‘August ERA 0.50’ strongest pitcher, batting ball pitcher in front of LG…11 innings, 14 runs, ERA 11.45 ‘humiliation’

KT Cuevas, who was the best pitcher in August, got hammered by LG in his first start of September. It was a good thing the game was canceled due to heavy rain.

Cuevas took the mound against LG at KT Wiz Park in Suwon on September 5. He struggled, giving up four runs on seven hits, one home run, two walks, and four strikeouts in three innings.

In all five of his August starts, Cuevas posted a Quality Start Plus (seven or more innings of three or fewer earned runs) and was dominant in his five wins, posting a 0.50 ERA in 36 innings. In those five games, he allowed just two earned runs, but against LG, he gave up two runs in the second inning and was overrun by four.

Before facing LG, Cuevas was 8-0 with a 2.63 ERA in 12 games this season. However, he hasn’t fared well against LG. In two starts, he was winless with an 11.25 ERA. He gave up four runs in five innings and six runs in three innings.스포츠토토

Manager Lee Kang-cheol said of Cuevas before the game against LG on Friday, “We didn’t talk about anything. Pitchers and catchers prepare for (the game), and if the manager tells them what to do, it’s confusing. After the first game against LG, I asked him why it seemed to fit so well, but every LG game is different. They throw over 150 kilometers, but they get one weird hit early on and give up a big inning.”

[OSEN=Suwon, reporter Lee Dae-sun] On the afternoon of the 5th, the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League game between the KT Wiz and the LG Twins was held at KT Wiz Park in Suwon.KT starting pitcher Cuevas pitches in the bottom of the first inning. 2023.09.05 /sunday@osen.co.kr

Today was no different. After two outs in the first inning, Cuevas was hit by a pitch but managed to keep the inning scoreless. But in the second inning, he gave up a 144-kilometer fastball to Moon Bo-kyung, the leadoff hitter, for a solo home run over the center field fence.

He was then hit by a pitch and moved to second on a sacrifice bunt. A wild pitch moved the runners to third, and Moon Sung-joo’s grounder to the second baseman allowed the second run to score. After the run, back-to-back singles to Park Hae-min and Hong Chang-ki and a walk to Shin Min-jae loaded the bases. Kim Hyun-soo got an infield single to end the threat.

However, they gave up another run in the third inning. After back-to-back singles to Austin and Moon Bo-kyung, Oh walked to load the bases with no outs. He gave up a sacrifice fly to Heo Do-hwan for the third run. With runners on first and second, Moon gave up an infield single to Sung-Joo Moon. Cuevas did not take the mound in the fourth inning as the game was delayed for 104 minutes due to heavy rain.

Cuevas was unable to break the jinx, allowing four runs in three innings to drop his record against LG this season to 3-11 with 14 earned runs in 11 innings and an 11.45 ERA. He is winless in eight career games against LG and has three losses. He can’t seem to break through against LG.

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