Will Ko Young-pyo be able to catch up with Ryu Hyun-jin?
KT Wiz Young-pyo Koh’s quality start march continues. He’s still a long way off, but he’s getting closer to his record.
Ko Young-pyo started in the home game against the KIA Tigers held at KT Wiz Park in Suwon on the 24th and threw 99 balls in 7 innings, scoring 6 hits, 1 walk, 1 walk, 5 strikeouts and 2 runs (1 earned). This is the season’s 18th quality start (QS, 6 or more starting innings and 3 earned or less) and 16th quality start plus (QS+, 7 or more starting innings and 3 earned or less). He also continued the great record of 12 consecutive QS and 7 consecutive QS +. 12 consecutive games QS is the most KT club record.
The QS record for consecutive games is held by Ryu Hyun-jin of the Hanwha Eagles. Following 2009 and 2010, he achieved QS in 29 consecutive games. In terms of a single season, 23 consecutive games in 2010 are QS. In the current situation, which has come to the end of the season, Koh Young-pyo cannot break the QS record for the most consecutive games in a season. However, if he can continue QS until next year, he might be able to expect a great record.
He is more focused on the ‘plus’ when he stops with 7 or more innings and 3 earned runs or less.
16 QS+ is an overwhelming first place. Second place is David Buchanan of the Samsung Lions and Raul Alcantara of the Doosan Bears, number 10. This means that there are only three pitchers who have achieved QS+ 10 or more times so far.
The most QS+ in a season is 33 times, recorded by Jang Myeong-bu (Sammi Superstars) in 1983. Recently, a starting pitcher has made about 30 appearances, and to break Jang Myung-bu’s record, he has to do QS+ in all appearances. The 2nd place in the history is 23 times recorded by Lee Sang-hoon of the LG Twins in 1995, Daniel Rios of the Doosan Bears in 2006, and 22 times by Hanwha Eagles Ryu Hyun-jin in 2010 are tied for 3rd place.안전놀이터
Koh Young-pyo can stand shoulder to shoulder with Ryu Hyun-jin if he does QS+ 6 times in the future.
Consecutive games QS+ is also a record worthy of challenge. The most consecutive games QS+ in a season were 12 games recorded by commentator Jeong Min-cheol in 1994, when he was with the Hanwha Eagles. In 2010, Ryu Hyun-jin recorded QS+ twice in 11 consecutive games, and in 2008, Lotte Giants Son Min-han recorded QS+ in 10 consecutive games. If you record QS+ in 5 consecutive games in the future, you will set the record for the most tie in the season.
Ko Young-pyo’s remaining appearances are highly likely to be around 8 if he goes through a normal rotation. If he consistently raises QS and QS + in the remaining games, he will surely make his name in history.
Some of the pitchers who competed in the WBC this year suffered from aftereffects, but Koh Young-pyo quickly brushed it off in the early stages. Koh Young-pyo, who has set many QS and QS+ scores, recorded 10 wins and 5 losses this season with an ERA of 2.45. He is tied for 5th in wins, 5th in earned run average and 6th overall in 139⅔ innings pitched.