No. 1 KIA vs. No. 2 LG… Baseball in the Second Half of the Year, Big Match From the Start

Big matches will be held between the first and second-place teams from the first race of the second half of the professional baseball KBO League.

The leading KIA Tigers and the second-ranked LG Twins will play three consecutive games at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul from the 9th to the 11th. The difference between the two teams is 3.5 games, and the result is expected to be a watershed that determines whether KIA runs away or LG sets the stage for the chase.스포츠토토

Kia finished the first half of the year with 48 wins, 33 losses and two draws. LG ranks second with 46 wins, 38 losses and two draws. Kia, which has been ranked first since April, has maintained the top spot except for five days last month. For the five days from June 7, LG was ranked first.

As the No. 1 team, Kia has good pitching and batting balance. It ranks first both in the team’s ERA (4.40) and the team’s batting average (0.296). Newcomers such as veteran Choi Hyung-woo and rookie Kim Do-young also display harmony between old and new, and ace pitchers are also outstanding. LG suffered from injuries caused by key players such as Lim Chan-kyu and Oh Ji-hwan, and poor performance by foreign pitchers in the early days of the season, but it has elevated its ranking due to operational and running baseball games. LG ranks first in stolen bases with 125 units. At the end of the first half of the season, Lim Chan-kyu returned. Oh Ji-hwan will join the team soon.

KIA is leading the opponents with 6 wins and 3 losses this season. It overwhelmed LG with 5 wins and 1 loss at home in Gwangju. LG won the winning series with 2 wins and 1 loss in the three consecutive games in Jamsil in April. Both teams will start first and third. James Nail, Cam Aldred, and Yang Hyun-jong will take the mound in turn for KIA. Casey Kelly, Detrick N’s, and Lim Chan-kyu are also preparing for LG’s starting lineup.

There will also be games that will be an inflection point for the mid-range battle. No. 5 SSG and No. 8 Lotte will hold three consecutive games during the week in Incheon. No. 4 Samsung and No. 6 NC will also play in Daegu. As there are only six games difference between the fourth and eighth places, the ranking may change rapidly depending on the results. The three consecutive weekend games between Samsung and No. 3 Doosan, which will be held in Jamsil from the 12th to the 14th, are expected to be all-out with teams seeking to leap to the lead. Samsung has an absolute advantage with 8 wins and 1 loss.

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