KT WIZ pitcher William Cuevas suffered a shocking blow on the 4th after being hit by a dinosaur bat while he was well rested. Cuevas was shaken by teammate Hwang Jae-gyun’s mistake of catching a fly ball called ‘Hiddrop the Ball’, and he himself brought on a crisis by throwing a bad throw.
Cuevas started in the first game of the playoffs against NC Dinos held at KT Wiz Park in Suwon on October 30 and recorded 6 hits (1 home run)메이저사이트, 2 strikeouts, 2 walks, and 7 runs (4 earned) in 3 innings.
On this day, KT consisted of Kim Sang-soo (shortstop) – Hwang Jae-gyun (third baseman) – Anthony Alford (left fielder) – Park Byeong-ho (first baseman) – Jang Seong-woo (catcher) – Cho Yong-ho (right fielder) – Moon Sang-cheol (designated hitter) – Bae Jeong-dae (center fielder) – Park Kyung-soo (Second baseman) took the lead in the starting batting order.
Cuevas began to shake from the beginning of the first inning. In the top of the first inning, Cuevas was hit by a single to right-center field from leadoff hitter Son Ah-seop, and then a double to left-center field from Park Min-woo, putting him in danger of reaching second and third base with no outs. Cuevas took a breather by striking out Park Geon-woo, but eventually allowed the first run when Martin hit a sacrifice fly ball to left field.
Cuevas, who prevented an additional run in the top of the first inning, recorded his second run in the top of the second inning when his 6th pitch, a 146 km/h fastball thrown after a full-count match with lead hitter Oh Young-soo, led to a large 120-meter solo home run that went over the left-center fence.
Cuevas continued his difficult pitching in the top of the third inning. Cuevas got off to an shaky start in the top of the third inning when third baseman Hwang Jae-gyun made a catching error after leadoff hitter Park Min-woo hit an ordinary fly ball. In the end, Cuevas hit a timely double with an RBI in the left field line from the follow-up batter Park Geon-woo. Even in the ensuing crisis with one out and a runner on third base, Kwon Hee-dong scored his fourth run with an RBI and a timely hit to right.
In the bottom of the third inning, KT’s leadoff hitter, Moon Sang-cheol, hit a solo home run against NC starting pitcher Peddie and began to chase.
However, Cuevas could hardly find stability even in the top of the fourth inning. Cuevas, who gave a walk to leadoff hitter Kim Hyeong-jun, caught Kim Joo-won’s sacrifice bunt and threw it straight to second base, but it led to a bad throw error, putting himself in danger of reaching first and second base with no outs.
Cuevas even committed a wild pitch and had to prevent a crisis with no outs on second and third base. Cuevas, who was hit by follow-up hitter Son A-seop with an RBI hit to right, gave up his fifth run. In the end, the KT bench moved. KT dropped Cuevas and put Eom Sang-baek on the mound. Afterwards, Eom Sang-baek and Lee Sang-dong, who came on the mound, gave up additional runs in the top of the fourth inning, increasing Cuevas’ runs allowed to ‘7’.