Youngpyo Koh of kt, 84.2% QS rate this season… “I want to achieve 20 QS”
- on Aug 06, 2023
Koh Young-pyo (31), a native ace of professional baseball kt wiz, is a so-called ‘calculated’ pitcher.
Koh Young-pyo plays his role without major ups and downs in every game he pitches in, relieving kt coach Lee Kang-cheol of his worries about managing the bullpen.
He was responsible for five or more innings in 17 of the 19 games he started this season (89.5%), and achieved a quality start (QS, 3 earned runs or less in 6 innings) in 16 games (84.2%).
He also recorded a quality start plus (QS +) 14 times (73.7%), pitching well with 3 earned runs or less in 7 innings. All are league 1.
Koh Young-pyo threw like a ‘QS craftsman’ in an away match against Doosan Bears held at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 6th.
He pitched 7 innings, giving up 6 hits, 1 walk, 5 strikeouts and 1 run, leading the team to a 3-1 victory.
He recently won QS for 10 consecutive games and QS+ for 5 consecutive games.
In Ko Young-pyo’s strong fight, kt took the victory by substituting the ‘victory formula’ in which Pil Seung-jo Park Young-hyun and finisher Kim Jae-yoon were put into the 8th and 9th innings.
Ko Young-pyo, who we met after the game, did not hide his pride in his QS record.
He said, “My goal is to throw a lot of innings consistently, and I feel good to continue the QS record today,” he said. “This year, my goal is to raise 20 QS and 17 QS+.
In fact, Koh Young-pyo set various records besides QS in this game.
Koh Young-pyo, who became the winning pitcher, achieved 10 wins (5 losses) for 3 consecutive years for the first time in the kt club, and lowered his ERA to 2.44 to rank third in the league in this category.
However, Ko Young-pyo said, “Victory and ERA are records that naturally follow if you pitch well,” and said, “Actually, I don’t care much.”
“Records that help the team, such as many innings and minimum walks, are more important,” he said. I will throw the ball,” he said.메이저놀이터
Koh Young-pyo, as he said, is the pitcher with the fewest walks in the league.
He recorded 0.68 walks per 9 innings before this game, leading the overwhelming league.
Even against Doosan that day, he gave up only one walk in 7 innings.
Koh Young-pyo said, “I allowed Kang Seung-ho to walk (the only one) in the 7th, but it was very regrettable.”
He laughed, saying, “I really hate seeing an opponent hitter walk to first base after giving up a walk. If I add a little exaggeration, I hate walks more than dying.”