Rising KT defeat SSG for 4th straight win, Ko Young-pyo throws 8 shutout innings
SUWON (Yonhap) By Hong Kyubin Reporter = The surging KT Wiz started August off on the right foot with a win over the SSG Raiders behind a strong performance from closer Young-pyo Ko .KT won its fourth straight game, beating SSG Landers 8-0 in a home game of the 2023 Shin han Bank SOL KBO League at Katie Wiz Park in Suwon on Monday. KT, which has climbed from last to fifth place in the standings over the past two months with a winning record of 28-14 (.667 winning percentage), can move up to fourth place in the league depending on the NC Dinos’ result against the Lotte Giants later in the day. The main credit goes to KT submarine pitcher Ko Young-pyo, who shut down the SSG bats until the eighth inning. On the day, Ko pitched eight innings 토토사이트 of six-hit ball, walking four and striking out none .He pitched efficiently with 97 pitches, throwing 75 strikes and 22 balls, and was accurate with his pitches. He retired the side in order in the first, third, fifth, and sixth innings, and gave up a pair of singles in the second, fourth, and eighth innings .In the seventh inning, Choi Jung singled and Choi Joo -hwan doubled to put runners on first and second, but he struck out Ha Jae-hoon and Choi Ji-hoon. With his ninth win of the season, Ko extended his winning streak against SSG to five, a streak that began in May of last year .The KT bats took the pressure off Young-pyo Ko early on by taking advantage of SSG starter Kirk Mc Carty.In the bottom of the third inning, leadoff hitter Kim Sang-soo drew a walk to lead off the inning. Park then singled to left to put runners in scoring position, and one out later, Kim Min-hyuk lined a single to right-center to score the go-ahead run. In the bottom of the fourth, with the bases loaded, Jang Sung-woo pulled a 147-kilometer per hour fastball over the left field wall for a solo shot. It was his eighth home run of the season. KT put the game out of reach with a six-run big inning in the bottom of the eighth .Moon Sang-chul doubled down the left field line with runners on first and second, and Park Byung-ho immediately followed with a two-run wedge 스포츠토토링크 to right-center off reliever Jung Sung-gon. It was the ninth of the season .The KT bats didn’t cool down after that .After Jang Sung-woo singled to left, Hwang Jae-gyun doubled to right and SSG right fielder Ha Jae-hoon’s throwing error allowed Jang to come home. Hwang Jae-gyun also crossed home plate on a single to left-center by Kim Sang-soo.