KT’s Ko Young-pyo earns 11th straight QS despite being hit by 13 pitches

Ko Young-pyo (31), a native ace of kt wiz, continued his quality start (QS, more than six innings and less than three earned runs) in 11 consecutive games with excellent crisis management skills even after giving up 13 hits, the most in his career.

Ko Young-pyo started the 2023 꽁머니사이트 professional baseball home game against the NC Dinos at Suwon KT Wiz Park on the 12th and threw 106 pitches in seven innings, allowing 13 hits, one walk, one strikeout, and three runs.

Ko Young-pyo achieved the QS tie record for the most consecutive games for KT pitchers set by Dustin Nippert (retired) in 2018.

He gave up less than three earned runs, taking charge of more than six innings in all games from the match against the Lotte Giants on June 6.

In addition, since the match against the KIA Tigers on the 8th of last month, the quality start plus (QS+, more than seven innings and less than three earned runs) has continued for six consecutive games.

Ko Young-pyo struck out Yoon Hyung-joon in the first inning with two outs and runners on first and second base, trailing 0-2, preventing further runs.

In the third inning with no outs and a full base, he handled Do Tae-hoon and Yoon Hyung-joon with double plays and infield grounder, allowing no runs.

In the fifth inning, he gave up three consecutive batter hits to Park Gun-woo, Jason Martin, and Kwon Hee-dong, but continued his salty pitching by catching pinch hitter Son Ah-seop with a straight hit to second baseman and Kim Joo-won with a double play to first baseman.

In the seventh inning, Kwon Hee-dong and Do Tae-hoon hit back-to-back hits, putting Kim Han-byeol on the verge of first and second base with one out, and in the meantime, Kwon Hee-dong, who attempted to rush home, overcame the crisis again.


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