Could it be 10·10·10·10? This unprecedented disgrace is not okay… Hanwha just needs to win 2 games against Lotte.
10th, 10th, 10th, 10th place? This really doesn’t work.
Hanwha fell to 10th place after losing the game against Changwon NC on the 10th. Hanwha, which won all four games away to Gocheok on the 10th of last month, widened the gap with 10th place Kiwoom to 7 games and seemed to have entered a stable position in the fight to get out of last place.
However, they fell sharply to 6 wins and 17 losses in the next 23 games, suffering a reversal from Kiwoom within a month. Domestic ace Moon Dong-ju ended the season early due to limited innings, and center hitter Noh Si-hwan also failed to make up for the gap of missing 13 games due to being selected for the Hangzhou Asian Games. As both pitches lost strength, their performance hardly picked up. 토토사이트
As Kiwoom lost to Gwangju KIA on the 11th, Hanwha, which did not have a game that day, fell to 9th place, 0.5 games behind. While Kiwoom has the final match against Munhak SSG left on the 13th, Hanwha has three games remaining. The final three-game series will be played against Lotte at home in Daejeon from the 14th to the 16th.
If Kiwoom wins against SSG, Hanwha needs 2 wins and 1 loss to get out of last place. If Kiwoom loses to SSG, Hanwha can avoid last place with just 1 win and 2 losses. However, if Kiwoom loses all three games, Hanwha will be in last place. A worst-case scenario that I don’t even want to imagine.
Hanwha is not in a good mood due to their recent 6 consecutive losses, so we cannot be at ease. The opposing team, Lotte, was also confirmed to be eliminated from the fall baseball season on the 10th, but is doing its best to reap the final result under the acting manager Lee Jong-un’s system. Lotte’s record against Hanwha this year was also very strong, with 9 wins and 4 losses.
It is truly unfortunate that Hanwha has found itself in this situation. Hanwha, which switched to coach Choi Won-ho last May by dismissing coach Carlos Subero for poor performance, entered the race for mid-tier status with eight consecutive wins from June 21 to July 1.
They finished the first half in 8th place (34 wins, 40 losses, 4 draws, .459 winning percentage), 2.5 games behind 5th place Lotte, raising expectations for the second half. However, in the second half of the season, the limitations of their thin depth were clearly revealed, and they continued their long losing streak of 8 and 6 consecutive losses. In the second half of the season, they ranked 9th during this period with 22 wins, 39 losses, and 2 draws (winning percentage of .361).
If Hanwha finishes in 10th place again, it will be last for four consecutive years starting in 2020. Lotte was in last place for four consecutive years. From 2001 to 2004, when the team had eight teams, it finished in 8th place for four consecutive years. There was no last place finish for four consecutive years in the 10-team system. Hanwha could experience unprecedented disgrace. Together with Lotte, they finished in last place with 9 times, the most ever, and if things continue like this, it could be their first 10th last place.
Considering the rookie draft, it is better to go 10th to get the first overall pick than 9th. In terms of practicality, last place is better, but the story is different for Hanwha, which secured the biggest rookie for three consecutive years through the first round selection in the nation and full draft. Even Bosal fans will find it difficult to accept if they are in last place again at a time when they need to end a long rebuild and take a leap forward. We must somehow avoid the worst disgrace in the last three games against Lotte. All you have to do is win two games on your own.