The three most popular teams in the KBO League are the LG Twins, Lotte Giants, and KIA Tigers. Commonly referred to as ‘El-Lot-gi’.토토사이트
Many people say in unison that if the three teams of ‘El-Rot-Gi’ go to fall baseball, it will be a big hit. However, strangely, there has never been a time in the history of the KBO League that these three teams have played the postseason at once.
It is only five times in total that the three teams have faced each other in fall baseball.
In 1992, Lotte and Haitai met in the playoffs and after a close match that went all the way to Game 5, Lotte won and advanced to the Korean Series, and even defeated the regular season champion Binggrae Eagles to win the championship. This was Lotte’s second and last win.
In 1995, 3rd place Lotte and 2nd place LG met in the playoffs, and Lotte won 4 wins and 2 losses to advance to the Korean Series.
In 1997, LG and Haitai met in the Korean series. Haitai first arrived in the Korean Series by winning the regular league, and LG, who was in second place, won the playoffs and met at the top. Haitai defeated them with a record of 4 wins and 1 loss and won the combined championship.
In 2002, 4th place LG met 2nd place KIA in the playoffs and recorded 3 wins and 2 losses from 1 win and 2 losses to 2 consecutive wins to advance to the Korean Series. They lost to Samsung with 2 wins and 4 losses and finished runner-up.
After that, the three teams did not meet in the postseason for a while, and in 2016, 14 years later, 4th place LG and 5th place KIA had a short meeting in the wild card match. LG lost the first game, but advanced to the semi-playoffs with a victory in the second game.
Even at the beginning of this year, there was hope for the fall baseball of the three teams. By April, Lotte was in first place with 14 wins and 8 losses, LG was in third place with 15 wins and 11 losses, and KIA was tied for fifth place with 12 wins and 11 losses. In May, LG took 1st place, Lotte took 3rd place, and KIA tied for 5th place, thrilling fans.
However, KIA and Lotte fluctuated while LG ran 1st and 2nd and steadily rose. In June, KIA began to crack as it fell to 9th place with an extreme sluggish record of 7 wins, 1 draw and 15 losses. In July, KIA was on the rise, but this time Lotte rode the downhill of hell with 5 wins and 12 losses.
After all, as of the 7th, LG is clearly in first place with 57 wins, 2 draws and 35 losses, while KIA is in 6th place with 44 wins, 2 draws and 43 losses, 1 game behind Doosan Bears in 5th place, and Lotte is 3.5 games behind KIA with 43 wins and 49 losses. stays on the 7th
Currently, LG takes fall baseball as a matter of course and wonders if it will be able to win the regular league championship. The key is whether KIA and Lotte can get tickets for the postseason.
KIA bounced back in July with 11 wins and 5 losses, rising to first place, and continuing a good trend with 4 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss in August. The effect of replacing both foreign pitchers is showing.
Lotte is also sluggish with 2 wins and 4 losses in August. However, in the match against SSG Landers on the 6th, Wilkerson (7 innings), Koo Seung-min (1 inning), and Kim Won-joong (1 inning) achieved a 1-0 victory with a team no-hit and no run in 9 innings, providing an opportunity to change the atmosphere. . As there is still 1/3 left, if you post good results in April, you can fight in the top 5.
Will the first ever postseason advance with ‘El-Rot-Gi’ be made this year? If it succeeds, it will be a box office hit.