Benjamin is perfect with two outs in the seventh inning…KT defeats SSG 3-0
KT Wiz’s foreign ace Wes Benjamin led the team to victory with a perfect pitch.
Benjamin started the game against SSG Landers in the 2023 Shinhan Bank Sol KBO League at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on the 12th and pitched perfectly with two outs in the seventh inning, making one hit and no runs in eight innings. He struck out eight and didn’t give up any walks.
KT beat SSG 3-0 with Benjamin’s perfect pitch.
KT, which finished three consecutive games against SSG last weekend with one win, one draw, and one loss, defeated SSG, which they met again in two days, and won its 66th win of the season (3 draws and 53 losses) and maintained its second place alone. Fifth place SSG had 62 wins, 2 draws and 55 losses.
Benjamin, who showed perfect pitching, won his 15th win (5 losses) of the season. The season’s ERA was lowered from 3.83 to 3.62.
Benjamin didn’t put a single batter on base until two outs in the seventh inning. He did not give up any hits or walks, and did not allow him to get on base due to errors.
It raised expectations for a perfect game that has never appeared in the KBO League.
In the KBO League, there were 14 no-hit no-runs that did not give hits and runs until the ninth inning, but there was never a perfect game that did not allow him to get on base due to walks and errors.
However, SSG Choi Jung blocked Benjamin’s perfect march. Benjamin, who caught Jihoon Choi with a catcher foul fly and Kim Kang-min with a fly ball to right field in the top of the seventh inning, was hit by Choi Jung with a double falling to the left of the left fielder. Choi Jeong aimed at Benjamin’s fifth fastball and connected it with a long hit.
The Perfect March was broken, but Benjamin remained unshakable. Guillermo Eredia was treated with a grounder to second base and prevented a run.
Benjamin, who finished the eighth inning with three outs, finished his mission by handing over the mound to Kim Jae-yoon in the ninth inning.카지노
It was in the sixth inning that the KT batters broke the balance of “0” amid Benjamin’s good pitching.
At the top of the sixth inning, Kim Min-hyuk picked up a walk after a 12-ball game, and Anthony Alford hit a heavy hit to make it one out and runners on first and second base. Park Byung-ho scored a timely left-handed hit in the first and third bases with two outs as Hwang Jae-kyun hit a grounder to shortstop.
In the ninth inning, he scored an additional point with a cool shot. In the top of the ninth inning, leadoff hitter Hwang Jae-kyun hit a right-center double, followed by Park Byung-ho, who entered the batter’s box, pushed the opponent’s relief Lee Woon’s first cut fastball to hit a two-run home run (season 13) over the right fence.
Park Byung-ho, who recorded 375 home runs in the KBO League, surpassed Lee Dae-ho (375 home runs) to move up to third place in the career home run category.
Park Byung-ho played the role of the fourth batter by taking charge of the three points scored by KT alone.
SSG native left-hander Kim Kwang-hyun did his part with four hits, five strikeouts, two walks and one run in six innings, but became a losing pitcher as the batters were tied tightly to Benjamin. It is his seventh loss (7 wins) of the season.