The LG Twins suffered a shocking doubleheader sweep against the KIA Tigers. The bullpen collapsed in both the first and second games of the doubleheader in Gwangju on September 9. The unexpected back-to-back losses were embarrassing for LG, which had just won 12-2 the day before to reach the 70-win plateau, and it was especially painful that the bullpen, which boasted the strongest pitching staff, suffered reversals in both games.
The good news is that the second-place KT Wiz battled SSG Landers to an 8-8 draw after a five-hour battle. This narrowed the gap by just one game to 5.5 games.
LG remains in first place with 70 wins, 2 draws and 46 losses and a 6.3 percent winning percentage. They have 26 games left to play. Assuming a 5 percent chance of 13 wins and 13 losses, LG would have 83 wins, 2 draws, and 59 losses for a 5.8 percent chance of winning.
For second-place KT to overtake LG for the title, it would need to win 18 of its remaining 24 games, with a 7.5 percent chance of winning, to finish with 83 wins, 3 draws, and 58 losses, with a 5.8 percent chance of winning. Honestly, that’s not an impossible number. KT had 19 wins, 4 losses, and a winning percentage of 8.026 back in August. However, their recent form hasn’t been so good. In September, they lost three straight games to the then-last-place Kiwoom Heroes, and then went 1-2 in a three-game series against LG. After a huge 16-7 win over SSG on the 8th, they took the lead on the 9th, but were unable to hold on and ended up with a draw. Their record in September is 2-1-1 and 5-5 so far. The starting lineup, which has been leading the way, is showing signs of fatigue. It is also a big loss that the fourth starter, Uhm Sang-baek, is out due to injury.
With 28 games to go, NC is also tied with LG with 83 points from 21 wins, 2 draws, and 59 losses. If they are tied, they will play a first-place game to determine the regular season winner. NC is threatening the second spot with a 7-2 record in September. They’re relying on foreign ace Pedi and the cohesiveness of their batting lineup to secure the win. However, improving their 7.5-point odds is no easy feat.토토사이트
As LG’s odds increase, KT and NC’s odds are bound to increase even more. If LG maintains its current winning percentage and improves to 15 wins and 11 losses in the remaining 26 games to reach 85 wins, 2 draws, and 57 points with a 5.9/1 odds, KT will need to win 20 games and improve to 20 wins and 8.3/1 points in the remaining 24 games, and NC will need to win 23 games and 8.2/1 points.
Of course, it’s possible that they could go on a 19-game winning streak (with one draw) like the SK Wyverns did in 2009, but it’s certainly not an easy feat.
Can LG win the regular season title for the first time in 29 years? In the 33 single seasons in history, the team that leads the league with 70 or more wins has won the regular season 25 times, which is 75.8%.