Can the watery NC bat get past KT’s impenetrable defenses?
The NC Dinos aim a sharp spear at the KT Wiz in the playoffs (PO-5 best-of-3). It will be interesting to see if they can pierce their opponent’s solid shield.
NC will play the PO against KT starting on the 30th. Games 1, 2, and 5 will be held at the enemy KT Wiz Park in Suwon, while games 3 and 4 will be held at the home team’s NC Park in Changwon.
So far, NC has been the star of this fall baseball season. From the wild card deciding game to the semi-playoffs (semi-PO-5 best-of-3), they won all four games to advance to the PO.
NC gained momentum with a fiery offense. In the first game of the Wild Card Decider against Doosan, they exploded for 14 points, including three home runs. 먹튀검증 In the Semi-Po series against SSG, they hit a home run in every game, producing 18 points. Over the course of the four-game series, they totaled 32 points.
The source of the explosion was the combined performance of the top lineup. Park Gun-woo batted .438 with three RBIs in the four postseason games, while Park Min-woo batted .357 with five RBIs.
The No. 1 hitter, Son Ah-seop, did his part with six hits and two walks, while Jason Martin, the hero of the semifinal victory, batted .333 with one home run, five RBIs and two walks in three games.
The bottom of the order has been hot as well. Seo Ho-cheol, who hit a grand slam in Game 1 of the Wild Card Decision, has nine RBIs in four games (batting .500). Kim Hyung-jun, the cannon at the right time, hit three home runs.
The KT mound that the NC offense will face is solid. The starting rotation is anchored by William Cuevas, Young-pyo Ko, and Wes Benjamin, while the bullpen consists of Young-hyun Park, Jae-yoon Kim, and Dong-hyun Son.
Ko has pitched 25⅓ innings in four NC games this season, going 2-1 with a 3.55 ERA. Cuevas pitched six innings of five-hit ball with one walk and two runs against NC on June 30.
Park Young-hyun and Kim Jae-yoon also shut down the NC bullpen with 11⅓ innings of one-run ball and 7⅔ innings of one-run ball, respectively.
However, the regular season and the current state of the NC batting lineup are different. Having lost the starting battle, NC needs its bats to take down the KT mound to advance to the best-of-seven Korean Series (KS-7).