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

KT WIZ’s homegrown ace Ko Young-pyo (31) continued his streak of 11 consecutive quality starts (QS-6 innings or more and three earned runs or fewer) by displaying excellent crisis management despite giving up a career-high 13 hits.안전놀이터

Young-pyo Ko started a home game against the NC Dinos of the 2023 Baseball World Series at Katy Weeds Park in Suwon on Wednesday, throwing 106 pitches over seven innings, allowing three runs on 13 hits with one walk and one strikeout.

Ko tied the record for the most consecutive games of QS by a KT pitcher, set by Dustin Nippert (retired) in 2018.

He went at least six innings in every game from June 6 against the Lotte Giants to today’s game, giving up three earned runs or less.

He also had a streak of six consecutive quality starts (QS+-7 innings or more and 3 earned runs or less) starting on June 8 against the KIA Tigers.

Trailing 0-2 in the first inning, Ko struck out Yoon Hyung-jun with runners on first and second to prevent further damage.

With the bases loaded in the third, he got Do Tae-hoon and Yoon Hyung-joon to pop out and an infield grounder to end the inning.

He gave up three consecutive singles to Park Gun-woo, Jason Martin, and Kwon Hee-dong in the fifth inning, but with the bases loaded, he got Son As-seop to fly out to second and Kim Joo-won to ground out to first.

In the seventh inning, he gave up back-to-back singles to Kwon Hee-dong and Do Tae-hoon to put runners on first and second, but he got Kim Han-byul to ground out to the infield and caught Kwon Hee-dong trying to rush home.

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