This season, Kiwoom Heroes and Hanwha Eagles remain in 9th and 10th place, respectively. The chances of advancing to the postseason are very slim. However, recently, the two teams have caught up with the teams that are engaged in a fierce battle for rankings. A red pepper powder warning was issued.
Kiwoom, ranked 9th, has 13 games ahead of the KIA Tigers, ranked 5th, and has virtually missed out on advancing to the postseason. However, Kiwoom has recently won four consecutive games and sprinkled red pepper powder on top teams.
Kiwoom defeated 3rd place SSG Landers 8-3 on the 31st of last month, and swept a three-game series against 2nd place KT Wiz last weekend. Although they lost 1-2 to the NC Dinos, who featured the league’s best pitcher Eric Peddie, on the 5th, they competed tightly.
Both KT and SSG fought with all their might to gain an advantage in the ranking competition, but Kiwoom really got in the way. In particular, KT, which was aiming for the leading position, continued to fall short of Kiwoom and was unable to close the gap with first place LG Twins.바카라사이트
Hanwha cannot be ignored either. Although it is at the bottom of the leaderboard, its winning rate is over 40% (0.415). The only last-place team to have a winning percentage of over .400 over the past 10 seasons was NC in 2018 (winning percentage 0.406). That’s how powerful Hanwha is.
Last weekend, Hanwha shocked LG, which was aiming to maintain its lead. The three-game series was decorated as a winning series, throwing the competition for the lead into chaos. At home on the 6th, they will try to catch SSG with Lee Tae-yang, who has changed his position to a starting pitcher and is achieving good results.
The team that needs to be most wary of Kiwoom and Hanwha’s storm going forward is NC, which has a busy road ahead. There are 4 games left against Hanwha and 3 games against Kiwoom.
KT also needs to be careful of teams in the lower tier. Although they only play one game against Kiwoom, they will face Hanwha five times. In particular, KT was inferior to Kiwoom this season with 6 wins and 9 losses, and had a tight match against Hanwha with 5 wins, 1 draw, and 5 losses.