KT manager Lee Kang-chul looked back on foreign pitcher Benjamin’s perfect failure and regretted Choi Jung’s hit.
Benjamin started against the Incheon SSG on the 12th and did not allow a single hit or walk until the sixth inning. It was a perfect march. However, after two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning, Choi Jung hit a double and the perfect score was broken.
Head coach Lee Kang-chul said, “If I didn’t get hit by Choi Jung, I thought I would be able to make a perfect score,” while repeating the previous day’s game before the match against Changwon NC on the 13th. “Yesterday’s ball was so good. The fastball strength was good, and the cutter was good. I couldn’t hit it.”
Director Lee also said, “After the first and second innings, this is not a normal ball. Our hitters said let’s take out one point today. They know (Prince Benjamin is different than usual). But that 1 point didn’t come out well… Kwanghyun was not bad yesterday, he said.먹튀검증
Coach Lee then said, “The ball went flat to Choi Jung. I thought it was over (perfect) when I got 3 balls against Jihoon Choi. But he overcame it and caught an out. “I think it affected Choi Jung’s game because he threw a lot of balls (8 pitches) to Jihoon Choi.”
Benjamin hit by Choi Jung after two outs in the seventh inning, but continued to score no runs until the eighth inning. KT scored one run in the sixth inning to lead 1-0.
Coach Lee said, “Benjamin threw 103 pitches until the eighth inning, but it was a tight situation by one point, so I prepared to complete the ninth inning. However, Byung-ho hit a home run to make it 3-0, raising the closer Jae-yoon. Benjamin had to throw again on Sunday, so I replaced him,” he explained.
Benjamin is 15-5 with a 3.62 ERA in 26 games this season. It’s second place with a lot of wins. Director Lee said, “I talked about it once when it was too bad in August, but the ball didn’t seem to be the problem. When I asked if he’d ever played a full-time season, he said he’d never played a full-time season other than going back and forth between major and minor. “I think it was temporarily bad because of the heat in August,” he explained.