KT Wiz’s William Cuevas (pitcher) reached a significant milestone. In his final start of the regular season, he earned the title of undefeated pitcher.
Cuevas started a home game against the Hanwha Eagles at Katie Wiz Park in Suwon on Aug. 8. He threw 98 pitches over seven innings against the Hanwha bats, allowing just two hits and two walks while striking out eight.
The KT offense also took a lot of pressure off Cuevas. They pounded the Hanwha mound for 12 hits. KT beat Hanwha 9-2, and Cuevas earned the win and his 12th win of the season.
He also recorded a 14-game personal winning streak and a 10-game winning streak against Hanwha. Cuevas came to the KBO in a KT uniform in 2019.
He held down a spot in the starting lineup for KT Acer, but left the team in 2022 after pitching just two games due to injury.
However, Cuevas is back in a KT uniform this season. He returned to the KBO after signing with KT to replace the struggling Bo Schuler.
Cuevas made his KBO debut on June 17 against the Samsung Lions. He struggled a bit in that game, giving up three runs in 4.2 innings. Although he didn’t get the win, Cuevas has since racked up wins and hasn’t lost a game since.
Cuevas is only the third pitcher in the KBO to have an undefeated winning percentage. The first was Oh Bong-ok of Samsung in 1992, who won 13 games.
The second was current Lotte Giants pitching coach Kim Hyun-wook, who won 10 games in 2002 while still with Samsung. The KBO determines the winning percentage based on 10 regular-season wins.
With the win, KT reached 600 career wins (11th in the KBO) and remained in second place with 78 wins, two draws, and 63 losses. KT has a four-game lead on the third-place Doosan Bears (71 wins, two draws and 63 losses) with one game remaining in the regular season.안전놀이터
However, Doosan has six games left to play, so the standings could still change. Ninth-ranked Hanwha lost its fourth straight game to fall to 56 points, six draws and 77 losses.
SSG Landers bounced back to win 10-8 away from home against the NC Dinos at NC Park in Changwon on the same day. SSG avenged the previous day’s loss to move to 72 wins, three draws and 64 losses, and sole possession of fourth place.
NC, on the other hand, dropped their game against Daegu to fall to 71 wins, 2 draws, and 64 losses in fifth place. NC also maintains a three-game lead over the sixth-place KIA Tigers (68 wins, 2 draws, 67 losses).
SSG took a 3-1 lead before being outscored 8-3 by NC. However, a huge six-run eighth inning turned the game around and a single run in the top of the ninth gave them a thrilling come-from-behind victory.