KT Wiz coach Lee Kang-cheol talked about Wes Benjamin, who started as a starting pitcher in the last game (Suwon LG game on the 1st) ahead of the LG Twins match in the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ to be held at Suwon kt Wiz Park on the 2nd.
Benjamin showed perfect pitching in the last appearance. He built a foothold in the team’s 11-6 victory with 2 hits, 4 walks, 4 strikeouts and 1 run (no earned run) in 6 innings.
The pitching was as impressive as the record. He continued his perfect streak until he got a heavy hit from Moon Bo-gyeong after one shot in the top of the 6th inning. Benjamin showed off his presence as an ace and made the command tower smile.
Director Lee said, “I saw Benjamin throwing the first inning and thought that if he gave a little score, he would win. The pitch was really good. The maximum speed came up to 151km per hour. It was so good in spring camp, so I said, ‘You should start first.’ However, I have maintained that condition until now, and it seems to be even better.”
“Last year, the highest speed was 147 km. The average was about 144 to 145 km. Yesterday, the average seemed to be 147 to 148 km,” he added.
Meanwhile, as in the last game, kt Cho Yong-ho (right fielder) – Kang Baek-ho (designated hitter) – Anthony Alford (left fielder) – Park Byung-ho (1st baseman) – Jang Seong-woo (catcher) – Hwang Jae-gyun (3rd baseman) – Kim Min-hyeok (center fielder) – Park Kyung-soo (2nd baseman) Baseman) – Kim Sang-su (shortstop) formed the starting lineup. 먹튀검증
Manager Lee expressed his anticipation, saying, “(The batting order is fixed) is not because of yesterday’s game. The batting line seems to be fine. It seems that batters 1 to 4 hit 10 hits.”