be able to rise to a higher place,” and “If the current atmosphere, I think we will even win the Korean Series.”
Cuevas also explained his recent strong fighting streak. Since August, he has been performing special pitching with an average ERA of 0.43 and 21 innings and 1 run in 3 games.
He was somewhat shaken with an ERA of 5.56 in four starts in July, but now leads the kt starters with a strong appearance.
Cuevas said, “Last year in the minor leagues of the American professional baseball, I trained with a pitching form that was less burdensome on the lower body, It seems that the effect is coming out,” he said. I will make the best physical condition in time for the postseason.”