Benjamin, a good thrower, is suddenly substituted
Why was Benjamin so abruptly replaced?
KT Wiz starter Benjamin left the mound after failing to complete the sixth inning. Catcher Jang Sung-woo sensed something was wrong, and the bench made a quick decision.
Benjamin started Game 5 of the playoffs against the NC Dinos at KT Wiz Park in Suwon on the 5th. It was the final game to advance to the Korean Series. KT needed Benjamin to pitch well.
Benjamin pitched a perfect game until the second inning. 먹튀검증 He overwhelmed the tired NC batters with a fastball that reached nearly 150 kilometers.
However, an error ruined the situation. In the third inning, shortstop Kim Sang-soo committed back-to-back errors, putting runners on first and second with one out. He gave up a single to Son Ah-seob and a sacrifice fly to Seo Ho-cheol to give the lead. Of course, it wasn’t an unearned run.
NC’s dying momentum was starting to come alive
Benjamin was in trouble again in the fifth inning when he gave up a leadoff double to Kim Hyung-jun. Kim Joo-won followed with a fly to right field. Son As-seop followed with a single and Benjamin gave up another run.
Still, he was doing a good job as a starter. The team tied the game in the bottom of the fifth with a two-run double by Kim Min-hyuk. In the sixth inning, of course, Benjamin was back on the mound. He threw 76 pitches.
He threw six pitches to the first batter, Park Gun-woo, before giving up a single to right. His fastball was down to the low 140s. Park continued to work on his timing.
Against the next batter
Kwon Hee-dong, he threw a 141-kilometer fastball that shook a lot. Catcher Jang Sung-woo jumped to his feet. He looked toward the bench and talked to Benjamin. He looked at the bench and talked to Benjamin.
Manager Lee Kang-cheol and pitching coach Kim Tae-han immediately decided to make a substitution. In the regular season, they would have given him a chance, but in a one-game game where there is no turning back once the tide is turned, they made a quick decision. Benjamin looked confused as he realized he was being replaced, but he accepted and went down. KT brought up Son Dong-hyun to get out of a bases-loaded jam.
Five innings, five hits, five strikeouts, two runs (one earned). Benjamin did his part in a tense game.