KT WIZ Submarine pitcher Ko Young-pyo (31), who had a high probability of posting a quality start (QS – no more than three earned runs in six or more innings) once he took the mound, gave up a lot of runs for the second straight game.
Ko was rocked for six runs on 10 hits (one home run) in six innings with one walk and three strikeouts in a home game against the LG Twins at Katie Wiz Park in Suwon on July 7.스포츠토토
For the second straight game, Ko, whose 12-game QS streak was halted when he gave up six runs in five innings against the Gocheok Kiwoom Heroes in his previous outing, was unable to complete his duties on the mound.
This is the first time this season that Ko has failed to qualify for two consecutive games.
He has 18 QS this season, second in the league behind Raul Alcantara (Doosan Bears, 19).
Go, who was 1-0 with a 6.57 ERA in three starts against LG before this game, was once again unable to overcome LG’s vaunted left-handed bats.
After giving up two RBI doubles to Hong Chang-ki with runners on first and second in the third inning, Ko gave up a single to Oh Ji-hwan with runners on first and second in the fourth.
With runners on first and third, he gave up another run when Moon Sung-joo grounded into an infield single.
In the sixth inning, Oh got the big hit.
With the bases loaded and one out, a fastball was hit into the middle of the infield for a two-run home run.
It was Ko’s seventh home run of the season.
He held LG’s batters 1-4 to just one hit, but gave up three hits to Moon Bo-kyung in the No. 5 spot, two to Oh Ji-hwan in the No. 6 spot, and two to Moon Sung-joo in the No. 8 spot.
His inability to stop LG’s running game, which included five stolen bases, also contributed to the large number of runs.
Eventually, Ko Young-pyo gave way to Joo Kwon at the start of the seventh inning with KT trailing 3-6.