After eight consecutive quality starts, they have only two wins to show for it

After eight consecutive quality starts, they have only two wins to show for it. Will William Cuevas (KT Wiz), the ‘undefeated win percentage king’ who has been plagued by a terrible win-loss streak, be able to taste his third win of the season against the second-place Doosan Bears?

KT’s season last year was divided into before and after Cuevas’ arrival. KT’s vaunted starting pitching fell into an unexpected slump and the team was in last place in early June, but when Cuevas returned in mid-June, the team magically began to climb the standings. With the defending champion ace at the center of the mound, KT led a strong starting rotation that finished second in the regular season and advanced directly to the Korean Series.

His individual performance was also spectacular. After joining the team as a substitute foreign player, he went 12-0 with a 2.60 ERA in 18 games, becoming the third player in KBO history to have an undefeated winning percentage, joining Oh Bong-ok (13 wins) in 1992 and Kim Hyun-wook (10 wins) in 2002. 토토사이트 He was the first foreign player to do so. As a result, Cuevas re-signed with the team last December for a total of $1.5 million (approx. KRW 2 billion) and will be the ace again in 2024.

However, Cuevas has been plagued by bad luck this season, with only two wins in 11 appearances.

Just like last year, he’s been an ace in every start, but whenever he’s on the mound, the offense goes silent or the bullpen falters.

Cuevas has made a quality start in nine of his 11 starts this season. That’s tops in the league. Through 28 games, his record is 11-2 with a 2.99 ERA, and in addition to his quality starts, he ranks first in WHIP (1.00), first in batting average (.202), second in innings pitched (69⅓), and second in strikeouts (73).

Cuevas made eight consecutive quality starts from May 10 against the Changwon NC Dinos to May 22 against the Daegu Samsung Lions. However, he went 2-4 in two no-decision games. 토토사이트 추천 On May 16 against the Suwon Lotte Giants (7 innings, 2 runs, 1 earned run) and May 22 against the Samsung Electronics (7 innings, 3 runs), the team had the misfortune of suffering back-to-back losses despite their quality starts.

KT manager Lee Kang-cheol has named Cuevas as the starter for the seventh game of the 2024 Shinhan SOL Bank KBO League against Doosan on April 28 at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul.

It will be Cuevas’ 12th start of the season.

Cuevas will be facing Doosan for the first time this year. He will be looking to build on his seven-inning shutout win on Aug. 15 last year in Jamsil, and will be hoping to capitalize on that.

Meanwhile, Doosan will look to snap their losing streak with Choi Won-jun on the mound. Choi is 3-3 with a 6.75 ERA in eight games this season, with his most recent start coming on March 21 against the SSG Landers in Jamsil, where he pitched five innings of two-run ball for his first win in four games. He also picked up a win against KT this season on March 27 in Suwon, 안전 토토사이트 allowing five runs in five innings. It was Choi’s first win of the season.

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