KT Wiz Benjamin faces the LG Twins lineup again after 44 days.
Benjamin will start the match against LG in the 2023 Shinhan Bank Sol KBO League held at Jamsil Stadium on the 15th.
Benjamin’s meeting with LG this year is the first time in 44 days since the season opener on the 1st of last month.
At the time, Benjamin, who was in charge of the opening game as the team’s first starter, easily overpowered LG’s lineup with 2 hits and 1 run in 6 innings and a pleasant first win.
However, after about a month, Benjamin’s status shrank significantly compared to before.
Benjamin, who believed that he would play the role of an ace, is having a hard time conceding a lot of runs when he gets on the mound.
It collapsed with 3 runs in 4 innings against Hanwha Eagles on the 14th of last month, 6 runs in 6 innings against SSG Landers on the 20th, and 5 runs in 5⅓ innings against Kiwoom Heroes on the 26th.
In the sluggish performance of the trusted Ace, KT also went downhill. Even before the opening, KT, whose key players left due to injuries, failed to prevent weakening of power as Benjamin was shaken and fell to the bottom.
Benjamin, who saved the team from a 10-game losing streak by making a long-awaited 6 innings and 3 runs against SSG on the 2nd, was expected to return to his original self from this starting point, but on the 9th against the NC Dinos, Benjamin scored 5 runs and 3 earned runs in 3⅓ innings again. was beaten with
It is difficult to find the intimidation of the ‘first starter’ in Benjamin’s jagged appearance.
Director Lee Kang-cheol, who used to show his trust in Benjamin’s ups and downs last month, also expressed his frustration at Benjamin’s recent sluggishness, saying, “I feel like my foot has been stamped on by an ax I believe in.”
In a precarious situation, Benjamin was reunited with LG, his first opponent of the season.
It’s not the batting line at the time when he was overpowered with two hits in the opening game.
LG is showing active batting, ranking first in team batting average (0.289) this year. He also shakes opponents with active running base play enough to record 41 stolen bases in 35 games.
In comparison, Benjamin has a sluggish record of 5.65 with an average ERA of 3 wins and 3 losses in 7 games.메이저사이트
In order for KT to rebound, Benjamin’s resurrection is a necessary factor.
KT, who has been mired in two consecutive losses, is in a crisis situation where it has to feel the threat of a long losing streak once again if Benjamin shakes on this day.