The fight between the spear and the shield for the ‘1st place’ in professional baseball begins. The first confrontation of the season between LG, which is making progress despite the tumultuous atmosphere due to the player gambling scandal, and NC, which is on the rise enough to forget the absence of injuries to key players.
LG and NC are tied for second place without a ride with SSG (8 wins and 4 losses) with 9 wins and 5 losses side by side. Depending on the outcome of the first clash, the opportunity to rise to the top opens up.
In particular, NC’s behavior at the beginning of the season is unusual. Taylor Widener, one of the foreign one-two punchers, withdrew due to back pain before the season, and Jason Martin, the central hitter, missed the entry due to an internal oblique muscle injury.
On the 14th, against SSG in Incheon, homemaker Park Se-hyeok was hit in the head by a pitch and escaped. On the 15th, infielder Seo Ho-cheol was hit in the head by a pitch and is recovering. Despite a series of bad injuries, NC achieved the first sweep of the season with Kiwoom on the 7th and 9th, and last week won 2 wins and 1 loss against KT and SSG, respectively, and took a consecutive winning series.
Against this, LG recorded 3 wins and 3 losses last week, matching the win rate to 50%. In three consecutive away matches against Lotte, they allowed two defeats by one point and won 1 win, 2 losses, and in three consecutive weekend matches against Doosan, they won 2 wins and 1 loss, taking the winning series.
The two teams’ last 10 matches are 7 wins and 3 losses. Here, as of the 17th, LG is running first in the league with a team batting average of 0.296. It is a powerful attack power. On the other hand, the NC of the opposite point has a team ERA of 2.49, the lowest among all clubs. The mound is high and hard.
In other words, the three consecutive matches between the two teams during the week are literally compressed into a spear and shield confrontation. As it is a good stage for both teams to rise to first place, a fierce match without concessions is expected.
Then, in Incheon Munhak, Kiwoom and SSG clash in a weekend three-game series. It will be the first return match since last year’s Korean Series (KS), and attention is focused. 먹튀검증
Kiwoom went through the semi-playoffs last year and advanced to KS, but after a bloody battle with SSG, it fell to its knees in the final game with 2 wins and 4 losses. His challenge to win the first KS championship was a failure. And it’s their first fierce battle against SSG this season, and it’s noteworthy whether they will be able to take revenge from the start.
The atmosphere of Kiwoom is on the rise. After staying in the bottom ranks, such as suffering the first sweep loss of the season to NC, he is winning 4 consecutive wins by winning a sweep against KIA last weekend. He also jumped to a tie for fourth in the rankings.
In particular, it is good news that the leading hitter Lee Jung-hoo’s sense of hitting is reviving. Lee Jung-hoo led the sweep victory with 4 hits, 1 home run and 6 RBIs in 10 at-bats in 3 consecutive matches with KIA. He hit a walk-off home run in three consecutive games last weekend. It remains to be seen if his momentum will lead to a match against SSG.
SSG is showing off its ‘defending champion’ aspect and is running ‘1st’ at the beginning of the season. The mound is holding the center well. As of the 17th, SSG is third in the league with a team ERA of 3.42. In particular, the strong waistline supports the lead. In fact, the SSG bullpen’s ERA is 2.01, the lowest in the league.