KT Wiz won 7-2 in the 2023 Shinhan Bank Sol KBO League match against Hanwha Eagles held at Gocheok Sky Dome on the 8th. KT rose to 4th place with a record of 50 wins, 2 draws and 44 losses in 96 matches.
KT won the thrilling Korean Series in 2021 꽁머니. Since its foundation in 2013, he has written a drama that reached the top in 8 years. At the center was Cuevas.
At that time, Cuevas made the team go straight to the Korean Series by winning the tie-break game against the Samsung Lions for first place. He also brought the team a championship trophy in the Korean Series with brilliant pitching.
However, Cuevas left the team in 2022 due to an elbow injury the following year. Coach Lee Kang-cheol and KT did not want to send a winning member, but it was an inevitable choice in the KBO league, where the proportion of foreign pitchers was absolute. However, after recovering, Cuevas returned by signing a contract with KT again on June 9, 2023. KT fans welcomed it with open arms.
Only two months have passed since the return contract date, but Cuevas is playing the role of an ace. Cuevas gave the team five wins in two months. As Kuevas returned to the rotation and played an active role as the core, KT also fully revived. He has collected 9 wins in his last 10 matches.
It was the same with Hanwha this time. Cuevas tied up the opponent’s batting line with a good pitching of 5 hits, 8 strikeouts and 1 run in 7 innings. He pitched a quality start plus (QS+ · 7 or more starting innings and 3 earned runs or less), and thanks to this, the team was able to win.
He went through many twists and turns before returning to the team after a year. But fate brought both sides of KT and Cuevas together again. The returning romantic ace Cuevas is once again rebounding the team.