KIA, whose fall baseball game was canceled, and NC, which has two games remaining, have the most advantage.
SSG and Doosan must win both of their remaining two matches to have a chance.
NC Dinos, SSG Landers, and Doosan Bears, who have confirmed participation in the 2023 KBO League postseason, will compete in the final battle for third place, with a direct ticket to the semi-playoffs at stake.
Doosan won 3-2 in the 2023 KBO League away game against LG held at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 14th.
As a result, Doosan, which achieved 74 wins, 2 draws, and 65 losses in the season, confirmed its advancement to the postseason by eliminating Tragic Number 1 of 6th place KIA (71 wins, 2 draws, 69 losses).
In this season’s KBO League, LG, which took first place in the regular league, KT, which took second place, and NC, SSG, and Doosan confirmed their participation in fall baseball.
But the competition is not over yet. Now we have to decide between the 3rd place team that can advance directly to the semi-playoffs and the 4th and 5th place teams that will play in the wild card game.
As of the 15th, SSG, NC, and Doosan are all tied for 3rd place with a winning percentage of 0.532. With SSG with two games left and NC and Doosan with three games each remaining, all three teams plan to fight hard until the end of the season to take third place.
The most advantageous team is NC.
NC has one game remaining against Samsung, which has already failed to advance to the postseason, and two games against KIA. With Na Seong-beom, Choi Hyeong-woo, and Park Chan-ho leaving due to injury, it is advantageous because they will play two games against KIA, which has lost its motivation and hope for fall baseball has disappeared.
One of the two games against KIA will be played by foreign ace Eric Peddy, 먹튀검증who achieved 20 wins and 200 strikeouts in a single season for the first time in 37 years since Dong-yeol Sun.
If NC wins against Samsung on the 15th, it is highly likely that they will end the regular season with 3 consecutive wins, so they have the best advantage in the race for 3rd place.
SSG and Doosan have two confrontations left. They have to sweep both games to compete for third place, but it doesn’t seem to be easy.
Of the two teams, the team that has the advantage is SSG. You can rest for a day on the 15th to conserve your strength, and then give it your all at Jamsil Doosan Battle on the 16th. It is also advantageous to be able to play the final regular league game against Doosan at home on the 17th.
On the other hand, Doosan, which is playing an 8-game series at the end of the season, is at the greatest disadvantage in terms of schedule. On the 15th, the final regular league match will be held against Jamsil rival LG. LG has already confirmed first place in the regular league, but since it is playing its last home game, it is expected that it will put forth an all-out effort against rival Doosan.
Looking at the current situation, NC has the most advantage in the race for third place, and Doosan seems to be at a disadvantage, but the lid must be opened.