The battle for third place in professional baseball will ultimately be decided on the last day of the regular season.
SSG won 3 to 2 against Doosan in the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ held at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 16th. Starter Roenis Elias’ excellent pitching, allowing 1 run in 7 innings, and Hanyu Island’s 2 RBIs were significant.
With this win, SSG rose to 3rd place (75 wins, 65 losses, 3 draws). NC (75 wins, 66 losses, 2 draws), who lost 2 to 4 in the away game against KIA and Gwangju on this day, fell to 4th place by 0.5 games.
On the other hand, Doosan lost despite playing ace Raul Alcantara, confirming 5th place (74 wins, 2 draws, 67 losses). Even if Doosan wins in the away game against SSG and Incheon on the 17th and NC loses away to KIA and ends up tied, it will not be ranked fourth. This is because although the opponent’s record (8 wins, 8 losses) is the same, they are behind by 64 to 66 in the number of points scored, which is the next criterion for ranking.
If SSG beats Doosan in the final game held at home on the 17th, they can advance directly to the semi-playoffs in third place. However, if SSG loses and NC wins against KIA, the rankings will change. This is because NC is tied in terms of wins and losses and the opponent’s record (8 wins and 8 losses), but NC is ahead of SSG in scoring.
For NC, it was painful to lose on the 16th even though this year’s best pitcher, Eric Peddy, started. Peddie, who had virtually secured the three crowns as a pitcher, including most wins (20 wins), earned run average (2.00), and strikeouts (209), was struck on the right arm by KIA Ko Jong-wook’s hard hit with two outs in the sixth inning. It was a 5⅔ innings pitched with 3 hits, 5 strikeouts,메이저사이트 and no runs. In the bottom of the 8th inning, when the team was down 0-2, with 1 out and runners on 1st and 3rd base, Ko Jong-wook hit a 2-RBI tying double that hit the right-center wall, giving Peddie the win.
KIA took the lead 4-2 thanks to Kim Sun-bin’s hit to right-center and Lee Woo-sung’s double to right-center. In the top of the 9th inning, Jeong Hae-young lost the game.
Lotte won 7 to 2 in an away game against Hanwha and Daejeon. The season ended in 7th place. Hanwha finished the regular league in 9th place.