The “Giant Killer” Ko Young-pyo (32-KT) rang the bell for Lotte once again.
The right-hander took the mound in the Suwon-Anbang game of the Korean Baseball Organization (KBO) on April 21 and held the Lotte bats to one run (unearned) over seven innings.
He was named the game’s winning pitcher as KT went on to win 8-2.
Ko is now 6-3 this season, with three of those wins coming against Lotte.
Ko made his first-team debut against Lotte on March 23, 2015, during a visit from Sajik.
Since then, he has appeared in 25 games against Lotte, pitching 105 and two-thirds innings and holding the Lotte offense to a 2.47 ERA.
Against the other eight teams, Ko has a career ERA of 4.18.
“I found a good balance today and am looking forward to the next game,” said Ko, who lowered his season ERA against Lotte to 0.93 with the win 토토사이트.
KT scored one run in the top of the second inning, but turned the game around with two runs in the bottom of the third.
They then scored five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to take a 3-1 lead and effectively seal the deal with an 8-1 victory.
With the win, eighth-ranked KT improved to 28 wins, two draws and 34 losses (0.452 winning percentage) and moved within one game of seventh-ranked KIA (28 wins, one draw and 32 losses – 0.467 winning percentage), which lost 4-7 to Hanwha in Daejeon.
KT had previously climbed from eighth place through June 21, 2020, to second place at the end of the season.
The loss was Lotte’s fifth straight against KT.
Lotte has only won five games (0.278 winning percentage) in 18 games in May.
Furthermore, Lotte’s starting pitcher Na Gyun-an (25) was pulled from the game after complaining of right elbow pain, adding to Lotte fans’ worries.
Na is scheduled to undergo a medical examination on the 22nd.
Leader SSG also reached the 40-win mark for the season with a 3-1 win over Doosan in Jamsil.
SSG maintained its 0.5-game lead over LG with 40 wins, one draw and 24 losses (0.625 winning percentage).
Kiwoom moved up to sixth place with a 2-0 win over Samsung in extra time in Daegu.
Kiwoom scored two runs in the top of the 10th inning on a pair of sacrifice flies with runners on second and third to extend its winning streak to four games 토토사이트주소.