4th-placed Doosan and 5th-placed SSG won side by side against their postseason rivals, giving them an advantage in advancing to fall baseball.
Doosan won the 2021 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League home game 7-2 against 6th place Kiwoom at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul today (26th).
SSG also beat 7th-placed NC 7-5 in the away match in Changwon.
While Doosan and SSG maintained a half-game gap, Kiwoom and NC widened the gap with SSG to 1.5 games and 2 games.
Doosan will be able to stand on the fall baseball stage on its own if it wins two or more in the remaining four games.
SSG will also enter the stable zone if they win 2 out of 3 matches.
If the two teams share one win each in the two matches between Doosan and SSG, which will be played in Incheon from the 27th, the possibility of advancing to the postseason together increases.
Doosan took advantage of the lack of control of the Kiwoom bullpen pitchers and succeeded in scoring a large number of goals.
Doosan fell 1-0 in the bottom of the 4th inning, with Kim Jae-hwan’s heavy hit and Fernandes’ walk in 2 outs, 1 and 2, and Park Gye-beom hit a right-handed hit to balance the score 1-1, and Kang Seung-ho doubled in the bottom of the 5th. At Kiwoom starter Choi Won-tae, who was shaken by the , Jung Soo-bin fired a two-run four that crossed the right fence to win.
SSG also overturned the tide and won a valuable victory by drawing 6 points in the early 6th inning, behind 3-1.
At the end of the 3rd inning, SSG, who was being dragged with a two-run shot by NC Joo-won Kim, spit fire against the bullpen after NC starter Shin Min-hyeok hardened.
In a no-out full base made with three hits, he made up for one point with a pinch hitter Hanyu Island’s ground ball and returned the game to the starting point with Kim Chan-hyung’s right-time hit. Shinsoo Choo blew a superior solo gun that ended the big inning, putting a wedge in the game.
In Daejeon, 3rd placed LG defeated Hanwha 4-0 and escaped from the unbeaten jinx in 8 matches.
In the second round of the 2019 rookie nomination, left-handed pitcher Lim Jun-hyeong, wearing an LG uniform, struck out five in six innings, blocked Hanwha’s strikeout line with three sporadic hits, and took his first professional victory.
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