This is not a good thing for the Lotte Giants.
kt Wiz predicted right-handed underhander Koh Young-pyo as the starting pitcher for the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League Lotte game to be held at Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan on the 6th. Ko Young-pyo has appeared in 10 games this season and is recording an average ERA of 3.54 with 3 wins and 3 losses. On the 30th of last month, he was replaced due to back pain while pitching against the KIA (2 innings, 36 pitches), but he started normally.스포츠토토
Lotte faced the ‘Grim Reaper’. Koh Young-pyo started all 7 games against Lotte for 3 years from 2021 and is fighting well with 3 wins and 2 losses with an ERA of 1.08, including one shutout (June 11 last year). Among the 9 teams they faced during the same period, their ERA was overwhelmingly low. The next best team is the SSG Landers (2.25).
He threw 50 innings in 7 games, averaging over 7 innings per game. There were five quality start pluses (less than 3 earned runs over 7 innings). With a ground ball/floating ball average of 3.08, Lotte was one of the teams that made the best use of its strengths as a ‘ground baller’. He also came out twice this season, allowing 1 run in 7 innings and 1 run in 8 innings.
Initially, he was not scheduled to start against Lotte. According to the starting rotation, he had to come out against Doosan on the 4th. However, as kt’s game against KIA on the 1st was canceled due to rain, the starting order was delayed by a day, and Koh Young-pyo played one more game later, against Lotte on the 6th.
▲ Go Young-pyo ⓒkt Wiz
The key player to target Koh Young-pyo is Rex, a foreign hitter who has been playing for Lotte since last year. Rex is showing strong relativity with 4 hits in 9 at-bats against Ko Young-pyo. Han Dong-hee has been the only hitter on the team with a home run against Ko Young-pyo for the past three years. Over the past 3 years, 4 hits in 14 at-bats, a batting average of 0.286 and an OPS of 0.786, the opponent’s performance was good. During the same period, Jung Hoon recorded 3 hits in 9 at-bats and Jeon Jun-woo recorded 6 hits in 21 at-bats.
Lotte, who is at the bottom of kt but cannot be relieved, sets right-hander Park Se-woong as a starting pitcher on the 6th to counter fire. Park Se-woong stagnated with an average ERA of 5.12 with 1 loss in 4 games in April, but rebounded with an ERA of 1.88 with 3 wins and 0 losses in 5 games last month. Against kt this season, he scored 1 run in 5 innings.