The team that was at the bottom two months ago has risen to 4th place. It’s like magic.
The KT Wiz struggled early this season. There were many wounded and power was weakened. Last May, it stayed at the bottom with 16 wins, 2 draws and 29 losses. However, with the return of the injured and the replacement foreign pitcher William Cuevas from Borchulser, the team was on the rise. With a record of 12 wins and 3 losses in the second half, they are currently in 4th place.스포츠토토
Koh Young-pyo, who started in the match against the Doosan Bears in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 6th, led the team to victory with 7 innings, 1 run (1 earned run), 6 hits, 1 walk and 5 strikeouts. KT pulled down Doosan and took fourth place.
After the game, Ko Young-pyo said about the difference between last May, which was difficult, and current KT, “At the time, it was a situation where there was a lot of power loss. Besides that, it seems that starting baseball was difficult. Now, starting baseball is what the coach pursues. He said, “Hitters are also coming back from injuries and leading well. It seems that synergy is created and the results continue to be good. That seems to be the reason KT was able to rebound in the second half.”
All baseball players aim to win. However, Koh Young-pyo thought that the reason for the rebound was that the team did not have a high sense of ranking and focused on one game at a time. He said, “The reason our team was able to rise like this is because we are not conscious of our ranking. We always focus on one game. That’s why we think we’ve come up. When we are conscious of our ranking, our hearts run wild. We get impatient,” he said. I came up because I did my best in what I could do in each position. I think that is KT’s strength. Of course, in sports, we aim to be number 1. I always want to be number 1. That is the goal in my heart.” .
Hwang Jae-gyun, who scored the final blow against Doosan on the 6th, showed confidence that he could rise to a higher level. He said, “The team has raised the win-loss margin from -14 to +5. There are just under 50 games left. But our team can go up enough.”
There is a huge competition for rankings this season. There is no game difference between 3rd place NC Dinos (48 wins, 1 draw, 43 losses) and 4th place KT (49 wins, 2 draws, 44 losses). With a slight difference in win rate, KT is one step down. The 5th place Doosan Bears (47 wins, 1 draw, 44 losses) is chasing by one game. The 6th place KIA Tigers (44 wins, 2 draws, 43 losses), which are showing great momentum with KT recently, is only 2 games behind NC and KT.
1 game 1 game is a very important situation. Depending on the results of this week’s six games, there is a good chance that the rankings will be overturned. The four teams will play three consecutive matches during the week starting on the 8th. NC will play an away game against second place SSG Landers. KT invites Hanwha Eagles home. Doosan will play a home game against the Samsung Lions, who are aiming to be in last place. KIA clashes with the No. 1 LG Twins.