Wes Benjamin, a foreign pitcher for KT Wiz, showed satisfaction after making his last start before the start of the regular season.
In an exhibition game against SSG Landers held at Suwon KT Wiz Park on the 26th, Benjamin took the mound as a starting pitcher and pitched 3 hits, 4 strikeouts, 2 walks and 1 run in 4⅓ innings.
Benjamin said, “I am checking his pitches in various ways in line with the start of the opening game. Whenever I increase the number of pitches according to the schedule, my condition is also improving. He showed confidence, saying, “I am satisfied with my current physical condition overall.”
He threw a total of 83 pitches that day and checked his fastball, curveball, slider, changeup, two-seam, and cutter. His highest fastball velocity was 150 km. 토토사이트
Benjamin explained, “Because it was an exhibition match, I focused more on how to deal with the regular season depending on various situations that could arise rather than focusing on the team scoring.” He added, “Still, I was able to throw the ball with a comfortable mind because the batters in today’s game gave up the first run.”
After the game, coach Lee Kang-cheol was not worried, saying, “Starter Benjamin has a lot of balls, but he is pacing well in line with the regular season.”
Out of 83 pitches, there were 51 strikes and 32 balls. In the case of fastballs, there were 14 strikes and 13 balls out of 27 pitches. This is why the director cares. But Benjamin is showing confidence.
Benjamin, who recorded 5 wins and 4 losses and an ERA of 2.70 in 17 games last year, made three appearances in exhibition games before the opening this year. He finished his last mock test against SSG after playing against Kiwoom on the 14th and against Doosan on the 20th.
It was a much better pitching against Doosan than against Kiwoom and against SSG today than against Doosan. A lot of expectations are focused on him, who should be the center of KT’s starting lineup this year.