The magic is over. The KT Wiz fell short in their bid to win the Korean Series.
KT lost 2-6 in Game 5 of the Korean Series to the LG Twins at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on Wednesday. The series is now 1-4. After winning Game 1, the team dropped Games 2-5 in a row, bringing the regular season champions to their knees. KT was looking for its first title in two years after winning its first unified title in 2021, but came up short.
It was a tumultuous 2023. KT was one of the “top two” favorites to win the title alongside LG at the start of the season, but a series of injuries to key players in the early stages of the season saw their performance plummet. At one point, KT fell to 10th place, 카지노사이트 the lowest in the league.
However, the powerhouse team showed its true colors.
The team miraculously finished the regular season in second place thanks to the performance of substitutes, the return of starters from injury, and the contributions of foreign pitchers.
Heading straight into the playoffs, KT’s path to the Korean Series was also a miracle. After dropping Games 1 and 2 against the semi-final series winners, the NC Dinos, KT rattled off three straight wins from Game 3 to Game 5 to complete a reverse sweep and punch their ticket to the Korean Series.
They challenged for their first championship in two years, but lacked the final push. The effects of pitcher fatigue in the playoffs were felt in the Korean Series, as the team dropped Games 2 and 3 in shocking fashion and collapsed in Games 4 and 5. KT’s miraculous 2023 season came to an end as runners-up. Lee Kang-chul’s voice trembled and tears welled up in the interview room after the game as he reflected on the season.