KT Wiz homegrown ace Ko Young-pyo (31) continued his streak of 11 consecutive quality starts (QS – six innings or more and three or fewer earned runs) with a stellar outing despite giving up a career-high 13 hits. On 12 December, Ko started a home game against the NC Dinos of the 2023 Baseball World Series at Katie Weeds Park in Suwon, South Korea, and threw 106 pitches over seven innings, allowing three runs on 13 hits with one walk and one strikeout .Ko tied the record for the most consecutive games of QS by a KT pitcher, set by Dustin Nippert (retired) in 2018.He went at least six innings in every game from 6 June against the Lotte Giants to today’s game, giving up three earned runs or less. He also had a streak of six consecutive quality starts (QS+ – seven innings or more and three earned runs or less) dating back to 8 June against the KIA Tigers. Trailing 0-2 in the first inning, Ko struck out Yoon Hyung-jun with runners on first and second to prevent further damage .With the bases loaded in the third, he got Do Tae-hoon and Yoon Hyung-joon to ground out to short to end the inning In the 스포츠토토링크 fifth, he gave up three consecutive singles to Park Gun-woo, Jason Martin and Kwon Hee-dong, but with the bases loaded, he got pinch-hitter Son Asub to fly out to second and Kim Joo-won to ground out to first. In the seventh, he gave up back-to-back singles to Kwon Hee-dong and Do Tae-hoon to put runners on first and second, but he got Kim Han-byul to ground out to the infield and caught Kwon Hee-dong trying to rush home in between .KT trailed 2-3 at the end of the eighth inning.

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