LG may catch Doosan in fall baseball, but drainage progress is faltering due to string injuries, and Kia’s cold fall may impact his performance.
The Tigers lost 1-3 to the Doosan Bears on Sept. 13 at Jamsil Stadium. The Tigers were unable to capitalize on Doosan’s starter Kwak Bin, scoring only one run. Substitute starter Kim Gun-gook held the Doosan bats to three runs, but his bat came up empty in his chances.
The loss dropped KIA’s record to 71-2-69 on the season and increased their lead over Doosan (73-2-65) to three games. With only a two-game series against the NC Dinos in Gwangju, Anbang, on April 16-17, KIA no longer has a chance to finish fifth on its own.
With the loss to Doosan, KIA’s fifth-place trajectory number is now 1. Their fate could be decided on the 14th. If Doosan sweeps the LG Twins at Jamsil Stadium on that day, KIA will clinch sixth place this season regardless of the outcome of the remaining NC games. If KIA wins both games of its two-game series against the NC and Doosan loses all four of its remaining games so that the two teams are tied at 73 wins, 2 losses, and 69 ties, 온라인카지노 they can play a single game for the final wild-card spot. However, with Brandon Waddell, Raul Alcantara, and the rest of the one-two punch, it’s hard to see Doosan losing four straight games. For now, Brandon will pitch against LG on the 14th.
KIA was on a nine-game winning streak at one point in the second half, but it quickly collapsed due to injuries to its main lineup. Park Chan-ho was sidelined with a finger injury, Na Sung-beom injured his left hamstring (back thigh muscle), and Choi Hyung-woo fractured his left collarbone and went to the operating table. To make matters worse, Park Chan-ho, who returned from injury, suffered a comminuted fracture of his left ulna after being hit by a sand dune, and Choi Won-jun, who was part of the Hangzhou Asian Games team, was diagnosed with a micro-injury to his left calf fascia and muscle, ending his season prematurely.
Despite these setbacks, KIA made every effort to play fall baseball. They pushed back Yang Hyun-jong’s start date and mobilized their bullpen to play every game. However, they were unable to overcome a batting lineup that was missing more than half of its core. Bae Soo-jin’s progress seems to have been derailed by a string of injuries.
After finishing fifth in last year’s fall baseball season, Kia aimed to do even better this year, but instead of taking a leap, they were in danger of ending the season with a crash. Kia faces a cold fall.