The ’ember’ that was thought to have gone out has come back to life.
The lead between 8th place Hanwha Eagles, 9th place Samsung Lions, and 10th place Kiwoom Heroes has been narrowed to two games. The trend can change in an instant depending on winning or losing streak. Both Hanwha, which has been in last place for three years in a row, and Samsung, which has never been in last place, are in a position to be very nervous.
Until early September, the lower rankings seemed to be roughly organized. Hanwha swept four consecutive games, including a double header with Heroes from September 8th to 10th. The gap between 8th place Hanwha, which had 6 consecutive wins, and 10th place Heroes, who had suffered 7 straight losses, widened to 7 games.
Samsung, ranked 9th, maintained a 4-5 game gap with the Heroes. Hanwha, which was on the rise, caught up with the Lotte Giants in 7th place by 2 games.
However, Hanwha’s upward trend did not last long. After 6 consecutive wins, they lost 10 (3 wins) in 13 games. We lost four games in a row twice. During the same period, Samsung had 4 wins and 6 losses, and Heroes had 4 wins and 1 loss. The Heroes, who had suffered an 8-game losing streak, won 4 games in a row.
With few games canceled due to rain, the Heroes have ample time to regroup. Since the game schedule is spread out, you can focus and give your all. Lotte Giants, NC Dinos, Hanwha, and SSG Landers were dealt blows to the Heroes one after another. Ace Ahn Woo-jin, foreign pitchers Ian McKinney, and Jeong Chan-heon are fierce despite being out for the season due to injury. We see the cohesion of Heroes again.
These days, heroes are the ‘Grim Reapers.’
Hanwha, which had run out of steam, suffered a 0-3 loss in an away game against Lotte in Busan on the 28th. He was suppressed by the good pitching of opposing starting pitcher Charlie Barnes. Barnes held Hanwha’s batting lineup to 4 hits and no runs through the 6th inning, striking out 9.
Hanwha’s starting pitcher Ricardo Sanchez pitched well, allowing 3 runs in 6⅓ innings, but the batting line was blocked. With two outs and two outs in the second inning, he had a chance with the bases loaded, but he threw it in vain. Lee Do-yoon retired with a missed swing and a strikeout. In the 6th inning, with 1 out and runners on 1st and 2nd base, Choi In-ho and Park Jung-hyun struck out in succession.메이저사이트
On the same day, Samsung defeated the first-place LG Twins 11 to 1. Heroes defeated SSG 4-2. 8th place Hanwha and Samsung are 0.5 games apart, and Samsung and Heroes are 1.5 games apart.
Currently, Hanwha does not have main guns Noh Si-hwan and Kim Tae-yeon. Noh Si-hwan joined the Hangzhou Asian Games national team, and Kim Tae-yeon ended the season due to injury. Since the 23rd, when the two players were out, they had 1 win and 4 losses in 5 games, scoring a total of 9 points. Less than 2 points per game.
The Heroes virtually gave up on competing for rankings after Lee Jeong-hoo went out of the season due to injury at the end of July. We are preparing for next season by giving opportunities to young players.
Choi Won-tae, one of the key starting pitchers, was sent to LG and two prospects and a first-round pick in the rookie draft were received. Ace Ahn Woo-jin’s season ended with an elbow injury early this month. If you end up in last place due to the lack of two-hit main power from the Heroes, you will suffer fatal injuries.