The ‘Heroic Era’ of 22-year-old Gunpil Pil Seung-jo
The commander threw the game-winner. A 22-year-old pitcher who has been pitching in the first round of the playoffs. It was a godsend that changed the course of the long series.
KT Wiz pulled off a dramatic come-from-behind 3-2 win in Game 5 of the playoffs against the NC Dinos at KT Wiz Park in Suwon on Friday.
KT’s backstops were Park Young-hyun and Kim Jae-yoon. They were responsible for the team’s eighth and ninth innings, respectively.
But first, there’s Son Dong-hyun, the pitcher who saves the team in crucial situations. 먹튀검증토토사이트 During the playoffs, he was also used as a fireman when the starters faltered.
He appeared in all five games of the playoffs.
After Cuevas collapsed in Game 1 and the bullpen faltered, he came in to save the day in the fifth inning. In Game 2, the team still lost, but with the score at 2-3 and one run, Benjamin came in behind him and pitched two innings of relief.
In the third game, Ko Young-pyo, who pitched a perfect game, connected with Park Young-hyun and Kim Jae-yoon for the first win. In the fourth game, he pitched the seventh inning of an 8-0 deficit, pleasing manager Lee Kang-chul.
In the fifth and final game, Son Dong-hyun’s value shone even brighter. KT fell behind 0-2 after giving up one run in the third and fifth innings. Despite the overwhelming matchup of Benjamin, Shin Min-hyuk, and the weight of the starting lineup, the final game of the playoffs had a different weight. The first run was a sacrifice fly after back-to-back errors by veteran infielder Kim Sang-soo, and the second was an RBI single by NC veteran Son Ah-seob.
In the bottom of the fifth, Kim Min-hyuk tied the game with a two-run single, but in the top of the sixth, the first batter, Park Gun-woo, was hit by a pitch.
Benjamin and Jang Jang-woo’s eyes met, and Jang Jang-woo got up to talk to Benjamin. A quick substitution was made, which caught Benjamin off guard.
It turned out to be a godsend.
Son Dong-hyun followed with a single to center field, scoring Martin Oh from second. He then gave up a double to Son Ah-seob in the bottom of the seventh, but struck out Seo Ho-cheol to end the inning.
Seven scoreless innings in five games this playoffs. He literally kept his team in the game.
Series MVP was a no-brainer. He took top honors with 39 out of 71 votes (54.9%) from the media.