In the end, the series headed to Game 5, and now the LG Twins will face whoever their Korean Series opponent is, a team that came to the game with a lot of blood on their hands. It’s a result that clearly favors LG.
On Wednesday, the KT Wiz defeated the NC Dinos 11-2 in Game 4 of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League postseason playoffs at Changwon NC Park. With the win, KT evened the series at 2-2. The series is back to even.굿모닝토토 도메인
NC had won the first and second games at KT Wiz Park in Suwon. The team finished the regular season in fourth place and advanced to the semi-finals by defeating the Doosan Bears in a single game in the wild card match. They then went on to win three straight games in the semifinals without dropping a single game to SSG Landers, and won Games 1 and 2 of the playoffs to extend their winning streak to six games this postseason.
The best-case scenario for NC was to end the playoffs in Game 3. The fatigue had already set in, and they needed to close out the series as quickly as possible so they could make a calculated run at the Korean Series. If they had won Game 3, they would have tied the postseason record for most consecutive wins in a season (10) and become the first team in history to advance to the Korean Series with a sweep.
But KT wasn’t done yet. After rising from last place to second place in the regular season this year, it was time for an upset in the series. After a 3-0 sweep in Game 3, KT went on to win Game 4 11-2. In Games 3 and 4 of the playoffs, NC had a full house for two consecutive games for the first time since the opening of NC Park, but unfortunately, they lost both days.
The final five games will determine who advances to the Korean Series. Whether it was KT or NC, after exhausting themselves in five games, they faced LG, who finished first in the regular season and went straight to the Korean Series. Compared to LG, which is well-rested and able to operate at “full power,” the playoff team is likely to have a headache from playing five high-pressure games in one week, not only in terms of physical strength but also in terms of managing the pitching staff.
LG, which began preparing for the Korean Series immediately after the regular season ended, thoroughly managed its physical condition by holding training camps in Icheon and Seoul with two days of training and one day of rest. The team also held six practice games, including its own Cheongbaeik Game and a scrimmage against the Sangmu Baseball Team, to adjust its game feel. On the 4th, the final game was held in Jamsil, where the team opened the game to fans for free to create an environment as similar to the actual Korean Series as possible.