One of the biggest news in South Korean baseball this year is the success of KT Wiz. They rose from being the worst to one of the best teams in the league. A large part of its success comes from the KT Wiz bullpen.
KT Wiz betting experts pointed out that the team’s bullpen is the ERA leader in the KBO with 2.17 in the second half of the season. The change came after the coaching staff made starter Rhee Dae-eun into a closer.
They were in ninth place at the end of May with a record of 24-34. After last weekend’s games, the KT Wiz is at 56-58-1. Also, they are a game behind NC Dinos for the final postseason spot. It is the first time the Wiz has the chance to enter the playoffs since joining the league in 2015. According to online casino Korea reports, they were usually found at the bottom of the standings in their first four seasons.
Changes in the KT Wiz Bullpen
Rhee started the season with 1-2 and a 5.88 in eight starts. He became closer in the middle of June. Since then, he closed 23 games and held the opposing teams scoreless in 20 games. Also, he converted 12 of 13 save opportunities with an ERA of 2.25.
When Rhee is not available, other relievers stepped up including former closer Kim Jae-yoon. In the last KT Wiz game, Rhee pitched 2 1/3 innings and threw 40 pitches. It was his highest pitch total and longest outing in two months. His team defeated the Kia Tigers in ten innings.
According to internet gambling Korea news, the Wiz now have a four-game winning streak. During that period, their relievers have not allowed any runs in 13 total innings. They are on the verge of making their first playoff appearance if the KT Wiz bullpen continues their winning performance.