kt Wiz Eom Sang-baek won the starting match and smiled brightly.
Eom Sang-baek started in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League SSG Landers match held at Suwon KT Wiz Park on the 3rd and recorded 6 hits, 2 walks, 5 strikeouts and 1 run in 7 innings. He showed quality start plus pitching (pitching less than 3 earned runs in 7 starting innings) and led kt to a 3-1 victory.
It is Eom Sang-baek who had no relationship with Seungri this year. However, they won both starts in the second half. In the game against NC on the 28th of last month, he scored 6 hits, 6 strikeouts and 2 runs in 6 innings, leading to a 10-2 victory. Since then, kt has been on a winning streak, and Um Sang-baek has led the team to a 6-game winning streak against SSG. It has been 706 days since kt won a series sweep against SSG.꽁머니
After the game, Eom Sang-baek said, “I haven’t improved my condition since the injury. Even if the results are good, I don’t know when it will explode. However, my condition continued to improve in the summer. Today, I received a lot of help from the defense, and as the game went on, my body improved. This has been resolved. It is definitely better than the beginning of the season,” he smiled.
It is Eom Sang-baek who won two consecutive starts. For a pitcher, a win is more valuable than a quality start (pitching less than 3 earned runs in 6 starting innings). Eom Sang-baek expressed his joy, saying, “Comparing the time when I just threw well and when I won, I feel different. Winning gives me endorphins.”
In fact, I’ve been struggling all this time. Even though the team was on a winning streak, it was because the momentum was broken on the day Sang-baek Eom took the mound. There were games where Seung-woon did not follow, but there were also days when Um Sang-baek collapsed. So he was even more heavy-hearted. Eom Sang-baek said, “I had no luck. Even if the team kept winning, I lost when I left. My heart was heavy. But I feel good because I led the team to 6 consecutive victories.”
Recently, kt is on the rise based on a strong pitching staff. The good fight of his colleagues also stimulates Eom Sang-baek. He said, “Anyway, what other players do well has an effect. Still, I tried to do what I could do without thinking too much on the mound. Unlike hitters, we get similar results even when the cycle is high or low. Since the batting cycle rises here, it seems that we are terrifyingly hitting and climbing,” he stared at the fall stage.