A ‘1-0’ game in professional baseball makes the blood run cold for the starting pitchers of both teams .They have no support from the batting line-up and must rely solely on their own strength .The game can be decided by a single mistake, so they have to be on their toes and put their heart and soul into every pitch .KT WIZ starting pitcher William Cuevas, 32, has a memorable 1-0 win. The game was a tiebreaker for first place in the KBO regular season against the Samsung Lions at Samsung Lions Park in Daegu on 31 October 2021. Cuevas pitched seven shutout innings on just two days’ rest after his start, leading KT to a 1-0 victory and the regular season title .Two years later, Cuevas was once again the hero of a 1-0 victory .On 15 May, Cuevas started against the visiting Doosan Bears in the 2023 KBO Baseball World Series at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul, South Korea, and pitched seven innings of two-hit ball, striking out seven and walking none to secure a 1-0 victory .Cuevas’ pitching was flawless. He pitched a perfect third inning and didn’t allow a run in the fourth and fifth innings as he used a variety of pitches to get the bases loaded with no outs .In the seventh, he struck out pinch-hitter Kang Seung-ho with runners on second and third to preserve the 0-0 streak. KT’s bats were also stymied by Raul Alcantara, but in the top of the eighth, Kim Min-hyuk’s RBI single scored the winning run. “It reminded me of the tiebreak two years ago,” said Cuevas after the game, “I had a tough game today, but it was a lot of fun. I was focused every moment to help the team win.” “After the seventh inning, I was warming up my arm in the training room,” he said, “and then Kim Min-hyuk hit a home run.” “I just jumped up and down and celebrated,” he added. “It was a happy day,” said Cuevas, 스포츠토토존 who continued the interview with a childlike smile, “and I’m even happier to help the team continue its winning streak. “The win was KT’s third in a row and cut the gap between them and second-placed SSG Landers to two games. After languishing at the bottom of the table at the start of the season, KT is now looking towards the top. “We can go higher,” Cuevas said, expressing confidence that “with our current form, I think we can win the Korean Series.” Cuevas also explained his recent hot streak. In three starts since August, he has pitched 21 innings of one-run ball with a 0.43 ERA. His four starts in July were a bit shaky, with a 5.56 ERA, but he’s now leading the KT lineup with a strong showing .”I trained in the minor leagues last year with a pitching form that is less demanding on my lower body, and it seems to be working,” Cuevas said. “I feel like I’m getting stronger and stronger as the season goes on, and I think I’ll get even better. I want to be in the best shape possible for the postseason.”

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