Last place isn’t easy…Kium-Hanhwa, a company that keeps the top dogs at bay

KIUM Recent Roads to Go Pepper busy KT-SSG
Hanwha holds off leader LG

By Yoon-seo Park = Kiwoom Heroes and Hanwha Eagles are stuck in 9th and 10th place respectively this season. Their chances of reaching the postseason are very slim. However, the two teams have recently caught up with teams in the middle of a fierce standings battle. The Red Peppers are on alert.

Ninth-place Kiwoom is 13 games behind the fifth-place KIA Tigers, effectively eliminating them from the postseason. However, Kiwoom’s recent four-game winning streak has sprinkled pepper on the teams above them.

Kiwoom swept third-place SSG Landers 8-3 on March 31 and swept a three-game series against second-place KT Wiz last weekend. Although they lost 1-2 to the NC Dinos, who featured the best pitcher in the league, Eric Peddie, on the 5th, it was a close contest.

Both KT and SSG fought tooth and nail to gain ground in the standings race, but Kiwoom did a good job of disrupting them. In particular, KT, who were gunning for the top spot, were unable to close the gap on the top-ranked LG Twins as Kiwoom continued to dominate.

Hanwha can’t be counted out either. Despite sitting at the bottom of the table, they have a winning percentage of over 4% (0.415). In the last 10 seasons, the only team in last place with a winning percentage above 4% was the 2018 NC (0.406). That said, Hanwha has a lot going for it.

Last weekend, Hanwha shocked LG, which was gunning for the top spot. They swept the three-game series and threw the race for the top spot into chaos. At home on the 6th, they’ll try to catch SSG with Lee Tae-yang, who has changed positions as a starting pitcher and is on a roll.

The team that needs to be most wary of Kiwoom and Hanwha’s surge going forward is NC, which has a busy road ahead. They have four games left against Hanwha and three against Kiwoom.토토사이트

KT also needs to be wary of the teams below them. They only have one game against Kiwoom, but they face Hanwha five times. In particular, KT has been outclassed by Kiwoom this season, going 6-9 against them, and they have split their games with Hanwha, winning 5-1 and drawing 5-5.

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