The first round was pedantic… KT couldn’t win with a ‘water bat’.
KT Wiz fans can only breathe a sigh of relief. They can’t win with a ‘water bat’ like this. At this rate, they could suffer the same fate as SSG Landers.
KT lost again. KT lost the second game of the playoffs against the NC Dinos 3-2 at Katie Weeds Park in Suwon on May 31. Unable to overcome the aftereffects of a crucial 5-9 Game 1 loss, the team was embarrassed at home in Game 2.
If the first game was characterized by errors and poor fielding, 바카라사이트 the second game was clear. The batting lineup was flat.
Benjamin went five innings despite being hit by a bad pitch. He gave up three runs, but it wasn’t enough to ruin the game. Considering he was coming off a regular season injury, he did his job.
But the batters have something to reflect on. They were lethargic from the first inning. Five pitches and a triple play. It gave NC starter Shin Min-hyuk, who doesn’t have much experience in big games, a boost.
Except for Moon Sang-chul’s double in the second inning, he was perfect until the first out of the seventh. Only 50 pitches until the 5th inning. It was a ‘super ace’ pitching performance. There is no denying that Shin Min-hyuk pitched well. His pitches were excellent. He showed the same side that has been strong for KT since last year.
However, compared to Pedi, who started the first game, his pitches were inferior. KT manager Lee Kang-cheol said before the second game, “Whoever comes out will be better than Pedi,” and pinned his hopes on the revival of the batting lineup. But the results were even more disastrous.
It’s understandable that the team lost to Pedi, who set a record of 20 wins and 200 strikeouts in Game 1, but it’s a big shock for KT to see such a lethargic performance against Shin Min-hyuk. It’s not that they couldn’t hit or score runs, it’s that the bats went out too easily, and the string of futile results further demoralized the team and made the players impatient. The real problem is that this problem is likely to continue into the next game.
The only silver lining is that both Game 1 and Game 2 set the tone for a late-game comeback. In Game 1, Bae Jae-dae hit a walk-off home run in the ninth inning. In Game 2, they got two runs back in the eighth inning, but it didn’t mean much. What mattered was that they couldn’t capitalize on runners on first and third in the ninth inning. Moon ordered a squeeze play, but it didn’t work. Moon Sang-cheol and Kim Jun-tae struck out a shaky Lee Yong-chan in succession to save the day. In a big game, there is no process. It’s all about the result.
Two losses, but it’s not over yet. But with two home losses in a row, they’re heading into the red. As for the batting, it’s hard to pick up when the mood is down like this. SSG did much the same thing in the semifinals. Two straight losses in a row at home in a blowout. The result was a sweep. KT may struggle to win a game with their current ‘water bats’.