‘Dinosaur Legion’ NC Dinos confirm fall baseball for first time in three years

The professional baseball NC Dinos are playing fall baseball for the first time in three years.

NC won 8-4 in the home game against the LG Twins in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at NC Park in Changwon on the 13th.

As a result, NC, which recorded 74 wins, 65 losses, and 2 draws, secured at least 5th place regardless of the results of the remaining games and confirmed its advancement to the postseason. NC is participating in the postseason for the first time in three years since 2020, when it achieved its first comprehensive championship.

‘Big inning’ explosion from the first inning… NC, a victory of desperation 

NC, who played the last match of the regular season against LG on this day, took the lead by scoring 5 points from the bottom of the first inning. 

NC easily scored first with Jason Martin’s timely hit in a chance with 1 out, 1st and 2nd bases created by walks by Son Ah-seop and Park Min-woo, and ran away with a 2-0 lead when 3rd base runner Park Min-woo hit home when follow-up batter Oh Young-soo hit an infield grounder. .

At this time, LG starting pitcher Lee Ji-kang caught the batted ball and lightly passed the ball to first base, but first baseman Kim Beom-seok made an error by missing it. Kim Seong-wook, who continued the chance, hit a 2-RBI double, and Kim Hyeong-jun hit a timely hit to make it 5-0.

NC effectively won the game at 8-0 with Kim Seong-wook’s timely double in the bottom of the third inning and Park Min-woo’s two RBIs in the bottom of the fourth inning. 

On the mound, starting pitcher Tanner Turley shined. Turley earned his 5th win (2 losses) of the season by holding off the LG batting line with 3 hits and 1 run in 6 innings. Turley also showed his ability to play consistent innings with stable pitch control on this day, raising expectations for his performance in fall baseball. 

On the other hand, LG, which had already secured first place in the regular season,먹튀검증 started to catch up late when Kim Beom-seok hit a timely double in the top of the 9th inning with the bases loaded, but the game was already heavily tilted. 

Hot ‘fall baseball’ competition… Doosan is relaxed, KIA is on the brink 

Following LG, KT Wiz, and SSG Landers, NC has confirmed fall baseball, and Doosan Bears and KIA Tigers are fighting for the last remaining ticket. 

Coincidentally, Doosan increased its chances of survival by winning 3-1 in the ‘guillotine match’ against KIA that day. Doosan, which has four games left, needs to win just one game to confirm its advancement to the postseason. 

On the other hand, KIA, which has two games left, is on the brink of being eliminated if Doosan wins just one game, even if it wins all of them. If Doosan loses all 4 games and KIA wins both games, the two teams will be tied for 5th place with 73 wins, 69 losses, and 2 draws.

In this case, the two teams must play a single match ‘tiebreaker’ to decide who will advance to the wild card game. 

Unlike the relaxed Doosan, which only needs to win one out of four games, KIA cannot advance on its own. However, I am not giving up a glimmer of hope until the end. Baseball fans are paying attention to who will catch the last train for fall baseball. 

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