The battle for last-minute ranking in professional baseball is fierce
. SSG is intensifying the battle for third place in the final stages of 2023 professional baseball. In Incheon’s home game on the 6th, SSG defeated Hanwha 7-2 and recorded their 6th consecutive win. Third batter Choi Jeong (36) hit opposing starting pitcher Lee Tae-yang and hit a solo home run in consecutive at-bats. After hitting the first shot with two outs in the bottom of the first inning, he came out as the leadoff hitter in the third inning with a 4-0 lead and crossed the left field fence again. Choi Jeong (28, 2nd place), who added two home runs, narrowed the gap with Hanwha Noh Si-hwan (31 home runs, 1st place), who is participating in the Hangzhou Asian Games, to three. SSG starting pitcher Seung-won Moon (34) pitched 6 innings, allowing 2 runs (7 hits, 2 walks) and earned his fifth win of the season (7 losses, 1 year old).
SSG continued its upward trend with 8 wins, 2 losses, and 1 draw in the last 11 games. The ranking went from tied 4th to sole 4th place (71 wins, 63 losses, 3 draws, winning percentage 0.5298), and also caught up with 3rd place Doosan (70 wins, 62 losses, 2 draws, 0.530 winning percentage) without a win. 5th place NC (70 wins, 63 losses, 2 draws, winning percentage 0.526) has maintained 3rd place for nearly a month, but has recently suffered 6 consecutive losses, including 3 consecutive losses to SSG. The difference between 3rd and 5th place is only 0.5 games.스포츠토토
Samsung defeated second-place KT 6-2 in Suwon. Koo Ja-wook (30) led the attack with 3 hits in 4 at-bats and 4 RBIs, including a 1-run home run in the 8th inning. Closing pitcher Oh Seung-hwan took the mound in the 9th inning when the team was ahead 6-2 and maintained the victory without allowing a run. It was not a save situation because it came out with a 4-point lead. He is just one away from making 400 career saves, the first in domestic professional baseball history.
In Jamsil, 6th place KIA won 3 to 2 against LG, which confirmed 1st place. In the 8th inning when he was down 0-2, he scored 3 runs with 4 hits and 1 walk.
On this day, the KBO (Korea Baseball Organization) announced the schedule for the remaining games (11th to 17th) that were canceled due to rain. Doosan, ranked 3rd, has 10 games remaining, the most among the 10 teams, and must play 8 consecutive games without a break against KT, Lotte, NC, KIA, LG (2 games in a row), and SSG (2 games in a row) from the 10th to the 17th. During the last week of the regular season, 5th place NC has two days off and 4th place SSG has three days off, so it is relatively advantageous to ‘take a breather’. This year’s postseason is expected to end with a wild card match between 4th and 5th place on the 19th.