The KIA Tigers lost their match against fifth-place Doosan, which actually determines the fate of the fifth round. KIA’s tragic number for elimination in the 5th round became “1”. There is only one case of hope for the fifth round. It’s up to LG, which has already confirmed its regular-season championship.
KIA lost 1-3 against Doosan at Jamsil Stadium on the 13th. Starting pitcher Kim Geon-guk collapsed in the bottom of the third inning. He caught two outs and was on the verge of first and second base with a walk and a hit, and second baseman Kim Sun-bin was hit by his right hand and deflected the outfield to allow a first run. With two outs and runners on first and third bases, Rojas allowed a two-run double first.
KIA immediately fired back in the top of the fourth inning. Kim Sun-bin and Socrates’ consecutive hits created a chance at first and third bases with no outs, and chased one point with Lee Woo-sung’s sacrifice fly to center field. However, no follow-up hit has been made since then.
KIA created a scoring opportunity with Kim Do-young’s double after one out in the eighth inning, but Ko Jong-wook and Kim Sun-bin were out with infield ground balls, and the attack in the ninth inning was also nullified.
KIA lost 71 wins, 2 draws and 69 losses, and Doosan 73 wins, 2 draws and 65 losses. Doosan pushed KIA out by three games. Now, there is only one case of KIA’s fifth round. KIA, which has two games left, wins all two games, and Doosan, which has four games left, loses all four games. In this case, KIA and Doosan will finish the regular season with 73 wins, 2 draws and 69 losses, the same winning rate.
In addition to the first place in the regular season from 2022, a tiebreaker enforcement regulation has been added for the fifth place in the regular season. 스포츠토토
In Chapter 1 of the KBO League Regulations, the ranking and record of clubs in Article 3 of the KBO regular season, “If there are two teams in fifth place, a separate fifth-place game will be held the day before the wild card game. At this time, it is stated that the home club is the one with the superiority in the order of all wins, multiple goals, and the previous year’s performance in the games between the two clubs.
KIA should put its hopes on the number of cases. The fate of the 14th could be decided immediately. KIA will have two games against NC from the 16th to the 17th.
Doosan has a match against LG on the 14th to 15th, a match against SSG in Jamsil on the 16th, and a match against SSG in Incheon on the 17th. If Doosan wins LG on the 14th, KIA, which does not have a game on the day, will hear the news of its elimination from the round of 5 at home.
LG, which has confirmed its regular season championship, plans to play as well as possible against Doosan, which means its last home game, a rival match in Jamsil. Following starter Kim Yoon-sik on the 14th, Lee Jung-yong will throw 1+1, and Lim Chan-kyu will be the starting pitcher for the final game on the 15th. Most of the main fielders will play in the starting lineup.
Doosan, which has hope to finish third, will play full strength in every game. KIA’s fate will be determined by how good LG, which has won and lost 1-4 recently, will perform.