KT Cuevas pitches 7 innings of scoreless baseball…first no-hitter in 8 games since returning to the KBO

KT Wiz foreign pitcher William Cuevas threw his first no-hitter since returning to the KBO.

Cuevas started against the SSG Landers at Katie Wiz Park in Suwon on Feb. 2 and pitched seven innings and 89 pitches with six hits, five walks and no strikeouts.

Cuevas, who was a key part of KT’s first integrated title in 2021, returned to Korea in June after being sidelined with an injury early last season.메이저놀이터

Since returning to the KBO, Cuevas has been a bit uneven, going 3-0 with a 4.58 ERA in seven games excluding this one, but he effectively shut down the league’s second-place SSG lineup.

He finished his assignment without allowing an earned run for the first time in eight starts, using a fastball that topped out at 150 mph and a mix of slider, cutter, changeup, and curveball.

Cuevas had only two innings in which he didn’t get a triple play, and the rest of the time he steadily stranded runners.

Instead, he allowed only one runner to reach base per inning to keep the threat at bay.

Against Cuevas, SSG ace Kim Kwang-hyun also had a stellar outing.

With seven innings of four-hit ball, three walks, two strikeouts, and one earned run, he did exactly what he was supposed to do as a starter.

It’s the first time in five games that Kwang-hyun has had a Quality Start Plus (7+ innings and 3 earned runs or less) since last month’s 30th game against the Kiwoom Heroes.

After a scoreless inning, Kwang-hyun gave up a run in the fourth inning off Hwang Jae-gyun.

After allowing a leadoff double to Anthony Alford, Kwang-hyun walked Moon Sang-chul and Jang Jang-woo to load the bases with two outs.

But he gave up a two-run double to Hwang Jae-gyun off the left field fence, and that’s when he was pulled from the game.

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