The LG Twins of professional baseball is now only one win away from the first championship in 29 years. On the other hand, KT Wiz, who dreams of a reversal, puts its last hope on the 5.9% miracle. 토토사이트
LG and kt are set to play Game 5 of the 2023 KBO Korean Series at 6:30 p.m. on the 13th at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul. LG won three consecutive games after losing one game, preempting an absolute advantage toward the championship. LG, which had a thrilling one-point come-from-behind victory in Game 2 and Game 3, took the lead in the series with a complete 15-4 victory in Game 4 due to the explosion of the lineup.
If LG wins even Game 5, it will achieve its third championship in 29 years since 1994. LG won the combined championship twice in 1990 and 1994, the first year of its foundation, and both won the Korean Series with four wins and no losses.
If a team ahead of the Korean Series with 3 wins and 1 loss including a draw has won the championship, there is a whopping 16 out of 17, a 94.1% probability. The fact that all the remaining 5th to 7th games will be held in Jamsil, the home stadium, is also what makes LG’s dominance predict.
If LG wins, the best contributor is the batting line. Like LG, which ranked first with the regular season team OPS on-base plus slugging percentage of 0.755, the starter was somewhat weak in the Korean Series, but the team turned the game around with the power of the batters at every crisis. LG’s batting average for the 2023 Korean Series team is amazing.As he reached 324, he had 45 hits, 30 runs and eight home runs. More than half of the team’s scores, or 18 points, were scored with home runs.
If LG wins the championship, Oh Ji-hwan is the most likely MVP of the Korean Series. Although there were fatal errors on defense, the batting average in four games, including a game-changing winning shot in Game 3 and a home run in three consecutive Korean Series games.He made up for it perfectly with his attack, swinging a hard hit of 400 3 home runs, 8 RBIs and 6 runs.
Park Dong-won, the home mother, also emerged as Oh Ji-hwan’s competitor as he recorded two home runs, three runs, four RBIs and a batting average of .385 in four games. Austin Dean (batting average of .375 with one homer, five RBIs) and Moon Bo-kyung batting average of 0.462, one homer, four RBIs also have good batting performance. If the MVP of the Korean Series comes out of LG this year, it is also drawing attention that the high-end Rolex Watch, which the late former LG Group Chairman Koo Bon-moo, who was famous for his love of baseball, bought in 1998 and promised to give it as a gift to the MVP of the Korean Series, is likely to find its owner for the first time in 25 years.
On the other hand, KT, which is on the brink of a cliff, is dreaming of another miracle. In the history of the Korean Series, only one out of 17 times has a team that has lost the first four games by 1 win and 3 losses won the trophy, and exactly 10 years ago, the Samsung Lions won Game 5 to Game 7 against the Doosan Bears.
It’s not an easy but impossible imagination. In the previous playoffs, kt was on the brink of losing the first and second games to NC, but achieved a miracle of winning the Korean Series ticket by achieving a reverse sweep to slam Game 3-5.
Except for the fourth game, KT had a close game with LG by one point, equal to each game. The part where kt has a slight advantage over LG in this Korean Series is the starting battle. The last hope is that Ko Young-pyo, William Cuevas, and Wes Benjamin, who started in Games 1 to 3, can be put on in Games 5 to 7. If Kelly can only catch Game 5, the weight of the starters in the remaining two games will lean more toward kt. Of course, since it is a cliff-edge match that ends with only one loss, it is possible to have all-out matches in which starting resources are operated with the bullpen in case of emergency.
Game 5 is the return match of Game 1. LG Kelly pitched well with two runs one earned run in 6.1 innings and KT Ko Young-pyo with two runs one earned run in six innings. For LG, the best scenario is to finish Game 5 when Kelly takes the mound. If LG had lost Game 3, he would have almost taken the mound in Game 4, but LG won three consecutive games to gain physical relaxation. In addition, LG’s lineup, which struggled with Ko Young-pyo in the first game, but has many left-handed hitters, is most optimized for targeting sidearm pitchers.
However, if Kelly collapses early, LG will also have complicated mound management in the future. The available bullpen resources are richer than kt, but the anxiety factor is that the trusted closer Ko Woo-suk is shaken with one win, one loss and one save and an earned run of 10.80 in three Korean Series games, and the stability of the back door is low.
Also, the starting operation after Game 6 is unknown. Choi Won-tae, a starter in Game 2, pitched the worst with two hits and two outs and four runs in 0.1 innings, and in Game 4, when he pitched in relief to check the pitch, he was not good with two outs and one run in one inning. Coach Yeom Kyung-yeop originally planned to raise Choi Won-tae as the starter for Game 6 if the series goes to a long-term game, but for now, the mound management has been in a fog after Game 6.
KT desperately needs a revival of the winning group and the center hitter who collapsed in Game 5. KT has been holding out the pitching staff who will hold out in front of the closer Kim Jae-yoon in this Korean Series under the two-man must-win group system of Son Dong-hyun and Park Young-hyun. However, it was painful that after the second game, they were attacked one after another by LG batters. The key is how much Son Dong-hyun and Park Young-hyun, who did not play in Game 4, recovered their ball power with just two days off.
Bae Jung-dae batting average .455 and Hwang Jae-kyun batting average .357, who are playing as table setsters, are showing good performance in the batting lineup, but a decisive long shot is regrettable. It is painful that Park Byung-ho 2 hits in 15 at-bats and Alford 2 hits in 12 at-bats, who are supposed to play the role of troubleshooter, are both hitting a batting average of around 10 percent.
Unlike LG, which hit eight home runs, kt’s home run in this Korean Series was the only two-run shot recorded by Park Byung-ho in Game 3. Park Byung-ho, who has no Korean Series trophy yet, or KT, who has no big guns to replace Park Byung-ho, has no alternative but to trust each other with fate until the end. It is the same for both LG, which is trying to confirm the championship, and KT, which must turn the game around, are desperate for one win. Baseball fans expect another fierce game in Game 5.