The short Golden Week holiday has come to an end. Even during this period, there was a fierce battle for rankings in professional baseball. Only the top spot has been confirmed, but seats on the fall baseball train are still unknown. First of all, the team that ended this Chuseok with a smile is SSG Landers.
SSG won 9-7 in the home game against NC Dinos held at Incheon SSG Landers Field on the 3rd. Although they were down 0-5 until midway through the game, they showed great courage and achieved a comeback victory.
SSG, ranked 5th, lost 2-4 against Gocheok Kiwoom Heroes on the 28th of last month, the beginning of the golden holiday. However, they took a breather by winning both home games against the 6th place KIA Tigers. Then, they even defeated 3rd place NC, getting closer to fall baseball with 3 consecutive wins.메이저사이트
This year’s Chuseok left a scar on NC. At one point, they were aiming for second place with a good record of second place in winning percentage in September (0.652, 15 wins, 8 losses), but they are now in a position where they cannot be at ease due to their recent four consecutive losses. Left-handed pitcher Koo Chang-mo has left the team again due to a left arm injury, and even starting home pitcher Park Se-hyuk has not returned quickly from a wrist injury, so his performance is hardly returning to normal.
The initial trend of the day was led by NC. He piled up points by harassing opposing starting pitcher Roenis Elias.
First, NC took the lead in the top of the first inning when Park Geon-woo hit a sacrifice fly to right field with no outs on first and third base due to SSG second baseman Choi Joo-hwan’s catching error and Park Min-woo’s hit to right. In addition, Jason Martin and Kwon Hee-dong’s consecutive timely hits led the team to a 3-0 lead.
NC Kwon Hee-dong (left) is tagged out by opposing catcher Kim Min-sik while running home in the first inning in the Incheon SSG game on the 3rd. yunhap news
The extra points came 3 times. With one out and one on first base, Kwon Hee-dong hit a two-run home run. He caught Elias’ 149 km/h fastball and went over the left wall.
SSG, trailed 0-5 from the beginning, fought back in the 5th inning. Against NC starting pitcher Shin Min-hyuk, he hit four consecutive hits with one out and easily scored three runs. Then, in the 6th inning, the tide turned completely. Starting with Hanyu Seom’s sacrifice fly to center field with no outs on second and third base, the team scored five runs to take an 8-5 lead.
SSG scored a valuable additional point in the 8th inning. Ha Jae-hoon stole a mid-month solo home run from Lee Jun-ho and ran away with the score to 9-5. Although Seo Jin-yong was shaken in the 9th inning and gave 2 points, he maintained the lead until the end and completed his 3rd consecutive win.
On the same day, the 6th place KIA Tigers also kept the spark of hope alive. They maintained the gap with SSG by beating KT Wiz 3-1 in Suwon. On this day, NC and KT both lost, and the sole leader, LG Twins, was confirmed to win the pennant race regardless of the results of the remaining games. The 7th place Lotte Giants, who are close to being eliminated from the fall baseball season, defeated the 9th place Samsung Lions 10-4 at home.