Each team’s key players are selected for the national team…
5th place KIA has 8 consecutive matches and 2nd place KT has 9 consecutive matches, a ‘hell schedule’ due to lack of physical strength.
The ‘gum fight’ to advance to the professional baseball postseason begins.
The 10 teams in the KBO League must play games with ‘full strength’ until the 22nd, and then continue regular league games without players selected for the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games baseball team from the 23rd.
Since most of the players wearing the Taegeuk symbol are key players for each team, there is a high possibility that the rankings will fluctuate depending on the performance of alternative resources.
First of all, each team will have a hectic schedule until the 22nd.
3rd place NC Dinos and 4th place Doosan Bears will play an unforgettable two-game series at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 19th and 20th.
If NC loses both games against Doosan in a two-game series, they could fall behind by one game, so they must give their all.
Doosan has recently been on the rise with a 6-game winning streak.
However, Doosan faces a physical burden as it will play an away game against the KIA Tigers in Gwangju on the 18th, which is a rest day, and then travel to Seoul.
On the other hand, NC will play the game after sufficient rest for three days.
Doosan and NC are competing tightly this season with a record of 6 wins and 6 losses.
The two teams will play a two-game series again in Changwon from the 23rd to the 24th.
At this time, the competition will be held without any players selected to the national team. Doosan is missing starting pitcher Kwak Bin, and NC is missing infielder Kim Joo-won and catcher Kim Hyeong-jun.
Whether or not NC native left-handed pitcher Koo Chang-mo, who has suffered from injuries, will ultimately join the team is in the fog.
KIA, ranked 5th, continues its difficult schedule. KIA will play an 8-game series from the 17th to the 24th.
After playing against Doosan on the 18th, which is a rest day, they will play one game each at home against the LG Twins and Kiwoom Heroes, and then travel to Daejeon for an away game against the Hanwha Eagles on the 21st.
Then, they return home and are scheduled to play a three-game series against KT starting on the 22nd.
From the second game against KT, key starter Lee Ui-ri and central bullpen Choi Ji-min will be missing.
KIA is in a situation where it must overcome both physical and power shortages.
KIA is currently on a 4-game losing streak, so the team atmosphere is not very good.토토사이트
KT, ranked 2nd, is also dealing with a hellish schedule. Starting with an away doubleheader against Hanwha on the 17th, they will play a whopping 9 consecutive games.
In particular, in the second game of the double header against Hanwha on the 17th, the game was stopped for 3 hours and 24 minutes, the longest record in history, due to sudden heavy rain.
The time it took to complete the first to second games of the double header was a whopping 9 hours and 26 minutes.
KT is feeling even more pressured as setup man Park Young-hyun and Kang Baek-ho, who has recently shown his batting skills, have been called up to the Asian Games.
The LG Twins, who are racing for first place, are planning to take advantage of the chaos to reduce the magic number for winning and begin preparations for the postseason in earnest.
LG is ahead of second-place KT by six games with 21 games remaining this season.
SSG Landers, who was pushed down to 6th place, has nowhere else to retreat. SSG, who has recently lost 5 games in a row, meets Hanwha, Samsung Lions, LG, and Lotte Giants in order.
Competition for individual titles is as fierce as the battle for rankings.
LG Hong Chang-ki (0.340) and NC Son Ah-seop (0.339) are competing for the batting title with a difference of 0.001.
I am curious how SSG Choi Jeong’s pursuit of the home run king will unfold.
Hanwha’s Noh Si-hwan (30), who ranks first in home runs, is following the national team’s schedule starting on the 23rd, and Choi Jeong, who is behind by 5, is trying to narrow the gap.
Also in the RBI category, Noh Si-hwan (96) is in first place, followed by LG Austin Dean (87) in second place.