The Doosan Bears continued their hopes of recapturing third place as well as overpowering the NC Dinos on an important road and solidifying the fifth round.
The Doosan Bears won 11-1 in the home game of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League against the NC Dinos at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul on the 12th. 바카라사이트
With the victory, Doosan maintained its fifth place in the league with 72 wins, 65 losses and two draws. NC had 73 wins, 64 losses and two draws before the game, tying for third place with SSG Landers. However, NC, which lost to Doosan that day, fell to fourth place, giving up the third place to SSG alone. At the same time, the gap with fifth-ranked Doosan has narrowed from 1.5 games to 0.5 games.
Doosan now has only five games left. After bringing KIA to its home turf on the 13th to face off, it will play two consecutive away matches against the ‘Jamsil rival’ LG Twins from the 14th to the 15th. For now, if Doosan wins the match against KIA on the 13th, it can have a very advantage in the fight for the round of five. He will then face SSG Landers at Jamsil Stadium on the 16th and move to Incheon on the 17th to face SSG again to complete the pennant race schedule.
NC now has four games left. He will move to Changwon to face the LG Twins on the 13th and face the Samsung Lions on the 15th after a day off. He will then move to Gwangju on the 16th to wrap up this year’s regular season schedule with two consecutive games against KIA.
This season’s ranking battle is nearing the end, and there is a great confusion. While the LG Twins have already confirmed their regular season victory, second-place KT Wiz has confirmed its direct advance to the playoffs. However, SSG, NC, Doosan, and KIA from 3rd to 6th are fiercely competing for tickets to the 5th round. KIA, which is still aiming for a ticket to the postseason, defeated Lotte 6-5 on its home turf, saving the spark to advance to the postseason. Sixth-ranked KIA marked 71 wins, 68 losses and two draws, chasing Doosan by two games again. If KIA wins the match against Doosan in Jamsil on the 13th with three games left, it can narrow its gap with Doosan to one game. On top of that, there is also the possibility of the first fifth-place match in KBO history. With KIA winning both NC and Gwangju on the 16th and 17th following the 13th, if Doosan has two wins and three losses in the remaining five games, the first-ever fifth-place tiebreaker may unfold.
Doosan’s starter Jang Won-joon allowed four hits, one strikeout and one run (one earned run) in two ⅔ innings, and Lee Young-ha, who took the mound as the second pitcher, pitched three innings with two hits, three strikeouts and no runs. Lee Young-ha picked up his fifth victory (three losses) this season. Lee Sang-hun then pitched two strikeouts and no runs in the first ⅓, while Choi Ji-gang was responsible for ⅓ innings, Park Chi-guk ⅔ innings and Hong Kun-hee scoreless innings. In the lineup, which had a total of 11 hits, Rojas was active with three hits in four at-bats (one home run) and two RBIs and three runs, while Huh Kyung-min also recorded multiple hits. In addition, Yang Eui-ji played a troubleshooter when he was crucial with one hit in four at-bats (one home run) and three RBIs and one run.
On the other hand, NC took its fifth loss (4 wins) this season, with starter Lee Jae-hak shaking with seven hits (two homers) and two strikeouts and seven runs (six earned) in three innings. Lee Joon-ho allowed two hits (one homer) in two innings and three runs), and Kim Si-hoon and Ha Joon-young both scored one inning without losing a point. Shin Min-hyuk then took charge of the back of the game with two hits, two strikeouts and two runs (two earned runs) in two innings. In the seven-hit lineup, Son Ah-seop fought hard with multiple hits.