what a waste! ‘KBO’s first perfect + first shutout of the season’… 8 innings, no runs, 1 hit, perfect pitch, “Use this energy during fall baseball…” [MD Incheon]

“I will use this energy during fall baseball.”

소닉카지노Wes Benjamin (KT Wiz) started the match against SSG Landers in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on the 12th and pitched perfectly with 1 hit and no runs in 8 innings, earning his 15th win (5 losses) of the season. recorded.

Benjamin showed off his perfect appearance on this day. From the 1st to the 6th inning, he did not send out a single person to Nusang. SSG’s batting line was cooked by striking out 7 until the 6th inning. SSG placed eight batters in the starting lineup as right-handed batters, excluding No. 1 batter Choi Ji-hoon, but they did not do their best.

Benjamin’s perfect score was broken in the 7th inning. Choi Ji-hoon was treated as a foul fly by catcher, and Kim Kang-min was treated as a fly ball to right field, but Choi Jeong was allowed a double. However, he did not give up a run after catching Guillermo Heredia with a ground ball to second base. He also appeared on the mound in the 8th inning and came off the mound after ending the inning with a three-way error.

Benjamin threw a total of 103 balls that day. Four-seam fastball (44 pitches) – cutter (34 pitches) – slider (19 pitches) – changeup (5 pitches) – curve (1 pitch) were mixed. The maximum speed was 150 km/h. Out of 103 pitches, 76 strikes were recorded.

Benjamin, who met with reporters after the game, said, “I was in very good shape overall. Playing the game with the same plan as Jang Seong-woo led to good results. The fielders also helped me well. What was better than that was the trip to Changwon. “But I’m very happy to get a good win ahead of the away game,” he said.

Benjamin was also conscious of perfection. But it actually helped me pitch better. He said, “Actually, I was conscious of being perfect in the 4th or 5th inning. But I didn’t feel pressured because of that. Rather, it was an opportunity to become calmer and think that I could do more. I could have played a perfect game, but I was so disappointed.” He said.

Choi Jeong’s hit that broke Benjamin’s perfect hit was SSG’s only hit in the game that day. In a 2B2S situation, the four-seam fastball thrown toward the body was slightly centered. Choi Jeong, who did not miss this, hit a ball that fell on the left field line. After Benjamin grounded Heredia to second base, he went down to the dugout and had a brief conversation with Choi Jeong.

Benjamin said about the situation at the time, “The ball with good control went into my body, but my velocity was a bit low, so I couldn’t put it in deeper,” and “I was hit by a batter who had a good swing. Choi Jeong said he was sorry, but he said there was no need to be sorry.” “It’s natural to get hit by Choi Jeong, so of course I showed respect,” he said.

Benjamin, who threw 103 pitches until the 8th inning, passed the baton to closing pitcher Kim Jae-yoon in the bottom of the 9th inning with a 3-0 lead. He could have been the protagonist of the first shutout of the season, but he did not overdo it and promised to make his next appearance.

He said, “I was also aiming for a shutout. I was greedy for both a perfect game and a shutout, but the coach came and told me, ‘Don’t overdo it.’ I also thought it would be better to use this energy in the postseason. I was greedy, but , I refrained,” he said.

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