“It has become very serious”.
KT Wiz coach Lee Kang-cheol praised the positive change of William Cuevas, who reconnected with him after a year as a substitute foreigner. He did not insist on his own ball formulation and threw according to the catcher’s sign.
Cuevas started in the Gwangju game against the KIA Tigers on the 23rd and won his first win by blocking 6 innings with 4 hits, 1 walk, 6 strikeouts and 1 run. He faltered, giving up two hits and two stolen bases in the first inning, allowing a run.
However, as his breaking ball became sharper, he displayed a spirited march. It was a pitch following the lead of veteran catcher Jang Seong-woo. Cuevas also expressed his gratitude, saying, “I was shaken by the command in the first episode, but after talking with the voice actor, I got better.”
Prior to the second game of the weekend series on the 24th, Lee mentioned a different appearance than before. “Cuevas threw well yesterday, so the pitching staff in the middle (victory group) did not wear out.
It was also a detailed explanation. “If you throw two curveballs and give a curve sign again, you turn your head. And you insist on throwing a fastball. That’s how you learned the ball combination. So I threw a fastball and got hit. He seduced me and dealt with me,” he laughed.
“I think I felt a lot when I went to the US after breaking up with KT last year. I’ll have to keep an eye on it from now on, but it’s a positive look. Yesterday, the command was not good in the first inning, but it got better as it went on. I will try to throw at the level of nine,” he said.
In particular, Cuevas added his old and new Bell Sweeper. He revealed that he had thrown about three or four the day before. After he returned to the United States, he gave hope to the starting lineup by throwing new pitches.스포츠토토
Director Lee laughed, saying, “I don’t want anything else. Since there is a deciding ball, I just need to work well with innings and rotation.”
Cuevas joined in 2019 and played an active role in the first championship in 2021, and left the team after throwing only two games due to an elbow injury in the 2022 season. He was recently re-recruited as a substitute for Bossulser, who had been sluggish.