Like last year again… Ghana with the ‘GG Semifinals’ system
Last year’s professional baseball pennant race started with SSG’s solo run and ended with SSG and LG’s two-final system. SSG won the championship in the regular season with an odds ratio of 0.629 (88 wins, 4 draws, 52 losses), but ended the season with a two-game gap behind LG with an odds ratio of 0.613 (87 wins, 2 draws, 55 losses).
Both teams started running in the new season as well. Lotte, which is exceeding the expert group’s pre-season forecast, is still forming a top-three group, but as the temperature rises little by little, the two teams are speeding up a little more.
A daytime game on Sunday the 21st to wrap up the week. Both LG and SSG won. LG defeated Hanwha 4-1 at Jamsil Stadium. SSG defeated Lotte 6-3 at Sajik Stadium in Busan. The two teams are on a high-altitude march with a win rate of 0.650 (26 wins, 1 draw, 14 losses) side by side, with the two teams rising to the joint lead from the 20th. The gap with 3rd place Lotte is 2 games.
As summer approaches the end of May, the two dominant teams in the ‘player class’ are raising their heads. LG removed starting shortstop Oh Ji-hwan and center fielder Park Hae-min from the starting lineup in the Jamsil game that day, and put them on the bench as pinch hitters in the second half. The first goal was to give them a break. Despite their absence, LG took a 1-0 lead at the beginning of the game, and put them in turn in the 6th inning, which was a match-up, to secure a clear victory.
LG was in danger of missing the opportunity to score additional points and handing over the atmosphere as Park Dong-won struck out in the 6th inning with 1 company, 2nd and 3rd base. In the 7th at-bat, Lee Jae-won, Oh Ji-hwan was a pinch hit, and 2 outs were made with a walk. In the ninth inning, which was 4-1, LG secured the victory by putting ‘temporary finisher’ Park Myeong-geun on the mound. Park Myung-keun earned his third save of the season with one hit and no run in one inning.
SSG also has gaps in its team power. Choo Shin-soo, one of the main gunners, shrugged off an ankle injury and joined the Busan expedition, but is playing only as a pinch hitter. However, the vacancy is not significantly highlighted. A typical example of a strong team. In the game against Lotte on this day, after taking the lead with Choi Jeong-ui’s solo home run in the 3rd inning in the 1st inning, Guillermo Heredia in 4th in 1st and 3rd base in the 3rd inning, which was 1-0, and Choi Joo-hwan in 5th, and Oh Tae-gon’s sacrifice fly in 6th He added 3 more points with , and succeeded in running away.먹튀검증
Starter Kirk McCarty blocked 5.2 innings with 2 runs and won his 4th win of the season.
From the 23rd, LG and SSG will have a three-game series at Munhak Stadium in Incheon.
In Suwon, KT defeated Doosan 7-3 with 11 hits, including Kang Baek-ho’s final hit at the end of the 5th inning, and wrote a weekend 3-game winning series with 2 wins and 1 loss. In Changwon, Samsung won 2-1 with Kang Min-ho’s sacrifice fly in the top of the 12th inning, which was 1-1, and in Gwangju, Kiwoom defeated KIA 1-0. KIA starter Yang Hyeon-jong failed to become a winning pitcher even with reverse throwing of 8 hits and 1 run in 7 innings, but with a total of 2205.2 innings, he surpassed KT coach Lee Kang-cheol (2204.2 innings) and ranked third in total innings alone.