Both teams announced their starting pitchers.
The KT Wiz won 3-0 against the NC Dinos in Game 3 of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO Postseason Playoffs at NC Park in Changwon on April 2.
The win was KT’s first of the playoffs. The series is still in NC’s favor at 2-1, but they can now look ahead to Game 4.
NC’s nine-game winning streak in fall baseball was snapped. With a win today, they would have become the first team in the KBO to win 10 straight postseason games, but their bats went silent and they were forced to take the loss.
After the game, KT announced William Cuevas as the starter for Game 4. Cuevas took the loss in Game 1 of the playoffs on October 30, allowing seven runs and four earned runs in three innings. With only three days of rest, his pitch count in Game 1 was 75 pitches, so he shouldn’t be too much of a concern.
Notably, Cuevas pitched the tiebreaker game against the Samsung Lions on two days’ rest in 2021, throwing seven innings of one-hit ball with three walks and eight strikeouts. His performance earned him the nickname Koo Dong-won. If Cuevas can replicate that performance in the tiebreaker, it would be a best-case scenario for KT.
Meanwhile, NC will start Myung-ki Song. Song has appeared in 35 games this season, going 4-9 with a 4.92 ERA. Against KT, he is winless in three games with a 1-0 record and a 4.76 ERA.
Song made his second start of the semifinals against SSG on Oct. 23, giving up two runs on three hits, one home run and four walks while 토토사이트 striking out four in three innings. His pitches were shaky, but he struck out four and showed that his command was still there.